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  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court. Hearings on the claim will be held in September, Prensa
  • 26 Feb 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Twelfth in a series, “Conversations With Water Leaders,” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with  Singapore International Water Week. In this edition, Jeff Seabright, Vice President for Environment and Water Resources at The Coca Cola
  • 20 Sep 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent THE HAGUE, Netherlands A three-judge international arbitration panel in The Hague this week handed US oil giant Chevron a partial victory in its ongoing legal dispute with indigenous groups in Ecuador. The international panel found that the agreement
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 15 May 2012- 15:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell announced this week that it had found two new oil pipeline leaks in the Niger Delta region on May 7. The leaks are being investigated to determine their cause and extent, the company said. The announcement came
  • 17 Feb 2011- 11:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador International oil and natural gas firm Chevron was found guilty of widespread water and soil contamination by an Ecuadorian court last week, and subsequently fined $8 billion USD. The lawsuit began 18 years earlier when some 30,000 local
  • 12 Jan 2011- 19:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, MEXICO CITY  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Mexico's Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada in late December announced they had ratified the United States-Mexico International Boundary and
  • 20 Jan 2009- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, MEXICO CITY Mexico and the United States are believed to have revived talks on the crucial issue of sharing the Colorado River water, a move that is being welcomed by parched communities in Nevada, Arizona and California. The two sides also seek
  • 19 Jan 2009- 21:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, MEXICO CITY Mexico and the United States are believed to have revived talks on the crucial issue of sharing the Colorado River water, a move that is being welcomed by parched communities in Nevada, Arizona and California. The two sides also seek