Thursday, December 30th 2010 - 07:59 UTC

Buenos Aires Swelters Amid Heat Wave, Power Outages

A blistering heat wave, power outages and a fuel shortage added up Tuesday to a second day of hellish conditions in Greater Buenos Aires, home to about a quarter of Argentina’s 40 million people.

Wednesday, December 29th 2010 - 21:41 UTC

Chile can’t keep up with demand for salt from frozen Europe

A blanket of snow covers homes, vehicles and roads

As a result of the cold front affecting Europe, Chile’s Sociedad Punta de Lobos (SPL) —salt producer and exporter—is working at full capacity to export salt destined primarily for Belgium, Holland, Germany and France.

Saturday, December 25th 2010 - 08:42 UTC

EU blocks Uruguayan squid shipment because of high cadmium content

Daniel Gilardoni, head of DINARA

The European Union blocked a shipment of squid from Uruguay’s main fishing processing group Fripur S.A. and sent Uruguayan authorities what is known as “rapid sanitary alert” explaining the motive for such a decision.

Saturday, December 25th 2010 - 08:34 UTC

US scientists looking into data suggesting sustained decline of Antarctic krill

Some of the krill that Bernard and Funkey caught near Palmer

By Susan Moran - They’re called “the krillers” around Palmer Station, because they’re always on the hunt for Antarctic krill: tiny, shrimp-like crustaceans that form the foundation of the Antarctic food web.

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010 - 05:35 UTC

EU raps European airports for failing to deal with freezing weather

Thousands remain stranded in EU main air terminals

The European Union has strongly criticized European airports for failing to deal with recent freezing weather, which has left thousands of travellers stranded. Around 1,000 flights were cancelled across the continent on Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010 - 05:32 UTC

Oil World reduces Argentine soybean crop estimates because of lack of rain

La Niña faithful to its pattern is denying sufficient rainfall to soy plantations

Oil World has for a second time in two weeks reduced Argentina soybean crop hopes warning that, thanks to dry weather, it could be on course for a fall of more than 20%.

Tuesday, December 21st 2010 - 05:07 UTC

Another attempt at locating treasure buried in Robinson Crusoe Island

Bernard Keiser, self made man after a pirate’s booty he estimates in 10 billion US dollars

Always an optimist, U.S. treasure hunter Bernard Keiser is requesting permission from Chilean government authorities for a fifth try at locating the gold and jewels supposedly buried on Robinson Crusoe Island during the 18th century by British pirates

Friday, December 17th 2010 - 18:41 UTC

New guide documents marine life amazing diversity in Chilean Patagonia

Patagonian landscape: many more species to be discovered

After more than 10 years of research, Chile’s San Ignacio de Huinay Foundation has published a guide chronicling the amazing diversity of marine life in Chile’s Patagonia, with photographs of 473 marine life species

Thursday, December 16th 2010 - 16:19 UTC

“Falklands under economic and environmental attack” by Argentina

Stuart Wallace, FIFCA Chairman

“The Falklands are under economic and ‘environmental’ attack by Argentina” and this is having a direct impact on the South Atlantic fisheries sustainability of high seas marine resources, claimed the Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association, FIFCA.

Wednesday, December 15th 2010 - 22:32 UTC

South Georgia shelf graveyard for mega-icebergs with huge impact on marine life

Mega-icebergs dump billions of litres of freshwater

The huge tabular blocks of ice that frequently break off Antarctica get swept towards the Atlantic and then ground on the shallow continental shelf that surrounds the 170km-long island of South Georgia.


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