Disasters

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  • 23 Jul 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross may not be able to account for how it spent the nearly half a billion dollars in donations it raised for humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake,
  • 12 Jun 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Water is increasingly being recognized as one of the world’s most important challenges, and innovative solutions and technologies are vital to overcoming these challenges. Water innovation is needed now more than ever to leverage opportunities
  • 23 Apr 2015- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOSTON, MA, United States Ethiopia’s $4.2 billion USD, 6,000-megawatt Grand Renaissance Dam project offers an opportunity for cooperation among Eastern Nile Basin countries, according to a report released this week by the Massachusetts Institute of
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland A group of 133 developing nations, known as G77+China, as well as a number of NGOs walked out of UN climate change talks held in Warsaw, Poland this week due to differences with countries who are the biggest polluters. Representatives of
  • 21 Nov 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The water crisis that millions of people worldwide are currently facing is rarely about absolute water scarcity, but rather is an issue of economic scarcity resulting in problems with distribution, according to Jerry Delli
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The Ecuadorian Supreme Court this week upheld the liability finding against US oil giant Chevron Corporation for contamination in the nation’s Amazon region, although it reduced the company’s fine by half-- from $19 billion USD to $9.5

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