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Environment

  • Monday, June 8th 2009 - 13:51 UTC

    Hamburg-Sud largest container vessel tested Montevideo port’s efficiency

    Container vessel “Rio de la Plata” operating in Montevideo Port

    Hamburg Sud “Rio de la Plata”, the first of a newbuilding series of six identical vessels with a slot capacity of 5.900 containers (and 1.365 reefer container plugs) called last month in Montevideo.

  • Thursday, June 4th 2009 - 15:30 UTC

    FAO suggests climate change talks should include fisheries

    Over 500 million people in the world depend on fisheries and aquaculture (Photo FIS)

    Sixteen international organisations asked that the protection and optimisation of marine ecosystems, fisheries and aquaculture be included in the discussions leading up to the sequel to the Kyoto Protocol.

  • Monday, June 1st 2009 - 13:33 UTC

    Brazilian beef industry blamed for Amazon deforestation

    Greenpeace fingers out Lula da Silva’s complacency with the industry and ranchers

    Boots and training shoes are not the first things that spring to mind when you think about the causes of rainforest destruction and climate change, but just because the connection isn't obvious doesn't mean it isn't realm, says Greenpeace in a new report, “Slaughtering the Amazon”.

  • Monday, June 1st 2009 - 07:51 UTC

    Andean indigenous propose international tribunal for “environmental crimes”

    A peruvian indian baby on Doe Run

    Latinamerican indigenous peoples are proposing the creation o fan international court to address actions which harm the environment, according to the regional representatives meeting in the Peruvian highlands city of Puno

  • Saturday, May 30th 2009 - 16:15 UTC

    World: Climate change 'killing thousands'

    Annan says that around 300,000 people die each year from disasters related to climate change.

    Climate change is killing about 315,000 people a year through hunger, sickness and weather disasters, according to a new report. The report, commissioned by the Geneva-based Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF) and released on Friday, said the the annual death toll is expected to rise to half a million by 2030.

  • Friday, May 29th 2009 - 05:04 UTC

    Brazil discovers the benefits of efficient cook stoves.

    The new cook stove cut the use of wood as a fuel drastically

    Woodland in Brazil is being cut down, day after day. The local people say they need it to make a living. This is not the Amazon rainforest deforestation, but the woody landscape of Caatinga in the North Eastern corner of Brazil. Caatinga’s inhabitants are cutting wood for cooking.

  • Friday, May 29th 2009 - 02:19 UTC

    South Atlantic islands preparing invasive species strategy

    A strong voice to defend the “new Galapagos” bio diversity; Ascension Island’s Pteris fern

    A regional strategy for invasive species in the South Atlantic should be ready towards the end of the year, following the conclusion of the regional workshop on Ascension Island.

  • Tuesday, May 26th 2009 - 12:43 UTC

    OIE confirms impact of climate change on animal diseases

    Bluetongue, Rift Valley fever and West Nile fever have re-emerged strongly

    The impact of climate change on the emergence and re-emergence of animal diseases has been confirmed in a worldwide study conducted by the World Organization for Animal Health, OIE. The announcement was done at the77th OIE General Assembly, Delegates of the 174 Member Countries and Territories as a warning to the International Community

  • Saturday, May 23rd 2009 - 15:21 UTC

    Obama signs credit card holders “Bill of Rights”

    Credit card companies in the US will be bound by new restrictions on their ability to charge fees, or raise interest rates on existing borrowings. On Friday, President Barack Obama is signed a new law which will come into full effect next February.

  • Tuesday, May 19th 2009 - 06:43 UTC

    Ence’s assets in Uruguay taken over by Stora Enso and Arauco

    Finland’s Stora Enso, Europe’s leading paper producer and Arauco, one of the largest forest industry enterprises in Latinamerica based in Chile, announced Monday the definitive purchase agreement for the joint (50%/50%) acquisition of Spanish pulp producer Grupo ENCE assets in Uruguay.