Environment

Environment
Wednesday, September 1st 2010 - 18:54 UTC

Ascension Island conceals Darwin’s best kept secret: lush “Little England”

Naturalist Charles Robert Darwin

The lonely Ascension Island in the middle of the South Atlantic, and closely linked to the Falkland Islands (*) conceals Charles Darwin's best-kept secret. Two hundred years ago, it was a barren volcanic edifice. Today, its peaks are covered by lush tropical “cloud forest”.

Wednesday, September 1st 2010 - 06:13 UTC

World’s oldest drinkable champagne recovered from the Baltic Sea

Each bottle could be worth in the range of 68.000 US dollars

Divers have salvaged 70 bottles of what may be the world's oldest drinkable champagne from a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea off Finland's Aland archipelago, Swedish media reports said.

Tuesday, August 31st 2010 - 05:10 UTC

Uruguay/Argentina implement the end of the pulp mill dispute

Almagro and Timerman during the signing of the agreement

Argentina and Uruguay signed Monday in Montevideo the agreement which puts an end to an ongoing years-long litigation over the construction of a pulp mill along a shared river.

Monday, August 30th 2010 - 06:36 UTC

Timerman expected in Montevideo to coordinate monitoring of River Uruguay

A post car of the bridge and the UPM/Botnia plant from the Argentine coast

Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Héctor Timerman will meet Monday in Montevideo with his Uruguayan counterpart, Luis Almagro, to advance with the implementation of the scientific committee that will monitor the UPM (ex Botnia) pulp mill and the River Uruguay.

Monday, August 30th 2010 - 06:31 UTC

Rare freshwater pink dolphins rescued in several days’ operation

The team working with the rescued pink freshwater “bufeos”

A total of 19 pink freshwater dolphins belonging to an extremely rare species living in the east of landlocked Bolivia have been rescued from a river covered in mud and deforestation residue, reported the Santa Cruz province governors’ office.

Saturday, August 28th 2010 - 07:01 UTC

Argentina company opens first algae bio-diesel plant

Jorge Kaloustian, president of Oilfox S.A

An Argentine company opened on Friday the country's first factory to make bio-diesel from algae, hoping to use it as a replacement for soy in making bio-diesel as part of a push for renewable energy.

Saturday, August 28th 2010 - 06:49 UTC

Timerman names two Argentine scientists for the River Uruguay monitoring

 The UPM/Botnia pulp mill plant on the River Uruguay

Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Héctor Timerman confirmed the names of those who had been appointed as the two Argentine scientists taking part in the upcoming River Uruguay and pulp mill UPM/Botnia joint monitoring agreed with neighbouring Uruguayan authorities.

Saturday, August 28th 2010 - 06:32 UTC

Russian gas tanker making history sailing through the Arctic Northeast Passage

The 114.564-tons tanker Baltika

A Russian gas tanker is making history as the famed Arctic Northeast Passage receding ice opens up an elusive trade route from Asia to the West sought for centuries by explorers.

Saturday, August 28th 2010 - 06:16 UTC

Unusually low temperatures empties Bolivian rivers of fish

Michel Jégu, one of several international researchers analyzing the phenomenon

With high Andean peaks and a humid tropical forest, Bolivia is a country of ecological extremes. But during the Southern Hemisphere's recent winter, unusually low temperatures in part of the country's tropical region hit freshwater species hard, killing an estimated 6 million fish and thousands of alligators, turtles and river dolphins.

Friday, August 27th 2010 - 08:28 UTC

Timerman flies to Montevideo and will announce scientists for joint-river monitoring

Foreign Affairs minister Timerman and Uruguayan counterpart Luis Almagro

Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Héctor Timerman informed via Twitter that he will fly to Montevideo next Monday to meet his Uruguayan counterpart, Luis Almagro in the framework of the recent agreement regarding the dispute over the UPM/Botnia pulp-mill.

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