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  • 16 Jun 2020- 09:12 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER CTV News The operator of the Trans Mountain Pipeline estimates that between 940 and 1,195 barrels of oil were spilled at Sumas Pump Station in Abbotsford, B.C., early Saturday morning. The company that runs the pipeline says freestanding oil
  • 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
  • 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
  • 10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by Local Press Report LIMA Peru This Week The National Water Authority (ANA) filed a disciplinary administrative process against Sedapal for unauthorized dumping of untreated wastewater to the beach Arica, in Lurin. According to Sedapal, excess water was dumped to prevent the
  • 8 Sep 2016- 08:41 by Local Press Report LIMA Mongabay Negotiations on Aug. 31 between national government officials and leaders and residents of Nueva Alianza, an indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon, ended an impasse over cleanup of about 4,000 barrels of oil that spilled from two pipeline
  • 24 May 2016- 08:55 by Local Press Report LIMA AFP Peru declared an environmental emergency on Monday in 11 Amazon jungle districts where mercury pollution blamed on unregulated gold mining is poisoning people and fish. Disasters Environment Health Policy Pollution Sanitation, Hygiene & Disease
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 19 Jan 2015- 10:42 by Local Press Report LIMA New Internationalist The lower Urubamba River in southern Peru is a long way from the boardrooms and corridors of power in European capitals. Likewise, the struggles of indigenous groups faced with the expansion of oil and gas exploration in this remote
  • 15 Dec 2014- 10:32 by Local Press Report LIMA Helsinki Times In Peru, as many as 200 to 300 floods occur annually. An increased amount of rainfall caused by the El Nino phenomenon, in which sea surface temperatures rise, is cited as a cause of the frequent floods. Preventing natural disasters,
  • 13 Oct 2014- 10:28 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC World Bank Minister of Finance of Serbia, Dušan Vujović, and World Bank Country Director for South East Europe, Ellen Goldstein, yesterday signed a loan agreement in the amount of EURO227.5 million loan (US$300 million equivalent) for the

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