Disasters

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  • 16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirty rivers are affected by mining or being
  • 8 Nov 2016- 08:47 by Local Press Report LA PAZ Gizmodo Investigating a strange electrical anomaly, geologists have discovered an enormous water reservoir beneath the now-dormant Uturunco volcano in the Bolivian Andes. It’s a remarkable find that speaks to the vast amounts of water stored in Earth’s
  • 11 Aug 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia The Bolivian Civil Defense Ministry said on August 10th that measures were being taken to fight ongoing drought affecting 131 municipalities throughout the country. Deputy Civil Defense Minister Oscar Cabrera said areas in the Bolivian
  • 10 Aug 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUNO, Peru Peru’s new Minister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Edmer Trujillo, this week reassured residents in the country’s Puno region that the administration of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will move forward with plans to build a
  • 4 Aug 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia Some 132,740 families in 131 municipalities in Bolivia are currently affected by drought, the country's Vice Ministry of Civil Defense reported this week. One hundred six municipalities have already declared a state of emergency due
  • 24 Jun 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ACORA, Peru Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared the Lake Titicaca Water Treatment Plant to be a project of “national interest” in order to ensure that it is completed by the next presidential administration. "In order to ensure project&
  • 20 May 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru has launched a new $437 million USD project to clean up Lake Titicaca by building wastewater treatment plants in the Ayaviri, Azángaro, Desaguadero, Huancane, Ilave, Juliaca, Juli, Puno and Yunguyo districts. These regions produce the
  • 11 Jan 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia The governments of Bolivia and Peru last week signed a 10-year, $500 million USD plan to restore Lake Titicaca.  Bolivian Minister of Environment and Water Alexandra Moreira and her Peruvian counterpart, Manuel Pulgar, signed the
  • 22 Dec 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ORURO, Bolivia The government Bolivia’s Oruro Province on December 19th declared the drying of Lake Poopo-- the second largest in the country after Lake Titicaca-- a natural disaster. Oruro Governor Victor Hugo Vasquez’s natural disaster declaration is
  • 16 Dec 2015- 08:38 by Local Press Report LA PAZ Latin American Herald Tribune Bolivia’s second largest lake, Poopo, in the Andine region of the country is turning into a desert as a result of climate change, El Niño and La Niña phenomena and mining pollution, researchers warned on Monday. Climate
  • 26 Oct 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Domestic wastewater could be a valuable resource for agricultural irrigation and energy production, and contribute to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report released last week by the United Nations
  • 25 Jun 2015- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUNO, Peru Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said this week that his government would invest $477 million USD for construction of 10 sewage treatment plants as part of its effort to clean up Lake Titicaca. "We are working on Puno's great dream
  • 28 May 2015- 11:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia A government initiative to clean up a number of key tributaries that flow into Lake Titicaca in western Bolivia kicked off on May 23rd, with participants collecting some four tons of solid waste, authorities said.  Over 1,400 volunteers
  • 15 May 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru New water treatment plants to decontaminate Lake Titicaca in southeast Peru are expected to come online in 2017, the country’s Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation said last week. Federal authorities are planning to spend around
  • 9 Dec 2014- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian Congress on December 5th approved creation of the National Research Institute of Mountain Glaciers and Ecosystems, or INIAGEM, which will provide data to decision- makers on ways to mitigate the effects of glacial retreat.

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