Environment

Environment
Wednesday, April 14th 2010 - 03:52 UTC

Uruguay/Argentina prepare for International Court ruling on bilateral dispute

In a similar line Argentina has decided that the ruling next April 20 be transmitted live, in Spanish, to the whole country.

A Uruguayan multi-party delegation will be present in The Hague next week when the International Court of Justice makes public its ruling on the Argentine/Uruguayan dispute over the construction of a pulp mill along shared waters.

Tuesday, April 13th 2010 - 05:40 UTC

Chilean quake almost aborts secret mission to ship enriched uranium to the US

The secret mission with high-hazard nuclear material faced unexpected challenges

Andrew Bieniawski, assistant deputy administrator of the United States National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) had one thing in mind while lying in his hotel bed in Chile during the Feb. 27 earthquake: a secret mission.

Tuesday, April 13th 2010 - 05:34 UTC

Peruvian Andes glacier breaks-off: preview of what is to come?

Chunk of ice plunges into lake causes 25 meters high tsunami wave

A huge glacier broke-off and plunged into a lake in Peru, causing a 23-metre tsunami wave that swept away at least three people and destroyed a water processing plant serving 60,000 local residents, government officials said Monday.

Tuesday, April 13th 2010 - 00:25 UTC

Washington Post ad calls on Mrs Kirchner to cancel coal plant in Patagonia

“Don’t cry for me Patagonia” says the ad with Mrs. Kirchner as Eva Peron.

In an attempt to take advantage of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's visit to the US (CFK is attending the Nuclear Security Summit), Greenpeace has posted a paid announcement on The Washington Post newspaper as a way to protest against the construction of a coal-fuelled power plant in Río Turbio, Santa Cruz province.

Tuesday, April 13th 2010 - 00:19 UTC

Brazilian authorities begin evacuation of shantytown ahead of planned demolitions

Rescue squads continue looking for survivors (EFE)

Brazilian authorities evacuated thousands of shantytown residents Sunday so their houses could be demolished after heavy rains that killed at least 224 people last week threatened further landslides.

Monday, April 12th 2010 - 05:30 UTC

Rio do Janerio’s mud slides death toll could reach 400; focus on “responsibility”

Magnitude of the catastrophe has surprised city officials

While rescuers raced against time amid fading hopes of finding survivors of a huge mudslide in the Rio do Janeiro area with over 400 people now feared dead in some of the worst flooding to swamp Brazil in decades, focus has turned on responsibility for the magnitude of the catastrophe.

Monday, April 12th 2010 - 05:09 UTC

Hollywood stars support natural park conservation project in Ecuador

Leonardo Di Caprio and Edward Norton with Vice president Lenin Moreno

Hollywood stars Leonardo Di Caprio and Glenn Close are willing to support an environment-conservation project in Ecuador that would prevent the extraction of 850 million barrels of oil from the Amazon.

Thursday, April 8th 2010 - 23:16 UTC

Latest mudslide may have killed 200 people in Rio do Janeiro

The emblematic Maracana stadium was also prey of mud and water floods

A landslide in a Rio de Janeiro satellite city may have killed 200 people as rains that started earlier this week continue to saturate the soil of the hilly region home to 12 million people, the state’s civil defense office said on Thursday.

Thursday, April 8th 2010 - 01:27 UTC

Rio declares three days of mourning, while many city services remain paralyzed

Rescuers began searching for the missing among avenues turned into mud rivers

At least 113 people died, over 100 were injured and 1,410 were left homeless in a storm that devastated Brazil's state of Rio de Janeiro since Monday evening, authorities said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 7th 2010 - 23:37 UTC

Chagos archipielago MPS, doubles protected area of world’s oceans

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband announced last week the creation of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). The move doubles the total officially protected area of the world's oceans.

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