Disasters

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  • 12 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The South African Court of Appeals has ordered Harmony Gold Mining-- the third largest producer of gold on the African continent-- to pay to clean up water pollution near its mines in Free State province. The court dismissed
  • 12 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania US oil giant Chevron has resumed shale gas exploration activities in the Romanian village of Pungesti in the wake of clashes between gendarmes and protesters made up of local residents and environmentalists who fear that hydraulic
  • 6 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania US-based oil giant Chevron has decided to resume shale gas exploration in the village of Pungesti, in Romania’s Vaslui County. When the company brought equipment to the perimeter of its exploratory borehole last week, the move spurred
  • 13 Nov 2013- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The local council of Pungesti village in Romania’s Vaslui County has banned shale gas extraction in the wake of protests by villagers concerned that hydraulic fracturing could potentially contaminate their drinking water sources. The
  • 25 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian government officials this week expressed support for shale gas exploration in the country, despite protests by residents of Vaslui County, where US oil giant Chevron has received a permit to drill an exploratory borehole.
  • 22 Oct 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Protests continued in Romania’s Vaslui County this week, after US-based oil giant Chevron announced it would delay controversial oil exploration activities in the region. Thousands of resident of Pungesti took to the streets last week
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The cost of water in South Africa is distributed unevenly, as the wealthy pay far less for quality water than they should, according to environmental organization WWF. “The rich are, for the volumes that they are consuming,
  • 16 Oct 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report PUNGESTI Focus Information Agency Hundreds of Romanian villagers opposed to fracking blocked Monday a convoy of vehicles intending to start test drilling for US energy giant Chevron, AFP reports. Around 400 inhabitants of the eastern village of Pungesti,
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Oil giant Chevron has received a permit for its first shale gas exploration borehole, to be drilled in Pungesti, a village in Romania’s Vaslui County. The documents necessary for the permit were filed last winter. Several times this
  • 10 Sep 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South African Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa announced last week that all companies planning to use hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to explore for shale gas reserves in South Africa will now be
  • 17 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The Romanian government has granted oil giant Chevron environmental permits for shale gas exploration in Vaslui County, Mihai Faca, president of the National Agency for Environmental Protection, said last week. Faca said an
  • South African Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa warned this week warned that the nation could face water shortages if citizens do not take steps to conserve water.