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  1. Illegal Mining Threatens Health, Environment In Amazonia

    16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirt ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 12/16/2018 - 11:49

  2. New Brazil Prez Policies May Affect Water, Climate Far Beyond Country Borders

    21 Nov 2018- 11:30 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC National Geographic If Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, follows through on his campaign promises, deforestation rates in Brazil could almost immediately triple, according to an assessment ...

    Local Press Report - 11/21/2018 - 11:30

  3. OOSKAnews Voices- Stuart Orr, WWF: Unprecedented Wave Of New Dams Could Spell Disaster Far Beyond Laos

    27 Jul 2018- 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, SWITZERLAND OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest "opinion columns" written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. Stuart Orr, Leader of WWF’s Freshwa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/27/2018 - 10:03

  4. Multisensing Device Maps Water Contamination In Rural Colombia

    15 Jun 2018- 11:42 by Local Press Report BOGOTA The Engineer An electrochemical device developed at Bath University, UK, is being used in rural Colombia to detect water contamination and help map problem areas. The device measures four key physicochemical ...

    Local Press Report - 06/15/2018 - 11:42

  5. Braz Prez Article From World Water Forum Highlights Climate Change; WASH; Claims Successes For Brazil In Environmental Conservation, Ecosystem Protection

    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, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/23/2018 - 10:39

  6. Norsk Hydro Accused of Amazon Toxic Spill, Admits "Clandestine Pipeline"

    2 Mar 2018- 12:56 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Mongabay Norsk Hydro, a bauxite and aluminum mining and refining company also known as “Hydro” whose majority and controlling shareholder is the Norwegian government, has been accused by the Brazilian gover ...

    Local Press Report - 03/02/2018 - 12:56

  7. Norway Issues $1bn Threat to Brazil Over Rising Amazon Destruction

    23 Jun 2017- 13:28 by Local Press Report OSLO The Guardian Norway has issued a blunt threat to Brazil that if rising deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is not reversed, its billion-dollar financial assistance will fall to zero. The leaders of the two ...

    Local Press Report - 06/23/2017 - 13:28

  8. Mega-Damns!

    21 Jun 2017- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States A new study suggests that the environmental impact of Amazon dam-building will have worse environmental impacts than anticipated. “Damming the rivers of the Amazon basin”, published ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/21/2017 - 11:12

  9. New Oil Spills Reported in Peruvian Amazon

    27 Sep 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian officials on September 25th reported two new oil spills in the country's Amazon region. The first spill happened on September 24th in the Andoas district in the Loreto region, and the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/27/2016 - 10:56

  10. Brazilian Judge Suspends Operating License for Belo Monte Hydropower Dam

    6 Sep 2016- 06:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALTAMIRA, Brazil A Brazilian federal court last week suspended the operating license for the controversial 11,000-megawatt, $26 billion USD Belo Monte hydropower facility in Para state. In her decision, Judge M ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/06/2016 - 06:44

  11. Historic Drought Threatens Food Distribution, Water Supply in Amazon Region

    10 Aug 2016- 10:51 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Folha de Sao Paulo The source of national pride, glorified at the Olympic opening last Friday (the 5th), the Amazônia's southern region is suffering from an historic drought due to the El Niño phenom ...

    Local Press Report - 08/10/2016 - 10:51

  12. US Federal Appeals Court Blocks Enforcement of $9.5 Billion Ecuadorian Pollution Judgement Against Chevron

    9 Aug 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A US federal appeals court this week blocked enforcement of a $9.5 billion USD fine against oil giant Chevron, issued by an Ecuadorian court in 2011 for pollution in that country’s A ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/09/2016 - 10:40

  13. Brazil Denies Environmental License for São Luiz do Tapajós Hydropower Dam

    5 Aug 2016- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil The Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) has decided not to grant an environmental license for the 6.1-gigawatt, $8.3 billion USD São Luiz do Tapajós ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/05/2016 - 07:45

  14. Ecuadorian Pollution Victims Bring Case Against Chevron to Canadian Courts

    29 Jul 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court. Hearings on the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/29/2016 - 10:47

  15. Fish Kills Highlight Harm From Brazil's Belo Monte Dam

    15 Jul 2016- 11:00 by Local Press Report BELEM Mongabay Even before the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric power station-- the third largest in the world-- began operation in April of this year, the harm the project was doing to aquatic life, and to i ...

    Local Press Report - 07/15/2016 - 11:00

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