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  • 21 Sep 2017- 08:06 by Local Press Report MENLO PARK CA Mongabay The Amazon and its tributaries are slated for intense hydroelectric development, aimed at supplying electricity to South America’s 400 million residents and for energy-intensive industries such as mining and smelting. But environmental
  • 11 Jan 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia The governments of Bolivia and Peru last week signed a 10-year, $500 million USD plan to restore Lake Titicaca.  Bolivian Minister of Environment and Water Alexandra Moreira and her Peruvian counterpart, Manuel Pulgar, signed the
  • 25 Jun 2015- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUNO, Peru Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said this week that his government would invest $477 million USD for construction of 10 sewage treatment plants as part of its effort to clean up Lake Titicaca. "We are working on Puno's great dream
  • 28 May 2015- 11:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia A government initiative to clean up a number of key tributaries that flow into Lake Titicaca in western Bolivia kicked off on May 23rd, with participants collecting some four tons of solid waste, authorities said.  Over 1,400 volunteers
  • 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
  • 27 Oct 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A lawyer representing five Haitian cholera victims and their families last week asked a US district court judge to lift the United Nations’ legal immunity so that the international body can be held responsible for the cholera
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:12 by Local Press Report LIMA PennEnergy The Bank of New York Mellon has appointed Mott MacDonald as an independent engineer to monitor construction of the 406-MW Chaglla hydroelectric project in Peru. The $1.2 billion USD plant is being developed on the Huallaga River in the
  • 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
  • 6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO Green Cross Switzerland and international anti
  • On the same day that Thailand’s government come out in support of Laos’ decision to immediately begin construction of the controversial Xayaburi Dam on the Lower Mekong River, international environmental NGO WWF issued a warning that construction puts environment and livelihoods in “grave danger.”
  • The Peruvian government on September 3 lifted the two-month-old state of emergency in Cajamarca, Bambamarca and Celendin provinces. A statement from Prime Minister Juan Jimenez’s office said the government would remain on alert to deal with any further unrest, Andina news agency reported.
  • Environmental conservation groups, including WWF and International Rivers, have come out in the last week with criticism over a new Laotian government report that claims a redesigned Xayaburi Dam will address all the environmental problems associated with its construction.
  • 1 May 2012- 14:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Japan will commit some $7.5 billion USD in official development assistance to countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region in 2013-2015 to support their efforts to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda
  • 26 Apr 2012- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, BOCA RATON, FL U.S.-listed Andes Gold Corp announced that it has finished the first phase of its plan to reduce the environmental impact of its mining operations in Ecuador. The company has installed a water treatment system to cleanse
  • 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.

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