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  • 27 Jul 2018- 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, SWITZERLAND OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest "opinion columns" written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. Stuart Orr, Leader of WWF’s Freshwater Practice, driving the freshwater
  • 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
  • 23 Mar 2018- 07:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brasilia Michel Temer, President of Brazil, has penned an op-ed article, supplied to, and reproduced by a number of international media outlets, on the occasion of World Water Day, March 22. Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, is this week hosting the eighth
  • 2 Mar 2018- 12:56 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Mongabay Norsk Hydro, a bauxite and aluminum mining and refining company also known as “Hydro” whose majority and controlling shareholder is the Norwegian government, has been accused by the Brazilian government of a toxic waste spill from holding
  • 23 Jun 2017- 13:28 by Local Press Report OSLO The Guardian Norway has issued a blunt threat to Brazil that if rising deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is not reversed, its billion-dollar financial assistance will fall to zero. The leaders of the two nations meet in Oslo on Friday. Access
  • 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
  • 9 Aug 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A US federal appeals court this week blocked enforcement of a $9.5 billion USD fine against oil giant Chevron, issued by an Ecuadorian court in 2011 for pollution in that country’s Amazon region. The 2nd US Circuit Court of
  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court. Hearings on the claim will be held in September, Prensa
  • 15 Jul 2016- 11:00 by Local Press Report BELEM Mongabay Even before the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric power station-- the third largest in the world-- began operation in April of this year, the harm the project was doing to aquatic life, and to indigenous and traditional people had begun
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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