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21 Jan 2021 LIMA, Peru
Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines is currently working on a report to overrule Supreme Decrees which allowed Nuevo Arcoiris S.A.C, the Peruvian subsidiary of Canadian Tesoro Mineral Corpto acquire and hold mineral and other related exploration rights.The Supreme Decrees not only grant the company mineral rights but also several other related rights, including water rights...
18 Jan 2021 LIMA
Peru’s energy and mines ministry has accepted force majeure requests from Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Santa Lorenza for its 18.7-MW Santa Lorenza I small hydro project. The plant was due to be online at the end of 2018. According to BNamericas, the developer of the US$41.7 million project submitted the requests in 2019 due to transit restrictions on the Ambo-San Rafael highway after heavy rains and opposition from the Salapampa rural community that prevented excavation of the hydro’s tunnel...
11 Aug 2020 LIMA
Three indigenous people died Sunday after clashes with police while protesting in front of an oil lot run by a Canadian company, Peruvian authorities said. The Interior Ministry indicated that during the confrontation outside of Lot 95, administered by Canada’s PetroTal, 11 indigenous people and six policemen were injured by pellets...
21 Jul 2019 LIMA, Peru
Peru: Arequipa Governor Defends Tia Maria Mine Protests, Will Demand Removal Of President Vizcarra If Protesters Are Killed Or Injured
Over 400 police have been sent to the Tambo River Valley in Peru in order to contain the continuation of protests against the Tia Maria copper mine. Farmers in Peru’s Islay Province have declared strikes and initiated protests against US company Southern Copper’s (SCCO) $1.4 Billion USD Tia Maria mining project...
8 Jul 2019 LIMA
A group of scientists has found that reviving systems developed 1,400 years ago by local people before the Inca empire existed could harvest water from the winter rainy season in the mountains to ensure Lima’s summer supplies. Researchers from Imperial College London and their colleagues at the Regional Initiative for Hydrological Monitoring of Andean Ecosystems studied a water system in Huamantanga, in the central Andes, one of the last of its kind.
2 Mar 2019 LIMA
During the past 70 years, Peruvian engineers virtually eliminated the risks posed by glacial lake floods. But climate change and a political blind eye are increasing the dangers once again. In the past few decades, however, the increasingly warming climate has caused the volume of the glacial lakes in Cordillera Blanca to expand rapidly...
23 Oct 2018 LIMA
President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday affirmed one of his administration's goals towards the bicentennial is to significantly reduce —through ongoing projects— the number of people without water access. According to him, the population's access to water resources —for human consumption— is a State priority.
12 Aug 2018 URUCUI
According to a recent study undertaken by Inacio Pereira Lima, a master's student in Women's Health at the Federal University of Piaui's (UFPI) Center of Health and Sciences, 83.4 percent of the breast milk samples taken in Urucui, Brazil were found to contain glyphosate or aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) or both substances...
1 Feb 2018 CAPE TOWN, South Africa
World Watches as Clock Ticks for Cape Town. Planet's First Major City to Face Water Supply “Day Zero”.
Day Zero, initially projected for Sunday 21 April 2018 was confirmed by the city last week to have come forward 9 days, to Thursday 12 April 2018. As of the date of this article (1 February, 2018), Cape Town has 70 days before the taps are shut off.A critical water shortages disaster plan is being implemented by Cape Town authorities in a phased approach depending on severity of the water supply shortage (READ FULL STORY HERE)...
15 Sep 2017 LIMA
A Toxic State, an Amnesty International investigation published today, reveals how the Peruvian government has failed to provide adequate healthcare for Indigenous communities in Cuninico and Espinar, in the country’s Amazonian and Andean regions, respectively. Studies found that their only sources of fresh water were contaminated with toxic metals harmful to human health
23 Aug 2017 LIMA
Water utility Sedapal has warned that user fees will rise as it reduces subsidies for low-income households that it says had been misused. The utility is encouraging more responsible water use in Peru's desert capital Lima of 10 million, which relies on water from rapidly-melting glaciers in the Andes...
1 Aug 2017 LIMA
Britain’s export credit arm is doubling its financing for supporting trade with Peru to at least $5 billion (3.78 billion pounds), the British embassy in Lima said Monday. UK Export Finance (UKEF) is working with the Andean Development Corporation to provide financing for infrastructure, energy and water treatment projects in Latin America that use British goods and services...