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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...
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...
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...
8 Jan 2016 BOGOTA, Colombia
Water levels in Colombia’s two largest rivers, the Magdalena and the Cauca, have decreased significantly due to ongoing drought, the country’s Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) warned last week.In Honda municipality, in Tolima department, the Magdalena’s water level is at its lowest point, 59 centimeters; the historic median minimum is 2...
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...
6 Mar 2013 Colombia, BOGOTA
Over the last 30 years, more than half of Colombia’s glacier mass has melted away due to rising temperatures caused by climate change, according to a new report by the Colombian Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM). "In the last 30 years, we have lost 57 percent of our glacier mass due to climate change...
14 Dec 2012 QUITO, Ecuador
Ecuador is planning to inaugurate two new meteorological monitoring stations as part of the Adaptation to the Impacts of Rapid Glacier Retreat in the Tropical Andes (PRAA) program. The project has a budget of $33 million USD, with $24.6 million USD coming from national government funds and $8.3 million USD in donor funds...
20 Nov 2012 PERU, LIMA
Indigenous organizations in Loreto, in Peru’s Amazon region, have filed a legal complaint against Argentine oil company Pluspetrol for pollution in the country’s largest nature reserve. The complaint was filed with the Environmental Prosecutor of Nauta by the Cocama Association for Development and Conservation of San Pablo de Tipishca (ACODECOSPAT), one of the base communities in the Interethnic Association for the Development of the PeruvianRainforest (AIDESEP)...