Billions of dollars are spent every year in the United States in an attempt to control invasive species. Plants and animals brought legally and illegally into the US have created extensive damage to the ecosystem and the economy.
ALTHOUGH the Falklands can expect cold weather at this time of year, heavy snow which fell over the past week was a record for recent years.
A rare whale was discovered wedged on to the bow of a cruise ship when it docked in a Canadian port Saturday morning. The 21 metres fin whale, a threatened species in Canada, was found when the Sapphire Princess docked at the Port of Vancouver, the cruise company said.
The Brazilian government said it will lodge a formal complaint with the World Trade Organisation over shipments of more than 1,000 tons of hazardous waste which arrived from Britain
Parts of the city of Buenos Aires were covered in snow on Wednesday as temperatures plummeted to below zero in most of Argentina. Snow was reported in the provinces of Rio Negro, San Luis, San Juan and Cordoba and along most of the Buenos Aires province coastline.
Magnasco, one of the oldest dairy farms in Argentina with a history of more than 50 years has ceased activities and will dedicate its farmland to potatoes. The family business which owns four dairy farms and rents another five took the drastic action because “there’s no way of making of profit” with the erred agriculture policies from the administration of the Kirchner couple.
The leaders of G8 believe the world economy still faces significant risks and may need further help, but macro-economic stimulus “must be consistent with price stability and medium-term fiscal sustainability” according to summit documents that also reflect failure to agree climate change goals for 2050.
South America’s soy bean reserves suffered a strong reduction following recent sales while the global supply could be affected depending on the US crop and weather in the northern hemisphere according to Oil World latest forecast
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (UICN) last week identified a “Red List” of nearly 17,000 plant and animal species in danger of disappearance, and 800 species already extinct.
Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister He Yafei said on Sunday the US dollar would continue to be the world's leading reserve currency for years to come. The announcement comes before this week’s summit of the Group of Eight in Italy.