A member of the Falkland Islands elected Legislative Assembly criticized Argentina for “indiscriminate and uncontrolled” fishing and regretted the lack of cooperation in the conservation of South Atlantic fisheries.
Despite desperate attempts from Argentina to deter potential investors and increased interference in Falkland Islands’ activities the objective of an economic blockade has not been achieved, said Governor Nigel Haywood on Wednesday in his ‘state of the nation’ annual speech to the Legislative Assembly.
Nearly 900 dolphins that washed up along Peru's northern coast since the start of the year died of natural causes, a top official said Tuesday, citing a government report.
Marking the International Day for Biological Diversity, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highlighted on Tuesday the fragile state of the world’s oceans, urging greater protection for marine biodiversity.
The political noise stirred up by Argentina over the Falkland Islands will not deter big energy firms from investing in the region if there is enough oil found to make it worthwhile, said the chief executive of exploration company Falkland Oil & Gas.
Ash-victims in Argentina from the Chilean Puyehue volcano eruption are mounting a huge sign to the picked up by the Earth Google satellite inviting world tourists to return to Patagonia. The project should be finished in coming weeks and is promoted by the NGO Solidarity Network Argentina.
The prospect of finding oil in Antarctica was discussed at an event in Aberdeen, Scotland last week. Professor David Macdonald from the University of Aberdeen’s School of Geosciences examined the fact and fiction surrounding claims that oil and gas reserves could exist in this area.
Bio-fuels expert Christopher Berg and head of F.O. Licht forecasted that Argentina this year will become the largest exporter of bio-diesel to the European Union in spite of the Spanish veto to imports in retaliation for the seizure of YPF.
In a part of the ocean known as the North Pacific Gyre, human-produced plastic has increased 100-fold over the past 40 years, according to a new study. This is the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is not an actual floating island of garbage, but which is filled with floating bits of plastic, often fingernail-sized, mostly from the US west coast and from the east coast of Asia.
The reforestation of Chilean Patagonia world famous Torres del Paine National Park started this week when 50 volunteers arrived to plant the first round of trees after fires devastated the park in January.