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  • 22 Aug 2016- 11:07 by Local Press Report MANAGUA New Straits Times Late last week a massive refinery fire in Nicaragua caused an oil spill that has contaminated sensitive nearby coastal habitat, a nonprofit group here said. Corporate Risk Disasters Ecosystems Environment Pollution Reputational Risk
  • 19 Aug 2016- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Nicaraguan government has been accused of failing to release promised analyses of the Grand Inter-Oceanic Canal project, including Costa Rica’s request to share disaster plans. Costa Rica has on many occasions requested
  • 19 Jul 2016- 11:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The United States on July 20th will host a donor conference in Washington that aims to secure at least $2 billion USD worth of assistance for Iraq. Twenty-four countries will take part in the conference, which is co-hosted
  • 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
  • 14 Oct 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua The Nicaraguan government has denied a permit to Canada's B2Gold for the Tajo Pavon gold mining project in Rancho Grande, in the country’s Matagalpa region, due to environmental concerns. The Ministry of Environment and Natural
  • 13 Oct 2015- 08:24 by Local Press Report MANAGUA Prensa Latina The Nicaraguan government declared unfeasible the mining project by Canadian company B2Gold in the village of Rancho Grande, Matagalpa, for the effects it could have on the environment. Corporate Risk Environment Policy Social Issues
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 6 Mar 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States A group of environmental scientists has expressed concern about the potential impacts of Nicaragua’s inter-oceanic canal project, and has called on the government to come up with an action plan to address those impacts. In
  • 28 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC), an international scientific research and conservation organization, last week issued a resolution calling on the Nicaraguan government to halt construction of the planned
  • 18 Jul 2014- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Costa Rican government is calling on Nicaraguan authorities to provide environmental and accident prevention studies on Nicaragua’s inter-oceanic canal. The request comes after HKND Group, the Chinese company that is developing

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