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  • 11 Apr 2016- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The US law firm hired by miners BHP Billiton and Vale SA to conduct an independent investigation into the tailings dam collapse at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state has close commercial ties to both
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 19 Feb 2014- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The fourth annual Natural Hazards Risk Atlas, developed by global risk analytics company Maplecroft, identifies the United States, China, India, Bangladesh, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom as the seven countries with the
  • 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
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom International human rights group Amnesty International has accused Royal Dutch Shell, through its Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd., of falsifying investigative reports on oil spills in the
  • 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&
  • Iraq’s southern Basra governorate was on the verge of water crisis last week, with government agencies blaming severe shortages on power cuts that halted water production at treatment plants.
  • Foreign investors, both public and private, have been snatching up relatively cheap land all over Africa, primarily for food production to be exported out of the most food-insecure continent in the world. However, these land grabs are not really about the land, but more about the freshwater that goes with it, according to a new report from GRAIN, an international non-profit organization that works to support small farmers and social movements in moving toward community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.
  • 30 Apr 2012- 10:01 by Local Press Report BODO The Guardian (United Kingdom) Full Story- A Shell oil spill on the Niger delta was at least 60 times greater than the company reported at the time, according to unpublished documents obtained by Amnesty International. According to Shell, the 2008 spill
  • Tensions are rising again over the proposed Thai-funded Xayaburi Dam project in Laos. Last December in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the Mekong River Commission Council, representing Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, debated the 1,260-megawatt dam’s future. Delegates decided that a fuller study of the dam’s impact was needed before further development.
  • 31 Aug 2011- 09:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan  The water intake facility in the Kyrgyz town of Balykchy is not working because authorities have confiscated radioactive pipes that were imported from Kazakhstan for use in the project, the town’s acting mayor, Mirlan Boobekov, said
  • 20 Jun 2011- 14:22 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Reuters Iraq must invest more in water and power infrastructure or its oil and gas sectors will suffer, said Peter Oosterveer, group president for energy and chemicals at U.S. engineering company Fluor Corp. “If all projects (in the oil and gas

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