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14 Feb 2022 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Historic drought has affected commodity transportation on the river, regional ecosystems, fishing industry and tourism and power production. Continuation of below-normal levels of precipitation anticipated.
2 Sep 2020 RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil
A new project was launched in August to enable people in the semiarid regions of Latin America to work together to share knowledge, address the climate crisis, and find more sustainable and humane ways to live.The DAKI-Semiárido Vivo Project (or Dryland Adaptation Knowledge Initiative), launched in August, will focus on three dry areas of Latin America most vulnerable to the effects of climate change: Gran Chaco Americano (in Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia), the Central American Dry Corridor and the semiarid region of north-eastern Brazil...
27 Dec 2019 MENDOZA
A number of protests took place this weekend in Argentina’s central province of Mendoza, following the approval of a new version of Law 7722, which restricted the use of dangerous chemicals in mining operations. The modified law allows for the use of cyanide and sulfuric acid in mining activities but forbids the use of mercury...
23 Oct 2019 LONDON
UK Export Finance, the government’s foreign credit agency, promised in 2017 to offer loans totalling £1bn to help UK companies export their expertise in “infrastructure, green energy and healthcare” to invest in Argentina’s economy. Instead official records, released through a freedom of information request, have revealed the government’s plan to prioritize support for major oil companies, including Shell and BP, which are fracking in Argentina’s vast Vaca Muerta shale heartlands.
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...
21 Jan 2019 BRASILIA, Brazil
The world’s biggest steelmaker is to build a seawater desalination plant in Eastern Brazil to safeguard steel production which has been hit by water shortages in recent years, attributed by the company to climate change.Indian multinational steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal SA will invest about $13...
3 Jan 2019 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Oil companies operating in Vaca Muerta, one of the world’s largest unconventional reserves of oil and gas, are illegally dumping thousands of tons of toxic oil and industrial waste in open ponds in the sensitive Patagonia environment, according to research by Greenpeace.A new investigation from Greenpeace Andino says that he illegal dumps are operated by Treater SA...
2 Jan 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
At the November 29 event in Geneva celebrating forty years of the Genevois Aquifer Agreement, OOSKAnews caught up with international delegate Luiz Amore, former Head of Foreign Affairs of the National Water Agency (ANA) of Brazil. Amore offers the following overview of the Swiss-French success from his perspective for our readers, observing the opportunity to draw on this experience in tackling supply challenges as well as the general management of the Guarani Aquifer in Latin America:"For context, the Genevois Aquifer encompasses 50 square kilometers and involves governing bodies from two countries; while the Guarani Aquifer is over 1...
27 Nov 2018 GENEVA, Switzerland
The World Meteorological Organization is projecting a 75-80 percent chance of an El Nino developing in the next three months, although it is not expected to be a strong event.A November 27 update from the organization says that sea surface temperatures are already at weak El Nino levels in part of the tropical Pacific, although the corresponding atmospheric patterns have not yet materialized...
1 Nov 2018 LONDON, United Kingdom
OOSKAnews Talks - Andre Fourie, Global Director, Water, Anheuser-Busch Inbev: Accelerating Water Security In High Risk Watersheds
Andre Fourie is Global Director, Water Sustainability at Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), the world's largest brewer. He leads the company’s work on water stewardship such as investing in watershed protection in high-stress areas. ABI’s portfolio comprises over 500 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois, and numerous multi-country brands...
19 Aug 2018 DURHAM, United States
A dramatic increase in fracking's water footprint in the United States from 2011 to 2016 indicates that future hydraulic fracturing practices will require far more water than previously estimated. A new report from Duke University has found that the water use per fracking well increased up to 770 Percent over the period and, importantly, that the toxic wastewater produced in the first year of a well's production jumped to 1440 Percent...
23 Feb 2018 MONTREAL ON
Private companies such as Coca-Cola and Nestlé are allegedly in the process of acquiring private ownership of the largest reserve of water, known as the Guarani Aquifer, in South America. The aquifer is located beneath the surface of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay and is the second largest-known aquifer system in the world...