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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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Argentine oil company Pluspetrol Norte SA on April 1 denied accusations by the Peruvian government that its operations in the country’s northern Amazon region were causing serious environmental pollution.
  • Four Latin American governments were found to be giving away natural resources located primarily found in areas where indigenous communities live in an effort to increase economic development, according to a new study from NGO Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).
  • Peru’s government on March 25 declared a 90-day environmental state of emergency in the Amazon region of Loreto due to oil pollution that was not properly cleaned up by Argentine-owned Pluspetrol.
  • 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.