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  • 21 Aug 2019- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent REYKJAVIK, Iceland Icelanders held a “funeral” August 18 to officially recognize the re-listing of the Okjökull glacier as a volcano shield. Having lost is status as a glacier (or jökull in Icelandic) in 2014, the space will now be known simply as “Ok”.
  • 20 Aug 2019- 12:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRISBANE QLD, Australia The Sustainable Minerals Institute Center of Excellence (SMI-ICI) of the University of Queensland and TRENDS Industrial have reached an agreement for collaboration on an integrated desalination supply system for use in Chile’s
  • 13 Aug 2019- 07:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India Heavy rains in southwest India have caused major disruption to water and power supply in the state of Kerala, with water supply systems disrupted, and reservoirs reaching capacity levels. Kerala Water Authority (KWA) reported
  • 13 Aug 2019- 07:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The death tool attributed to Typhoon Lekima in Eastern China has risen to 49 with 21 reported missing as of August 12. More than a million residents have been displaced, and 2 million suffered power outage since Lekima hit the three
  • 22 Jul 2019- 07:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil New evidence has emerged in the case of the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse, where nearly 300 people died, has developed with suggestions that the German safety certification company engaged by mining giant Vale SA was aware of
  • 21 Jul 2019- 12:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Over 400 police have been sent to the Tambo River Valley in Peru in order to contain the continuation of protests against the Tia Maria copper mine. Farmers in Peru’s Islay Province have declared strikes and initiated protests against US
  • 16 Jul 2019- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Lima, Peru A strike by farmers in Peru’s Islay Province continued into a second day July 16, as protests continue against Southern Copper’s $1.4 Billion USD Tia Maria mining project. Hundreds of farmers have blocked the Panamerican Highway, and local
  • 16 Jul 2019- 07:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SACRAMENTO, CA California's Department of Conservation ordered oil giant Chevron July 13 to immediately "take all measures" to the stop the flow and "prevent any new surface expressions" near a well site that has spilled about
  • 8 Jul 2019- 07:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TUCSON AZ, United States New research from the University of Arizona has determined that streamflow in US rivers has declined by as much as 50 percent since large-scale pumping began in the 1950s. The study, released in June, is the first to look at the
  • 23 Jun 2019- 08:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A new Economics Working Paper from the Asian Development Bank examines the effect of climate change and a Phillippines island community’s adaptation strategies in the aftermath of a 7.2 earthquake and subsequent typhoons and drought.
  • 24 Jun 2019- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In an open letter to the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), 38 breweries with operations across the country have registered their opposition to the Agency’s new policy over discharge of
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NIJMEGEN, Netherlands A letter on behalf of 30 international and African NGOs and activists has been sent to Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation urging the lenders to reconsider their initial support for an oil development project in
  • 11 Jun 2019- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The Supreme Court of Argentina has upheld the constitutionality of an environmental law that bans mining in glacial areas. A challenge to the law had been brought by Canada’s Barrick Gold which operates the Veladero gold mine in
  • 5 Jun 2019- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) announced plans June 3 to approach power supplier Eskom of South Africa for relief on a payment plan for power imports as drought hits hydro power production capacity in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe
  • 5 Jun 2019- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (UNHCR) issued a  renewed call June 4 for urgent support for people affected and displaced by drought in Somalia. In May 2019 OOSKAnews reported on the release of a "Blue Peace

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