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Consortium to build Colombia’s largest dam


August 30th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) A consortium made up of Brazil's Camargo Correa S.A. and Colombian firms Constructora Conconcreto S.A. and Coninsa Ramon H. S.A. has been awarded a contract to ... Read more...

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New species of blind snake found in Brazil


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Scientists in Brazil have discovered a new species of a blind snake that is closely related to salamanders and frogs, it was reported here.The atretochoana eiselti ... Read more...

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Strike halts work on mega-dam in Brazil


April 24th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 24 (IANS/EFE) A strike Monday effectively halted work on Brazil's giant Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, a controversial project in the heart of Amazonia that has drawn ... Read more...

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Cancer chemical found in Chinese river


January 21st, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) High levels of a cancer-causing heavy metal and arsenic have been discovered in a river and reservoir in southern China.Despite efforts to dilute the pollution, carcinogenic ... Read more...

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James Cameron is going to plan Avatar 2 in Brazil


March 30th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) James Cameron after releasing the blockbuster animation movie Avatar revealed that he could have done much a better job if he had known the plight of ... Read more...

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Pak Army has allowed US military presence in Quetta: Pentagon report


November 25th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Pakistan has allowed the United States military and its coalition partners in Afghanistan to maintain a presence in Quetta, Balochistan, the US Department of Defence told Congress in ... Read more...

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200,000 affected by floods in Mexico


October 6th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Villahermosa (Mexico), Oct 6 (IANS/EFE) Some 200,000 people have been affected by floods in southeastern Mexico, authorities said.Floods triggered by heavy rains have devastated the Mexican state of Tabasco where some 200,000 ... Read more...

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Film Makers to raise Dam Issue


September 9th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 9, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Dams have always been a major topic for controversies. They have satisfied only a minority group. Several environmentalists have stood against the construction of the dams ... Read more...

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Brazil signs contract for controversial Amazon dam


August 27th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 27 (IANS/EFE) President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has signed the contract for construction of a massive new hydroelectric dam in Brazil's Amazon region, a project opponents say will displace ... Read more...

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Hindus laud Norway’s Oya Music Festival for environment friendliness


August 16th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Aug 16 (ANI): Hindus have applauded Norway's Oya Festival (Oyafestivalen) for being a sustainable and green festival in an environmentally friendly zone, calling it "a step in the right direction".Noted ... Read more...

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Over 100 workers taken hostage in Brazil


July 26th, 2010 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 26 (IANS/EFE) Equipped with homemade weapons like bows and arrows, a group of around 300 people took control of an under-construction dam in the Amazon jungle in Brazil ... Read more...

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Clinton unveils $500-mn aid projects for Pakistan


July 19th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 19 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Monday announced more than $500 million worth of development projects for Pakistan that focus on improving water storage, the energy ... Read more...

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No impact of Chinese dam on Brahmaputra: Krishna (Lead)


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) China has assured India that a hydroelectric dam it is constructing on Tsangpo river in Tibet will not impact the downstream flow to Brahmaputra, parliament ... Read more...

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Brazil defends controversial dam project


February 5th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has defended its decision to build a hydroelectric power station in northern Para state, saying it is being initiated after taking all necessary environmental precautions. When completed, ... Read more...

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Dhaka-Delhi ties, talks will stabilise South Asia: US


January 22nd, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India and the parleys she held there will "help maintain stability" in South Asia, a senior visiting US official has said. Patrick ... Read more...

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China to give massive loan to Ecuador


January 13th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador and China have signed a memorandum of understanding on a loan from Beijing to Quito to finance a $2 billion hydroelectric dam in the South American nation, ... Read more...

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Venezuela may shut industries due to power shortage


January 6th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 6 (IANS/EFE) Hit by a severe power crisis, Venezuela has announced that it may shut down a few aluminium and steel plants as part of the country's electricity conservation measures. The ... Read more...

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Brazilian Indians up against Amazon dam


December 8th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 8 (EFE) The native Indians living in the Brazilian region of Amazonia have threatened the government against the construction of a hydroelectric dam there and said the move ... Read more...

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Ecuador feels `ill-treated’ in loan talks with China


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Dec 2 (EFE) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has said that during the course of negotiations with China to obtain financing for a hydroelectric dam, they "sometimes feel ill-treated". Ecuador is negotiating with ... Read more...

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Blackout leaves 40 million Brazilians in the dark


November 11th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Nov 11 (DPA) A blackout spreading across nine states of southern and central Brazil was caused by a failure at a hydroelectric dam, the country's energy minister said. The power ... Read more...

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Tipaumukh, trade, transit to top India-Bangladesh talks


September 4th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India is keen to bridge differences with Bangladesh over sensitive issues like the Tipakimukh hydrolectric project and move ahead on trade and transit as Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake kills four in Honduras


May 29th, 2009 - 3:01 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa (Honduras), May 29 (EFE) At least four people were killed Thursday in a powerful earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale in northwest Honduras. Buildings and homes of people were damaged at ... Read more...

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‘Green Nobel’ awarded to forest champion in Gabon


April 20th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): Marc Ona Essangui, a campaigner who was jailed during his battle to save the rainforest in Gabon, Africa, has received a top international award, known as the 'Green ... Read more...

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British kill 200 Taliban in largest operation since WWII


September 3rd, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.3 (ANI): British commanders have claimed to have killed over 200 Taliban in one of the largest operations since the Second World War. The attack took place as the Taliban tried ... Read more...

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Russian troops to withdraw from Georgia on Monday: Medvedev


August 18th, 2008 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
DPA Moscow, Aug 18 (DPA) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Sunday afternoon announced that withdrawals of his country's troops from Georgia would begin Monday, apparently ignoring calls from the US and Germany for an ... Read more...

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Cambodia seeks billions of dollars for 14 hydropower dams


May 4th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by admin
DPA Phnom Penh, May 4 (DPA) Cambodia is seeking private investment to build 14 new hydropower dams worth more than $3.2 billion, according to a government report obtained Sunday. The report titled Prime ... Read more...

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Laos dam could cause extinction of worlds largest catfish


April 9th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 9 (ANI): The construction of a large hydroelectric dam in Laos might endanger the existence of the Mekong giant catfish, which is the worlds largest catfish species.According to a ... Read more...

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