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  • 25 Jun 2020- 06:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat LA GUIJIRA, Colombia The indigenous Wayuu communities of Colombia have launched an urgent appeal for the UN Human Rights Council to intervene in an alleged human rights crisis caused by operations of the Cerrejon coal mine which is backed by Australian
  • 6 Jun 2020- 11:28 by Staff- Water Diplomat BOGOTA, Colombia World Environment Day (5 June) 2020, hosted by Colombia, had the theme "Time For Nature". In an address marking the occasion Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN
  • 13 Feb 2020- 08:54 by Local Press Report MEDELLIN Atlas Obscura They’re thriving, pooping, and fouling up the water around the drug lord’s former estate. Free to roam, the four original hippos multiplied into dozens that have been ambling around the Magdalena River Basin since 1993. They’ve been
  • 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

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