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  • 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
  • 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
  • 29 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank on May 27th approved $50 million USD, in the form of an International Development Association (IDA) grant, to improve access to clean water and sanitation for some 300,000 Haitians in small towns and rural
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola has called on the international community to step up efforts to end the epidemic in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The call was made
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to combat flooding and other
  • 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
  • 11 Sep 2013- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US government has an opportunity to “strengthen its commitment to Haiti through the provision of safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities,” to fight the country’s ongoing cholera epidemic, according to a
  • Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim Mining Corp. on April 1 took the next step in its arbitration case against the Salvadoran government for halting the company’s work on the El Dorado gold mining project.
  • Four Latin American governments were found to be giving away natural resources located primarily found in areas where indigenous communities live in an effort to increase economic development, according to a new study from NGO Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).
  • Approximately 2,000 people from 11 municipalities in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountain region have formed “civil self-defense battalions” to patrol the region to prevent the Canadian mining groups Black Fire and Gold Energy from carrying out what they say are illegal mineral extractions in the region.
  • With the two-year anniversary this month of the first cholera case in Haiti, deaths have significantly been reduced due to “Haitian-led, international supported efforts,” the United States Department of State said this week.
  • Water and sewerage have become a new front in the long-running and increasingly bitter dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Last week, elements in the Armenian press began reporting that fruit and vegetables grown in Azerbaijan are a danger to human health, because the lack of infrastructure and freshwater there mean the crops are irrigated with raw sewage.
  • 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
  • 15 Jun 2011- 17:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) earlier this month released figures showing the relative inflation of prices for water and wastewater services in the former Soviet republics. Ukraine

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