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  • 22 Oct 2019- 07:10 by OOSKAnews Info VIENNA, Austria A new European Union (EU) report calls for increased investment in solar, wind and other renewable power sources to improve water use efficiency in electricity generation. Energy security for the EU is a priority of the European Commission.
  • 22 Apr 2019- 06:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria As if frozen, pox-ridden corpses, dormant (and dead) viruses and greenhouse gases weren't enough, glacier melt and permafrost retreat caused by climate change are now revealing elevated levels of radioactive atoms that result from
  • 26 Mar 2019- 06:07 by Local Press Report QUITO International Atomic Energy Association Southeast Ecuador is home to a constellation of copper and gold mines, which have sustained economic activity in the region for decades. The Zamora River — which passes through the area before emptying into the
  • 18 Feb 2019- 07:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium New European Union (EU) funding will unlock more than $3.6 Billion USD of additional support to twelve large-scale environmental and climate projects in ten member states to support Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy
  • 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
  • 26 Jun 2018- 13:01 by Local Press Report VIENNA RigZone Iraq is no longer in talks with Exxon Mobil Corp for the oil major to build a giant water treatment facility vital for the OPEC member to grow its oil production capacity, the director general of the Basrah Oil Co (BOC) told reporters on
  • 18 Oct 2016- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The United Nations International Childrens Fund (UNICEF) has reported this week that meeting the post-earthquake health and humanitarian needs of children in Ecuador remains a significant challenge. Six months after a major earthquake hit
  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The state of emergency has been extended to October 15th in Ecuador’s Manabi and Esmeraldas provinces, which were hard hit by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16th. In its latest Ecuador Situation Report,
  • 20 Sep 2016- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada The latest round of court proceedings in the ongoing compensation battle between Ecuadorian villagers and oil giant Chevron commenced last week in Ontario, Canada. Approximately 30,000 Ecuadorians are trying to collect on a $9.5 billion
  • 29 Aug 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CUENCA, Ecuador Ecuadorian Justice Felipe Cordova of the Criminal Court of Cuenca has denied a request to order “precautionary measures” at the Rio Blanco mine in the country’s southern Azuay province. The request was based on concerns about the mining
  • 9 Aug 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A US federal appeals court this week blocked enforcement of a $9.5 billion USD fine against oil giant Chevron, issued by an Ecuadorian court in 2011 for pollution in that country’s Amazon region. The 2nd US Circuit Court of
  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court. Hearings on the claim will be held in September, Prensa
  • 23 Jun 2016- 09:01 by Local Press Report GUAYAQUIL Associated Press Authorities have turned off the spigots in Guayaquil after a fuel spill contaminated the water in Ecuador's most populated city. National Water Secretary Alexis Sanchez told a news conference Wednesday that the decision to
  • 27 May 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union this week released another $4.5 million USD in humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16th. The funding is in addition to the $1.1
  • 25 Apr 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador International aid groups have launched initiatives to provide clean water and other relief supplies to Ecuadorians affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16th. “Government officials have identified

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