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  • 24 Feb 2019- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico A Mexican environmental acivist was murdered last week following his political activism against a controversial carbohydron pipeline to be routed through his community. Samir Flores Soberanes was murdered at his front door February
  • 16 Nov 2018- 13:31 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY UrduPoint Illegal armed groups have damaged Colombia's second largest oil pipeline of Cano-Limon Covenas, the Colombian Ecopetrol energy giant said late on Tuesday. As a result, three channels in the northwestern province of Arauca have been
  • 28 Aug 2018- 11:27 by Local Press Report OAXACA CITY Mexico News Daily A year and a half ago, authorities in San Pedro y San Pablo Ayutla, a municipality in the state’s Mixe region about 100 kilometers southeast of Oaxaca City, connected to the water supply of the neighboring municipality of
  • 14 May 2018- 13:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICALI, Mexico A leading campaigner for water rights regarding a planned US beer plant in the Mexican state of Baja California, was arrested at his home May 3 accused of injuries against a police officer in January this year. Leon Fierro Resendiz
  • 19 Jul 2017- 12:53 by Local Press Report SAN MARCOS BBC News No one was murdered that night in 2009, but panic spread as the Mexican town of San Marcos was submerged in water. The huge Picachos dam, 7km (four miles) away, had flooded during construction work, a disaster that some residents had
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate
  • 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
  • 19 Jul 2016- 10:38 by Local Press Report VIENNA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis The Rio Grande (called Rio Bravo in Mexico) is the lifeline to an expansive desert in the southwest USA and northern Mexico. From Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico, over 3000 km, people depend on the
  • 4 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States A new assessment of the world’s trans-boundary river basins by the United Nations Environmental Group (UNEP) has identified “hotspots” for potential conflict in the next 15 to 30 years. The Transboundary Waters Assessment
  • 2 Mar 2016- 11:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LEEUWARDEN, Netherlands Water management is not just an issue for cities in developing countries-- those in developed countries cannot afford to take their current levels of water security and service delivery for granted, warned a new report by the
  • 18 Jan 2016- 08:58 by Local Press Report RIVA PALACIO New York Times Competition for groundwater-- which officials have warned could run out in 20 years-- has strained relations between the pacifist, Low German-speaking Mennonites and other farmers and, on occasion, incited violence. Access Climate
  • 3 Nov 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico A Mexican judge has ordered that indigenous Yaqui leaders Mario Luna Romero and Fernando Jiménez be released after a year in preventive detention, saying the evidence against them was lacking, international rights watchdog Amnesty
  • 31 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Members of the Yaqui indigenous community in Mexico's northern Sonora state have gathered 15,000 signatures for a petition opposing construction of the controversial Independencia Aqueduct. International human rights group
  • 20 Aug 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONTERREY, Mexico The proposed Monterrey VI aqueduct, one of Mexico’s most controversial and politically charged water projects, remains in limbo amid conflicting reports about its future. The 372-kilometer-long, $1 billion USD project to transfer water
  • 17 Jul 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Members of indigenous communities in Mexico vowed this week to continue fighting against mega hydropower and wind power projects in their territories, as well as against water privatization. Indigenous communities will “defend our