Disasters

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  • 8 Mar 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Colombian Mines and Energy Minister Tomás González has resigned in the wake of drought-induced power problems, President Juan Manuel Santos announced on March 7th. Current Minister for the Presidency Maria Lorena Gutierrez will take over
  • 3 Mar 2016- 11:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Colombia’s electricity supply is at risk due to the ongoing effects of El Niño-induced drought and recent problems at two major power plants, government officials said this week. “The combination of factors such as El Niño, scarcity of
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela Drinking water supply to most residents of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, was completely shut down over the weekend as state-owned water company Hidrocapital competed maintenance work on the main pipelines of the Tuy II water system
  • 12 Feb 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some 98.6 million people worldwide were affected by disasters in 2015, and climate was a factor in 92 percent of those events, according to a new analysis released this week by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • 12 Feb 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela With severe ongoing drought affecting power generation at the country’s hydroelectric plants, Venezuela on February 11th announced measures to conserve electricity. Seventy percent of Venezuela’s electricity comes from hydropower. The
  • 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
  • 1 Feb 2016- 09:12 by Local Press Report CARACAS AFP The scarcity of water is just one of a long list of headaches for this struggling South American oil giant, but it comes with a particularly nasty risk. As Venezuelans stockpile water in their homes, health officials warn, they risk fueling an
  • 28 Jan 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The US military has developed a contingency plan to deal with the potential collapse of one of Iraq's largest dams, the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River in northern Iraq, US Army Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland said this week. &quot
  • 19 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The Venezuelan government has launched an "extraordinary plan" to deal with ongoing severe drought, Water Minister Ernesto Paiva announced this week. The plan includes water rationing five to six days per week, a water
  • 7 Jan 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela's state energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), has temporarily halted natural gas exports to Colombia until water levels in Venezuelan hydropower dams increase. The Ministry of Oil and Minerals ordered the

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