Disasters

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  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Rio Grande River, which runs along the United States/Mexico border and supplies the region with most of its drinking and irrigation water, will not be able to supply enough water in the future to meet rising demand amid
  • 16 Dec 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report PHOENIX AZ Tucson Sentinel The former mayor of the nation’s sixth-largest city wants Arizona to form a partnership with Mexico that would build desalination facilities and tap in the ocean’s virtually limitless supply of water. Phil Gordon, who served as
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO Green Cross Switzerland and international anti
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 23 Oct 2013- 09:50 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Money News Argentina’s drought has become “critical” in almost all of the country’s northern oilseed and grain growing regions, with risks to crop forecasts for soybeans and sunflower seed, industry researcher Oil World said. Center and northern
  • 11 Oct 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Inter Press Services Half of Argentina is supplied with water by invisible underground aquifers, which are crucial in the country’s arid and semi-arid regions, experts say. But Tierramérica discovered that nobody – not even the government – has
  • 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
  • 3 Oct 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua) is requesting $22.9 million USD from the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit to evaluate the condition of dams in the country in the wake of hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel. A Conagua
  • 27 Sep 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico's critical infrastructure may be vulnerable to an attack from hackers, due to the use of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) control systems, the country’s Excelsior newspaper has reported. The September 23

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