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  • 5 Feb 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon are planning to file a complaint against state-owned oil company Petroperu over a crude oil spill late last month. Edwin Montenegro, president of the Regional Organization of Indigenous Peoples of
  • 13 Oct 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FALMOUTH, MA, United States The Amazon region will experience more hydrological extremes, including more frequent and severe droughts, by 2100 as a result of climate change, according to new research from independent research institute the Woods Hole
  • 18 Aug 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZURICH, Switzerland Precipitation levels in the Central Andes region could decrease by nearly a third by the end of this century, a new study has found. In the study, “ Facing unprecedented drying of the Central Andes? Precipitation variability over the
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese government plans to spend some $4.1 billion USD for new and existing water projects, the Ministry of Finance announced this week. The funds will go toward 29 projects that are already under way, and 143 new irrigation, water
  • 12 Jan 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Tibetan Plateau, where temperatures have increased twice as fast as most other places on earth over the past 50 years, will continue to feel the effects of global warming, and could see another 30 percent loss in glacier mass over the
  • 6 Nov 2014- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Indigenous Ecuadorian groups this week called on US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, who is currently visiting the South American country, to demand that US oil giant Chevron pay the $9.5 billion USD judgment handed down
  • 13 Jun 2014- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent THE HAGUE, Netherlands Glacier melt in the Himalayan Mountains has the potential to increase tensions between China, India and Pakistan-- all of which receive a significant portion of their freshwater from rivers that originate in the Himalayas,
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FOZ DO IGUACU, Brazil Privatization is the biggest issue facing global freshwater, US environmental lawyer and activist Robert Kennedy Jr. told participants at the World Environmental Forum in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil last week. "Water ought to be a
  • Shanghai will set up a new water resource management system by 2014 that will include the strictest standards so far in China for water conservation and wastewater treatment, the Shanghai Water Authority announced on October 17.
  • 19 Jan 2009- 19:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China A major project designed to divert water from the Yangtze River in the south to service Beijing's water needs has been pushed back four years to 2014 due to authorities' concerns over the relocation of over 300,000 people
  • 26 May 2008- 22:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — China is taking steps to reduce the risks of quake lakes in Sichuan province, formed by landslides that blocked rivers. Landslides that blocked rivers in the province have formed 35 barrier lakes in the disaster-hit region. Experts