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  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Internet product and service developer Google has launched a new public alert system, Google Crisis Response, in Colombia. The tool will provide real-time online alerts in the country, which is one of those most affected by climate
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Local communities in Colombia’s east-central Meta province have protected an aquifer from Colombia’s state-controlled oil company, Ecopetrol, for six months. Ecopetrol wants to develop an oil well-- the Lorito 1-- in the vicinity of the
  • 8 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Canada-based oil and gas producer Pacific Rubiales Energy Corporation has won a significant water-injection license for its Rubiales asset, Colombia’s largest producing oilfield. The announcement was made on August 6 as the leading point
  • 10 Jul 2013- 10:03 by Local Press Report TORONTO Atacama Pacific Atacama Pacific Gold Corporation (Atacama Pacific) is pleased to report that it has entered into an agreement for the purchase of 2.5 million cubic metres of water annually, representing a flow rate 80 litres per second, from Aguas
  • Four Latin American governments were found to be giving away natural resources located primarily found in areas where indigenous communities live in an effort to increase economic development, according to a new study from NGO Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).
  • Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold is denying that activity at its Pascua Lama mine has had no affect on Andean glaciers in the region. The deterioration of the glaciers is the result of climate change, the company the Court of Appeals of Copiapó, Chile.
  • The City Ombudsman’s Office has claimed that Colombian insurgent group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) plans to launch a bomb attack on the water supply of the capital, Bogotá. The ombudsman, Jorge Armando Otalora, made the claim based on information he had received from citizens living in upmarket areas in the north of the city. Otalora stated the bomb threat was connected to extortion attempts.
  • 21 Jan 2013- 07:25 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian Anglo American is helping to secure drinking water for communities in one of the driest parts of the world. The company said, "Securing water for our mines and the communities who live close to our operations is one of our strategic
  • A prominent ecologist has committed to continue opposing mining companies at the Santurban “paramo,” (alpine tundra ecosystem), which was partially declared a national park on January 15.
  • Hundreds of people are protesting against plans for the AngloGold Ashanti mining company to establish a gold ore processing plant in central Colombia.
  • 9 Jan 2013- 08:35 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Renewable Energy Magazine Abengoa has been chosen by Cleanairtech Sudamérica S.A., part of the Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CAP) group, to develop a desalinated water pipeline in Chile. The contract, worth more than $65 million, will supply the