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  1. Brumadinho Dam Disaster: Criminal Charges Imminent

    18 Sep 2019- 07:21 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO The Wall Street Journal Brazilian police are set to announce the first criminal charges against employees of mining giant Vale SA and German safety inspector TÜV SÜD as early as this week over the deadly ...

    Local Press Report - 09/18/2019 - 07:25

  2. Chile Prez Announces Water Crisis Team As Worst Drought in 60 Years Hits Central Belt

    9 Sep 2019- 05:31 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Reuters Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday announced the creation of a working group of government agencies, academics and industry players to tackle the worst drought in 60 years which has spik ...

    Local Press Report - 09/09/2019 - 05:31

  3. "Blue Peace Index" Assesses, Encourages Sustainable, Collaborative Water Resource Management

    7 Sep 2019- 09:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The inaugural  Blue Peace Index, an assessment tool to measure the extent to which countries and water basins manage shared water resources in a sustainable and collaborative manner, was launc ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/07/2019 - 09:23

  4. Possible Solutions To Santiago Water Crisis?

    30 Jul 2019- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile's capital Santiago is facing an alarming water deficit, fuelled by climate change, that will worsen in the next decades, according to a new report. Challenged by increasing demand fo ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/30/2019 - 10:56

  5. Brazil: Bolsonaro Backs Solar For Mass Scale Water Redistribution

    30 Jul 2019- 06:50 by Local Press Report BRASILIA PV-TECH Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has lent his personal support to an upcoming scheme for solar to power a mass-scale redistribution of water. The politician, elected as country head last October, ...

    Local Press Report - 07/30/2019 - 06:55

  6. Will Ecuador's Bet On China-funded Hydropower Backfire?

    26 Jul 2019- 11:02 by Local Press Report QUITO Dialogo Chino Ecuador’s bet on hydro to clean its energy matrix and sell a surplus has landed it in debt and inhibited wind and solar development. Only the Odebrecht-built Manduriacu plant was inaugurated on ...

    Local Press Report - 07/26/2019 - 11:02

  7. Multiple Threats To Humans From Mining Waste in Chile

    25 Jul 2019- 08:06 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO AFP From the sky, the glistening emerald ponds of northern Chile are almost beautiful, but closer to the ground they harbor an ugly and dangerous secret: the reservoirs, filled with toxic waste from the co ...

    Local Press Report - 07/25/2019 - 08:06

  8. German Consultancy Firm Tuev Sued Implicated In Brumadinho Dam Collapse

    22 Jul 2019- 07:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil New evidence has emerged in the case of the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse, where nearly 300 people died, has developed with suggestions that the German safety certification company engaged ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2019 - 07:52

  9. What An Excellent Day For An Exorcism! Bishop Sprays

    12 Jul 2019- 10:54 by Local Press Report BUENEVENTURA The Independent A Catholic bishop will spray holy water over an entire city from a military helicopter in an attempt to conquer the demons he believes are plaguing it. Monsignor Rubén Darío Jaramillo M ...

    Local Press Report - 07/12/2019 - 10:54

  10. UNICEF Will Support Safe Water Access For More Than 2.8 Million Venezuelans

    8 Jul 2019- 07:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela UNICEF and the Government of Venezuela have signed an agreement to provide up to 2.8 million people with improved access to safe drinking water. The project includes expanding supply through ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/08/2019 - 07:35

  11. Peru Looks To Ancient Water-saving Technologies

    8 Jul 2019- 07:39 by Local Press Report LIMA Physics World 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 ...

    Local Press Report - 07/08/2019 - 07:39

  12. I Love The Smell Of Water In The Morning

    3 Jul 2019- 12:11 by Local Press Report BUENAVENTURA Mirror A bishop is planning on spraying a Colombian town in holy water in a bid to free it from demonic forces. Monsignor Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya wants to borrow a navy helicopter in order to dump ...

    Local Press Report - 07/03/2019 - 12:11

  13. El Niño Effects Threaten Functionality Of Key Venezuela Dam

    11 Jun 2019- 13:20 by Local Press Report CARACAS Latin American Post The Venezuelan electricity system has been in crisis since 2009. One of the triggers of this deficit is the effects of El Niño in Venezuela, caused by climate change. It is known that th ...

    Local Press Report - 06/11/2019 - 13:20

  14. Argentina Supreme Court Upholds Ban On Mining In Glacier Regions

    11 Jun 2019- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The Supreme Court of Argentina has upheld the constitutionality of an environmental law that bans mining in glacial areas. A challenge to the law had been brought by Canada’s Barrick Go ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/13/2019 - 04:10

  15. Another Brazil Mine Tailings Dam Close To Collapse

    20 May 2019- 06:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Movement of the embankment of iron ore giant Vale SA’s decommissioned Gongo Soco mine pit near the city of Barão de Cocais has been detected by radar, the company has reported. It is pre ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/20/2019 - 06:34

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