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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
  • 21 Mar 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The German government is providing $30 million USD for two United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) projects to help children in eastern Ukraine access water, sanitation and child protection services, the United Nations
  • 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
  • 14 Dec 2015- 09:01 by Local Press Report HERMOSILLO Arizona Daily Star On Aug. 6, 2014, nearly 11 million gallons of a copper sulfate acid solution poured into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers from the Buenavista del Cobre copper mine, which is owned by Grupo México. The spill impacted an area
  • 23 Nov 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an integrated approach to water management and disaster risk reduction. Speaking at a meeting on the issue, held last week as part of the UN High-Level Water and
  • 20 Nov 2015- 08:56 by Local Press Report HERMOSILLO Arizona Center For Investigative Reporting The Mexican government has identified nearly 400 people with illnesses tied directly to heavy metal contamination from a mining accident that spilled 11 million gallons of toxic chemicals into the Sonora
  • 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
  • 2 Nov 2015- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico A judge in Mexico’s Sonora state has ruled that the country’s National Water Commission (Conagua) must monitor water quality in over two dozen wells along the Sonora River to ensure they are no longer contaminated in the wake of 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
  • 15 Jun 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Water contaminated by a spill from the Buenavista del Cobre mine in Mexico’s Sonora state last August still poses a threat to water supply in the state capital, Hermosillo, according to a new report by the National Water Commission
  • 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
  • 12 Nov 2014- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Residents of communities affected by a copper sulfate spill in Mexico's Sonora state blocked the Mazocahui-Cananea highway last week to protest the ongoing lack of water and failure to make payments to water tanker truck drivers.
  • 29 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Water shortages have continued in Mexico’s Sonora state, more than 70 days after a copper sulfate spill in the Sonora River from a mine operated by Grupo Mexico. Noticierios Televisa reported last week that seven municipalities and

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