News tagged with dam construction

Judge scraps Amazon dam hearing

A federal judge has suspended a planned hearing for fishermen and indigenous people occupying a disputed dam in Brazil's Amazon after they failed to vacate the site, developers said.

dateOct 15, 2012 in Environment
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Invertebrates on the brink

One fifth of the world's invertebrates may be heading for extinction according to 'Spineless', a report published today (Friday 31st) by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in conjunction with IUCN and ...

dateAug 31, 2012 in Ecology
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Forest dam threatens Thailand's tigers: WWF

A proposed dam that would flood part of a national park in western Thailand represents a "significant new threat" to the kingdom's tigers, wildlife group WWF warned on Wednesday.

dateAug 29, 2012 in Ecology
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New Panama law bans mining on native land

Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli enacted a law Monday that prohibits mining on indigenous lands and requires that local native authorities be consulted before work can begin on new hydroelectric plants.

dateMar 27, 2012 in Environment
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Iran, Iraq pay $1.2 bn to battle sandstorms

A top Iranian environment official said on Monday Tehran and Baghdad will jointly pay $1.2 billion in a project to reduce the number of sand dunes in a bid to cut the number of sandstorms from Iraq.

dateOct 03, 2011 in Environment
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