Disasters

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  • 24 Jun 2019- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In an open letter to the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), 38 breweries with operations across the country have registered their opposition to the Agency’s new policy over discharge of
  • 18 Jan 2019- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Villagers's in Zambia's Copper Belt are still waiting to find out whether their water contamination claim against a mining subsidiary of Vedanta Resources will be held in the United Kingdom or Zambia. The claimants are alleging
  • 2 Jul 2018- 13:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC US nonprofit the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has expressed concern that a proposed new mission statement for the country's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) would undermine the federal agency's work
  • 16 Mar 2018- 09:49 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC New Security Beat In 2017, four environmental activists were murdered every week on average—most of them in Latin America, and most of them targeted for protesting industries like logging or mining. These shocking numbers may finally start to
  • 1 Feb 2018- 11:34 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC American Chemical Society Concerns over hydraulic fracturing, an oil and gas extraction method that injects millions of gallons of freshwater and chemicals into shale, have largely focused on potential impacts on water quality. But, as
  • 21 Jun 2017- 08:59 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC The Independent US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has said he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, putting him at odds with mainstream scientific opinion. Mr Perry's statement is in line with
  • 2 Aug 2016- 12:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The dispute between Canadian miner Gabriel Resources and the Romanian government over Gabriel's controversial Rosia Montana gold and silver mine will be heard at the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9 Oct 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States International watchdog group Human Rights Watch this week called for an investigation into the deaths of three people during protests against the Las Bambas mining project in Peru’s Apurimac region. The protesters-- 30-year
  • 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

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