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6 Jun 2020 Rome, Italy
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has agreed on $700 Million USD for projects and programmes to help developing countries keep advancing urgent environmental priorities through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. The new and expanded programming, announced 3 June by the Facility’s governing body, will help developing countries protect marine biodiversity, fight wildlife trafficking, tackle dangerous uses of mercury, and fortify defenses against climate change in the agriculture and fisheries sectors, in basic services such as drinking water, and other areas...
5 Feb 2018 The Hague
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague ruled Friday that Costa Rica owns the north side of Isla Portillo and that Nicaragua must end its military presence in the area. The ruling also determined the marine borders between the two countries. The court also ordered Nicaragua to pay Costa Rica $380,000 as compensation for environmental damage to protected wetlands on the San Juan River, which lies on the border between the Central American nations.
7 Nov 2017 BONN, Germany
COP23 Underway, Syria Signs Up, Fiji Presidency, Water Action Day, Calls for Investment in Climate Adaptation, COPS and Robbers, More…
COP23 Underway, Syria Says "We're in!", US IsolatedAction Day for WaterWorld Water Council Calls for Financing for New Water Infrastructure and MaintenanceOil Majors Named and Shamed for Water Abuse AgainSyria's "In"Syria has announced 7 November that it will sign the Paris climate accord. The move, which comes on the heels of Nicaragua signing the accord last month, leaves the United States of America as the only country that has rejected the global pact (more to follow from OOSKAnews)...
22 Aug 2016 MANAGUA
Late last week a massive refinery fire in Nicaragua caused an oil spill that has contaminated sensitive nearby coastal habitat, a nonprofit group here said.
19 Aug 2016 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
The Nicaraguan government has been accused of failing to release promised analyses of the Grand Inter-Oceanic Canal project, including Costa Rica’s request to share disaster plans.Costa Rica has on many occasions requested environmental impact data about the project, which is being built by Hong Kong Nicaragua Development (HKND)...
17 Mar 2016 CHAPEL HILL, NC
Millennium Water Alliance, WaterAid Nicaragua Use Compartment Bag Testing to Assess Rural Water Quality
Water quality testing in rural, remote locations has been extremely difficult to do. Laboratories are often unavailable and can take a long time to provide test results. Other bacteriological testing methods are too complex, impractical and costly to use in low resource settings. Millennium Water Alliance and WaterAid Nicaragua faced these obstacles when attempting to analyze drinking water sources for fecal contamination in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua...
3 Dec 2015 MANAGUA, Nicaragua
Hong Kong-based HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Group (HKND) announced last week that it would delay construction of the $50 billion USD Nicaraguan inter-oceanic canal project.In a statement issued on November 25th, the company said construction of locks and major excavation w start in late 2016...
6 Nov 2015 MANAGUA, Nicaragua
Nicaragua’s state-owned Grand Inter-Oceanic Canal Commission this week approved the environmental and social impact studies for the project, clearing the way for Hong Kong-based HK Nicaragua Canal Development Group (HKND) to begin construction of the $50 billion USD canal."We're authorizing HKND now to begin the design, structural and construction processes," Spanish news agency EFE quoted Commission President Manuel Coronel Kautz as saying on November 5th...
14 Oct 2015 MANAGUA, Nicaragua
The Nicaraguan government has denied a permit to Canada's B2Gold for the Tajo Pavon gold mining project in Rancho Grande, in the country’s Matagalpa region, due to environmental concerns.The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources said the mining project proposed by B2Gold's local subsidiary, Nueva Esperanza, would affect two rivers as well as local nature reserves, and so could not move forward...
22 Jun 2015 MIAMI, FL, United States
An independent panel at Florida International University’s College of Law has found insufficiencies in the environmental impact assessment carried out on Nicaragua’s proposed $50 billion USD Inter-Oceanic Canal.The panel, which released its results last week, spent two days in March reviewing aspects of the draft Environmental and Social Impact Assessment conducted by UK-based consulting firm Environmental Resources Management (ERM)...
27 Mar 2015 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
Costa Rica on March 26th began work to close off a canal dredged by Nicaragua in disputed territory in the Tortuguero Conservation Area of the San Juan River delta.The Costa Rican government and environmentalists had been critical of Nicaragua’s plan to dig the canal, warning that it would cause significant environmental damage...
24 Mar 2015 BLOOMFIELD, CT
The Cigna Foundation today announced a $100,000 World of Difference grant to Water For People, a global organization helping to improve health for 1.8 billion people who lack access to safe water, and 2.8 billion people -- or 35 percent of the world's population -- without access to sanitation. Water For People, headquartered in Denver, supports the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs in Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia, Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi and India.