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  • 12 Sep 2018- 10:03 by Local Press Report BRISBANE ABC News (Australia) The Queensland environment department has launched an investigation into a series of groundwater bores drilled by Indian miner Adani, which conservationists say were sunk without approval. The environmental group Coast and
  • 13 Jun 2018- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CANBERRA, Australia Indian mining giant Adani has been accused of seeking to dodge federal scrutiny of its plan to build a pipeline pumping billions of liters of water from the Suttor River in the state of Queensland, 60 percent of which has been
  • 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
  • 25 May 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Top executives from Australia’s Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd were in Bangkok this week to try to persuade the Thai government to reverse its decision to close the company’s Chatree gold mine by the end of this year. The executives
  • 4 May 2016- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Two executives of the Kumtor Gold Company left Kyrgyzstan last week, a day after a raid was carried out on the company's offices in Bishkek as part of a criminal investigation, the Kyrgyz Prosecutor General's Office reported
  • 10 Nov 2015- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Sludge, water and debris released after two dams burst at a mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state on November 5th have spread downstream toward neighboring Espiritu Santo state this week, forcing cities 300 kilometers away from the
  • 2 Nov 2015- 09:33 by Local Press Report SOFIA Focus Information Agency A team of experts with the Regional Environment and Water Inspectorate in Stara Zagora and the Regional Laboratory with the Executive Environment Agency is travelling to the site near the village of Tsenino, municipality of Nova
  • 13 Oct 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai government is investigating a gold mine owned by Australia’s Kingsgate Consolidated, after local residents claimed that toxic waste from the mine site was contaminating nearby water systems. A joint committee has been formed
  • 12 Oct 2015- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SOFIA, Bulgaria A Bulgarian judge last week denied a request from the government of Kyrgyzstan to extradite former Centerra Gold CEO Len Homeniuk to face corruption charges in connection with the Kumtor mining project. Homeniuk, a Canadian citizen, has
  • 28 Aug 2015- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada Len Homeniuk, former CEO of Toronto-based miner Centerra Gold, has been detained in Bulgaria and is awiating possible extradition to Kyrgyzstan on charges of corruption in a mining project in the Central Asian country, Canadian media
  • 12 Jun 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Water is increasingly being recognized as one of the world’s most important challenges, and innovative solutions and technologies are vital to overcoming these challenges. Water innovation is needed now more than ever to leverage opportunities
  • 29 Apr 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAKARTA, Indonesia Eleven “deforestation fronts” will account for 80 percent of forest loss worldwide by 2030, according to new research released this week by international environmental NGO WWF. Ten of these 11 “deforestation fronts” are in the tropics
  • 12 Feb 2015- 11:00 by Local Press Report SOFIA Sofia News Agency A barge carrying 850 tonnes of fertilizers on board sank in the Romanian port of Moldova Veche on Wednesday, while conducting maneuvers. The Romanian port lies approximately 200 kilometres upstream from the beginning of the Bulgarian
  • 24 Nov 2014- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SOFIA, Bulgaria Residents in the northern Bulgarian villages of Troitsa, Osmar, and Han Krum, on the Romanian border, have launched protests against shale gas exploration in the area, out of concern that the activity will contaminate local water sources
  • 23 Oct 2014- 12:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up this week with Dr. James Horne, a former Deputy Secretary

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