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  • 4 Nov 2016- 12:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARRAKESH, Morocco The COP21 Paris agreement on climate change entered into force on November 4th 2016, days before the COP22 climate conference convenes in Marrakesh, Morocco. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention
  • 10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Residents of the town of Jáchal, in Argentina’s San Juan province, stepped up protests last week after Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold announced it was resuming operations at the nearby Veladero mine. Members of the Jáchal No
  • 4 Mar 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The recent drought in the eastern Mediterranean region, which affected Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst in the past 900 years, according to a new study by
  • 25 Feb 2016- 09:23 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR DE JUJUY teleSUR Over 30 Indigenous communities from the northern Argentine provinces of Jujuy and Salta said Tuesday they would go to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights after having exhausted all national legal resources to accuse
  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 13 Dec 2015- 20:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France Representatives of 195 nations on December 12th signed an historic agreement aimed at halting global warming. The agreement, signed after an all-night session in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget, was reached one day after the COP21 climate
  • 11 Dec 2015- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France COP21 negotiators are taking an extra day to finalize a global agreement on climate change. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who is chairing the talks, announced that the deadline for a climate deal would be pushed back to Saturday,
  • 11 Dec 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France Anthropogenic climate change is “the largest, most pervasive threat to the natural environment and human societies the world has ever experienced,” according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program. The report, “Climate
  • 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
  • 12 Nov 2015- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PALISADES, NY, United States Due to the effects of global warming, many regions worldwide that depend on snowmelt to feed water sources are at risk of future shortages, according to a new study led by researchers from Columbia University’s Earth
  • 24 Sep 2015- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina An Argentinian judge on September 23rd ordered that gold leaching processes at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine be suspended for an additional 30 days to give authorities time to determine whether there was long-term
  • 21 Sep 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina A team of UN experts is analyzing water samples from the Jachal, Las Taguas and Blanco rivers in Argentina’s San Juan province this week to check for contamination in the wake of a cyanide leak at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine.
  • 28 Aug 2015- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden This year's World Water Week in Stockholm wrapped up on August 28th with a call to ensure that water is given a central place in upcoming climate change negotiations. “Water is what binds together all the aspects of climate change
  • 12 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORDOBA, Argentina After lengthy debate, the High Court of Justice in Cordoba, Argentina on August 11th upheld the constitutionality of provincial law 9.562, which prohibits open pit metal mines as well as the extraction of radioactive substances such
  • 24 Jun 2015- 11:12 by Local Press Report ROME CatholicCulture.org Writing in L’Osservatore Romano, journalist Silvina Perez discussed the Argentine influences on Pope Francis’s new encyclical. Argentina’s Matanza River basin, she said, is “ranked number eight out of the world’s ten most polluted

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