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13 Aug 2020 ASUNCION
More than a hundred barges with 115,000 tonnes of Paraguayan grains began to sail to ports in the region on Tuesday, thanks to a discharge of water from the Itaipu and Yacyreta dams that raised the height of the Parana River, the government said. The Parana is the region's key commodities superhighway used to send soy and other farm products to export hubs...
18 May 2020 FOZ DO IGUACU
The world's largest operational hydroelectric dam, Itaipu Plant announced that starting next Monday, May 18, it will open its spillway to help Paraguay and Argentina, which are suffering from a drought and hence having problems transporting their grain harvest.
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.
19 Jun 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
"Water Diplomacy Talks" - Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace; "We Are All Water Diplomats"!
Dr Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace (GHLPWP) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” audio interview. The Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace was launched in 2015 with the task of developing a set of proposals aimed at strengthening the global framework to prevent and resolve water-related conflicts, facilitating the use of water as an important factor of building peace and enhancing the relevance of water issues in national and global policy making...
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...
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...
14 Feb 2018 BRUSSELS
Major transnational conglomerates are lobbying governments in Latin America to achieve the privatisation of the second bigger aquifer system in the world. The lobbying in South America concerns the Guarani Aquifer located underneath Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. A consortium of companies that includes a number of European behemoths is looking for a 100-year concession...
7 Nov 2017 PUERTO VARAS
The Santa Cruz River is born from the pureness of three glaciers in the Andes and flows unimpeded for 385 kilometers (240 miles) before merging with the Atlantic Ocean. But this magnificent turquoise river is under threat from two large-scale hydroelectric projects. And like so many other environmental conflicts, a small cadre of environmental and citizen organizations have mobilized to defend the river from the Argentinian government, three construction companies (two Argentinian and one Chinese), and the financing body, the Commercial Bank of China...
21 Sep 2016 NEW YORK, NY, United States
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate accord into force this year.The outgoing Secretary-General, who will step down at the end of 2016 after 10 years in the position, also called for an end to the “madness” of the Israel-Palestine conflict...
9 Aug 2016 NEW YORK, NY, United States
US Federal Appeals Court Blocks Enforcement of $9.5 Billion Ecuadorian Pollution Judgement Against Chevron
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 Amazon region.The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a lower court ruling, which found that the multi-billion-dollar judgement was obtained through bribery and fraud...
29 Jul 2016 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 claim will be held in September, Prensa Latina reported.The plaitiffs have asked Canada to uphold a $9.5 billion USD fine against Chevron, issued in 2011 by Ecuador’s Provincial Court of Sucumbios...
16 Feb 2016 PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil
Brazil’s southern Rio Grande do Sul state has suspended use of the larvicide pyriproxyfen -- which is added to water to kill the mosquitoes that carry Zika virus -- amid reports that it could be the chemical itself, and not the mosquito-borne illness, that is behind the high number of cases of microcephaly among newborns in the country...