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  • 17 Apr 2019- 08:41 by Local Press Report MEDELLIN Colombia Reports The brainchild of Antioquia’s ruling political and economic class, Hidroituango was advertised by urban elites as a breakthrough for rural communities most affected by the country’s decades’ long armed conflict. But rather than
  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States A new $180 Million USD Global Environment Facility (GEF) program, supported by United Nations (UN) agencies is designed to cut harmful mercury emissions, associated with gold mining, to water and the environment, and improve
  • 16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirty rivers are affected by mining or being
  • 20 Jun 2018- 11:57 by Local Press Report BOGOTA CityLab Colombia’s capital Bogotá relies on a unique ecosystem called páramos for its water. The tropical plants and moss in the páramo act like a sponge, trapping moisture from the foggy air, storing it in the soil during the dry season, and
  • 15 Jun 2018- 11:42 by Local Press Report BOGOTA The Engineer An electrochemical device developed at Bath University, UK, is being used in rural Colombia to detect water contamination and help map problem areas. The device measures four key physicochemical variables in water,  and monitors the
  • 20 May 2018- 08:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEDELLIN, Colombia Tens of thousands of residents evacuated villages on the banks of Colombia’s Cauca river last week after complications at the partially built Hidroituango dam, 170 kilometers north of Medellin and the country’s largest, led to a state
  • 12 Jan 2018- 06:58 by OOSKAnews Info BOGOTA, Colombia Water Power Magazine The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $1 billion loan package for Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) to build the largest hydropower project in Colombia. The 2400MW Ituango hydropower facility is located
  • 26 Oct 2017- 10:39 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Open Democracy Tensions over land and natural resources persist in rural areas despite the end of conflict between FARC and the Colombian government. This is in part because the government continues to prioritise the extraction and export of
  • 1 Sep 2016- 04:47 by Local Press Report ARLINGTON, VA PRWeb To raise awareness around the dire importance of water conservation during international World Water Week, Rare is partnering with Colombia’s largest media organization, to execute an in-country media campaign that illuminates the critical
  • 22 Aug 2016- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Colombia’s Constitutional Court last week gave mining company Minas Paz de Oro a six-month deadline to put in place policies to prevent serious environmental contamination in Boyaca department. In its ruling, the court said that “all
  • 12 Aug 2016- 05:39 by Local Press Report BARRANQUILLA World Pumps The company has just opened its newest dewatering pump rental facility in Barranquilla, Colombia. Xylem opened a new rental hub in Pará, Brazil in April 2016, and another in Chiclayo, Peru in January 2016. These new hubs are in
  • 8 Aug 2016- 10:56 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Reuters The annual coffee crop withered earlier this year because of Colombia's devastating El Niño drought. But now something even worse is on its way-- torrential rains and roya leaf rust, a fungus that attacks coffee trees and prevents them
  • 26 Jul 2016- 08:48 by Local Press Report ALBANIA EFE A "water train" travels regularly along the railway between La Mina and Puerto Bolivar, bringing the precious liquid to dozens of towns to help alleviate the drought besetting the residents of Colombia's Caribbean zone of Alta
  • 11 Jul 2016- 10:11 by Local Press Report CAMBRIDGE, MD WWF World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), along with local partners, released the Colombian Orinoco River Basin Report Card-- the first of its kind in of South America-- to track
  • 1 Jul 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy The international community must take urgent action to build resilience to ensure food security and restore livelihoods in drought-stricken regions of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, senior United Nations officials said this week. “We

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