Disasters

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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 28 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Representatives of NGO the Latin American Environmental Conflict Observatory (OCLA) have renewed criticism of Toronto-based miner Barrick Gold’s $8.5 billion USD Pascua Lama gold and silver mine. The OCLA has issued a new report that
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Environmentalists and residents of the Nicaraguan city of Matagalpa are protesting Canadian mining company B2Gold's latest planned open pit gold mine in the country. Nicaraguan environmental NGO The Humboldt Center said the
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 21 Aug 2013- 09:52 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY Missoulian Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended a 15 percent reduction in the number of U.N. troops in Haiti on Tuesday and an examination of whether the beleaguered peacekeeping operation remains the best way to support to the impoverished
  • 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
  • 29 Jul 2013- 10:13 by Local Press Report PORT-AU-PRINCE Inter Press Service Lack of financing for a 10-year eradication plan means that cholera will likely be endemic to Haiti for years to come. Cholera spreads via contaminated food, water and fecal matter. One of the essential parts of the
  • 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

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