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25 Jul 2021 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cargo ships have been unable to transport goods due to the shallowness of the basin, which has also sparked concerns amongst local communities who rely on the Parana River for drinking water and energy supply.
The drought is expected to cost local grains farmers and exporters $315 Million USD across a six-month period, according to the Rosario grains exchange.
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...
17 Dec 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
The World Meterological Organization (WMO) assesses that 2020 is on track to be the second warmest year in the most recent decade, with the warmest six years being since 2015.Preliminary information, based on data collected from January to October 2020, shows how high-impact events such as floods, extreme heat and wildfires affected millions of people...
12 Sep 2020 Brasilia, Brazil
South American countries have seen a dramatic increase in numbers of fires in recent weeks, which is causing devastation to wetlands.According to data from WWF, the Amazon and Pantanal wetlands in Brazil had the highest numbers of fires this year during the month of August.In the Brazilian Amazon, of the 43,013 fires recorded in the first eight months of the year, 66...
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...
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.
20 Feb 2020 ROME, Italy
A group of 23 former foreign ministers has warned that humanity’s ongoing destruction of nature threatens the survival of our species. In an 18 February statement released by members of the Aspen Ministers Forum, the ministers call for more attention to be focused on rapidly warming oceans given their importance in producing oxygen and food for the world’s population of over 7 billion people...
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.
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...
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...