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  • 21 Jan 2019- 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The world’s biggest steelmaker is to build a seawater desalination plant in Eastern Brazil to safeguard steel production which has been hit by water shortages in recent years, attributed by the company to climate change. Indian
  • 29 May 2018- 15:33 by OOSKAnews Info Sao Paulo, Brazil China Gezhouba Group Co (CGGC) announced May 29 that its subsidiary in Brazil has purchased a 100 percent stake of a water supply company in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a latest move to improve the Chinese state-owned construction giant's
  • 2 May 2018- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy A new report from The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) report titled, "The Water Advantage: Seeking sustainable solutions for water stress" highlights the potential of practices such as drip irrigation,
  • 19 Apr 2018- 09:08 by Local Press Report BRASILIA, Brazil Mongabay A second iron ore pipeline leak within three weeks has occurred on the Santo Antônio do Grama River as well as contaminating nearby pastureland according to IBAMA, Brazil’s environmental agency. The second spill occurred March 29
  • 5 Oct 2017- 11:05 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Phys.org Brazilian and American scientists are attempting to determine emerging contaminants in the environment based on the comparison of water and sewage treatment systems in each country. They are collecting samples from a wide variety of sources
  • 2 Aug 2017- 09:55 by Local Press Report MINACU Atlas Obscura Thanks to the Serra da Mesa Dam in central Brazil, close to 300 islands were created in the span of just two years. The region is considered a biodiversity hotspot. By so altering the landscape, the dam and reservoir threaten that, but by
  • 21 Jun 2017- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States A new study suggests that the environmental impact of Amazon dam-building will have worse environmental impacts than anticipated. “Damming the rivers of the Amazon basin”, published by Nature, observes that more than a
  • 8 May 2017- 12:50 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO NBC News Eight men accused of plotting to attack the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on behalf of ISIS were sentenced Thursday. The men were found guilty in a Brazilian court of recruiting and promoting terrorism and face sentences that
  • 8 Nov 2016- 08:47 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Folho de Sao Paulo Data from Northeast Brazil's Drought Monitor, gathered by the Cearense Foundation for Meteorology and Water Management, indicates that, in September, the drought reached the most severe stage seen in the last twelve months.
  • 6 Sep 2016- 06:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALTAMIRA, Brazil A Brazilian federal court last week suspended the operating license for the controversial 11,000-megawatt, $26 billion USD Belo Monte hydropower facility in Para state. In her decision, Judge Maria Carolina Valente do Carmo of the
  • 6 Sep 2016- 06:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Brazil last week indicted 12 members of Islamic State-affiliated group Jundallah on charges they had planned to attack the recent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian news portal R7 reported on September 2nd that the men had
  • 31 Aug 2016- 17:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Stockhholm’s annual World Water Week gave OOSKAnews an opportunity to catch up with Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council. OOSKAnews: Ben, very nice to meet you again; please share with OOSKAnews readers how your week
  • 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
  • 4 Aug 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The 8th World Water Forum, which will be held in Brazil in 2018, will take on climate change and other key issues including trans-boundary river basin management; dams and reservoirs; financing; universal access to safe drinking water
  • 26 Apr 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil The Brazilian government on April 22nd suspended the environmental license for the 6.1-gigawatt, $8.3 billion USD São Luiz do Tapajós hydropower dam on the Tapajós River, due to its potential negative impacts on the indigenous

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