Disasters

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  • 15 May 2012- 15:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell announced this week that it had found two new oil pipeline leaks in the Niger Delta region on May 7. The leaks are being investigated to determine their cause and extent, the company said. The announcement came
  • 15 May 2012- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, FL, TAMPA Afghanistan has over $1 trillion USD worth of gold, copper, rare earth metals, petroleum and natural gas, but factors like lack of water needed for mining operations will make it difficult for th country to access these
  • 7 May 2012- 11:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom  The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria is being accused of significantly underreporting the damage caused by oil spills, including contamination of water sources. Rights group Amnesty International said in a report
  • 2 May 2012- 21:35 by Local Press Report LA PAZ Steel Guru Full Story- Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation announced last week that they had sponsored a joint study on underground water used in the mining process by Sumitomo Corporation's wholly owned
  • 29 Mar 2012- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, LA PAZ Environmentalists in Mexico’s Baja California Sur state are rallying this month against the Concordia open pit mining project. The mining project, formerly known as Paredones Amarillos (Yellow Walls), was recently re-activated by U.S.
  • 1 Mar 2012- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, LA PAZ The Minister of Health for Mexico’s Baja California Sur state says open pit mining would cause severe environmental damage in the state and thus cannot be permitted. Santiago Alan Cervantes Aldama said his ministry had conducted a study
  • 1 Feb 2012- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ Members of the Guarani indigenous community in Bolivia are preparing for a stand-off with the government over a project to build a gas and oil separation plant on the Rio Grande.  The Guarani protesters are demanding that the government
  • 3 Jan 2012- 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Last week, some 100 people representing 243 labor, environmental, faith and civil society organizations that together have millions of members, protested outside the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC in an attempt to
  • 8 Dec 2011- 12:16 by Local Press Report washington, dc Inter-American Development Bank The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) approved a $100 million USD loan to help Honduras deal with natural disasters. The funds will be used to cover extraordinary expenses caused by hurricanes, earthquakes
  • 27 Sep 2011- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Bangladesh, expected by many to be among the nations most severely affected by climate change, can look forward to an increase in freshwater shortages in the future, according to Ali Riaz, professor and chair of the
  • 18 Aug 2011- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, MEXICALI Baja California’s State Congress is discussing whether to allow Canadian mining company Vista Gold’s Concordia mining project, which would extract gold from a 430-hectare protected area adjacent to the Sierra de La Laguna Biosphere
  • 7 Jul 2011- 14:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ Representatives of the Tacna Special Project (PET) provided details on the plan to divert the waters of the Mauri River to the Tacna region in Peru during a recent workshop sponsored by the Peru-Bolivia Technical Binational Commission in
  • 14 Jun 2011- 17:23 by Local Press Report dhaka Daily Star (Bangladesh) An alliance of international organizations has launched a six-year, $8 million USD research program aimed at maximizing use of water and land in Bangladesh’s coastal region by developing salt-tolerant crop varieties, introducing
  • 9 May 2011- 18:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The U.S. government will provide an additional $8.5 million USD in humanitarian aid to refugees and internally displaced persons in Côte d’Ivoire, the Stat Department announced on May 5. The funds will provide aid to
  • 2 May 2011- 15:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The ongoing effects of the global economic crisis mean the water industry globally will have to “do a lot more with a lot less,” according to Dan McCarthy, CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business. The current

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