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
  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Two European water innovators ultimately shared first place in last month’s EIP Water’s Got Talent contest. Candidate organizations pitched their innovations to the 500 attendees at November’s inaugural European Innovation Partnership
  • 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,
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:11 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Maritime Journal A major Colombian flood control contract has been awarded Netherlands based Royal HaskoningDHV, aimed at preventing a repeat of the catastrophic La Niña disaster in 2010. Royal Haskoning DHV has been awarded the €22m contract (leading
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Internet product and service developer Google has launched a new public alert system, Google Crisis Response, in Colombia. The tool will provide real-time online alerts in the country, which is one of those most affected by climate
  • 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,
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:05 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Reuters Cerro Matoso, the world's No. 2 ferronickel producer owned by multinational BHP Billiton and located in Colombia, said it has temporarily shut its mine after two weeks of protests by indigenous groups, halting 4 percent of world output.
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RUSTENBURG, South Africa Mines in South Africa’s main platinum-producing region are being asked to cut water use in half amid ongoing drought. “Operations near Rustenburg in North West Province have been asked to their water consumption. The Rustenburg
  • 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
  • 6 Sep 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report Cape Town Health-e The anti-fracking lobby continues to lash government plans to allow the controversial mining practice in the Karoo. Activists say that despite recent government regulations aimed at safeguarding communities and water supplies, the risk is
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Local communities in Colombia’s east-central Meta province have protected an aquifer from Colombia’s state-controlled oil company, Ecopetrol, for six months. Ecopetrol wants to develop an oil well-- the Lorito 1-- in the vicinity of the
  • 21 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s state visits to Russia and China from August 17-23 are expected to culminate in multi-billion deals to finance infrastructure projects in Kenya. The cabinet secretaries of environment, water and natural
  • 8 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Canada-based oil and gas producer Pacific Rubiales Energy Corporation has won a significant water-injection license for its Rubiales asset, Colombia’s largest producing oilfield. The announcement was made on August 6 as the leading point
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The head of Malawi’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Peter Mutharika, this week criticized President Joyce Banda’s handling of the country’s border dispute with Tanzania over Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa. Speaking
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IBAGUÉ, Colombia Local residents in the area near La Colosa, the largest open-pit gold project in the northern Andes, last week overwhelmingly voted against the mine. In the poll on July 28, 99 percent of those who cast a ballot rejected the project in

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