Disasters

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  • 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- 10:13 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 2 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia A bomb attack on an oil pipeline has spilled oil into the water supply near the town of Saravena, in northeast Colombia’s Arauca department. The 80,000-barrel-per-day Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline was ruptured on July 29, contaminating
  • 1 Aug 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Chile’s National Congress has announced a new pipeline that will transport water for 800,000 residents in the towns of Cúcuta, Los Patios and Villa del Rosario as well as the surrounding area in northeast Colombia. The government has
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTA MARTA, Colombia Former Guatemalan President Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo and Colombian ex-President Ernesto Samper Pizano met in Santa Marta, Colombia last week to discuss water and peace during the 56th conference of the Colombian Association for
  • Four Latin American governments were found to be giving away natural resources located primarily found in areas where indigenous communities live in an effort to increase economic development, according to a new study from NGO Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).
  • The City Ombudsman’s Office has claimed that Colombian insurgent group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) plans to launch a bomb attack on the water supply of the capital, Bogotá. The ombudsman, Jorge Armando Otalora, made the claim based on information he had received from citizens living in upmarket areas in the north of the city. Otalora stated the bomb threat was connected to extortion attempts.
  • Residents of the Colombian city of Manizales are suing the municipality and local water company Aguas de Manizales for suspension of services during the citywide water crisis of 2011.
  • A prominent ecologist has committed to continue opposing mining companies at the Santurban “paramo,” (alpine tundra ecosystem), which was partially declared a national park on January 15.
  • The Colombian government last week announced approval for a new national park in the Santander region. Creation of the Santurban National Park will mean an end to at least one major gold mining project in the region, Canada-based Greystar’s Angostura mine.
  • Hundreds of people are protesting against plans for the AngloGold Ashanti mining company to establish a gold ore processing plant in central Colombia.