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  • 29 Feb 2016- 09:29 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS European Environmental Bureau On behalf of more than 30,000 indigenous people and farmers affected by one of the biggest oil-spills in history, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) today launched a fundraising challenge on Friday. Corporate Risk
  • 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
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru A new oil spill occurred last week in Peru’s Cajamarca region-- the third such incident in less than a month, local media reported over the weekend. The latest spill from Petroperu’s Northern Peruvian Pipeline happened on February 17th in
  • 19 Feb 2016- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian government on February 17th declared a 90-day water quality emergency in several districts in the country’s Amazon and Loreto regions, where two oil spills from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline have occurred in recent weeks. The
  • 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
  • 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 Jun 2015- 09:20 by Local Press Report QUITO teleSUR The Nobel Prize for Peace winner and internationally renowned indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchu paid a visit on Wednesday to the area of Ecuador's Amazon affected by the United States-based oil company Chevron-Texaco. Ecosystems
  • 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
  • 9 Apr 2015- 09:57 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC ENEWSPF In what is being described as "smoking gun evidence" of Chevron's complete guilt and corruption in the case of an oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon, internal videos leaked to an environmental watchdog show company
  • 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
  • 11 Mar 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Argentinian oil company Pluspetrol will have to pay nearly $12 million USD in fines for pollution in the Loreto area in the Peruvian Amazon. The company faces eight separate fines for failing to take appropriate remediation measures and for
  • 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

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