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  • 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,
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland A group of 133 developing nations, known as G77+China, as well as a number of NGOs walked out of UN climate change talks held in Warsaw, Poland this week due to differences with countries who are the biggest polluters. Representatives of
  • 21 Nov 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The water crisis that millions of people worldwide are currently facing is rarely about absolute water scarcity, but rather is an issue of economic scarcity resulting in problems with distribution, according to Jerry Delli
  • 13 Nov 2013- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland All 10 of the nations at highest risk due to extreme weather from 1993-2012 are developing countries, with Haiti topping the list because of last year’s Superstorm Sandy, which left 200,000 people homeless, according to the latest Global
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom International human rights group Amnesty International has accused Royal Dutch Shell, through its Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd., of falsifying investigative reports on oil spills in the
  • 6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO Green Cross Switzerland and international anti
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Human rights activists representing five Haitian families filed a lawsuit against the United Nations in New York federal court on October 9. The lawsuit claims the UN is responsible for bringing cholera to Haiti through its
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The Mexican government has confirmed a cholera outbreak in Hidalgo state in the wake of flooding from hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel last month. Seventy-seven cases have been registered, and one person has died from the disease as of
  • 16 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom After Niger Delta communities rejected a compensation offer from Shell, calling the offer ridiculously low and an insult, a London court is now expected to decide how much the company will pay those affected by major oil spills on
  • 13 Sep 2013- 10:15 by Local Press Report CARACAS EconoMonitor Due to years of underinvestment in the water processing system, and a rich abundance of crude oil, water in Venezuela is now twice as expensive as gasoline. Residents in Caracas have become wary of tap water after it was discovered that
  • 9 Sep 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The quality of tap water provided to thousands of Venezuelans is under pressure from the nation’s creaking infrastructure and the practice of dumping sacrificed animals into water supplies. In the capital, Caracas, the price of bottled
  • 6 Sep 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's (NNPC) crackdown on pipeline vandalism and theft has spilled over to the water sector, as the state-firm faces fresh accusations that it has done nothing to prevent the water contamination
  • 14 Aug 2013- 10:11 by Local Press Report Survival International Survivors of a gruesome massacre in which sixteen Yanomami Indians were killed at the hands of illegal gold-miners have spoken out twenty years after the attack, as miners continue to invade Yanomami land. The massacre at the Yanomami
  • 3 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei Foreign ministers from the Lower Mekong nations endorsed six development and policy pillars, as well as new plans and project, during the 6th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial meeting in Brunei this week. The meeting of