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  • 15 May 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru New water treatment plants to decontaminate Lake Titicaca in southeast Peru are expected to come online in 2017, the country’s Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation said last week. Federal authorities are planning to spend around
  • 9 Dec 2014- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian Congress on December 5th approved creation of the National Research Institute of Mountain Glaciers and Ecosystems, or INIAGEM, which will provide data to decision- makers on ways to mitigate the effects of glacial retreat.
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Researchers from Chile’s Center for Environmental Technologies (CETAM) have found a link between urban pollution and glacier retreat in the Andes region. A CETAM study found that pollutant particulates from the Chilean capital, Santiago,
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IBAGUÉ, Colombia Local residents in the area near La Colosa, the largest open-pit gold project in the northern Andes, last week overwhelmingly voted against the mine. In the poll on July 28, 99 percent of those who cast a ballot rejected the project in
  • The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) plans to increase its financial support for Peru’s agricultural and irrigation programs to some $15 million USD.
  • Peru is considered one of the countries in South America most vulnerable to climate change, due to water scarcity concerns that are already taking a toll on a “wide spectrum of Peruvian society,” according to a new report from Washington DC-based think tank the Center for American Progress.
  • 21 Sep 2012- 08:25 by Local Press Report LIMA Reuters One person died and four were injured when police clashed with protesters blocking a road leading to top gold miner Barrick's Peruvian mine Pierina, company and police officials said on September 20. Protesters were demanding that the
  • Peru’s Superior Court of Justice has rejected a lawsuit filed by water company EPS against tin and copper miner MINSUR over alleged pollution of the Uchusuma River, the main irrigation and drinking water source in the country’s Tacna region.
  • 19 Aug 2012- 22:45 by Local Press Report LIMA World War 4 Report The campesino communities of Ayavaca and Huancabamba in Peru's northern Piura region held assemblies Aug. 16 and issued a statement pledging to resist recently announced plans by Chinese mining company Zijin to move ahead with
  • 29 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PERU, LIMA There are signs of a potential negotiated end to the dispute that has halted Xstrata PLC’sTintaya copper mine in southern Peru’s Espinar province. On the advice of his Environment Minister, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal,President Ollanta Moisés Humala
  • 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
  • 8 Dec 2011- 12:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PERU, LIMA Peru’s Ministry of Environment in late November presented a new report on Continental Waters of Peru.  In addition to cataloguing fish species in the country’s main rivers, the report reveals key information about national and international