Disasters

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  • 11 Jan 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia The governments of Bolivia and Peru last week signed a 10-year, $500 million USD plan to restore Lake Titicaca.  Bolivian Minister of Environment and Water Alexandra Moreira and her Peruvian counterpart, Manuel Pulgar, signed the
  • 28 May 2015- 11:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia A government initiative to clean up a number of key tributaries that flow into Lake Titicaca in western Bolivia kicked off on May 23rd, with participants collecting some four tons of solid waste, authorities said.  Over 1,400 volunteers
  • 8 Aug 2014- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Mexico Environmental organizations are calling on Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resource (SEMARNAT) to veto the recently approved Los Cardones open pit mining project, which is located in the Sierra Laguna protected area in
  • 15 Jul 2014- 10:25 by Local Press Report LA PAZ Infosur Hoy A dam in a southwestern Bolivian mining town that helped keep dangerous pollutants out of a major regional waterway has burst, sparking an environmental emergency, officials said.  “The lower part of the dam broke – there was some sort of
  • 26 Feb 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia Flooding has beset lowland parts of Bolivia, such as the Amazonian region of Beni on the Brazilian border, with disastrous consequences for local farming communities. “The number of affected families has risen to 59,800, while 59
  • 3 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia The Bolivian Senate is once again considering the proposed Wetlands Protection Law, which aims to preserve high-altitude wetlands, which are under threat from glacier retreat, climate change and human activities such as mining. The law