Disasters

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  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce signed an agreement last week to launch a Hydropower Developers Working Group. The group aims to ensure that hydropower projects are
  • 12 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos In an effort to ease regional concerns about the environmental and social impacts of its dam-building on the Mekong River, Laotian government officials this week organized a visit to the site of the planned Don Sahong hydropower project.
  • 16 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos’ plan to construct the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam does not violate the Mekong agreement because the project is not being built on the main stem of the Mekong River, according to Laotian Deputy Minister of Energy
  • 30 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile An indigenous group last week failed in its legal attempt to revoke the environmental license of Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua-Lama gold and silver mine, which lies across the Andean border of Chile and Argentina. The Diaguita people
  • 16 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania In the wake of large-scale demonstrations throughout the country, the Romanian parliament appears set to reject the proposed Rosia Montana gold mine project in western Transylvania. Protesters asked that the project be halted due to
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Reuters Brazilian prosecutors want to block the permit for a massive gold mine planned by Belo Sun Mining Corp. on the Xingu River in the Amazon, arguing that the Canadian company has failed to study the impact on local Indian communities, the
  • 30 Aug 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Investigative Committee of Chile’s Chamber of Deputies held hearings last week aimed at determining the environmental impact of Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama mining project. Local residents and environmental organizations demanded
  • 18 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold announced this week that Chile’s Copiapo Court of Appeals had upheld a previous court order requiring the company to halt operations at its $8.5 billion USD Pascua-Lama gold mine until a water
  • 21 Jun 2013- 09:50 by Local Press Report TORONTO Daily Mail Groundwater found bubbling up from nearly two miles beneath the surface of Canada may predate the emergence of multicellular life, but it certainly doesn’t taste great, a leading scientist has claimed. Daily Mail reports a joint British
  • 7 Jun 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada Canadian-based Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold miner, announced this week that it would delay any work on both the Chilean and Argentinian sides of its Pascua-Lama gold mine past 2014 because of Chile’s environmental concerns. In
  • The Laotian government last week invited journalists to the site of the controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi Dam for tours, interviews, and the release of a report all claiming that the Mekong River dam will not harm the basin’s environment, because potential issues will be mitigated through design and construction.
  • Laotian authorities last week signed an updated eight-year-old deal with Russian investor Regional Oil for construction of three hydropower projects on Mekong River tributaries.
  • 8 Feb 2013- 08:44 by Local Press Report SAN JOSE WW4 Report Costa Rica's Constitutional Tribunal, the country's highest court, on Feb. 6 unanimously rejected a case brought by the country's Mining and Industry Association challenging the 2010 ban on open-pit mining. The Associaiton
  • During the 19th Mekong River Commission Council meeting last week in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and other participants challenged Laos’ efforts to construct the controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi Dam, the first of a planned 11 dams along the Lower Mekong River.