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  1. Peru Declares State of Emergency Over Amazon Oil Pollution

    Peru’s government on March 25 declared a 90-day environmental state of emergency in the Amazon region of Loreto due to oil pollution that was not properly cleaned up by Argentine-owned Pluspetrol. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2013 - 20:44

  2. Chevron Withdraws Claim Against Ecuador in Pollution Lawsuit

    Oil giant Chevron this week told New York federal judge Lewis A. Kaplan that it was dropping its claim that the $19 billion USD judgment handed down by Ecuadorian courts over the company’s Amazon contamination record was “objectively baseless” and a “sham ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2013 - 20:44

  3. Melting Glaciers Threaten Water Supply of Andean Communities

    The snowcaps of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Colombia have been melting at an unprecedented rate, with over 30 percent having disappeared in the last 30 years, according to new research published last week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:13

  4. Ecuador Indigenous Group Plans to Fight Amazonian Oil Exploration

    On November 28, Ecuador is due to open its 11th oil-licensing round, in which 13 oil blocks will go on sale covering 4 million hectares in the Amazonian provinces of Pastaza and Morona Santiago. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:13

  5. Argentina Freezes Chevron Assets Over Ecuador Pollution Case

    Argentine Judge Adrian Elcuj Miranda this week ordered an embargo on US-based oil giant Chevron Corp’s assets within Argentina in an attempt to uphold an Ecuadorian court ruling that awarded $19 billion USD to indigenous Amazonian people for contamination ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2013 - 20:44

  6. Russia Orders USAID to Stop Operations, Leave by October 1

    The Russian government has ordered the US Agency for International Development (USAID), which reports to the US State Department, to stop all operations and shut the doors to its Moscow offices by October 1. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:14

  7. Poor Chemical Management Causes $263 Billion USD in Economic Losses: UNEP and WHO

    Poor management of chemicals, including chemical fertilizers and pesticides, is causing massive pollution of freshwater resources worldwide, including rivers, lakes, aquifers and wetlands, according to a new report prepared by the UN Environment Program a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:14

  8. USAID Presence in Ecuador Threatened by Questions Over Motives for Project

    16 Jul 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Pressure is mounting against the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Ecuador following allegations in the press about its motives. Ecuadorian newspaper El Telegrafo has publishe ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:14

  9. Chevron Hit With $18 Billion Canadian Court Case Over Ecuador Pollution

    6 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Lawyers representing four Ecuadorian tribes last week presented Chevron with a collections action for $18 billion USD, to be heard in Canada’s Superior Court of Justice. An Ecuadorian court origi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/20/2013 - 08:54

  10. Chevron CEO Faces Anger Shareholders of Ecuador Amazon Pollution

    24 May 2012- 08:25 by Local Press Report Amazon Defense Coalition An epic showdown between angry Chevron shareholders and notoriously short-tempered CEO John Watson over the company's $18 billion USD Ecuador liability is brewing just days before the ...

    Local Press Report - 05/16/2013 - 05:14

  11. Chevron Responsible for “War-Like Scenes” in Ecuadorian Amazon, Kennedy Essay Stated

    14 May 2012- 15:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador In the latest skirmish in the long-term battle over oil giant Chevron’s alleged pollution of the Ecuadorian rainforest, campaigners have highlighted an essay by environmental lawyer Robert F. Ke ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2013 - 20:44

  12. Ecuador Spill Is “Chevron’s Chernobyl?”

    3 May 2012- 14:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The long-term war of words between U.S. oil company Chevron and Ecuadorian jungle communities took a new turn last week, when campaigners released a video, "Chevron's Amazon Chernobyl,& ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:16

  13. Chinese Copper Mining Faces Opposition in Ecuador

    Chinese mining firm Ecuacorriente is facing local opposition to its $1.7 billion USD project in Ecuador, due to concerns over potential water pollution.  The company expects to produce over 180 million pounds of copper per year once its El Mirador open pi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:16