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  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru It will cost $1 billion USD over the next five years to clean up and restore the Rimac River, according to the head of Peru’s National Water Authority (ANA). The Rimac, one of three major river basins that provide water supply to the capital,
  • 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
  • 23 Mar 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian authorities said last week that some 173 different types of pollutant are being discharged into the Rímac River, the main source of potable water for the country’s capital, Lima, and the nearby port city of Callao. The pollutants,
  • 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.
  • Mining activities account for 60 percent of all pollution in Peru’s Rimac River, according to SEDAPAL, the state-owned water company serving Lima and Callao.
  • 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
  • 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

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