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5 Sep 2017 BUENOS AIRES
The Argentinean government launched a call to private companies from all over the world to take part alongside the state in 38 water projects for almost US$ 9.5 billion. The call includes works of drinking water, sanitation, dam and irrigation aimed to reach 100 percent coverage in drinking water and 75% in sanitation services...
25 Jan 2017 BUENOS AIRES
Argentina's flood-threatened soybean hopes received a triple downgrade, with the country's farm ministry and two grains exchanges cutting sowing estimates – but not as deeply as some other commentators have done.
12 Oct 2016 BUENOS AIRES
In an effort to eradicate the spread of massive outbreaks of dengue, zika and chikungunya in joint operations with UNICEF, the pan-American Health Organization, Argentina launched weeks of action against Mosquitos on Thursday in Buenos Aires.
6 Oct 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
After receiving approval from local authorities, Barrick Gold Corp has resumed normal operations at its Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province, the company said on October 3rd.The announcement came just a few days after an Argentinian judge upheld the suspension of operations at the mine.In his decision on September 30th, Judge Pablo Oritja had cited a report from provincial mining police, which found that Barrick had not carried out sufficient repairs after a processing solution leak earlier in September...
3 Oct 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
An Argentinian judge on September 30th upheld the suspension of operations at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine in San Juan province.In his decision, Judge Pablo Oritja cited a report from provincial mining police, which found that Barrick had not carried out sufficient repairs after a processing solution leak earlier in September...
29 Sep 2016 BUENOS AIRES
North Patagonia in Argentina is suffering the worst drought in 17 years which has meant the loss of 1.8 million sheep, since 2007, and so far this year rainfall has been 45% below the historic average. A report from the University of Buenos Aires Agronomy School points out that “This climatic situation is of an exceptional magnitude”...
19 Sep 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
The government of Argentina’s San Juan province has temporarily suspended operations at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in the wake of a new spill at the site.A pipe carrying process solution -- which includes cyanide -- was damaged by a large block of ice that rolled down from the heap leach valley slope on September 8th...
15 Jul 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Ten months after a major cyanide spill at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province, local residents are demanding that the government shut down the project.Residents in the town of Jachal say nearby rivers are still polluted with cyanide and heavy metals from last September’s disaster, and that cancer cases in the region are on the rise...
24 Jun 2016 WASHINGTON, DC
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a new project for Argentina today totaling US$200 million to strengthen flood risk management in the city of Buenos Aires and improve drainage systems in the Cildáñez, Vega and Maldonado Stream basins. The project will directly benefit 3 million people.
17 Jun 2016 BUENOS AIRES
Argentina is seeking to push ahead with the construction of two aqueducts to irrigate crop plantations in the province of Entre Ríos despite widespread opposition from political parties and environmental organisations. Concerns have been raised about the lack of transparency and environmental risks associated with the projects, which will be fully financed by Chinese banks.
16 May 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Leo Heileman, the United Nations Environment Program’s (UNEP) new head for Latin America, is standing by his agency’s conclusions about the environmental impacts of last September's cyanide spill at Barrick Gold’s Veladero gold and silver mine pollution in Argentina’s San Juan province.An investigation by UNEP and the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in the wake of the spill found some pollution, but concluded that rivers located below the mine had not been significantly affected...
29 Apr 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Dozens of environmental activists gathered at the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires on April 27th for a silent protest to demand that President Mauricio Macri close Barrick Gold’s Veladero gold and silver mine in San Juan province.The mine is polluting local rivers and using 9 million liters of water per day, according to the activists...