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  • 20 Nov 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil The government of Brazil’s Minas Gerais states has ordered mining company Samarco to pay a $30 million USD fine for environmental damage in the wake of a tailings dam burst on November 5th. Following the dam burst, sludge and debris from
  • 17 Nov 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Mining company Samarco, which is jointly owned by Australia’s BHP Billiton and Brazil’s Vale SA, will provide some $260 million USD to fund clean-up efforts in the wake of the November 5th tailings dam bursts at the iron ore mine it
  • 13 Nov 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil President Dilma Rousseff on November 12th announced preliminary fines of some $66 million USD for the mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state where two tailings dams burst last week. "We are determined to hold responsible those who are
  • 12 Nov 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The Brazilian government may fine mining companies BHP Billiton Ltd and Vale SA over the "environmental catastrophe" caused by two tailings dam bursts at an iron ore mine they co-own in Minas Gerais state. Environment Minister
  • 10 Nov 2015- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Sludge, water and debris released after two dams burst at a mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state on November 5th have spread downstream toward neighboring Espiritu Santo state this week, forcing cities 300 kilometers away from the
  • 9 Nov 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of Australian mining giant BHP Billiton, and the head of the company’s iron or business, Jimmy Wilson, travelled to Brazil today (November 9th) to assess damage after two tailings dams at a mine it co-owns in Brazil
  • 6 Nov 2015- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Tailings dams at an iron mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state burst on November 5th, flooding the town of Bento Rodrigues and nearby areas with toxic sludge. More than a dozen people have been killed and 50 injured so far as a result of
  • 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
  • 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