Environment

Environment
Thursday, April 21st 2016 - 11:49 UTC

Monsanto in collision course with the administration of president Macri

Monsanto is set to challenge Argentina’s attempts to retain control over lab analysis to verify the origin of its grain exports.

Monsanto has rejected a request by Argentina for more time to collect monies owed by small farmers for royalties on genetically modified soybean seeds. Argentine agricultural minister Ricardo Buryaile and members of his staff have met with Monsanto representatives, including chief operating officer Brett Begemann to request a waiver on the monies owed.

Monday, April 18th 2016 - 08:21 UTC

Ecuador quake primary toll: 262 killed and over 2.500 injured, but climbing

Vice President Jorge Glas said the toll, 262 killed and over 2.500 injured  was likely to rise because a large number of people remained unaccounted for

Aid began to flow in Sunday to areas devastated by Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades and the death toll continued to rise as people left homeless hunkered down for another night outside in the dark.

Thursday, April 14th 2016 - 21:08 UTC

Mysterious death of tens of tons of sardines in south Chile; consumption banned

Television news footage showed masses of the lifeless silver fish more than a foot deep choking the waters in and around the river shores and boats.

Chile’s government has temporarily banned the consumption of sardines in the south of the country after hundreds of thousands of dead fish turned up floating along the shores of Queule River.

Monday, April 4th 2016 - 06:52 UTC

Arctic sea ice recorded its lowest maximum level on record

The ice cover was also about 431,000 miles less than the 30-year average. Put into context, that difference is the size of Texas and California combined.

The growth of Arctic sea ice this winter recorded the lowest maximum level on record, prompting fears of faster climate change than previously expected. Unusually warm temperatures were said to be responsible for the shrinkage.

Monday, March 28th 2016 - 05:55 UTC

Japan announces it has harpooned 333 whales in Antarctic waters; conservationists outraged

The statement confirmed that 333 whales, including a number of pregnant females, have been harpooned in Antarctic waters by the whalers since December.

The Institute for Cetacean Research (ICR), the body behind the Japanese government’s whaling program, announced the return of the Japanese whaling fleet from its Antarctic operations. It is the first time that the Japanese whalers have returned to the Southern Ocean to slaughter whales since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled its whaling program to be illegal in 2014.

Thursday, March 17th 2016 - 07:53 UTC

Finland's new state of the art icebreaker Polaris will also be the world's greenest

Currently undergoing final outfitting at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, the icebreaker is being built for the Finnish Transport Agency

Due for delivery in the second quarter of the year, Finland’s new icebreaker Polaris is the world’s first to feature dual fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) and diesel propulsion, earning the icebreaking vessel designations as the Finland’s most powerful and the world’s greenest.

Monday, March 14th 2016 - 11:35 UTC

Falklands experiences steady growth in cruise visitors and leisure tourists

Tony Mason said the industry will continue to grow as the Falklands has made strategic investments with relevant partners around the world to ensure sustainability.

By Joshua Peck - The number of cruise passengers visiting the Falkland Islands is projected to increase for the third season in a row. Each tourist season, lasting from October to March, sees numerous cruise vessels arrive in the Falklands, with passengers typically disembarking for a single day onshore. The last cruise vessel for the current season is scheduled to arrive on 31st March.

Wednesday, March 9th 2016 - 06:47 UTC

Falklands celebrates “Tussac Tuesday”, one of the most valuable native plants

Falkland Islanders celebrate the conservation plant program (Pic Falklands Conservation)

In rare coincidence with the International Women´s Day, the Falkland Islands celebrated ”Tussac Tuesday'', the Poa flabellata grass, one of the most valuable native plants to farmers and wildlife in the Islands. It is palatable all year round and can provide good supplementary forage for cattle, horses and sheep.

Tuesday, March 8th 2016 - 12:38 UTC

Algae bloom in southern Chile causing massive losses in the salmon farms

Last week the Norwegian company Marine Harvest, the largest salmon producer in the world, reported the deaths of about 1.2 million fish as a result of the algae being identified on their premises, loc

A group of salmon farms operating in the south of Chile have reported the mass death of millions of salmon. The deaths are attributed to an outbreak of harmful algae, set to generate millions in financial losses and see supermarket prices soar across Chile.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 - 07:45 UTC

Brazil begins reconstruction of Antarctica base “Comandante Ferraz” lost to fire in 2012

 The new base will cost US$ 99.6m and will be built by a Chinese company which won the international bidding process.

A symbolic ceremony launching the reconstruction of Brazil's “Comandante Ferraz” Antarctic base was held at the Chilean Antarctic Institute in Punta Arenas with the attendance of top officials from both countries. The Brazilian base, located in King George Island was a total loss back in February 2012 caused by a fire that started at the power room.

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