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  • 11 Jul 2016- 09:55 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER, BC Mining Review Orca Gold has discovered a significant aquifer system at it Block 14 mineral licence in northern Sudan. The aquifer system, located over an area covering approximately 13 km2, was discovered as a result of an ongoing water
  • 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
  • 6 May 2016- 08:56 by Local Press Report BUDAPEST Budapest Business Journal Hungarian mineral water bottler Spiller yesterday opened a bottling plant in Csákvár, northern Hungary, which was built through an investment of HUF 1.2 billion. Investment Water Industry Budapest Spiller Hungary
  • 2 May 2016- 09:45 by Local Press Report BOGOTA AFP Colombia’s widespread illegal mining is blamed for causing environmental damage and holding workers in slave-like conditions-- and now is also being blamed for a malaria outbreak. Corporate Risk Policy Pollution Sanitation, Hygiene & Disease
  • 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
  • 10 Feb 2016- 10:32 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Latin American Herald Tribune The Colombian national ombudsman’s office said that even as the Andean nation suffers a drought, illegal mining activity annually contaminates 13 billion liters (3.4 billion gallons) of water with substances such as
  • 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
  • 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
  • 16 Apr 2015- 09:00 by Local Press Report BUDAPEST Politics.hu Hungary's experience in water management and farm development can help Mongolia, President János Áder said at a press conference held with his counterpart Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj. Áder noted Mongolia’s rich resources in gold, uranium
  • 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

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