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  • 16 Dec 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Warning that the El Niño weather phenomenon would likely affect water sources in the region, Peruvian utility Sedapal this week urged consumers in Lima and Callao to use water “responsibly.” The utility said in a December 15th press release
  • 6 Nov 2015- 08:45 by Local Press Report LIMA Australian Broadcasting Corporation Scientists predict that the world's highest tropical glacial field will be gone within 40 years due to climate change. In the process, it is likely to deliver water shortages and catastrophic floods to towns in
  • 15 May 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru New water treatment plants to decontaminate Lake Titicaca in southeast Peru are expected to come online in 2017, the country’s Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation said last week. Federal authorities are planning to spend around
  • 17 Mar 2015- 10:13 by Local Press Report LIMA The Guardian A Peruvian farmer is demanding that a German energy company pay him compensation for its role in causing historical climate change which, he claims, leaves his home “acutely threatened” by a glacial lake which could burst its banks. In an
  • 9 Dec 2014- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian Congress on December 5th approved creation of the National Research Institute of Mountain Glaciers and Ecosystems, or INIAGEM, which will provide data to decision- makers on ways to mitigate the effects of glacial retreat.
  • 27 Oct 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Chile's National Resources Information Center (Ciren) have teamed up to study irrigation water supplies in the Atacama region, Ciren announced on October 20th. With the
  • 29 May 2014- 10:08 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO The Fresno Bee Barrick Gold said Wednesday that it has reached a preliminary deal with a Chilean indigenous group that it hopes will eventually open the way to restarting its Pascua-Lama mine high in the Andes. The world's biggest gold producer
  • 28 Jan 2014- 10:01 by Local Press Report QUITO Prensa Latina With the purpose of sharing national and regional experiences regarding climate change, Ecuador will welcome today a delegation of technicians from Asian countries, the Environment Ministry (MAE) is reporting. According to the MAE, the
  • 6 Sep 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report LONDON BBC News Scientists researching future water supplies in the Andes are increasingly worried that high-altitude cities like Quito and Bogota could be adversely affected by warmer temperatures drying out grassland areas known as "paramos", as
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IBAGUÉ, Colombia Local residents in the area near La Colosa, the largest open-pit gold project in the northern Andes, last week overwhelmingly voted against the mine. In the poll on July 28, 99 percent of those who cast a ballot rejected the project in
  • 5 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile will invest some $891.4 million USD for a long-term plan to combat the effects of drought and prevent future water shortages in the country’s Valparaiso region. The Valparaiso Region Action Plan 2020 includes eight projects to be
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Environmental Commission in Chile’s Senate is moving forward with development of a glacier protection law for the country. The commission conducted public hearings to determine the effects of mining projects on Andean glaciers. The
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Reuters Reuters reported that a group of indigenous Chileans asked the Supreme Court to revoke the environmental license of Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua Lama gold mine because it seeks a total re evaluation of the project. A lawyer representing
  • 9 Jul 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HUARAZ, Peru Lack of monitoring of rapidly retreating Andean glaciers is putting 100 million people in the region at risk, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “The concern of UNESCO is the lack of
  • 2 Jul 2013- 09:53 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO CTV News A Chilean judge visited Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua Lama mine on Monday to review the suspended project before he rules on whether construction can resume at the world's highest-altitude gold mine. Appeals court Judge Antonio Ulloa