Disasters

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  • 8 Nov 2016- 08:47 by Local Press Report LA PAZ Gizmodo Investigating a strange electrical anomaly, geologists have discovered an enormous water reservoir beneath the now-dormant Uturunco volcano in the Bolivian Andes. It’s a remarkable find that speaks to the vast amounts of water stored in Earth’s
  • 11 Aug 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia The Bolivian Civil Defense Ministry said on August 10th that measures were being taken to fight ongoing drought affecting 131 municipalities throughout the country. Deputy Civil Defense Minister Oscar Cabrera said areas in the Bolivian
  • 4 Aug 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia Some 132,740 families in 131 municipalities in Bolivia are currently affected by drought, the country's Vice Ministry of Civil Defense reported this week. One hundred six municipalities have already declared a state of emergency due
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 6 Aug 2014- 10:35 by Local Press Report LA PAZ Desalination & Water Reuse French water services company Degrémont is seeking to participate in a public tender to construct a desalination plant in three Mexican states according to a Mexican state news outlet. The French firm's Mexican
  • 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
  • 9 May 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia Bolivia needs to invest $3 billion USD to achieve 100 percent water and sanitation coverage, according to the country’s Ministry of Environment and Water. The country has already reached the Millennium Development Goal target for drinking
  • 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
  • Peru and Bolivia are working together to rehabilitate Lake Titicaca, which sits on the Andean border between the two countries. Bolivian Minister of Environment and Water Jose Zamora announced last week that the two governments will join forces to implement new measures to protect the lake and its surrounding environment.
  • Zapal SA de CV, part of the Mexican Invecture Group, the holding company for Frontera Copper Corporation,this week announced a “responsible” open pit mining project in Mexico’s Baja California Sur State.

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