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  • 23 Oct 2018- 08:16 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Ars Technica Two of the world's biggest lithium producers, Albemarle Corporation and Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (otherwise known as SQM), are tangled in two disputes: the first over water rights in Chile's Atacama desert and the
  • 7 Nov 2017- 07:20 by Local Press Report PUERTO VARAS Patagon Journal The Santa Cruz River is born from the pureness of three glaciers in the Andes and flows unimpeded for 385 kilometers (240 miles) before merging with the Atlantic Ocean. But this magnificent turquoise river is under threat from two
  • 20 May 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Mining company Antofagasta announced this week that it had finally reached an agreement with local community members over a tailings dam at its Los Pelambres copper mine in central Chile. Addressing shareholders in London this week,
  • 11 Nov 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Copper mines in Chile will get half their water supply from desalination by 2026, a new report by Chilean state copper commission Cochilco predicts. According to the report, “Projected water consumption in 2026 mining” (available here in
  • 31 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Canada-based miners Goldcorp Inc. and Teck Resources Limited last week announced plans to combine their respective El Morro and Relincho projects in Chile’s arid Atacama region. A pre-feasibility study for the new 50/50 joint venture--
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Thirty-three countries could face extremely high water stress in 2040, according to a new analysis by the World Resources Institute (WRI). In its Aqueduct Projected Water Stress Country Rankings, WRI used a variety of
  • 28 Apr 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s mining sector is planning to invest some $12 billion USD for desalination projects including those at the Escondida, Sierra Gorda, Radomiro Tomic, Coloso II and other mines. There are 16 mining-related desalination projects worth
  • 24 Apr 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean mining company Antofagasta Plc is selling its water division, Aguas de Antofagasta SA (ADASA), to Colombian service provider Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) for $960 million USD, the company announced on April 23rd. The sale
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s environmental regulator SMA has fined Japanese firm Pan Pacific Copper $11.9 million USD for environmental violations at its Caserones copper mine. It is the second-highest fine the SMA has issued. Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama Mine
  • 12 Jan 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean legislators are considering a measure that would make it mandatory for some mining companies to build desalination plants to supply their operations. A bill to this effect was introduced in the lower chamber of deputies last year
  • 5 Jan 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Canada-based mining firm Barrick Gold announced last week that Chile’s Supreme Court had declined to hear its appeal of a lower court ruling, which had imposed sanctions on the massive Pascua-Lama gold mine on the border with Argentina.
  • 6 Nov 2014- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BARCELONA, Spain More than two-thirds of the Global 500 companies that reported to CDP-- an international, not-for-profit organization providing a system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share environmental information-- are
  • 16 Oct 2014- 10:08 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Fox News Latino Environmental activists opposed to a dam complex under construction near the Chilean capital heckled President Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday as she was giving a speech at a conference on sustainable energy, police said. The
  • 9 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Third Chamber of Chile’s Supreme Court this week order a halt to the development of Canadian mining giant Goldcorp’s $3.9 billion El Morro open pit gold and copper mine, due to concerns from indigenous groups that it may cause
  • 5 Sep 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Chilean government said last week that proposed reforms to the country’s Water Code would put limitations on the country's water rights system. The announcement came in response to critics who ave complained about the delay in