Disasters

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  • 18 Jan 2020- 08:55 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Politico The latest Trump regulation rollback could remove federal safeguards for half the country's wetlands and millions of miles of streams. The Trump administration is preparing to further dismantle environmental regulations by vastly
  • 5 Oct 2019- 07:43 by Local Press Report CARACAS Phys.org Smelling like an oil refinery, the vast expanse of Lake Maracaibo has become polluted by its own reserves of crude as Venezuela's economic collapse has left wells and pipelines in ruin. This huge body of water, in the country's
  • 4 Apr 2019- 11:19 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Alaska Public Media The Trump administration is quietly reviving a long-stalled effort by state regulators to loosen pollution standards where fish spawn. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation proposed the rule change more than a
  • 16 Mar 2018- 09:49 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC New Security Beat In 2017, four environmental activists were murdered every week on average—most of them in Latin America, and most of them targeted for protesting industries like logging or mining. These shocking numbers may finally start to
  • 1 Feb 2018- 11:34 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC American Chemical Society Concerns over hydraulic fracturing, an oil and gas extraction method that injects millions of gallons of freshwater and chemicals into shale, have largely focused on potential impacts on water quality. But, as
  • 6 Nov 2017- 08:04 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Politico A sweeping new U.S. government report concludes that humans have pushed global temperatures to the highest level seen by modern civilization, defying the Trump administration’s pronouncements that climate change is a hoax or based on
  • 26 Jul 2017- 08:22 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC UN Dispatch When President Trump’s White House released its first budget proposal, the president proposed a 29 percent cut to the budgets of USAID and the State Department. Scaling back development assistance as President Trump has envisioned
  • 21 Jun 2017- 08:59 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC The Independent US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has said he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, putting him at odds with mainstream scientific opinion. Mr Perry's statement is in line with
  • 10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by Local Press Report CARACAS El Universal The Venezuelan Attorney General Office informed on Monday that environmental damages resulting from an oil spill from a major crude transport line last week in northeastern Anzoátegui state are currently being investigated.  For its part
  • 8 Nov 2016- 08:47 by Local Press Report CARACAS Oil Price An oil spill in Venezuela’s Anzoategui State has affected drinking water across a 31-mile radius, PDVSA confirmed on Monday. Anzoategui State is known for its beautiful coastline that makes up a single 62-mile-long beach, as well as a robust
  • 6 Jun 2016- 09:16 by Local Press Report CARACAS Venezuelanalysis.com Activists from grassroots organizations protested outside the Venezuelan Supreme Court Tuesday to demand that the body put a halt to a controversial mega-mining project spearheaded by the Maduro government. Conflict Corporate Risk
  • 5 Apr 2016- 09:04 by Local Press Report CARACAS Venezuelanalysis Several dozen activists from Venezuelan social movements demonstrated outside the offices of state oil company PDVSA on Thursday in protest of the Maduro government’s decision to open up the 117,000 km “Orinoco Arc” to transnational
  • 23 Mar 2016- 08:16 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC Reuters On Jan. 21, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iraq's prime minister in Davos, Switzerland, and handed him a personal note from President Barack Obama pleading for urgent action. Obama's confidential message to
  • 16 Mar 2016- 08:43 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC YubaNet Eco Oro Minerals’ proposed Angostura mining project in the high-altitude wetlands, or páramo, of Santurbán, has announced that it could file an international arbitration suit against Colombia over measures to protect the páramo, which
  • 1 Feb 2016- 09:12 by Local Press Report CARACAS AFP The scarcity of water is just one of a long list of headaches for this struggling South American oil giant, but it comes with a particularly nasty risk. As Venezuelans stockpile water in their homes, health officials warn, they risk fueling an

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