Disasters

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  • 13 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Residue from pharmaceuticals like acetaminophen, caffeine, dexketoprofen, phenylephrine and ibuprofen have been found in the Villalobos and Las Vacas rivers in Guatemala. El Periodico quoted Elisandra Hernández, a researcher
  • 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
  • 19 Nov 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Oxfam International International aid and relief organization Oxfam America praised the ten members of Congress who urged the National Assembly of El Salvador to take immediate action to protect the environment and local communities from large
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent XALAPA, Mexico Flooding from heavy rains in Mexico's Veracruz state on November 11th caused a crude oil spill from a storage tank in the Pajaritos Terminal of Maritime and Port operations in Coatzacoalcos, and forced Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to
  • 6 Nov 2013- 00:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUEBLA, Mexico The use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has drained approximately half of the more than 200 wells that supply water to the municipality of Venustiano Carranza in Mexico's Puebla State, according to the municipality's mayor,
  • 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
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining in El Salvador (MESA), a coalition of environmental, community and human rights organizations, released a statement late last week condemning the attempted assassination of
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico must review open pit mining in the country, due to the enormous damage it causes to the environment, Jaime Martínez Veloz, head of the Commission for Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples of Mexico, said last week. "...Only a
  • 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
  • 25 Sep 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico's Ministry of Health, in coordination with state government services and health institutions, has begun an operation to prevent and protect against health risks in the wake of hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel. Hurricane
  • 4 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Residents of the Sonora community of Ónavas and surrounding areas are being warned against using water from the Yaqui River after a tanker truck carrying 16,000 liters of sodium cyanide crashed in the area last week. On August 29,
  • 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
  • 23 Aug 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPOACAN, Mexico Residents of Capoacan in Veracruz state's Minatitlán municipality say a new coke plant and petroleum refinery are polluting the area and causing respiratory and skin diseases among the population. Fishermen and other locals claim
  • 15 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Salvador Menéndez, the mayor of San Luis Talpa municipality, near El Salvador's capital of San Salvador, last week called on the country's attorney general to investigate whether abandoned chemicals are damaging the

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