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  • 23 Dec 2015- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz Parliament’s Committee on Agricultural Policy, Water Resources, Environment and Regional Development took up the issue of amendments to the country’s Water Code during its meeting this week. First Vice Prime Minister Aaly
  • 22 Dec 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ORURO, Bolivia The government Bolivia’s Oruro Province on December 19th declared the drying of Lake Poopo-- the second largest in the country after Lake Titicaca-- a natural disaster. Oruro Governor Victor Hugo Vasquez’s natural disaster declaration is
  • 22 Dec 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IAHRC), part of the Organization of American States (OAS), has demanded that Colombia adopt measures to protect members of the Wayuu community, whose children are suffering from
  • 21 Dec 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on December 18th declared a state of national calamity in the wake of Typhoon Melor (know in the Philippines as “Nona.”) The storm, which hit the island nation early last week, has killed at
  • 21 Dec 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil A Brazilian judge has blocked the assets of BHP Billiton and Vale, co-owners of the Samarco iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state, to cover damages caused by the tailings dam burst at the mining complex last month. Judge Marcelo
  • 18 Dec 2015- 08:50 by Local Press Report KHARTOUM Radio Dabanga The Minister of Minerals for Sudan, Ahmed El Sadeg El Karori, has acknowledged that Lake Nasser is heavily polluted and that laboratory results proved that the lake, locally known as the Nubia Lake, is polluted with mercury, lead, and
  • 18 Dec 2015- 08:44 by Local Press Report BUKIT GOH Malaysia Kini Water from water sources near the bauxite mines in Bukit Goh, Pahang should not be used for drinking even after treatment, said water quality professor Maketab Mohamed. The Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) academic said this based
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan If Kyrgyzstan’s parliament fails to pass long-discussed amendments to the country’s Water Code, it will mean a shutdown of operations at the Kumtor gold mine, the country’s largest, Kyrgyz Deputy Economy Minister Daniyar Imanaliev
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QENA, Egypt Five water stations in southern Egypt’s Qena governorate have been shut down as a precautionary measure after a 1.5-kilometer oil spill appeared in the Nile River there, according to official news agency MENA. In a statement released on
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi announced this week that Italy will be sending 450 troops to defend Iraq’s Mosul Dam. The dam, located on the Tigris River in Nineveh Province, was built three decades ago by a German-Italian consortium.
  • 16 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz legislators should make a decision on the fate of the Kumtor gold mine “in the near future,” said Eldar Tadzhibaev, chairman of the Mining Trade Union’s Central Committee. Tadzhibaev told parliamentary deputies this week that
  • 16 Dec 2015- 08:38 by Local Press Report LA PAZ Latin American Herald Tribune Bolivia’s second largest lake, Poopo, in the Andine region of the country is turning into a desert as a result of climate change, El Niño and La Niña phenomena and mining pollution, researchers warned on Monday. Climate
  • 15 Dec 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Oil exploration activities could have major negative impacts on Lake Malawi, a local environmental group warned this week. The Wildlife Environmental Society of Malawi warned in a new report that Malawi already lacked the capacity to
  • 15 Dec 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Although there was an increase in cholera cases in Haiti this year compared to the previous year, the number of fatalities from the water-borne disease was down, participants heard at the latest meeting of the High Level Committee
  • 15 Dec 2015- 08:39 by Local Press Report BAKU News.Az The fire that broke out on an offshore platform at SOCAR’s Gunashli field has had no negative effect on the ecological state of the Caspian Sea because the oil-gas condensate therein is burning up so the sea is not being polluted, director of

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