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  • 5 Oct 2012- 11:07 by Local Press Report ROME Bloomberg Businessweek Global food prices will probably stay high in the next six months after drought in the U.S. and Russia cut grain supplies, said the United Nations. The global market “will switch to a short supply mode” for the first time in two
  • 13 Aug 2012- 08:12 by Local Press Report TABRIZ ahram online Twin earthquakes that devastated rural villages in northwest Iran on the weekend killed 306 people, most of them women and children, and have sparked fears of disease outbreak, officials said on Monday. Another 3,037 people were injured. 
  • While there are plenty of new water-related technologies that work well in developed countries, a key challenge for developing countries is how to choose the right ones and implement them well, according to a Singapore International Water Week Hot Issues workshop on Application of Technologies in Developing Countries, held on July 1.
  • China has been beating the drum for greater international cooperation to produce a green economy at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio, and Premier Wen Jiabao has stated developed countries must bear the brunt of the burden in the effort to fight climate change.
  • 6 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Lawyers representing four Ecuadorian tribes last week presented Chevron with a collections action for $18 billion USD, to be heard in Canada’s Superior Court of Justice. An Ecuadorian court originally awarded the plaintiffs the huge sum in
  • 14 May 2012- 15:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador In the latest skirmish in the long-term battle over oil giant Chevron’s alleged pollution of the Ecuadorian rainforest, campaigners have highlighted an essay by environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. detailing his observations on the
  • 3 May 2012- 14:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The long-term war of words between U.S. oil company Chevron and Ecuadorian jungle communities took a new turn last week, when campaigners released a video, "Chevron's Amazon Chernobyl," which they claim shows how the energy
  • Chinese mining firm Ecuacorriente is facing local opposition to its $1.7 billion USD project in Ecuador, due to concerns over potential water pollution.  The company expects to produce over 180 million pounds of copper per year once its El Mirador open pit mining project starts operations.