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  1. Argentina's Flood-Threatened Soybean Crop Downgraded

    25 Jan 2017- 11:43 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Agrimoney Argentina's flood-threatened soybean hopes received a triple downgrade, with the country's farm ministry and two grains exchanges cutting sowing estimates – but not as deeply as som ...

    Local Press Report - 01/25/2017 - 11:43

  2. Argentina Launches Weeks-Long Mosquito Control Effort

    12 Oct 2016- 10:50 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Latin Post In an effort to eradicate the spread of massive outbreaks of dengue, zika and chikungunya in joint operations with UNICEF, the pan-American Health Organization, Argentina launched weeks of a ...

    Local Press Report - 10/12/2016 - 10:50

  3. Jachal Residents Protest Reopening of Veladero Mine

    10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Residents of the town of Jáchal, in Argentina’s San Juan province, stepped up protests last week after Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold announced it was resuming operations at the nea ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/10/2016 - 08:26

  4. Barrick Gold Resumes Normal Operations at Veladero Mine

    6 Oct 2016- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina After receiving approval from local authorities, Barrick Gold Corp has resumed normal operations at its Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province, the company said on October 3rd. T ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/06/2016 - 08:21

  5. Argentinian Judge Upholds Suspension at Veradero Mine

    3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina An Argentinian judge on September 30th upheld the suspension of operations at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine in San Juan province. In his decision, Judge Pablo Oritja cited a rep ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/03/2016 - 09:59

  6. Argentina Lost 12% of National Sheep Flock to Patagonia Drought

    29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Merco Press North Patagonia in Argentina is suffering the worst drought in 17 years which has meant the loss of 1.8 million sheep, since 2007, and so far this year rainfall has been 45% below the histo ...

    Local Press Report - 09/29/2016 - 07:14

  7. Ban and Obama Talk Syria and Climate in Goodbyes to UN

    21 Sep 2016- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the wa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/21/2016 - 10:24

  8. Argentina’s San Juan Province Temporarily Suspends Operations at Veladero Mine

    19 Sep 2016- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The government of Argentina’s San Juan province has temporarily suspended operations at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in the wake of a new spill at the site. A pipe carrying process solu ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/19/2016 - 08:57

  9. 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

  10. Jachal Residents Demand Closure of Barrick Gold’s Veladero Mine

    15 Jul 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Ten months after a major cyanide spill at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province, local residents are demanding that the government shut down the project. Residen ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/15/2016 - 10:45

  11. World Bank Lends Argentina $200 Million for Flood Risk Management, Drainage Projects

    24 Jun 2016- 08:51 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC The Financial The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a new project for Argentina today totaling US$200 million to strengthen flood risk management in the city of Buenos Aires and improv ...

    Local Press Report - 06/24/2016 - 08:51

  12. UNEP Head for Latin America Stands by San Juan Pollution Findings

    16 May 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Leo Heileman, the United Nations Environment Program’s (UNEP) new head for Latin America, is standing by his agency’s conclusions about the environmental impacts of last September' ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2016 - 12:00

  13. Argentinian Protesters Demand Closure of Veladero Mine

    29 Apr 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Dozens of environmental activists gathered at the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires on April 27th for a silent protest to demand that President Mauricio Macri close Barrick Gold’s Veladero ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/29/2016 - 10:10

  14. Severe Flooding in South America Kills 12

    21 Apr 2016- 11:00 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES AFP Severe storms and flooding across South America's "southern cone" have killed at least 12 people and forced thousands to evacuate, with more bad weather on the way. Climate Disasters ...

    Local Press Report - 04/21/2016 - 11:00

  15. Veladero Mine Violates Argentina’s Glacier Law: US Expert

    13 Apr 2016- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine is located in periglacial area of Argentina, and therefore violates the country’s Glacier Law, according to a US geologist. The scientist, Robert Moran, vis ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/13/2016 - 11:45

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