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  1. OOSKAnews Voices- Stuart Orr, WWF: Unprecedented Wave Of New Dams Could Spell Disaster Far Beyond Laos

    27 Jul 2018- 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, SWITZERLAND OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest "opinion columns" written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. Stuart Orr, Leader of WWF’s Freshwa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/27/2018 - 10:03

  2. Norway Issues $1bn Threat to Brazil Over Rising Amazon Destruction

    23 Jun 2017- 13:28 by Local Press Report OSLO The Guardian Norway has issued a blunt threat to Brazil that if rising deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is not reversed, its billion-dollar financial assistance will fall to zero. The leaders of the two ...

    Local Press Report - 06/23/2017 - 13:28

  3. Brazilian Judge Suspends Operating License for Belo Monte Hydropower Dam

    6 Sep 2016- 06:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALTAMIRA, Brazil A Brazilian federal court last week suspended the operating license for the controversial 11,000-megawatt, $26 billion USD Belo Monte hydropower facility in Para state. In her decision, Judge M ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/06/2016 - 06:44

  4. Historic Drought Threatens Food Distribution, Water Supply in Amazon Region

    10 Aug 2016- 10:51 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Folha de Sao Paulo The source of national pride, glorified at the Olympic opening last Friday (the 5th), the Amazônia's southern region is suffering from an historic drought due to the El Niño phenom ...

    Local Press Report - 08/10/2016 - 10:51

  5. Ecuadorian Pollution Victims Bring Case Against Chevron to Canadian Courts

    29 Jul 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court. Hearings on the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/29/2016 - 10:47

  6. Fish Kills Highlight Harm From Brazil's Belo Monte Dam

    15 Jul 2016- 11:00 by Local Press Report BELEM Mongabay Even before the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric power station-- the third largest in the world-- began operation in April of this year, the harm the project was doing to aquatic life, and to i ...

    Local Press Report - 07/15/2016 - 11:00

  7. Czech Environment Ministry Launches Drought Program

    14 Jul 2016- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRAGUE, Czech Republic The Czech Environment Ministry this week officially launched a program to address drought, with Environment Minister Richard Brabec pledging $12.3 million USD worth of subsidies to help ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/14/2016 - 10:16

  8. Petroperú Confirms New Oil Spill in Amazon Region

    27 Jun 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru State energy company Petroperú on June 25th reported yet another oil spill in the Amazon region of northern Peru. The company and the the Environmental Evaluation and Oversight Office (OEFA) are inv ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/27/2016 - 10:18

  9. Czech Environment Ministry Seeks Funds to Combat Drought

    10 Jun 2016- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRAGUE, Czech Republic The Czech Environment Ministry is launching a new program aimed at securing drinking water in the country’s municipalities amid ongoing drought, Environment Minister Richard Brabec said ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/10/2016 - 10:46

  10. Most of Czech Republic Threatened by Drought

    10 May 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRAGUE, Czech Republic Most of the territory of the Czech Republic is threatened by low or moderate levels of drought, with surface and groundwater levels dropping to blow average levels this month. There is c ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/10/2016 - 10:34

  11. Indigenous Peruvians Take Over Petroperú Base to Demand Compensation for Oil Spills

    20 Apr 2016- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Six hundred indigenous Peruvians from a number of communities in Loreto state have taken over state-owned oil company Petroperú’s base in the Marañon district. They said Petroperú had violated agree ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/20/2016 - 11:03

  12. UN Urged to Intervene to Address Mercury Poisoning Among Indigenous Amazonian Peoples

    1 Apr 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights organization Survival International has called on the United Nations to take action to address the high rates of mercury poisoning among indigenous people in the Amazon regio ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/01/2016 - 10:07

  13. Members of Peru’s Wampis Indigenous Community Take Officials Hostage Over Oil Pollution

    8 Mar 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of the indigenous Wampis community in Peru have taken eight people hostage to demand help from the federal government in the wake of an oil spill from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline last mont ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/08/2016 - 10:34

  14. Peru Extends Water Quality Emergency Due to Oil Spills

    1 Mar 2016- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Ministry of Health this week extended the water quality emergency it declared last month to 16 indigenous communities in the Amazon region that were affected by recent oil spills from the Nort ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/01/2016 - 10:42

  15. Peru’s Ombudsman Says Petroperú Should Pay Compensation to All Those Affected by Oil Spills

    26 Feb 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s ombudsman, Eduardo Vega Luna, said this week that state-owned oil company Petroperú should pay compensation to all those affected by recent oil spills in the Amazonas, Loreto and Cajamarca re ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/26/2016 - 10:01

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