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Tuesday, June 7th 2011 - 22:00 UTC

Airlines suspend flights from Uruguay, fearing the volcanic ash cloud

The Chilean volcano ashes are hovering at 5.000 metres height

Flights from Uruguay’s Carrasco international airport were suspended on Tuesday until further notice because of the proximity of Chile’s Puyehue volcano ash cloud that on Monday forced similar decisions for Buenos Aires City main international and domestic air terminals.

Tuesday, June 7th 2011 - 14:33 UTC

Ash cloud reaches Buenos Aires city at 5.000 metres height; all flights cancelled

Flights from Buenos Aires city have been cancelled until further notice (Photo AFP)

The Chilean volcano Puyehue ash cloud has reached the Argentine capital after moving across the Greater Buenos Aires, but the due effects of the cloud are seen to be minimal. Meanwhile local airlines confirmed cancelled all flights until further notice at the international airport of Ezeiza and at the domestic-flights metropolitan Aeroparque.

Tuesday, June 7th 2011 - 03:48 UTC

The volcanic ash cloud could reach Buenos Aires city on Tuesday

Aircraft and airport cover with volcanic ashes

The ash cloud hovering above Argentine Northern Patagonia since Saturday after the eruption of the Puyehue volcano in the Chilean Andes may reach the city of Buenos Aires on Tuesday, experts assured.

Tuesday, June 7th 2011 - 03:10 UTC

NASA and Argentina launching satellite to measure salt levels at ocean surface

Scientists preparing the satellite for Thursday launching

Scientists are launching an international mission to measure salt levels at the surface of the ocean. A rocket carrying an Argentine-built spacecraft is set to lift off Thursday from the Vandenberg Air Force Base along the central California coast.

Monday, June 6th 2011 - 04:08 UTC

Chilean volcano ashes reach Atlantic coast; all flights cancelled and schools closed

The column of gas and ashes from the eruption was ten kilometres high

Southern Chile's Puyehue volcano was calm Sunday, one day after raining down ash and forcing thousands to flee, although the cloud of ash it had belched out still darkened skies as far away as neighbouring Argentina and was heading to the Atlantic coast.

Sunday, June 5th 2011 - 12:20 UTC

South Chile volcano eruption prompts evacuation; covers Argentine province with ash

Bariloche went dark and was covered with volcanic ash

Southern Chile's Puyehue volcano erupted on Saturday for the first time in half a century prompting evacuation orders for 3,500 people and turning into dark the Argentine Patagonian resort of San Carlos de Bariloche, 100 kilometres to the east as it was covered with ash.

Saturday, June 4th 2011 - 06:31 UTC

Chile’s capital survives driest May in 43 years: respiratory diseases outbreak

Santiago sky grey and cloaked in smog

As any Santiago de Chile resident could attest, it was all sun and no rain this past May, creating a hazardously dry environment and increasing already worrying levels of pollution.

Friday, June 3rd 2011 - 18:01 UTC

Penguins’ winter huddle clusters are all the time on motion to keep warm

The almost imperceptible waves of the huddled penguins were captured in video

The mystery of how penguins stay warm while they huddle has been revealed by an international team of scientists. Emperor penguins survive the tough Antarctic winters by forming tightly packed clusters - but scientists have pondered how penguins on the outside stay as cosy as those in the centre.

Thursday, June 2nd 2011 - 09:29 UTC

New York sues Federal government on natural gas drilling in Delaware river basin

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says ‘fracking’ system could contaminate New Yorkers water source

New York's attorney general is suing the federal government to compel a full environmental review of proposed regulations for natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin.

Thursday, June 2nd 2011 - 04:15 UTC

Brazil gives definitive approval to world’s third largest hydroelectric dam project

Sting and director James Cameron joined Indians and environmentalists to criticize Belo Monte

Brazil's environment agency gave its definitive approval Wednesday for construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, a controversial 17 billion US dollars project in the Amazon that has drawn criticism from native Indians and conservationists.

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