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  • 21 Feb 2019- 09:06 by Local Press Report WARRENTON VA Phys.org Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated. That torrent is
  • 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
  • 14 Dec 2018- 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New research published by advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims that the Trump administration and the United States Congress have endangered public health in mining communities. The report asserts that Congress has failed
  • 16 Oct 2018- 15:43 by OOSKAnews Info WASHINGTON, DC, United States US President Donald Trump signed the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act last week, creating a new foreign aid agency to replace the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) which was
  • 8 Oct 2018- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Wilmington, United States Water toxicity tests conducted by environmental groups since September's Hurricane Florence caused severe flooding in states on the US’s Atlantic seaboard show much higher levels of arsenic contamination than those reported
  • 20 Sep 2018- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States As States on the US’s Atlantic seaboard start to clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, it is reported at least 110 lagoons in North Carolina have either released pig waste into the environment or are at imminent risk
  • 19 Aug 2018- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DURHAM, United States A dramatic increase in fracking's water footprint in the United States from 2011 to 2016 indicates that future hydraulic fracturing practices will require far more water than previously estimated. A new report from Duke
  • 13 Aug 2018- 10:21 by Local Press Report BISMARCK ND NBC News Over the past decade, the biggest in a series of oil booms has transformed North Dakota, reinvigorating an economy that was largely known for its agricultural output. Oil production has brought with it an ecological problem that
  • 16 May 2018- 06:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC A Freedom of Information Act filing by the US’s Union of Concerned Scientists has revealed that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) sought to block a federal government report on water contamination showing that
  • 1 May 2018- 11:23 by Local Press Report RENO NV Mining.com Exclusive information has revealed that Atlantic Richfield, owner of the former Anaconda copper mine in Nevada, was suddenly halting the free home delivery of bottled water it has provided since 2004 to about 100 families from the Yerington
  • 15 Mar 2018- 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC “Making Every Drop Count: An Agenda for Water Action”, released March 14 as the “outcome report” of a High Level Panel on Water of 11 Heads of State and a Special Advisor, calls for a fundamental shift in the way the world manages water so
  • 1 Feb 2018- 11:34 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC American Chemical Society Concerns over hydraulic fracturing, an oil and gas extraction method that injects millions of gallons of freshwater and chemicals into shale, have largely focused on potential impacts on water quality. But, as
  • 22 Jan 2018- 09:29 by Local Press Report RENO NV MINING.com Tahoe Resources is denying a media report issued on Thursday that its Shahuindo mine in Peru has contaminated local water supplies. Access Corporate Risk Pollution Scarcity Social Issues Reno NV Tahoe Resources North America United States
  • 21 Jan 2018- 11:26 by Local Press Report DENVER CO The Denver Post The hunt for more water to sustain the Colorado Front Range development boom has driven metro Denver suppliers to try to tap a new source: defunct mountain gold mines. And proponents say this emerging approach could help fix the
  • 30 Oct 2017- 12:21 by Local Press Report DENVER CO Santa Fe New Mexican Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground, similar to human

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