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  • 12 Feb 2020- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, announced 4 February that it has reconsidered plans to continue water extractions from the vulnerable Atacama salt flats in Chile, and advance deployment of desalination technology. While rich
  • 26 Jan 2020- 10:29 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Deutsche Welle Global demand for lithium is expected to triple in six years. But mining companies are increasingly coming into conflict with indigenous communities who are worried about the future of their ecosystems. Access Corporate Risk
  • 11 Oct 2019- 09:11 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining Journal A bill seeking to declare water produced from seawater desalination plants a public good has begun to be read in Chile. If passed, the bill, introduced into the Senate in January 2018, would allow the distribution of such water to be
  • 29 Sep 2019- 04:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States New analysis from credit rating agency Moody's outlining key risks for mining companies suggests that the combined effect of stricter environmental regulations and tighter controls over water resources will contribute to
  • 24 Sep 2019- 05:50 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining.com Representatives of Chile’s ruling party Chile Vamos defended this weekend a government proposal to allow mining companies to operate on rocky glaciers that are not listed in the national system of wild protected areas. At present, most of
  • 20 Aug 2019- 12:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRISBANE QLD, Australia The Sustainable Minerals Institute Center of Excellence (SMI-ICI) of the University of Queensland and TRENDS Industrial have reached an agreement for collaboration on an integrated desalination supply system for use in Chile’s
  • 18 Mar 2019- 09:07 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Energy Voice A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations. The experimental Las Tortolas power-generating island is being run by the giant Anglo American mining
  • 31 Aug 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean water authorities announced August 23 that the government is preparing new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats. Existing permits allow for extraction that is six times more than what
  • 19 Jun 2018- 12:07 by Local Press Report ABUJA Vanguard Niger Delta Activists Forum, NDAF, has warned of planned attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta belonging to Nigeria Agip Oil Company, NAOC. The group had earlier given the company a 14-day ultimatum to recruit members of the host
  • 9 Jun 2018- 12:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile's TRENDS Industrial and Almar Water Solutions of the UAE last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on development of a massive solar powered desalination project for the Atacama region in Chile. Upon
  • 30 May 2018- 09:08 by Local Press Report ABUJA Punch Three states, Ekiti, Rivers and Cross River, have opposed the bill on water resources sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari. Also Niger Delta leaders, under the aegis of The Pan- Niger Delta Forum, rejected the bill, saying it was
  • 22 May 2018- 09:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Officials from Cambodia's ministries of Environment, and Mines and Energy are investigating gold mining company Rong Chheng, which is suspected of releasing cyanide waste into a water canal. The release may have resulted in the
  • 18 Oct 2016- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile's environmental regulator, SMA, on October 13th announced plans to bring nine charges against Antofagasta Minerals’ Los Pelambres copper mine in the Coquimbo Region for failing to comply with its environmental permit. The
  • 7 Oct 2016- 11:46 by Local Press Report QUINTERO Mongabay In the past, the Quintero-Ventanas bay was very active and busy. But, three major oil spills have affected the bay since 2014, with discharges exceeding 38,000 liters. In addition, government studies have found high levels of arsenic and
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons (IDPs), Chaloka Beyani, last week urged the Nigerian government and the international community to take urgent humanitarian action to protect hundreds of thousands

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