Disasters

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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,
  • 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
  • 30 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile An indigenous group last week failed in its legal attempt to revoke the environmental license of Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua-Lama gold and silver mine, which lies across the Andean border of Chile and Argentina. The Diaguita people
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IBAGUÉ, Colombia Local residents in the area near La Colosa, the largest open-pit gold project in the northern Andes, last week overwhelmingly voted against the mine. In the poll on July 28, 99 percent of those who cast a ballot rejected the project in
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Environmental Commission in Chile’s Senate is moving forward with development of a glacier protection law for the country. The commission conducted public hearings to determine the effects of mining projects on Andean glaciers. The
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Reuters Reuters reported that a group of indigenous Chileans asked the Supreme Court to revoke the environmental license of Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua Lama gold mine because it seeks a total re evaluation of the project. A lawyer representing
  • 2 Jul 2013- 09:53 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO CTV News A Chilean judge visited Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua Lama mine on Monday to review the suspended project before he rules on whether construction can resume at the world's highest-altitude gold mine. Appeals court Judge Antonio Ulloa
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s supreme environmental court late last week gave the country’s environmental regulator, the Environmental Superintendent (SMA), 10 days to explain why it reduced fines levied against Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold for
  • The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) plans to increase its financial support for Peru’s agricultural and irrigation programs to some $15 million USD.
  • Despite being ordered by a Chilean court to stop work on the portion of the Pascua Lama mine that falls within its borders, Canada-based miner Barrick Gold announced this week that it will continue to develop the mine on its Argentine side.
  • The Inter-American Development Bank last week unveiled in its annual Sustainability Report, in which it revealed that the bank had committed $3.75 billion USD for climate change, sustainable energy and environmental sustainability last year, amounting to nearly a third of all approved lending in 2012.
  • A Chilean appeals court this week ordered a suspension of all work on the $1.4 billion USD, 740-megawatt Punta Alcalde hydropower project, due to local fishermen’s concerns that it will cause serious environmental problems that will negatively affect their industry.
  • 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.