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  • 25 Jan 2017- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, NY, United States Banco Safra SA has filed a class action in New York against BHP Billiton and Vale, joint-venture partners in Samarco, the iron ore mine responsible for Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster. Australian media reports that
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate
  • 29 Aug 2016- 07:19 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY The Country Caller Monday is going to be among crucial days for the investors as external auditor, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, is scheduled to announce its Samarco dam’s disaster report. The auditor was hired by Brazilian mining
  • 3 Mar 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Mining company Samarco-- which is jointly owned by BHP Billiton and Vale SA-- on March 3rd signed a $6.2 billion USD settlement agreement with the Brazilian government over the tailings dam collapse at its iron ore mine in Minas Gerais
  • 1 Mar 2016- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil The Brazilian government was expected to sign a settlement agreement this week with BHP Billiton and Vale SA, co-owners of mining company Samarco, over the tailings dam collapse at Samarco’s iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state last
  • 24 Feb 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Brazilian police have charged Ricardo Vescovi, president of mining company Samarco, along with five other company officials and one contractor, with homicide in the tailings dam collapse that killed 17 people in Minas Gerais state
  • 23 Feb 2016- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Brazilian authorities are expected to sign a final agreement this week with miner Samarco and its co-owners, BHP Billiton and Vale SA, to cover damages from last November’s tailings dam breach at Samarco’s iron ore mine in Minas
  • 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
  • 19 Nov 2015- 09:34 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY PRWeb RWL Water, a global leader in water, wastewater and reuse solutions and Química Apollo, one of the leading Mexican companies in chemical treatment services to the oil and gas, power and general industries, announced on Wednesday the
  • 8 Sep 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Ontario, Canada Canada’s Supreme Court on September 4th ruled that a group of Ecuadorian villagers can sue US oil giant Chevron in Canada as part of their effort to collect a $9.5 billion USD judgment for environmental damage in the Amazon
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water risk assessment tool that measures river flood
  • 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
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France/WASHINGTON, DC, United States The world’s energy sector currently accounts for about 15 percent of total global water use, and that figure is expected to increase by 2035, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned this week. The agency
  • 6 Mar 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States US Federal District Judge Lewis Kaplan this week ruled in favor of Chevron Corporation in a case between the oil giant and Ecuadorian plaintiffs over soil and water pollution in Ecuador’s Amazon region. In 2011, an Ecuadorian
  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Rio Grande River, which runs along the United States/Mexico border and supplies the region with most of its drinking and irrigation water, will not be able to supply enough water in the future to meet rising demand amid

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