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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
  • 14 Sep 2017- 11:54 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Mining News Plans to mine coal by Australia’s Coal for Africa close to the Mapungubwe Unesco World Heritage site have been put on hold. This follows some concerns over the impact of coal mining and related activities on the environment,
  • 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
  • 20 Jun 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has imposed 20 percent water restrictions in Western Cape province due to lower-than-average rainfall last season. The capital, Cape Town, as well as the cities of George,
  • 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
  • 29 Apr 2016- 09:06 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG The Ecologist Almost entirely unknown to the outside world, and even to most local residents, hundreds of square kilometres of South Africa's Karoo dryland have been bought up by uranium mining companies. With no strategic assessment of the
  • 11 Apr 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s Department of Water Affairs has suspended an integrated water use license previously issued to mining company Coal of Africa Ltd (CoAL) for the $450 million USD Makhado coal project. The suspension comes after
  • 24 Mar 2016- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMSTERDAM, Netherlands The life cycle of coal-generated electricity-- from mining and washing to burning and waste management-- has major impacts on freshwater systems around the world. In many countries, coal creates one of the largest demands on
  • 25 Feb 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced this week that the government would reprioritize $64.5 million USD from the country’s 2015-2016 national budget to respond to the impacts of the drought on agriculture
  • 19 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s Department of Water Affairs has awarded coal mining company Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) a 20-year Integrated Water Use License for its Makhado Project, even though the country is going through its worst water
  • 12 Nov 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation on November 12th announced a series of interventions to support drought relief efforts throughout the country. The department’s Deputy Director General for Planning and
  • 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
  • 10 Nov 2015- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Johannesburg officials this week announced level 2 water rationing throughout the city. The measure will restrict watering of gardens during certain hours and prohibit the use of potable water to fill swimming pools or to wash
  • 27 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa's Rand Water, the largest water utility in Africa, has urged consumers who rely on its daily supply of 3.653 billion liters to “use the water sparingly” because of persistent high temperatures in parts of the

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