Environment

Environment
Friday, January 14th 2011 - 02:22 UTC

Brazil flood deaths rise to 500

Rescuers in Brazil are looking for survivors buried in mud after landslides wiped out entire villages in the Serrana in Rio

Rescue workers struggled to reach areas cut off by devastating floods and landslides that have killed at least 500 people in one of Brazil's worst natural disasters in decades.

Wednesday, January 12th 2011 - 17:58 UTC

Brazilian Offshore Subsea Lab

The Brazilian government and Navy are considering an ambitious plan for launching an offshore subsea lab to be located at the limit of the country´s territorial waters and beyond the farthest pre-salt play

Monday, January 10th 2011 - 06:33 UTC

Wikileaks uncovers secret whaling agreement between U.S. and Japan involving Sea Shepard

Recent Wikileaks cables have exposed classified material sent by the United States embassy in Tokyo to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

Thursday, January 6th 2011 - 18:48 UTC

WikiLeaks Falklands - US concerned about Chavez while UK worried about trade and environmentalists

The American Government kept a close eye on the dispute between Argentina and Britain over the Falkland Islands in 2010. Hitherto secret US State Department communications published by Wikileaks reveal that Secretary of State Hilary Clinton wrote to the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires in early 2010, requesting analysis of the situation, which it was felt had been exacerbated by the British approval to search for oil in the seas off the islands, and by a revitalised and bitter diplomatic offensive by the government of President Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner.

Thursday, January 6th 2011 - 12:09 UTC

Magallanes region declare UV radiation exposure emergency first week of 2011

The treacherous sun of the Southern hemisphere

Magallanes Region in the extreme south of Chile has declared an UV radiation emergency for the first weekend of 2011. According to the UV scale radiation or solar exposition is forecasted to reach 9 which is described as “very high and extreme”.

Monday, January 3rd 2011 - 00:04 UTC

Alert in southern Chile: magnitude 7.1 earthquake

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake has shaken southern Chile, frightening hundreds of people who fled for higher ground fearing it could generate a tsunami like the one that ravaged the coastline last year.

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.

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