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  • 21 Oct 2019- 10:11 by Local Press Report SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO The Guardian The Colorado [River] originates in the Rocky mountains and traverses seven US states, watering cities and farmland, before reaching Mexico, where it is supposed to flow onwards to the Sea of Cortez. Instead, the river is
  • 31 Aug 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean water authorities announced August 23 that the government is preparing new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats. Existing permits allow for extraction that is six times more than what
  • 18 Apr 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Some 4 million of the 6.2 million residents in the Chilean capital, Santiago, were left without drinking water over the weekend due to “extreme turbidity" in the Maipo and Mapocho Rivers, which have been affected by the ongoing
  • 30 Oct 2015- 09:06 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO International Rivers A proposed diversion of the Maipo River to create the Alto Maipo hydroelectric complex would deprive the river of its ecological flow for 70 kilometers as its waters are channeled underground for a drainage system of tunnels.
  • 11 Mar 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Santiago utility Aguas Andinas last week announced reinforcement of its $34 million USD anti-drought plan and its $198 Million USD water security plan to ensure supply to the capital city and surrounding areas. The regions of Valparaiso,
  • 18 Jul 2014- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Costa Rican government is calling on Nicaraguan authorities to provide environmental and accident prevention studies on Nicaragua’s inter-oceanic canal. The request comes after HKND Group, the Chinese company that is developing
  • 21 Jan 2014- 10:10 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Inter Press Service A hydroelectric project under construction near the Chilean capital poses a threat to the supply of drinking water to more than six million people living in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. The Alto Maipo hydropower facility
  • 2 Jan 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICALI, Mexico Drainage canals used by farmers and ranchers around the Mexican city of Mexicali, located near the US border, have been encroached upon by urban sprawl and other types of wastewater are now being discharged into them. La Cronica
  • The National Copper Corporation of Chile (CODELCO) faces protests by workers and public opposition to its Andina 244 expansion project.
  • The government of Argentina’s Neuquen Province will invest $48.3 million USD for water projects in the region, after intense rainfall earlier this month caused mudslides and oil spills in the Colorado River basin.
  • Cooperation between the seven US Colorado River basin states – Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California and Wyoming – and Mexico is at “an all-time high,” according to Southern Nevada Water Authority’s (SNWA) Senior Deputy General Manager John Entsminger.
  • Santiago water supplier Aguas Andinas, which  is facing fines and other legal action over recent water cuts in the Chilean capital, is now under fire for its involvement in the Alto Maipo hydropower project.  
  • Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner last week announced a $6.4 billion USD agreement with Brazil’s Vale Mining Company for potassium extraction in the Colorado River basin in Mendoza province.
  • 29 Jun 2012- 08:32 by Local Press Report YUMA Desalination & Water Reuse Quarterly The 2010-11 pilot operation of the Yuma desalination plant in Arizona near the Mexico border caused no significant environmental effect to the Ciénega de Santa Clara, the largest wetland on the Mexican portion of
  • 12 Jan 2011- 19:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, MEXICO CITY  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Mexico's Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada in late December announced they had ratified the United States-Mexico International Boundary and

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