Disasters

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  • 21 Feb 2019- 09:06 by Local Press Report WARRENTON VA Phys.org Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated. That torrent is
  • 20 Feb 2019- 10:49 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining.com Chile's Superintendency of the Environment (SMA) filed charges against Lumina Copper on Tuesday for infractions to the provisions established in its Resolutions of Environmental Rating (RCA), both at the Caserones mine and the
  • 18 Feb 2019- 08:07 by Local Press Report SHANGHAI Shine Water pollution is everyone's problem, and city residents are soon to be incentivized to join the fight. From March 1, people who report on any of eight activities including illegal sewage discharge, damaging water facilities and sand
  • 14 Feb 2019- 11:58 by Local Press Report BAGO Frontier Myanmar Since 2010, a construction boom in Myanmar has fuelled sharp growth in the extraction of sand from the Irrawaddy River that is then used in cement and asphalt. Environmental groups say this dredging is destabilising the river and
  • 13 Feb 2019- 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRISBANE, Australia The India-owned Adani Group mining company has admitted that coal-contaminated water again overflowed from their Abbot Point Operations in Queensland, Australia during heavy rainfall February 7, and that it had not applied for an
  • 13 Feb 2019- 06:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais will file a civil class action against iron ore mining giant Vale SA as the numbers of deaths caused by the Brumadinho dam disaster rose to 165 this week, with 155 still unaccounted for. An internal
  • 10 Feb 2019- 11:03 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Inter Press News Service In a new interview Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya, explains the importance of the "blue economy" in Africa and how Japan's technology, research and development capacities can help
  • 6 Feb 2019- 07:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo The government of Congo has suspended the gold-mining activities of Chinese-owned Agil Congo on the basis of water contamination resulting in illness, and illegal deforestation. Arlette Soudan-Nonault, the country's
  • 15 Jan 2019- 07:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sydney, Australia The Australian state of New South Wales will mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after recent masss fish deaths caused by drought in the region, it was announced January 15. Record high temperatures in the western part of
  • 13 Jan 2019- 07:38 by Local Press Report ROCHESTER NY Glacier Hub A recent study traces black carbon transport from the Gulf War Kuwait oil fires of January to November 1991 to the atmosphere and ice core at Muztagh Ata Mountain on the remote northern Tibetan plateau. Researchers examine the
  • 11 Jan 2019- 08:50 by Local Press Report HÀ TĨNH Eleven Media Group The Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has raised concerns over the controversial Thạch Khê Iron Ore Mine in central Hà Tĩnh Province, saying the mine should not restart operations due to environmental risks.
  • 3 Jan 2019- 07:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Oil companies operating in Vaca Muerta, one of the world’s largest unconventional reserves of oil and gas, are illegally dumping thousands of tons of toxic oil and industrial waste in open ponds in the sensitive Patagonia
  • 16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirty rivers are affected by mining or being
  • 14 Dec 2018- 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New research published by advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims that the Trump administration and the United States Congress have endangered public health in mining communities. The report asserts that Congress has failed
  • 12 Dec 2018- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Info POTSDAM, Germany Scientists have reported that between 2003 and 2017 three areas in the Tehran region of Iran sank sometimes more than 25 centimeters per year, and several meters in total. Two researchers from GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam used data from four

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