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  1. International Community Urged to Address Humanitarian Crisis Caused by El Niño

    27 Apr 2016- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief official has called on the international community to act quickly to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of 60 million people worldwide affected b ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/27/2016 - 10:44

  2. UN Warns That Palm Oil Production Threatens Guatemalan River

    30 Jul 2015- 11:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Industrial African palm oil production in Guatemala has caused serious contamination of the Pasion River, UN Coordinator in Guatemala Valerie Julliand warned last week. The Pasion Riv ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/30/2015 - 11:49

  3. Seven Latin American Countries Pledge to Restore 20 Million Hectares of Degraded Land

    11 Dec 2014- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Costa Rica have pledged to restore 20 million hectares of degraded land by 2020, as part of the Initiative 20x20, launched this week during COP2 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/12/2014 - 08:40

  4. Guatemalan Communities Clash Over Water Pipeline Installation, Dam

    20 Nov 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Violence erupted last week between residents of the Guatemalan municipalities of Tajumulco and Ixchiguán, in the country’s San Marcos Department, over a project to reinstall water pip ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/26/2014 - 12:02

  5. Guatemalan Mayan Communities Protest Mine in Sipicapa

    14 Nov 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIPICAPA, Guatemala A group of Mayan communities in the municipality of Sipacapa, in Guatemala’s San Marcos department, protested in front of the constitutional court last week in opposition to the Los Chocoyo ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/14/2014 - 10:21

  6. Honduran Legislator Proposes Creation of Irrigation Fund

    4 Sep 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Ramón Chacón, a federal legislator with the Liberal Party of Honduras, has introduced a proposal to create a Fund for the Development of Irrigation Systems (Fonriego) to the National Congr ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/04/2014 - 09:59

  7. Guatemala Presents Progress Report on Lake Amatitlán Pollution Control Plan

    7 Aug 2014- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Representatives of Spanish water and environmental consultancy INCLAM Group and Guatemala's Authority for the Sustainable Management of Lake Amatitlán (AMSA) last week presented r ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/07/2014 - 11:04

  8. Central America’s Drought Expected to Continue Through October

    25 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Climatologists and meteorologists from Central America are predicting that drought conditions in the region will continue through August, September, and October. Following a recent Cl ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/25/2014 - 10:22

  9. Guatemalan Community Leaders Demand Cancellation of Mining Licenses

    15 Apr 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Some 50 community leaders from the municipality of Cabricán, in Guatemala's Quetzaltenango department, have demanded a public hearing in the country's Constitutional Court t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/16/2014 - 11:58

  10. Guatemalan Congress Urged to Advance Water Law

    25 Mar 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Analysts and environmental experts are calling on the Guatemalan Congress to restart discussions on creating a water law. A proposal for a General Water Law was put forward in 2003 by ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/25/2014 - 10:10

  11. Activists Hold Conclave Against Mining in Mexico's Puebla State

    20 Mar 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUEBLA, Mexico More than 600 activists met in the town of Tlamanca, in Mexico's Puebla state, on March 15-16 for a conclave against open pit mining and in defense of indigenous communities’ rights to land ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/20/2014 - 10:13

  12. Central American Integration System Calls for Development of Wastewater Systems

    10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Central America and the Dominican Republic must invest in sanitation systems in order to reduce water contamination, according to a recent study by the San Salvador-based Central Amer ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/10/2013 - 10:18

  13. Guatemalan Health Ministry Issues Regulations on Water Chlorination

    11 Nov 2013- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemala's Ministry of Health last week released new regulations for water providers in the form of a manual on “vigilance and control of the quality for water for human consump ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/11/2013 - 10:35

  14. Salvadoran NGOs Demand Law Against Mining

    29 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The National Board Against Metal Mining, an umbrella group for Salvadoran NGOs, is demanding that the country's Legislative Assembly discuss and approve a law presented in 2006 a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/29/2013 - 10:01

  15. Mexico, Guatemala Meet Over Wastewater Discharges

    18 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Mexico Representatives of the Mexican and Guatemalan governments met on July 12 to discuss pollution from Guatemala that is affecting the Mexican community of El Ocotal in Cuauhtémoc City, lo ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/18/2013 - 10:01

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