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  • 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
  • 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
  • 24 Nov 2018- 12:22 by Local Press Report ABUJA Leadership Speaking at the stakeholder’s engagement on contextualizing Nigeria’s water resource management in mining and energy policies in Abuja, yesterday, Executive Director, Global Rights and host community activist, Ms Abiodun Baiyewu said the
  • 24 Nov 2018- 12:22 by Local Press Report ABUJA Vanguard News A coalition of Civil Society Organizations, CSOs, on Thursday, expressed concern over delay in the execution of the proposed clean-up of oil spillage in Ogoniland, despite the availability of $177million that International Oil
  • 4 Aug 2018- 06:59 by Local Press Report JOS The Eagle Online The Plateau state government on Thursday sealed up the Da-chong Mineral Separation Company, a lead and zinc mining outfit located in Jos. Ezekiel Daju, solid minerals development commissioner, said that the step became necessary because
  • 19 Jun 2018- 12:07 by Local Press Report ABUJA Vanguard Niger Delta Activists Forum, NDAF, has warned of planned attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta belonging to Nigeria Agip Oil Company, NAOC. The group had earlier given the company a 14-day ultimatum to recruit members of the host
  • 30 May 2018- 09:08 by Local Press Report ABUJA Punch Three states, Ekiti, Rivers and Cross River, have opposed the bill on water resources sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari. Also Niger Delta leaders, under the aegis of The Pan- Niger Delta Forum, rejected the bill, saying it was
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:17 by Local Press Report LONDON Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Royal Dutch Shell this week is facing fresh environmental claims in a London high court as well as in the Netherlands, from two Nigerian communities who have suffered pollution episodes following repeated
  • 8 Nov 2016- 08:47 by Local Press Report YENAGOA Daily Post The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says the source of an oil leak that polluted Otuokpoti communities in Bayelsa is being investigated. Corporate Risk Pollution Reputational Risk Yenagoa Africa Nigeria
  • 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
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons (IDPs), Chaloka Beyani, last week urged the Nigerian government and the international community to take urgent humanitarian action to protect hundreds of thousands
  • 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

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