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  • 17 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania’s parliament last week failed to pass a new mining law. The law would have paved the way for Gabriel Resources’ planned Rosia Montana gold mining project in the Transylvania region. Citizens and civil society groups alike have
  • 12 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania US oil giant Chevron has resumed shale gas exploration activities in the Romanian village of Pungesti in the wake of clashes between gendarmes and protesters made up of local residents and environmentalists who fear that hydraulic
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan India and Pakistan are racing to complete rival hydropower projects on a river shared by the two countries in Kashmir. Visits to the project sites last week by high profile officials from both sides revealed that each country is
  • 6 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania US-based oil giant Chevron has decided to resume shale gas exploration in the village of Pungesti, in Romania’s Vaslui County. When the company brought equipment to the perimeter of its exploratory borehole last week, the move spurred
  • 27 Nov 2013- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania US oil giant Chevron has halted plans to explore for shale gas in the village of Pungesti in Romania’s Vaslui County, but still plans to drill an exploratory borehole in the village of Gagesti, despite the objections of local
  • 19 Nov 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan The government of Pakistan’s Punjab state has announced plans to convert the Lahore Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) into a company. This move parallels the state government’s 2010 conversion of the city’s Solid Waste Management
  • 18 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania A Romanian special parliamentary committee last week rejected a bill that would have allowed the for the Rosia Montana mine project to move forward. The bill would have allowed Canada’s Gabriel Resources to use cyanide to extract 300
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:11 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST Global Post Canada's Gabriel Resources local subisdiary urged Romania Wednesday to say once and for all "yes or no" to its plans to open a gold mine, stressing patience was running out. "Romania must give an answer rapidly, I
  • 13 Nov 2013- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland All 10 of the nations at highest risk due to extreme weather from 1993-2012 are developing countries, with Haiti topping the list because of last year’s Superstorm Sandy, which left 200,000 people homeless, according to the latest Global
  • 13 Nov 2013- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The local council of Pungesti village in Romania’s Vaslui County has banned shale gas extraction in the wake of protests by villagers concerned that hydraulic fracturing could potentially contaminate their drinking water sources. The
  • 12 Nov 2013- 10:02 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST The Independent A Romanian parliamentary commission has rejected a bill that would have permitted Europe's biggest open gold mine. The decision comes after 14 years of protest and debate about whether the foreign investment and jobs created
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s glaciers, which are melting away due to increasing temperatures, are expected disappear by 2035, according to the country’s federal Minister for Science and Technology, Zahid Hamid. Speaking at the International Conference
  • 5 Nov 2013- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Despite ongoing protests from environmentalists and local residents concerned about possible water and environmental contamination, more Romanian politicians came out in support of shale gas exploration and gold mining projects last
  • 28 Oct 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST The Voice of Russia Thousands of Romanians rallied on Sunday against a controversial Canadian gold mine project and against shale gas exploration, in weekly demos that have turned into one of the country's longest-running protests in years. In
  • 25 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian government officials this week expressed support for shale gas exploration in the country, despite protests by residents of Vaslui County, where US oil giant Chevron has received a permit to drill an exploratory borehole.

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