Disasters

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  • 9 Dec 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil Arsenic extracted from copper ore in Chile has found its way into ice cores in the Jones Mountains of Antarctica, according to a new study led by researchers from Brazil’s Polar Climate Center (CPC). In the study, “ Anomalously high
  • 8 Dec 2015- 08:27 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining Weekly Valhalla Energia announced on Friday that Chilean regulators approved the environmental impact study for its 300-megawatt Espejo de Tarapaca project, located 100 kilometers south of Iquique in northern Chile, which is home to some of
  • 17 Nov 2015- 12:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Water availability in central Chile could drop by 10 percent by 2030, according to a new report released last week by NGO Fundacion Chile. The report, developed during the first 10 months of this year, sought to determine the water
  • 11 Nov 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Copper mines in Chile will get half their water supply from desalination by 2026, a new report by Chilean state copper commission Cochilco predicts. According to the report, “Projected water consumption in 2026 mining” (available here in
  • 9 Nov 2015- 08:40 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO QNA The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved close to US$41 million in financing to strengthen the Ministry of Public Works' (Chile) capacity for managing water resources, public infrastructure and concessions. The loan will
  • 4 Nov 2015- 09:43 by Local Press Report BASRA Iraq Oil Report The Oil Ministry is offering a deal for two oil fields to ExxonMobil and PetroChina in an effort to jumpstart a long-delayed, multi-billion dollar water project necessary to maintain pressure in more than a half dozen vital oil fields in
  • 30 Oct 2015- 09:06 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO International Rivers A proposed diversion of the Maipo River to create the Alto Maipo hydroelectric complex would deprive the river of its ecological flow for 70 kilometers as its waters are channeled underground for a drainage system of tunnels.
  • 7 Oct 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRBIL, Iraq The United Kingdom has announced an additional $30 million USD to support humanitarian relief in Iraq. The funds will be used to provide sanitation, clean water and shelter for 8 million Iraqis, including 3.2 million internally displaced
  • 22 Sep 2015- 11:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Some 34,000 people have been left without power and 9,070 without drinking water supply in the aftermath of the 8.4-magnitude earthquake that hit northern Chile on September 16th, the International Federation of the Red Cross reported
  • 31 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Canada-based miners Goldcorp Inc. and Teck Resources Limited last week announced plans to combine their respective El Morro and Relincho projects in Chile’s arid Atacama region. A pre-feasibility study for the new 50/50 joint venture--
  • 25 Aug 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden World leaders described the urgent pressure many countries are facing with regard to future water supply at the opening of the 2015 World Water Week in Stockholm this week. "As the leader of my country I cannot look my people in
  • 20 Aug 2015- 08:45 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO PR Newswire White Mountain Titanium Corporation announced yesterday the signing of a letter of intent with Nexo Capital Partners, LLC to fund, construct and manage a desalination plant which forms part of White Mountain's Cerro Blanco mining
  • 11 Aug 2015- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq In the wake of protests throughout the country in recent weeks, Iraqi Prime Minister has announced a plan to reform the government and route out corruption. The parliament approved the plan, which also had the backing of powerful Shiite
  • 5 Aug 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMARA, Iraq Iraqis took to the streets in Amara, capital of Anbar Governorate on August 4th in the latest wave of protests over power cuts and poor quality of basic services. The Anbar protests follow demonstrations in Basra, Karbala, Najaf, Babil, and
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Hundreds of people in the southern Iraqi cities of Basra and Karbala took to the streets over the weekend to protest poor water quality and electricity supply. Security forces were deployed throughout Basra governorate in response. The

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