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  1. 2010 Drought HIndered Tree Growth, Shut Down Amazon Carbon Sink: Study

    22 Jul 2016- 09:26 by Local Press Report EXETER Mongabay A new study finds that a major drought in 2010 hindered tree growth and caused sufficient tree death to result in the complete shut down of the Amazon carbon sink. Scientists are concerned that as c ...

    Local Press Report - 07/22/2016 - 09:26

  2. Peruvian Amazon Communities File Complaint Against State Oil Company

    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 Reg ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/05/2016 - 10:06

  3. District Court of the Hague Rules in Favor of Chevron in Ecuador Pollution Case

    25 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The District Court of the Hague last week denied an attempt by Ecuador to overturn an earlier arbitration court ruling handed down against the country in its multi-billion-dollar ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/25/2016 - 10:03

  4. Testimony Filed Showing Chevron’s Star Witness Lied During Company’s RICO Case

    6 Nov 2015- 08:55 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY CSR Wire Lawyers representing U.S. attorney Steven Donziger yesterday filed sworn testimony showing Chevron’s star witness Alberto Guerra admitted accepting large cash payments from the company and lyin ...

    Local Press Report - 11/06/2015 - 08:55

  5. Members of Hague Tribunal Made Secret Visits to Amazon Oil Pits

    22 Oct 2015- 09:29 by Local Press Report THE HAGUE Courthouse News Service Three international arbitators have traveled to the Amazon rainforest to further investigate sites of alleged pollution.  The arbitration has convened to decide whether Ecuador ...

    Local Press Report - 10/22/2015 - 09:29

  6. Amazon to Experience More Frequent and Severe Droughts: Study

    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 inde ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/13/2015 - 10:13

  7. Researchers to Track Climate Change Through Tree Rings in Amazon

    10 Sep 2015- 10:19 by Local Press Report FAYETTEVILLE, AK News Wise University of Arkansas researchers have received a $418,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop the first multicentury tree-ring chronologies in the Amazon River basin t ...

    Local Press Report - 09/10/2015 - 10:19

  8. Indigenous Peruvians Seize Oil Wells, Demanding Compensation for Pollution

    3 Sep 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of Peru’s indigenous Achuar community seized oil wells in the country’s northern Loreto region this week to pressure the government to compensate them for pollution caused by the petroleum op ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/03/2015 - 10:01

  9. Precipitation in Central Andes Could Drop by 30 Percent This Century: Study

    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 Centr ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/18/2015 - 10:06

  10. Ecuador Pollution Case Surfaces at Chevron Shareholders' Meeting

    29 May 2015- 09:38 by Local Press Report SAN RAMON, CA Amazon Watch Chevron CEO John Watson could not escape public outrage and shareholder dissent about his mishandling of the massive $9.5 billion environmental disaster in the Ecuadorian Amazon at the co ...

    Local Press Report - 05/29/2015 - 09:38

  11. Chevron Rejects Plan to Use $106 Million to Compensate Ecuadorian Amazon Communities

    6 Feb 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador US oil giant Chevron this week rejected a proposal to use $106 million USD that the Ecuadorian government owes it for breach of contract to compensate indigenous communities affected by toxic was ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/06/2015 - 10:23

  12. Ecuadorian Villagers Press US State Department to Make Chevron Pay for Amazon Pollution

    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 th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/10/2014 - 08:03

  13. World Bank Lends Brazil $18 Million to Increase Coastal Protection

    30 Sep 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank Board of Directors has approved an $18.2 million USD loan to support Brazil’s Marine Protected Areas Project. The project will triple the Brazilian coastal area und ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/30/2014 - 10:18

  14. Ecuador Abandons Amazon Protection Plan

    21 Aug 2013- 09:52 by Local Press Report QUITO Care2 Ecuador is abandoning an innovative plan that would have protected the Amazon rainforest from oil drilling due to lack of support from other nations and pressure to fulfill its international debts. The ...

    Local Press Report - 08/21/2013 - 10:05

  15. Brazil’s Para State Signs Eight Agreements With Water Utility

    24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BELEM, Brazil COSANPA, the utility operating in the Brazilian state of Para last week signed eight agreements with the state government for water projects in four main cities – the capital, Belem, Ananindeua, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/24/2013 - 10:05