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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
  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 18 Sep 2012- 09:14 by Local Press Report DENVER CO MENAFN The global market for water and water treatment services, particularly for companies in the Metals & Minerals Industry, continues to grow at double-digit rates despite the anemic U.S.economy and the slowdown of China's and India&
  • 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
  • 10 May 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, OVERLAND PARK, KS Black & Veatch President and CEO Dan McCarthy last week told OOSKAnews that the main pressures facing the water industry fall into four categories — climate change, political, economic and innovation. McCarthy