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  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States A new $180 Million USD Global Environment Facility (GEF) program, supported by United Nations (UN) agencies is designed to cut harmful mercury emissions, associated with gold mining, to water and the environment, and improve
  • 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 May 2017- 12:50 by Local Press Report LIMA Reuters Peru's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in favor of a farmer who Newmont Mining Corp claimed had illegally occupied its land, dealing a blow to the U.S. miner's long-stalled efforts to build a $5 billion gold mine in the Andean country.
  • 22 Nov 2016- 08:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUNO, Peru The Peruvian government will make a decision on the viability of an initiative to build 10 wastewater treatment plants around Lake Titicaca by December 29th, according to the Ministry of House, Construction and Sanitation. “In the three
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by Local Press Report LIMA Reuters An indigenous man was killed and two were wounded last week in the latest clash between sedentary communities and the isolated Mashco Piro tribe as they emerge more frequently from their jungle enclaves, the government has reported. Illegal
  • 20 Oct 2016- 06:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Local and foreign investment in infrastructure, health, education and sanitation are necessary for Peru to modernize, maintain growth, and join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Peruvian President Pedro Pablo
  • 17 Oct 2016- 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian police shot and killed one person on October 15th during clashes with some 200 protesters who were blocking a road near the Las Bambas copper mine in Apurimac state. Local media reported that another 34 protesters had been injured,
  • 10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by Local Press Report LIMA Peru This Week The National Water Authority (ANA) filed a disciplinary administrative process against Sedapal for unauthorized dumping of untreated wastewater to the beach Arica, in Lurin. According to Sedapal, excess water was dumped to prevent the
  • 4 Oct 2016- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian Congress on September 29th voted to give the administration of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski decree powers for 90 days to fast-track legislation in five key areas: the economy, crime, corruption, water and sanitation, and
  • 27 Sep 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian officials on September 25th reported two new oil spills in the country's Amazon region. The first spill happened on September 24th in the Andoas district in the Loreto region, and the second a day later in the Urarinas district,
  • 20 Sep 2016- 08:39 by Local Press Report CAJAMARCA Telesur Peru's internationally-renowned environmentalist Maxima Acuña and her partner were severely hurt Sunday morning in an attack by alleged hitmen hired by the mining company they are fighting against, reported Acuña's daughter.
  • 8 Sep 2016- 08:41 by Local Press Report LIMA Mongabay Negotiations on Aug. 31 between national government officials and leaders and residents of Nueva Alianza, an indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon, ended an impasse over cleanup of about 4,000 barrels of oil that spilled from two pipeline
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian state oil company Petroperú is blaming the latest oil spills from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline on vandals. The two most recent spills, which occurred earlier this month, dumped over 4,000 barrels in the country’s Amazon region.
  • 16 Aug 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Residents of the Peru’s southern Apurimac region have blocked a key road to the Las Bambas copper mine, demanding payment for use of the road, which passes through their land, the local Peruvian ombudsman's office said this week. It is
  • 15 Aug 2016- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Petroperu, the Peruvian state-owned energy company, has reported a major oil pipeline spill, its fourth in 2016.  The company said emergency workers have “responded rapidly” implement a contingency plan, but did not provide an explanation of

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