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  • 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,
  • 27 Nov 2013- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Ninth in a series, “Conversations With Water Leaders,” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with  Singapore International Water Week. In this edition, Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council, speaks with OOSKAnews correspondent
  • 29 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The government of Brazil last week finally set the amount that companies can be fined for major oil spills in water bodies under the country’s National Contingency Plan. The fines can total as much as $461 million USD, it said.
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Climate change in East Asia is expected to cause rising sea levels, more severe storms that will increase flooding and more intense droughts, putting some 12 million people from 23 cities at risk and costing as much as $864 billion
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano this week called on Japan to stop working alone and to seek international collaboration to address the radiation-contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear
  • 21 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s state visits to Russia and China from August 17-23 are expected to culminate in multi-billion deals to finance infrastructure projects in Kenya. The cabinet secretaries of environment, water and natural
  • 16 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea North Korea on July 15 informed South Korean authorities that it planned to release water from its border dams following recent heavy rains. Seoul's unification ministry, which handles communications with the north, said
  • 11 Jul 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Efforts to clean up the Petroecuador oil spill in Ecuador’s Amazon region are continuing, with the National Secretary of Risk Management reporting this week that it has delivered a total of 190 55-gallon water tanks to communities in
  • 3 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei Foreign ministers from the Lower Mekong nations endorsed six development and policy pillars, as well as new plans and project, during the 6th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial meeting in Brunei this week. The meeting of
  • 25 Jun 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy last week announced guidelines for the Três Irmãos hydropower plant concession, which is to be tendered in September. The plant will have an installed capacity of 807.5 megawatts. It will be
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FOZ DO IGUACU, Brazil Privatization is the biggest issue facing global freshwater, US environmental lawyer and activist Robert Kennedy Jr. told participants at the World Environmental Forum in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil last week. "Water ought to be a
  • 19 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea South Korea and the United States on June 18 announced creation of a joint committee to investigate possible land and groundwater pollution by a US Forces Korea (USFK) garrison near the Korean capital, Seoul. The committee will be
  • Under Brazil’s One Land-Two Waters P1+2 program, 20,000 water intake facilities and storage systems will be built in the country’s semi-arid regions. The government has called on companies and institutions to help with the effort to combat drought, and Brazilian energy multinational Petrobras has decided to invest $99 million USD for the program over the next year, the company said this week.
  • Peru is considered one of the countries in South America most vulnerable to climate change, due to water scarcity concerns that are already taking a toll on a “wide spectrum of Peruvian society,” according to a new report from Washington DC-based think tank the Center for American Progress.
  • Oil giant Chevron this week told New York federal judge Lewis A. Kaplan that it was dropping its claim that the $19 billion USD judgment handed down by Ecuadorian courts over the company’s Amazon contamination record was “objectively baseless” and a “sham.”

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