Disasters

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  • 14 Dec 2018- 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New research published by advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims that the Trump administration and the United States Congress have endangered public health in mining communities. The report asserts that Congress has failed
  • 31 May 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom A UK court ruled this week that the lawsuit filed against the Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) for polluting the Kafue River in Zambia can proceed in the United Kingdom. KCM, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources, had claimed the case should
  • 18 May 2016- 11:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States A radical new approach is needed for disaster risk assessment and management that takes into account climate change, population growth, rapid urbanization and future environmental conditions, the World Bank-managed Global
  • 23 Mar 2016- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The decision to file a pollution lawsuit against mining company Vedanta Resources in the United Kingdom, rather than Zambia, undermines the Zambian judiciary, President Edgar Lungu said this week. Vedanta is accused of discharging
  • 28 Jan 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant is “still unfolding,” former Prime Minister Naoto Kan warned this week. Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on January 26th, Kan, who was the
  • 25 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The District Court of the Hague last week denied an attempt by Ecuador to overturn an earlier arbitration court ruling handed down against the country in its multi-billion-dollar Amazon pollution case against US-based oil
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Some 1,800 residents of the Zambian town of Chingola have initiated proceedings in London’s High Court against mining company Vedanta for contamination of local water sources and farmland. They allege that sulfuric acid from the
  • 23 Jul 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross may not be able to account for how it spent the nearly half a billion dollars in donations it raised for humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake,
  • 4 Jun 2015- 11:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross raised almost $500 million USD to help rebuild Haiti in the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake, yet little of that money has actually gone toward on-the-ground programs, according to an
  • 6 Mar 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States A group of environmental scientists has expressed concern about the potential impacts of Nicaragua’s inter-oceanic canal project, and has called on the government to come up with an action plan to address those impacts. In
  • 19 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar again asked for Asian Development Bank  (ADB) funding for the $14 billion USD, 4,500-megawatt Diamer-Bhasha dam project during talks with ADB President Takehiko Nakao in Islamabad this week. Nakao
  • 3 Sep 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Limited availability of freshwater could become a stumbling block to the growing shale gas sector, according to a new report from the Washington, DC-based World Resource Institute (WRI). The report, “ Global Shale Gas
  • 14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the number of people without access to improved sanitation facilities is the most off track of all of the targets, according to Jose Gesti, a water, sanitation and
  • 8 May 2014- 10:03 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC Politico Patton Boggs has agreed to pay $15 million to Chevron and pull out of a case in which the law firm had sought to enforce a multibillion-dollar judgment against the giant oil company over decades-old contamination of Ecuador’s Amazon.
  • 1 May 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Participants in the first African Water Integrity Summit, held in Lusaka, Zambia this week, called on governments on the continent to strengthen laws in order to fight corruption in the water sector, which limits economic growth,

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