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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
  • 31 Jul 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Global climate change is a security risk that will aggravate existing problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation and weak and ineffective political institutions, the US Department of Defense warned
  • 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
  • 22 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The private sector has a role to play in disaster preparedness and relief, but businesses have not been sufficiently integrated into the disaster system, according to a report released last week by the US Chamber of
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over-extraction of groundwater is causing wells to dry up and water tables to fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the United States that global food supplies are seriously at risk, according to
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 31 Mar 2008- 23:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states — The World Bank last week announced an additional $15 million USD financing credit for Azerbaijan's Rural Investment Project, which aims to improve living standards and infrastructure services for rural communities.