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2012-03-30 02:21:52

LAGO AGRIO, Ecuador, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A three-judge appellate panel in Ecuador has denied for the fourth time a Chevron attempt to block enforcement of the $18 billion environmental judgment against the oil giant, according to a decision released this week. The panel ruled that Chevron was not entitled to use an order from an international investor arbitration to block the rainforest communities from enforcing their judgment, which was affirmed on appeal in...

2012-03-29 02:25:53

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (NasdaqGM: MSON), a medical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for wound debridement, spine surgery, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications has entered into a new, three-year, exclusive distribution agreement with B. Braun Medical, S.A. for the distribution of the SonaStar® Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator and...

2012-03-15 07:10:00

Year of exploration sets the stage for progress in 2012 Note:  All figures are quoted in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted. CALGARY, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE; NASDAQ: IVAN) is reporting today its 2011 financial results and an update on the Tamarack and Ecuador projects. Ivanhoe Energy is a heavy oil exploration and development company with a portfolio of early-stage assets that have significant potential but require more investment...

2012-03-12 08:00:00

PARIS, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) and Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT EP) today announced the deployment of a new 3G mobile broadband network in Ecuador, providing a range of applications to subscribers. The network is also intended to meet the rising demand for mobile broadband connectivity across the country. Under this agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will work with CNT EP, a leading network service provider in Ecuador, delivering...

2012-03-08 12:40:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ecuadorians, who recently won an $18 billion judgment against Chevron for massive oil contamination in the Ecuador rainforest, said today undisputed facts clearly show the company guilty of environmental crimes that resulted in the destruction of once pristine land and water and direct harm to the health of the area's 30,000 residents. Karen Hinton, the U.S. spokesperson for the Ecuadorians, said, "Chevron wants to make this case about...

2012-03-02 13:17:00

QUITO, Ecuador, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A three-judge appellate panel Thursday denied for the second time a Chevron motion to block Amazon communities from enforcing their $18 billion judgment in countries around the world, moving the long-warring parties one step closer to a global judicial showdown that pits some of the most impoverished indigenous groups against one of the world's biggest oil giants. The appellate panel in Ecuador ruled that a second interim award...

2012-03-01 14:05:00

Rainforest Communities to Provide More Information About Health Impacts of Chevron Contamination WASHINGTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international human rights court has agreed to hear the claims of the Ecuadorian indigenous rainforest communities who recently won an $18 billion judgment against the American oil company Chevron for its poisoning of their ancestral lands. In a letter sent to the lawyers for the communities, the InterAmerican Commission on Human...

2012-03-01 07:09:00

NEW YORK, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While BP is in settlement talks over the Gulf oil spill disaster, Chevron continues to pout over its $18 billion Ecuador judgment after being found guilty of waging a deliberate multi-decade contamination of the Amazon rainforest. While BP committed $20 billion to a compensation fund and is in talks to settle an estimated $60 billion in additional liability, Chevron has mounted a campaign to evade the judgment even though the environmental...

2012-02-27 13:07:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The upcoming Alabama and Mississippi Republican primaries (March 13) beg the most pressing environmental and corporate responsibility question of our time: If British Petroleum (BP) has to clean its oil spill along the Gulf Coast - and does anyone disagree it does? - why doesn't Chevron have to clean up its larger oil spills in Ecuador?, the conservative-oriented group You Break It You Fix It today said. Chevron's 16-18 billion-gallon oil spills inside...

2012-02-24 11:09:00

Shareholders Challenge Chevron Management Over $18 Billion Ecuador Liability NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A highly-respected newsletter distributed to corporate directors has described Chevron's Board as "nearly invisible" when dealing with the risks stemming from company's $18 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador. Tony Chapelle of Agenda Week-- which is published by the London-based Financial Times -- wrote: "The consequences for Chevron [of the...


Latest Ecuador Reference Libraries

Spectacled Bear, Tremarctos ornatus
2013-05-17 11:07:19

The spectacled bear or the Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus) is native to South America. This bear is locally known as jukumari, ukuko, or ucumari and is the only remaining species of short-faced bear existing today, making it the sole member of the sub-family Tremarctinae. The range of the spectacled bear includes western Venezuela, eastern Panama, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, northwestern Argentina, and western Bolivia. It is only found in the Andes Mountains, but it is thought to be an...

Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
2013-04-23 14:48:18

The Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) was occasionally previously known as Man O’War or man of War, a reflection of its rakish lines, aerial piracy of other birds, and speed. It’s widespread in the tropical Atlantic, breeding colonially in the trees in Florida, the Caribbean and the Cape Verde Islands. In addition, it breeds along the Pacific coast of the Americas from Mexico to Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands, as well. It is known as a vagrant as far from its...

Crested Eagle, Morphnus guianensis
2012-04-02 17:47:01

The Crested Eagle, (Morphnus guianensis), is a species of bird of prey found from Guatemala through Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, and Bolivia to north Argentina. In Brazil, this species has suffered greatly due to habitat destruction and is mostly found only in the Amazon basin in that region. In Ecuador it is mainly found in the Eastern Andean mountains. It is the only member of its...

Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

Tawny-faced Quail, Rhynchortyx cinctus
2012-03-22 21:32:37

The Tawny-faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus) is a species of bird in the Odontophoridae family. It is the only bird in its genus. It is found throughout Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Image Caption: Artistic Depiction of Male Tawny-faced Quail. Credit: Wikipedia (public domain)

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