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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
  • 12 Oct 2015- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SOFIA, Bulgaria A Bulgarian judge last week denied a request from the government of Kyrgyzstan to extradite former Centerra Gold CEO Len Homeniuk to face corruption charges in connection with the Kumtor mining project. Homeniuk, a Canadian citizen, has
  • 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
  • 16 Sep 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SOFIA, Bulgaria The extradition hearing for Leonard Homeniuk, former CEO of Canadian mining company Centerra Gold, has been postponed for a second time until October 7th. The hearing will determine whether Homeniuk will be sent to Kyrgyzstan to face
  • 8 Sep 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Ontario, Canada Canada’s Supreme Court on September 4th ruled that a group of Ecuadorian villagers can sue US oil giant Chevron in Canada as part of their effort to collect a $9.5 billion USD judgment for environmental damage in the Amazon
  • 4 Sep 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SOFIA, Bulgaria A Bulgarian judge this week ruled that Leonard Homeniuk, former CEO of Canadian miner Centerra Gold, must remain under house arrest in Sofia pending the outcome of his extradition hearing on September 16th. The hearing will determine
  • 28 Aug 2015- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada Len Homeniuk, former CEO of Toronto-based miner Centerra Gold, has been detained in Bulgaria and is awiating possible extradition to Kyrgyzstan on charges of corruption in a mining project in the Central Asian country, Canadian media
  • 27 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHYMKENT, Uzbekistan Water in Central Asia’s longest river, the Syr Darya, is too polluted even to use for irrigation purposes, according to new findings from the South Kazakhstan State University. Researchers from the university carried out a three
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 5 Jun 2013- 09:48 by Local Press Report LIMA Peru This Week On Monday Petroecuador said a pipeline rupture has caused some 10,000 barrels of crude oil to spill into Ecuador’s Amazon River basin, and officials have warned the spill could reach Peru, local newspaper Peru21 reported. “Despite