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8 Feb 2021 WAGENIGEN, Netherlands
From wetland rejuvenation along the Ganga to beach-cleaning in Senegal, the 50th World Wetlands Day saw several initiatives launched in recognition of the value to nature and humankind of the globe’s wetlands. In a 29 January statement released to mark the occasion, Wetlands International, the body that coordinates and manages the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, laments that, despite significant achievements, the convention “has not been able to keep up with the growing threats and challenges that face wetlands...
11 Jun 2019 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
The Supreme Court of Argentina has upheld the constitutionality of an environmental law that bans mining in glacial areas.A challenge to the law had been brought by Canada’s Barrick Gold which operates the Veladero gold mine in northwest Argentina and the Pascua-Lama mine that is on the Argentine-Chile border...
10 Oct 2016 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 Se Toca (“You Don’t Touch Jáchal”) movement took over the local town hall on October 5th...
3 Nov 2014 SAO PAULO, Brazil
Hundreds of Brazilians took to the streets of the country's largest city, Sao Paulo, this weekend to protest the state and federal government's inaction in the face of ongoing water shortages and severe drought.Spanish news agency EFE reported that somewhere between 400 and 1,500 protesters, organized by grassroots organizations, political parties and student groups, demonstrated on November 1st to demand that Sao Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin address the state's water crisis...
3 Sep 2014 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Limited availability of freshwater could become a stumbling block to the growing shale gas sector, according to a new report from the Washington, DC-based World Resource Institute (WRI).The report, “Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability and Business Risks,” examined how the availability of freshwater resources might limit plans to expand shale gas development in regions throughout the world...
10 Dec 2013 SANTIAGO, Chile
Researchers from Chile’s Center for Environmental Technologies (CETAM) have found a link between urban pollution and glacier retreat in the Andes region.A CETAM study found that pollutant particulates from the Chilean capital, Santiago, were affecting the glacier, which is the source of 70 percent of the city’s water supply...