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  • 13 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Residue from pharmaceuticals like acetaminophen, caffeine, dexketoprofen, phenylephrine and ibuprofen have been found in the Villalobos and Las Vacas rivers in Guatemala. El Periodico quoted Elisandra Hernández, a researcher
  • 27 Nov 2013- 10:29 by Local Press Report LUSAKA Times of Zambia Zambia and Zimbabwe will next month hold meetings to discuss the construction of the US$3-billion Batoka Hydro-Power plant which will produce 1,600 megawatts of power. Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Christopher Yaluma
  • 11 Nov 2013- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Unregulated liquid waste disposal has worsened pollution in the Nairobi River as well as smaller water bodies near the Kenyan capital, exposing millions of people to communicable diseases, the government’s environmental watchdog warned
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The World Bank warned this week that Zambia’s economy could lose more than $4.3 billion USD due to low funding for the water and sanitation sector. Robin Mearns, the bank's water supply and sanitation sector leader, said on November 4
  • 21 Oct 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Leaders in northern Kenya are calling on companies and investors that are moving into the region to take advantage of recent oil discoveries to set aside a slice of their capital to establish decent sanitation systems in the area. A
  • 15 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Young women across Africa bear the brunt of recurrent environmental shocks including droughts and floods, according to children’s development organization Plan International. Plan International’s report, “ In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent
  • 3 Oct 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua) is requesting $22.9 million USD from the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit to evaluate the condition of dams in the country in the wake of hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel. A Conagua
  • 27 Sep 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico's critical infrastructure may be vulnerable to an attack from hackers, due to the use of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) control systems, the country’s Excelsior newspaper has reported. The September 23
  • 5 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Dinah Shelton, the rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Inter-American Commission on Human Right (IACHR), found a high degree of conflict involving mega projects in indigenous territory during her recent tour
  • 21 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s state visits to Russia and China from August 17-23 are expected to culminate in multi-billion deals to finance infrastructure projects in Kenya. The cabinet secretaries of environment, water and natural
  • 19 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Zambian Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Chris Yaluma is calling on the National Water and Sanitation Council (NWASCO) and the 11 utilities operating in the country to reduce non-revenue water rates to 25 percent and thereby
  • 8 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Canadian mining giant Goldcorp last week announced it has suspended its Cerro Blanco gold mine project in Guatemala, citing an unfavorable global financial context for investing in metal mining. The mine site is located in
  • 2 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Danish government, on July 31 launched a blueprint to promote conservation of the country’s wetlands. Kenya is home to wetlands that have been
  • 16 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina is proposing a two-year moratorium on granting mining licenses. During his television show "De frente con el Presidente" last week, Pérez confirmed that Minister of Energy and
  • 2 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) said last week that it is maintaining the environmental restrictions imposed last May that bar Canadian mining giant First Quantum Minerals from carrying out any more work on the Chisola

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