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  • 16 Mar 2018- 09:48 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Merco Press Argentina's Rosario Grains Exchange slashed 14% off its forecast for the country's soy crop on Thursday, saying a drought now in its fourth month would limit the harvest to 40 million tons versus its previous estimate of 46
  • 25 Jan 2017- 11:43 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Agrimoney Argentina's flood-threatened soybean hopes received a triple downgrade, with the country's farm ministry and two grains exchanges cutting sowing estimates – but not as deeply as some other commentators have done. Climate
  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Merco Press North Patagonia in Argentina is suffering the worst drought in 17 years which has meant the loss of 1.8 million sheep, since 2007, and so far this year rainfall has been 45% below the historic average. A report from the University of
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate
  • 27 Apr 2016- 08:17 by Local Press Report CORZUELA Inter Press Service In a semiarid region in the northeast Argentine province of Chaco, small farmers have adopted a simple technique to ensure a steady water supply during times of drought: they harvest the rain and store it in tanks, as part of a
  • 10 Mar 2016- 09:31 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Artemis Three Argentinian enterprises have joined forces to develop climate index futures to help agricultural producers to better protect themselves against the impacts of severe or inclement weather, with drought the first targeted product
  • 25 Feb 2016- 09:23 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR DE JUJUY teleSUR Over 30 Indigenous communities from the northern Argentine provinces of Jujuy and Salta said Tuesday they would go to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights after having exhausted all national legal resources to accuse
  • 16 Feb 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil Brazil’s southern Rio Grande do Sul state has suspended use of the larvicide pyriproxyfen-- which is added to water to kill the mosquitoes that carry Zika virus-- amid reports that it could be the chemical itself, and not the
  • 27 Jan 2016- 09:25 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES AGweek Drought has caused irrecoverable corn crop losses in some areas of Argentina despite the El Niño weather phenomenon which usually triggers heavy rains in South America. Climate Corporate Risk Investment Policy Scarcity Social Issues
  • 8 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Water levels in Colombia’s two largest rivers, the Magdalena and the Cauca, have decreased significantly due to ongoing drought, the country’s Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) warned last week. In
  • 20 Oct 2015- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CALETA OLIVIA, Argentina Argentina last week announced a tender for a $1.2 billion USD aqueduct system that would withdraw water from Buenos Aires Lake and transport it to a number of towns in the northern part of Santa Cruz province. Announcing the
  • 18 May 2015- 09:07 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Public Finance International Argentina will receive a $200 million USD loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to fund a programme to improve living conditions for families dwelling in irregular settlements, such as shanty towns and
  • 13 May 2015- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MENDOZA, Argentina The government of Argentina’s Mendoza Province has presented a two-year, $111.5 million USD irrigation plan to address the five-year-long water crisis in the province. The plan calls for $55.5 million USD in investment etween 2015 and
  • 23 Apr 2015- 09:18 by Local Press Report REGINA, SK Glacier Hub To conserve dwindling water resources, government policies will need to ensure that communities which live near main water sources are involved in water management, according to a new study by Margot Hurlbert and Joyeet Gupta. Access
  • 5 Jan 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Canada-based mining firm Barrick Gold announced last week that Chile’s Supreme Court had declined to hear its appeal of a lower court ruling, which had imposed sanctions on the massive Pascua-Lama gold mine on the border with Argentina.