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  • 8 Apr 2019- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Iran authorities have ordered the evacuation of more than 70 villages in the country's southwest province of Khuzestan in early April. At least 47 people have been reported killed in the worst rain in Iran in at least 10
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MELBOURNE, Australia Mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. warned this week that the coming rainy season in Brazil could create more environmental problems at the Germano iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state. The mine is operated by Brazilian mining company
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:22 by Local Press Report MELBOURNE The Independent The chief executive of mining giant BHP Billiton took a more than 50 per cent pay cut in the 2016 financial year. The Samarco dam disaster in Brazil that claimed 19 lives and caused widespread environmental damage was a “key
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by Local Press Report MELBOURNE The Telegraph Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive of BHP Billiton, will forgo his bonus this year after the mining company fell to its largest ever loss and suffered a fatal accident at an iron ore mine in Brazil. Corporate Risk Ecosystems
  • 30 Aug 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MELBOURNE, Australia An investigation by Brazilian mining company Samarco and its owners Vale SA and BHP Billiton into the tailings dam collapse at Samarco’s iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state last November found that poor design, construction
  • 18 Jul 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MELBOURNE, Australia The Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais is unlikely to reopen this year, Samarco co-owner BHP Billiton acknowledged last week. The Australian miner said it may not be able to secure the necessary approvals to restart
  • 12 Jan 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MELBOURNE, Australia Significantly less tailings were released following the November dam breach at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state than originally estimated, miner BHP Billiton announced this week. BHP Billiton co-owns Samarco
  • 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
  • 19 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar again asked for Asian Development Bank  (ADB) funding for the $14 billion USD, 4,500-megawatt Diamer-Bhasha dam project during talks with ADB President Takehiko Nakao in Islamabad this week. Nakao
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The discovery last month of vast groundwater reserves off the coasts of China, Australia, North America, Greenland, Suriname, Nigeria and South Africa, has raised hopes that these resources could offer a solution for water
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over-extraction of groundwater is causing wells to dry up and water tables to fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the United States that global food supplies are seriously at risk, according to
  • Peru is considered one of the countries in South America most vulnerable to climate change, due to water scarcity concerns that are already taking a toll on a “wide spectrum of Peruvian society,” according to a new report from Washington DC-based think tank the Center for American Progress.
  • 27 Feb 2013- 08:15 by Local Press Report ASHGABAT Fars News Agency Iranian Vice-President for International Affairs Ali Saeedlou is due to have left Tehran for Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, yesterday in a bid to discuss expansion of bilateral ties. Saeedlou, who will be heading a high-ranking delegation,

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