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  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Central America and the Dominican Republic must invest in sanitation systems in order to reduce water contamination, according to a recent study by the San Salvador-based Central American Integration System (SICA). "The
  • 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,
  • 1 Nov 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic Ninety-five percent of the population of the Dominican Republic is drinking polluted water, according to Dominican environmentalist, geologist and blogger Osiris de Leon. In an interview broadcast on the program Detalle
  • 22 Oct 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s National Authority of Water (ANA) has started activities aimed at recovery of Lake Titicaca. A team of ANA specialists will conduct the first integral water quality monitoring of Lake Titicaca. The group will sample the water from the
  • 17 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent POTOSI, Bolivia Bolivian state mining company COMIBOL has struck a deal with Chinese firm Jun Gie to take in 4.5 million tons of toxic waste generated from mining in Potosi department. Residents of Cantumarca, in Potosi, said toxic waste in the region
  • 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
  • 11 Sep 2013- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US government has an opportunity to “strengthen its commitment to Haiti through the provision of safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities,” to fight the country’s ongoing cholera epidemic, according to a
  • 4 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TACNA, Peru Groups in Peru’s southern Tacna Region are urging authorities to pursue desalination projects to address the ongoing water crisis in the area and prevent overexploitation of La Yarada aquifer. Speaking at an event to mark the 84th anniversary
  • 3 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia The Bolivian Senate is once again considering the proposed Wetlands Protection Law, which aims to preserve high-altitude wetlands, which are under threat from glacier retreat, climate change and human activities such as mining. The law
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FOZ DO IGUACU, Brazil Privatization is the biggest issue facing global freshwater, US environmental lawyer and activist Robert Kennedy Jr. told participants at the World Environmental Forum in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil last week. "Water ought to be a
  • 21 Jun 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic will need $4-7 billion USD to achieve full water coverage in the country, according to Alberto Holguín, executive director of the National Drinking Water and Sanitation Institute (INAPA). Holguin
  • The estimated agricultural production and water resources in the area around mining giant Xstrata Nickel’s Loma Miranda project are worth more than the nickel that will be extracted, according to a report released last week by Dominican environmental information clearinghouse Accion Verde.
  • Two people were fatally shot Tuesday in various parts of the Dominican Republic amid violent protests demanding investment in public infrastructure. Police Col.
  • The Dominican Environmental Movement has asked the country’s president, Danilo Medina, to annul its contract with Canada-based mining giant Barrick Gold for the controversial $3 billion USD Pueblo Viejo project.
  • The Haitian government last week announced its new $2.2 billion USD plan to eliminate cholera from the island of Hispaniola (which includes Haiti and the Dominican Republic). It quickly received support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), who called on the international community to provide financing for the plan.

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