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
  • 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
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia’s Department of Water and Forestry has directed uranium mining companies operating in the country, including global firms Rio Tinto Plc and Paladin Energy, to cut back on their water use in the face of the ongoing devastating
  • 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,
  • 31 Oct 2013- 09:42 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK New Era The Namibian government will make 'mega-investments' in water infrastructure over the years to come, said Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, John Mutorwa. Namibia will require almost N$4 billion over the next five years
  • 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- 10:04 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 26 Sep 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK Al Jazeera The severe drought that is devastating Namibia has prompted questions over the potential influence of global warming in the disaster. Namibia's President Hifikepunye Pohamba believes climate change may be to blame for the drought in
  • 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

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