Disasters

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  • 14 Dec 2016- 11:06 by Local Press Report TORETSK Irish Times On Tuesday, a complete ceasefire was agreed around Toretsk to allow a mine removal team to make the area safe for workers to fix a pipe, which lies in a buffer zone between government and separatist positions, damaged in a blast on Nov.
  • 22 Nov 2016- 08:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUNO, Peru The Peruvian government will make a decision on the viability of an initiative to build 10 wastewater treatment plants around Lake Titicaca by December 29th, according to the Ministry of House, Construction and Sanitation. “In the three
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:15 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Canadian Mining Journal SNC-Lavalin of Montreal has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract by Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco), one of the largest copper producers in the world, for the replacement of its
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:17 by Local Press Report LONDON Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Royal Dutch Shell this week is facing fresh environmental claims in a London high court as well as in the Netherlands, from two Nigerian communities who have suffered pollution episodes following repeated
  • 18 Nov 2016- 11:17 by Local Press Report VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK CBS News The famous “gorillas in the mist” do know something is going on. They know the bamboo shoots that make up a major part of their diet, and which used to sprout like clockwork, are now less predictable. Climate Food Security
  • 18 Nov 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government is holding talks with German development bank KfW on financing the feasibility study for construction of a desalination plant in the Erongo region. The study is expected to be completed at the end of 2018, the
  • 16 Nov 2016- 04:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARRAKESH, Morocco The impact of extreme natural disasters is equivalent to a global $520 billion USD loss in annual consumption, and forces some 26 million people into poverty each year, a new report from the World Bank and the Global Facility for
  • 15 Nov 2016- 07:57 by Local Press Report HA NOI Reuters More than 50 violations at a steel mill run by Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group, including the unauthorized use of a dirtier production process, led to Vietnam's worst environmental disaster, according to an internal government report
  • 15 Nov 2016- 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HOHHOT, China Two hundred eighty people have been questioned and 362 companies have been shut down since July for violating environmental regulations in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Authorities said that since a central supervision group
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Standard Digital News CORD leader Raila Odinga said yesterday that he will never be intimidated by the Jubilee administration regarding his stance against questionable projects; that he would continue to fight corruption in Government and water
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by Local Press Report LIMA Reuters An indigenous man was killed and two were wounded last week in the latest clash between sedentary communities and the isolated Mashco Piro tribe as they emerge more frequently from their jungle enclaves, the government has reported. Illegal
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil A Brazilian court has ordered miners BHP Billiton and Vale SA to pay $350 million USD for initial work to clean up environmental damage from the tailings dam burst at the Samarco iron ore mine in Minas Gerais province a year ago. The
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Wastewater discharges from the Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company now meet environmental standards, the Vietnamese environment ministry said last week. The ministry built two automatic monitoring stations near facility, which have
  • 11 Nov 2016- 08:15 by Local Press Report FALLUJAH Relief Web Since September, the French Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) has been providing an average of 20-25L of life-saving water per day to 26,930 conflict-affected, internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 2 locations
  • 10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by Local Press Report BENTO RODRIGUEZ Greenpeace International The millions of people affected by burst dam owned by the mining companies Samarco, Vale and BHP deserve justice. This tragedy also merits special scientific attention and Greenpeace Brazil and #RiodeGente have

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