Disasters

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  • A judge on Tuesday ruled that Chevron Corp's chief executive must testify in the U.S.
  • The Malawi government has issued 172 mining licenses in the past four years as part of its effort to boost the country’s agriculture-dependent economy.
  • Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua) has approved a transfer of 20 million cubic meters of water from La Fragua Dam to La Amistad Dam. Both dams are located in Coahuila State, on the US-Mexican border.
  • Asia has once again topped the United Nations’ list of the regions most a risk for natural disasters, both in terms of the number of disasters and the number of victims, according to a new report from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
  • Four Latin American governments were found to be giving away natural resources located primarily found in areas where indigenous communities live in an effort to increase economic development, according to a new study from NGO Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).
  • Cooperation between the seven US Colorado River basin states – Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California and Wyoming – and Mexico is at “an all-time high,” according to Southern Nevada Water Authority’s (SNWA) Senior Deputy General Manager John Entsminger.
  • Peru is considered one of the countries in South America most vulnerable to climate change, due to water scarcity concerns that are already taking a toll on a “wide spectrum of Peruvian society,” according to a new report from Washington DC-based think tank the Center for American Progress.
  • 22 Feb 2013- 09:36 by Local Press Report BOSTON Seeking Alpha The report, Global Mining Industry: Water Scarcity to Raise Capex and Operating Costs, Heighten Operational Risks, comes as more miners venture further afield, often to some of the most parched places on the planet, in search of new
  • Oil giant Chevron this week told New York federal judge Lewis A. Kaplan that it was dropping its claim that the $19 billion USD judgment handed down by Ecuadorian courts over the company’s Amazon contamination record was “objectively baseless” and a “sham.”
  • The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans last week denied oil giant Chevron’s appeal to shield an expert from discovery obligations in the ongoing legal battle between the company and Ecuador’s indigenous Amazonian people.
  • 8 Feb 2013- 08:48 by Local Press Report new yorK UNICEF UNICEF welcomed core contributions from Member States at the annual pledging event held on the third day of the first regular session of the Executive Board. Some $38 million USD was pledged during the event at United Nations Headquarters.
  • The World Resources Institute (WRI) today launched a new online tool that maps water risk worldwide based on the most current, highest resolution data available.
  • The World Bank has approved an $87 million USD grant package to help Mozambique develop a climate change-resilient economy and improve nutrition interventions for over a million people.
  • Carlos Álvarez García, president of the Agriculture and Livestock Chamber of Torreón, has warned that conflicts over water among producers in the La Laguna area could get worse, as the National Water Commission (Conagua) continues to say it will only release 450 million cubic meters of water for the agricultural cycle.
  • El Salvador has claimed a gold and silver mine in Guatemala would pollute the water quality of its essential Lempa River, which provides 37 percent of the country’s drinking water. The government of El Salvador is now calling on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) to pressure Guatemala to halt Goldcorp’s Cerro Blanco mine.

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