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  • 16 Mar 2016- 08:43 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC YubaNet Eco Oro Minerals’ proposed Angostura mining project in the high-altitude wetlands, or páramo, of Santurbán, has announced that it could file an international arbitration suit against Colombia over measures to protect the páramo, which
  • 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
  • 22 Dec 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IAHRC), part of the Organization of American States (OAS), has demanded that Colombia adopt measures to protect members of the Wayuu community, whose children are suffering from
  • 29 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia After a year of negotiation, the Namibian government is taking the final steps toward acquiring a desalination plant built by French nuclear energy giant Areva, an official said this week. Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry
  • 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
  • 22 Sep 2015- 11:32 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK The Namibian Simonis Storm Securities says the economic consequences of water shortages in Windhoek will have spill-over effects and affect economic activity across the country, severely impacting water-dependent and water-intensive industries and
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 9 Jul 2015- 10:00 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK The Namibian This week, council agreed that pollution in the area where underground water reservoirs are located could be “life threatening to the residents of Windhoek”. To contain this potential threat, the municipality is appealing to the ministry
  • 8 Jun 2015- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross this week responded to a recent report that questioned its use of the $500 million USD in donations it raised to help rebuild Haiti in the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake. In a
  • 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
  • 24 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The energy-water-food nexus requires businesses to adopt innovative “systems thinking” to address systemic challenges worldwide, participants heard at a roundtable discussion on “The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Risks and

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