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  • 31 Aug 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean water authorities announced August 23 that the government is preparing new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats. Existing permits allow for extraction that is six times more than what
  • 6 Aug 2018- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union (EU) last week announced switch-on of the biggest photovoltaic solar field in Gaza toprovide 0.5 Megawatts of electricity per day to fuel the Southern Gaza Desalination Plant. The EU investment will enable the desal
  • 1 Aug 2016- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Members of environmental organizations held protests in the capital, Santiago, over the weekend to voice opposition to Chile’s proposed glacier protection law, which they say will benefit mining companies at the expense of the environment
  • 15 Apr 2016- 08:40 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Eco Watch A massive fish kill in the Queule River Estuary in Chile last week has left fishermen overworked, residents in fear and thousands of tons of dead sardines floating along local shorelines. According to a statement on the website of Chile’s
  • 6 Mar 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean Environment Minister Pablo Badenier this week signed an agreement with legislators on a bill to protect the country’s glaciers. “[The agreement] provides legal recognition to various and distinct kinds of glaciers and their
  • 13 Feb 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RAMALLAH, West Bank The United Nations this week called on international donors to provide an additional $705 million USD for the more than one million Palestinians who continue to live in poor conditions without housing, adequate water and sanitation
  • 5 Jan 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s Super-Intendency of Sanitation Services (SISS) has reached agreements with several of the country’s major water providers to freeze rates for the next five years, or in some cases to reduce them. SISS and Aguas Andinas signed an
  • 13 Oct 2014- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JERUSALEM International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch today called on the United Nations and donor countries participating in a conference on providing assistance to the Palestinians to pressure Israel to stop “unjustified restrictions” on people
  • 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
  • 2 Sep 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean NGOs and parliament members are putting pressure on President Michelle Bachelet’s administration to pass a new glacier protection law. Shortly after her election last spring, Bachelet had announced initial plans for the law, which
  • 2 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean President Michelle Bachelet’s administration has presented an “advanced law project” to reform the country’s Water Code, presidential delegate on water resources Reinaldo Ruiz said. “(The project) puts forward modification to the
  • 13 May 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA The World Bank last week approved $13 million USD worth of financing for wastewater treatment projects in Gaza. The Palestinian Authority, the European Union, the French Development Agency, the Japanese government, the Swedish government and the
  • 2 May 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Chilean Senate has received a new motion to amend the country’s constitution to “renationalize” water sources. The motion was presented last week by Senators Guido Girardi, Alfonso de Urresti, Antonio Horvath, Adriana Muñoz and Pedro
  • 16 Apr 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA UN officials last week called for provision of desalinated water and proper wastewater treatment in the Gaza Strip. “The strip should have good access to clean desalinated water in addition to proper, safe wastewater treatment” and electricity
  • 10 Feb 2014- 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile ANDESS, the national association representing Chile’s urban water utilities, last week issued its drought management report for the country’s water industry. The report detailed $188 million USD worth of investment by water service

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