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  • 19 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar again asked for Asian Development Bank  (ADB) funding for the $14 billion USD, 4,500-megawatt Diamer-Bhasha dam project during talks with ADB President Takehiko Nakao in Islamabad this week. Nakao
  • 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
  • 12 May 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A new study released in Islamabad on May 9 found that the water crisis in Pakistan poses as big an existential threat to the country as terrorism is. The study, “Pakistan’s Water Discourse: Attitudes on Water Management Practices,”
  • 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
  • 4 Feb 2014- 09:40 by Local Press Report PARIS Prensa Latina Representatives of the victims of the contamination caused by U.S Chevron-Texaco Co. to Ecuador denounced today that company's lack of willingness to assume its environmental responsibilities and comply with the ruling. In statements
  • 30 Jan 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NOWSHERA, Pakistan The European Union last week launched a four-year, $53.3 million USD program to improve overall living standards in Pakistan’s northwestern Nowshera district. Due to its hilly topography and proximity to the Indus River, which often
  • 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