Disasters

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  • 24 Sep 2014- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama Panama's Ministry of Health had to prohibit consumption of water from the La Villa River in the country’s Azuero region for several days, after high levels of the toxic herbicide atrazine were again found in the river’s water.
  • 10 Jul 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama Panama's Council of Ministers on July 2nd declared a state of emergency in the Azuero region of the Herrera and Los Santos provinces due to pollution in the La Villa River. Former Health Minister Javier Díaz warned residents of
  • 3 Jul 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama Panamanian alcoholic beverage company Campos de Pesé is under investigation for a pollution incident that forced the Chitré and Los Santos water plants to halt production and affected the water supply to more than 100,000 residents of
  • 25 Apr 2014- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama Resident's of Panama's Arraiján district held demonstrations at the country's Supreme Court this week to protest a mining and quarrying project at Cerro Cabra. The project is being carried out by local company Cantera
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama The government of Panama last week announced $288 million USD in new funding for water projects, in hopes of heading off protests and complaints by residents. La Estrella Panama reported that on October 12, original communities,
  • 4 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) this week announced a $54 million USD loan to improve, rehabilitate and expand water and sanitation services in central and western Panama. The funds will support the second phase
  • The government of Panama will invest $700 million USD to improve drinking water supply and sanitation under the National Integrated Plan of President Ricardo Martinelli.
  • The Inter-American Development Bank last week unveiled in its annual Sustainability Report, in which it revealed that the bank had committed $3.75 billion USD for climate change, sustainable energy and environmental sustainability last year, amounting to nearly a third of all approved lending in 2012.
  • 26 Apr 2012- 10:39 by Local Press Report PANAMA CITY Indian Country Today Full Story- The indigenous Ngöbe–Buglé people of Panama will have more but not total control over resources in their territory if a newly proposed law goes into effect. The new law spells out prohibitions against mining but
  • 29 Mar 2012- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama Panama will need to invest $1 billion USD in the next five to 10 years to improve water access and quality, according to Frank de Lima, head of the country’s Ministry of Economy and Finance. De Lima told reporters on March 16 that
  • 19 Jan 2012- 10:01 by Local Press Report CO, BROOMFIELD MWH Global (press release) MWH Global won a $4.4 million USD contract to provide preliminary and final design services for the new Gatun Lake spillway. The client on the project is the Panama Canal Authority. The spillway controls water levels
  • 17 Feb 2009- 15:01 by Local Press Report PANAMA CITY, Panama Latin America press Panama's National Environment Authority has required Petaquilla Minerals Ltd., a Canadian mining company, to comply with nearly 36 conditions before opening their new gold mine in western Panama. The reason for