Disasters

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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
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Researchers from Chile’s Center for Environmental Technologies (CETAM) have found a link between urban pollution and glacier retreat in the Andes region. A CETAM study found that pollutant particulates from the Chilean capital, Santiago,
  • 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
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The Ecuadorian Supreme Court this week upheld the liability finding against US oil giant Chevron Corporation for contamination in the nation’s Amazon region, although it reduced the company’s fine by half-- from $19 billion USD to $9.5
  • 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
  • 10 Sep 2013- 06:52 by Local Press Report QUITO France 24 US oil giant Chevron, hit in Ecuador with a record $19 billion fine for pollution, asked Monday for the court to consider what it claimed was "new evidence" the judge in the case was corrupt. In a statement in Quito, the company--
  • 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
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The Ecuadorian Water Agency (SENAGUA) has awarded water licenses to allow drilling to start at the Cascabel copper-gold mine in Imbabura Province, in the country’s north. Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. announced on August 22 that it
  • 21 Aug 2013- 09:52 by Local Press Report QUITO Care2 Ecuador is abandoning an innovative plan that would have protected the Amazon rainforest from oil drilling due to lack of support from other nations and pressure to fulfill its international debts. The move not only comes as a blow to the
  • 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

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