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  • 27 Jul 2018- 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, SWITZERLAND OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest "opinion columns" written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. Stuart Orr, Leader of WWF’s Freshwater Practice, driving the freshwater
  • 1 Apr 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights organization Survival International has called on the United Nations to take action to address the high rates of mercury poisoning among indigenous people in the Amazon regions of Brazil, Venezuela and Peru. In a
  • 8 Mar 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of the indigenous Wampis community in Peru have taken eight people hostage to demand help from the federal government in the wake of an oil spill from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline last month. Reuters quoted German Velasquez,
  • 1 Mar 2016- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Ministry of Health this week extended the water quality emergency it declared last month to 16 indigenous communities in the Amazon region that were affected by recent oil spills from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline. The 60-day extension
  • 26 Feb 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s ombudsman, Eduardo Vega Luna, said this week that state-owned oil company Petroperú should pay compensation to all those affected by recent oil spills in the Amazonas, Loreto and Cajamarca regions. He said the 90-day water quality
  • 23 Feb 2016- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Health Ministry has deployed teams to the Amazon River basin to monitor remediation efforts in the wake of three oil spills from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline that have dumped 3,000 barrels of oil into the area. "We have spoken
  • 15 Feb 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Last month’s oil spill from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline is spreading and has reached the Marañón River, a major tributary of the Amazon, according to local indigenous communities. Edwin Montenegro, president of the Regional Organization of
  • 7 Oct 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom Major volcanic eruptions can significantly affect the flow of the world's biggest rivers, according to a new study from the University of Edinburgh. The study, “ Systematic change in global patterns of streamflow
  • 29 Apr 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAKARTA, Indonesia Eleven “deforestation fronts” will account for 80 percent of forest loss worldwide by 2030, according to new research released this week by international environmental NGO WWF. Ten of these 11 “deforestation fronts” are in the tropics
  • 1 Apr 2015- 10:32 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY CSRWire A new forensic analysis appears to completely undermine the testimony of Chevron’s star witness in the Ecuador pollution case and suggests the oil company falsified evidence about the authorship of the Ecuador trial judgment to evade
  • 22 May 2014- 09:59 by Local Press Report QUITO Reuters Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Tuesday accused U.S oil company Chevron of deceiving the country's justice system in a decades-long trial over pollution in the Amazon by seeking to avoid inspections of areas contaminated by oil
  • 7 May 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The government of Peru has declared a health emergency in the basins of four rivers in the Peruvian Amazon. A decree issued last week calls for immediate action to address contamination of water sources used for human consumption by indigenous
  • 2 Jan 2014- 10:08 by Local Press Report OXFORD Responding to Climate Change The continued destruction of the Amazon to exploit its resources for mining, agriculture and hydro-power is threatening the future of the South American continent, according to a report by campaigning groups using the
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The Ecuadorian Supreme Court this week upheld the liability finding against US oil giant Chevron Corporation for contamination in the nation’s Amazon region, although it reduced the company’s fine by half-- from $19 billion USD to $9.5
  • 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

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