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  • 11 Sep 2018- 08:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States An investigative report has accused Harvard University’s endowment fund of using an opaque corporate structure to acquire control of farmland across five continents during the past 10 years. This mmonth's report by two non
  • 19 Apr 2018- 09:08 by Local Press Report BRASILIA, Brazil Mongabay A second iron ore pipeline leak within three weeks has occurred on the Santo Antônio do Grama River as well as contaminating nearby pastureland according to IBAMA, Brazil’s environmental agency. The second spill occurred March 29
  • 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
  • 14 Jul 2017- 11:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, NY Research and Advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) this week issued a report accusing Brazil of not addressing longstanding water and sanitatio problems that have allowed the Zika virus outbreak to escalate, leaving the population
  • 14 Jul 2017- 10:25 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Human Rights Watch Brazil has not addressed longstanding human rights problems that allowed the Zika outbreak to escalate, leaving the population vulnerable to future outbreaks and other serious public health risks, Human Rights Watch said in a
  • 10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by Local Press Report BENTO RODRIGUEZ Greenpeace International The millions of people affected by burst dam owned by the mining companies Samarco, Vale and BHP deserve justice. This tragedy also merits special scientific attention and Greenpeace Brazil and #RiodeGente have
  • 3 Aug 2016- 08:45 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Associated Press Just days ahead of the Olympic Games, the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria. The most contaminated points are the Rodrigo de
  • 8 Jun 2016- 08:35 by Local Press Report NORWICH Mongabay An international team of biologists has studied the past and current impacts on biodiversity of 191 existing Amazon dams, and the potential impacts of 246 dams planned or under construction. Researchers identified negative interactions
  • 20 May 2016- 08:58 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Public Radio International For the last few weeks, residents of Barra da Tijuca, home to the main Olympic park and Olympic village, have woken to the fetid smell of filthy water. Local biologist Mario Moscatelli blames the latest stink-fest on
  • 1 Apr 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights organization Survival International has called on the United Nations to take action to address the high rates of mercury poisoning among indigenous people in the Amazon regions of Brazil, Venezuela and Peru. In a
  • 21 Dec 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil A Brazilian judge has blocked the assets of BHP Billiton and Vale, co-owners of the Samarco iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state, to cover damages caused by the tailings dam burst at the mining complex last month. Judge Marcelo
  • 10 Dec 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Long-term, regional efforts will be needed to ensure recovery of the Doce River in the wake of last month’s tailings dam disaster, according to a new analysis by environmental NGO WWF-Brazil. Restoration of deforested areas will be an
  • 9 Dec 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation Léo Heller this week called on the Brazilian government to address the ongoing effects of last month’s tailings dam burst at an iron ore mine in Minas
  • 18 Nov 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris are an opportunity not just to reach an international climate agreement, but also to protect the current and future health of millions worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a
  • 11 Nov 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil The twin tailings dam bursts at an iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state last week were likely the result of human error, according to state environmental prosecutor Carlos Eduardo Ferreira Pinto. Ferreira told Globo TV on

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