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  • 6 Jul 2017- 11:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel India and Israel this week announced an upgrade in the nations’ relationship to a “strategic partnership”. The new understanding was announced during a highly anticipated visit to Israel this week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi,
  • 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
  • 27 Sep 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian officials on September 25th reported two new oil spills in the country's Amazon region. The first spill happened on September 24th in the Andoas district in the Loreto region, and the second a day later in the Urarinas district,
  • 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
  • 1 Jul 2016- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The president of Peru’s state-owned energy company, Petroperú, has resigned this week in the wake of another oil spill in the country’s Amazon region. Energy and Mines Minister Rosa Maria Ortiz announced the resignation of German Velasquez on
  • 27 Jun 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru State energy company Petroperú on June 25th reported yet another oil spill in the Amazon region of northern Peru. The company and the the Environmental Evaluation and Oversight Office (OEFA) are investigating the cause of the spill from the
  • 8 Jun 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel Opponents of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance project attempted to make their case before the Israeli Knesset’s Science and Technology Committee this week. Critics of the project, who include residents from the project area and
  • 2 Jun 2016- 11:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on June 2nd abruptly cancelled a planned trip to the country’s Rivers State to launch the $1 billion USD Niger Delta clean-up project. Local media quoted government sources who confirmed that the
  • 13 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The United Nations’ special rapporteur on hazardous substances and waste, Baskut Tuncat, is calling for urgent action to address oil pollution in Peru’s Amazon region. Following his recent visit to block 192 (formerly block 1 A-B),  an area
  • 12 May 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordan this week signed a technical cooperation agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the French Development Agency (AFD) to carry out studies for the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project. Under the
  • 9 May 2016- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey Turkey will not face water shortages until 2071, Forestry and Waterworks Minister Veysel Eroğlu told reporters over the weekend. Eroğlu said the country had “buried [water shortages] in the depths of history,” and Turks “should not fear,
  • 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
  • 20 Apr 2016- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Six hundred indigenous Peruvians from a number of communities in Loreto state have taken over state-owned oil company Petroperú’s base in the Marañon district. They said Petroperú had violated agreements it made last month to compensate them
  • 19 Apr 2016- 09:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BELÉM, Brazil Brazilian environmental authorities have fined Norte Energia, operator of the Belo Monte hydropower station in Para state, $10 million USD over fish deaths that took place when the dam’s reservoirs were being filled. Some 16.2 tons of fish
  • 10 Mar 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of the Wampis indigenous group in Peru’s Loreto state have released eight hostages they had been holding since March 6th, after the community reached an agreement with state-owned Petroperú and the National Civil Defense Institute

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