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  • 6 Feb 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador US oil giant Chevron this week rejected a proposal to use $106 million USD that the Ecuadorian government owes it for breach of contract to compensate indigenous communities affected by toxic wastewater sumping n the country's Amazon
  • 4 Dec 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EAGLE PASS, TX, United States The board of directors for the Eagle Pass Potable Water System in Texas has authorized US-based North American Coal to extract water from the Rio Grande for its new coal mine. Jorge Barrera, director of the Eagle Pass
  • 18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Documents submitted by Shell as part of a UK court case show that the oil giant repeatedly minimized the size and impact of two major oil spills in Bodo, Nigeria, in an attempt to minimize compensation payments, according to human
  • 13 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said last week that the country was postponing shale gas exploration activities, and claimed that there may not in fact be any shale reserves in Romania after all. He told the Antena 3 news station
  • 6 Nov 2014- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Indigenous Ecuadorian groups this week called on US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, who is currently visiting the South American country, to demand that US oil giant Chevron pay the $9.5 billion USD judgment handed down
  • 27 Oct 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A lawyer representing five Haitian cholera victims and their families last week asked a US district court judge to lift the United Nations’ legal immunity so that the international body can be held responsible for the cholera
  • 16 Oct 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Department of Defense has identified climate change as a “threat multiplier” because of its “potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we are dealing with today,” according to a new report. “Rising global
  • 3 Sep 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Limited availability of freshwater could become a stumbling block to the growing shale gas sector, according to a new report from the Washington, DC-based World Resource Institute (WRI). The report, “ Global Shale Gas
  • 31 Jul 2014- 09:15 by Local Press Report PORTLAND, OR Reuters Tests of water off the U.S. West Coast have found no signs of radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, although low levels of radiation are ultimately expected to reach the U.S. shore, scientists said on Tuesday.
  • 14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the number of people without access to improved sanitation facilities is the most off track of all of the targets, according to Jose Gesti, a water, sanitation and
  • 8 May 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A group of 77 non-governmental organizations, led and coordinated by human and environmental rights coalition the Mining Working Group, sent a letter of protest to the United Nations this week over the apparent failure to
  • 23 Apr 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Volcanologists and seismologists from Cuba, the United States, Mexico and Venezuela have been analyzing water samples from wells near Nicaragua's Apoyeque Volcano after an increase in seismic activity was detected there,
  • 27 Mar 2014- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YEREVAN, Armenia A group of environmental activists this week disrupted proceedings at a mining conference in the country’s capital, Yerevan, due to concerns about environmental damage associated with mining, including water quality issues. The
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France/WASHINGTON, DC, United States The world’s energy sector currently accounts for about 15 percent of total global water use, and that figure is expected to increase by 2035, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned this week. The agency
  • 6 Mar 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States US Federal District Judge Lewis Kaplan this week ruled in favor of Chevron Corporation in a case between the oil giant and Ecuadorian plaintiffs over soil and water pollution in Ecuador’s Amazon region. In 2011, an Ecuadorian

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