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  • 30 Apr 2018- 04:11 by Local Press Report PARIS The Guardian Controversial plans for an open-pit gold mine have split the French overseas territory in South America. Opponents warn of pollution and biodiversity loss, while local officials point to its potential economic benefits. But ultimately the
  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 4 Dec 2014- 09:46 by Local Press Report PARIS Bloomberg Veolia Environnement SA (VIE) won a two-year order to operate an existing water-treatment plant for AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (ANG)’s open-pit gold mine in Ghana. The terms of the contract for the Iduapriem mine in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem municipality
  • 22 Oct 2014- 10:38 by Local Press Report BEIJING Bloomberg Veolia Environnement SA (VIE), Europe’s largest water company, won industrial water-treatment contracts from a unit of China’s biggest steelmaker in Hebei province for works valued at 390 million euros ($497 million). The Paris-based
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France/WASHINGTON, DC, United States The world’s energy sector currently accounts for about 15 percent of total global water use, and that figure is expected to increase by 2035, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned this week. The agency
  • 4 Feb 2014- 09:40 by Local Press Report PARIS Prensa Latina Representatives of the victims of the contamination caused by U.S Chevron-Texaco Co. to Ecuador denounced today that company's lack of willingness to assume its environmental responsibilities and comply with the ruling. In statements
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland A group of 133 developing nations, known as G77+China, as well as a number of NGOs walked out of UN climate change talks held in Warsaw, Poland this week due to differences with countries who are the biggest polluters. Representatives of
  • 12 Nov 2012- 09:37 by Local Press Report PARIS, France This Day Live (Nigeria) The Chief Executive of French oil major Total has confirmed that the firm was in talks to sell its assets in Nigeria, worth about $2.4 billion, to China's Sinopec, Reuters has reported. A report last week said Asia&
  • 18 Sep 2012- 09:14 by Local Press Report DENVER CO MENAFN The global market for water and water treatment services, particularly for companies in the Metals & Minerals Industry, continues to grow at double-digit rates despite the anemic U.S.economy and the slowdown of China's and India&
  • Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong and his deputy, Ji Lin, resigned this week in the wake of deadly floods that killed 37 people in the capital city, and more than 100 people across all of southeast China.
  • 12 Dec 2011- 15:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s National Water Co. (NWC) plans to spend $66.4 billion USD on water and wastewater projects over the next eight years, as water consumption grows faster than the kingdom’s burgeoning population, a crisis that threatens
  • 27 Sep 2011- 09:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France French glass, construction and building materials company Saint Gobain is reported to be in talks with Electrotherm India to acquire the Indian company’s pipes division.  The move is expected to gain Saint Gobain an indirect entry into the
  • 31 Aug 2011- 09:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan  The water intake facility in the Kyrgyz town of Balykchy is not working because authorities have confiscated radioactive pipes that were imported from Kazakhstan for use in the project, the town’s acting mayor, Mirlan Boobekov, said

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