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11 Feb 2022 LONDON, United Kingdom
The English Appeals court has permitted Manchester Shipping Canal Limited to pursue its claim against United Utilities' right to discharge untreated storm water. Environmental Law Foundation and the Good Law Project have intervened in support of the decision.
29 Sep 2019 BANGALORE, India
A coalition of environmental actvists in India has sent an open letter to actor Leonardo DiCaprio describing his support for the Isha Foundation’s “Cauvery Calling” tree-planting campaign as poorly advised. The letter outlines negative impacts on Cauvery River flow and pollution, and has the support of at least 95 NGOs and numerous individuals who ask DiCaprio for a retraction of his appeal for support of the Foundation...
27 Nov 2018 BRASILIA, Brazil
The world's largest mining company, Anglo-Australian giant BHP, has said that it will fight a multi billion dollar damages lawsuit filed on behalf of 240,000 Brazilians affected by the 2015 tailings dam failure at the Samarco iron ore mine BHP operated in the state of Minas Gerais - Brazil's worst environmental disaster...
18 Sep 2018 CANBERRA, Australia
Indian mining giant Adani's plan to build a 61 kilometer pipeline to pump up to 12.5 billion liters of water a year from a river in drought-stricken Queensland has come closer to realization after Australia’s Federal Government decided September 17 that the project did not need a full environmental impact assessment...
19 Aug 2015 ZHONGWEI, China
A Chinese NGO is suing eight companies for dumping waste in the Tengger Desert in the country's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.The China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation filed the cases with the Zhongwei Municipal Intermediate People's Court last week, according to official news agency Xinhua...
15 Aug 2014 PANAMA CITY, Panama
Lawyers from Panama's Environmental Advocacy Center (CIAM) and members of NGO the Foundation for Integral Community Development and Conversation of Ecosystems of Panama (Fundicep) have presented the country's National Assembly with a proposal to regulate the amount of river water that can be used in hydropower projects...
24 Mar 2014 WASHINGTON, DC
In times of war, water resources and infrastructure are often destroyed or become inaccessible to large segments of people living in conflict areas. Restoring these critical services can avert humanitarian crises and rebuild state authority, according to a new study launched today by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the University of Tokyo, McGill University, and Duke University...
4 Oct 2013 SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
El Salvador's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) opposes including representatives of the private sector in the National Water Council, the entity that will be responsible for water management in the country, Deputy Minister Lina Pohl said last week.The creation of the National Water Council is part of the draft bill for the country’s general water law, an initiative that was presented in the Legislative Assembly of March 2012...
11 Sep 2013 YEKATERINBURG, Russia
The water utility in Yekaterinburg has declared itself to be “on the brink of catastrophe,” as illegal dumping of waste in the city’s wastewater network has left it almost unable to cope. Sewage treatment plants are running at full capacity and are one failure away from a major pollution incident...
31 Jul 2013 SINGAPORE
Conversations with Water Leaders: Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) Executive Director Mr. Khoo Teng Chye on Urban Water Planning and City Governance
Sixth in a series, “Conversations With Water Leaders,” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week.In this edition, OOSKAnews correspondent Renee Martin-Nagle speaks with Mr. Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), to gather insights on Singapore’s urban water planning and city governance...
15 Jul 2013 QUITO
Oil giant Chevron has been granted access to "more than 100 email accounts, including environmental activists, journalists, and attorneys" involved in a long-running dispute involving damage "caused by oil drilling" in Ecuador, reports the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) which, with EarthRights International (ERI), is opposing the New York court's decision says: After years of litigation, an Ecuadorian court last year imposed a judgment of over $17 billion on Chevron for dumping toxic waste into Amazon waterways and causing massive harm to the rainforest...
20 Jun 2013 MANAGUA, Nicaragua
Environmental groups in Nicaragua are predicting environmental catastrophe if the transoceanic “Nicaragua Canal” is constructed.Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega approved the $40 billion USD deal to design, construct, and operate the canal with recently created Hong Kong-based company HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co...