Disasters

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  • 2 Aug 2019- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights watch-dog Global Witness has launched its 2018 annual investigative report on attacks on "defenders" of land and environmental rights.  According to "Enemies of the State? How governments and business
  • 11 May 2019- 08:13 by OOSKAnews Info OXFORD, United Kingdom OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Kathryn Pharr and Alex Mauroner describe the embedded and often hidden costs
  • 7 Apr 2019- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Ninety-six institutional investors, representing $10.3 Trillion USD in assets under management, have sent an urgent letter to 683 listed mining companies requesting full disclosure on tailings storage facilities under their control
  • 26 Feb 2019- 10:10 by Local Press Report LONDON Oil Price A deal between Tullow Oil and local Kenyan authorities that would allow the oil company to pump water for the wells and that would be crucial to the final investment decision for Kenya’s first and currently only oil project could be pushed
  • 18 Jan 2019- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Villagers's in Zambia's Copper Belt are still waiting to find out whether their water contamination claim against a mining subsidiary of Vedanta Resources will be held in the United Kingdom or Zambia. The claimants are alleging
  • 3 Jan 2019- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom New research describes how climate-change-related extreme weather events in 2018 affected every populated continent causing injury and displacement of millions and costing billions of dollars. The report, released by Christian Aid
  • 19 Nov 2018- 13:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The UK board of Antofagasta Mining has approved a $1.3 Billion USD expansion for its Los Pelambres copper mine in Chile which has historically attracted controversy related to water use / stewardship. The company is planning to
  • 18 Sep 2018- 09:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland Scottish Water, the public utility that provides water and sewarage services across Scotland, is to pilot a new approach to tackle the phenomenon of "fatbergs" in sewage systems, which can cause major flooding and pollution
  • 12 Sep 2018- 10:01 by Local Press Report OXFORD oDR The Central Asian state’s Tian Shan mountain range isn’t just home to shrinking glaciers. It’s also the site of an international mining operation. Kyrgyz ecologist Kaliya Moldogaziyeva comments about the environmental threat to the area from the
  • 25 Apr 2018- 13:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, UK A UK television documentary broadcast April 24 by the country's Channel 4 featured a scientific autopsy on five tonnes of so-called “fatberg”, taken from a sewer under the city’s Blackfriars Road. Experts analyzed the contents to
  • 14 Mar 2018- 09:17 by Local Press Report EDINBURGH Business Insider A coalition of diverse groups from the UK and the US has written to Prime Minister Theresa May voicing their support for the National Trust’s efforts to prevent petrochemical company INEOS from fracking. INEOS has its largest
  • 14 Mar 2018- 06:18 by Local Press Report LONDON Mining Journal Anglo American has stopped iron ore production in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state after a pipeline that transports its product to Rio de Janeiro leaked into one of the region’s streams. Corporate Risk Ecosystems Pollution Social Issues
  • 21 Feb 2018- 09:57 by Local Press Report LONDON Aid and International Development Forum Save the Children report that 90,000 children in East Africa risk being forced to drop out of school each week in 2018 due to drought and conflict. This is the equivalent of 4.7 million children abandoning their
  • 21 Jan 2018- 11:26 by Local Press Report CARDIFF Geothermal Energy News A geothermal project in the South of Wales is being pushed forward with funding by the EU and the UK government. The project will be using underground mine water from an old mine, which was closed in the 1970s. The goal is to
  • 16 Jan 2018- 08:51 by Local Press Report LONDON Mining Journal The water issue is not as simple as being able to locate a captive source to start a development, it is much more complicated. "From supply origin (surface, ground, sea or third-party water), management (recirculation and

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