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  • 25 Nov 2015- 09:22 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Colombia Reports Colombia lost 140,356 hectares of forest in 2014, 16% more than the year before, according to the South American country’s meteorological institute IDEAM. The main causes of the increased deforestation are illegal mining and lumbering
  • 3 Sep 2015- 10:13 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Reuters Colombia's electrical system is prepared for the El Nino weather phenomena, which may lead to drought and low reserves at hydro-electric facilities, mines and energy minister Tomas Gonzalez said on Wednesday. Climate Energy Security
  • 13 Aug 2015- 08:24 by Local Press Report BOGOTA EFE A total of 205 tons of mercury were discharged into Colombian rivers and soil in 2012, according to a study by the Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies Institute, or IDEAM. Most of the mercury-- stemming from gold and silver mining
  • 4 Jun 2015- 09:11 by Local Press Report CARACAS Reuters Venezuela sought to open a new front in its months-long verbal assault on the U.S. shale oil industry on Wednesday, suggesting it posed a grave threat to water supplies. Ecosystems Pollution Scarcity Water Quality Caracas Exxon BP Venezuela
  • 9 Apr 2015- 09:57 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC ENEWSPF In what is being described as "smoking gun evidence" of Chevron's complete guilt and corruption in the case of an oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon, internal videos leaked to an environmental watchdog show company