British sailors could face court-martial action over HMS Endurance's near-sinking in the South Atlantic, reveals The Newscan. Royal Navy chiefs are carrying out a disciplinary probe after finishing an inquiry into the accident off Chile.
Argentina told the International Court of Justice Monday that Uruguayan pollution of a border river was a grave infringement of Argentinean rights. Argentina and Uruguay have been wrangling for years over a giant pulp mill sited on the Uruguay River, which divides the two South American nations.
The international project “Beagle, on the Future of Species” a re-sail of Charles Darwin’s global travels which 150 years ago drastically changed the concepts of creation and evolution, but now geared to investigate the earth’s future is scheduled to call in the Falkland Islands next November
The link between declining CO2 levels in the earth's atmosphere and the formation of the Antarctic ice caps some 34 million years ago has been confirmed for the first time in a major research study.
Almost 50 dead pilot whales were found stranded Sunday on a beach in the Argentine Patagonia province of Chubut. The cause of the stranding at Bahía Bustamante, and later death, remain a mystery, according to the regional press.
Two German merchant ships are sailing from Asia to Europe via Russia's Arctic coast, having negotiated the once impassable North East Passage. This route is usually frozen but rising temperatures in the region caused by global warming have melted much of the ice allowing large ships to go through.
Arctic temperatures are now higher than at any time in the last 2,000 years, research reveals. Changes to the Earth's orbit drove centuries of cooling, but temperatures rose fast in the last 100 years as human greenhouse gas emissions rose, writes BBC environment correspondent Richard Black.
A small group of light-mantled sooty albatrosses has set a new breeding record. The birds have created a colony on King George Island, one of the South Shetland Islands located in Antarctica.
The search for the best observatory site in the world has led to the discovery of what is thought to be the coldest, driest, calmest place on Earth, a place where no human is thought to have ever set foot. The finding was detailed on August 31 in the Publications of the Astronomical Society.
Brazil's Environment minister claims increased policing have brought a sharp drop in Amazon deforestation over the past year, despite July's jump in logging. Predicting 2009 will witness a significant decline in clearing, Carlos Minc said there had been a 46% fall in the jungle's destruction since July 2008, with just 4375sq km cleared.