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Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 03:05 UTC

The most profitable gas in the world

Privatizing the pipelines system could raise 50 billion dollars.

By Robert Bensh of Oilprice.com - There is only one certainty in Ukraine: The energy sector must and will be transformed, and how long this takes will depend on who ends up in the driver's seat and how serious they are about becoming a part of Europe and reducing dependence on Russia. But by then, investors will have missed the boat.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 07:41 UTC

White House targets methane emissions

According to the White House, 36% of methane emissions come from agriculture.

By Nicholas Cunningham of Oilprice.com - On March 28, the White House released a multi-pronged strategy to reduce methane emissions from a variety of sources, a step the administration says is an outgrowth of the President's Climate Action Plan announced last year. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, about 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 05:01 UTC

Chile assesses extent of earthquake damage; police and military ensure order

Chilean authorities proved to be well organized to face the telluric episodes in one of the most geological vulnerable areas

Coastal residents of Chile’s far north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes as major aftershocks continued Thursday following a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that damaged several thousand homes and caused six deaths. But no new major damage or casualties were reported, and a heavy police and military presence kept order.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014 - 06:58 UTC

Powerful 7.8 magnitude aftershock hits Chile's far north and south Peru

A second sleepless night away from home for many people

A powerful 7.8-magnitude aftershock hit Chile's far-northern coast on Wednwsday, shaking the same area where a magnitude-8.2 earthquake hit just a day before causing some damage and six deaths.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 07:20 UTC

Earthquake in Chile kills five; north of the country with no power or water

The magnitude 8.2 earthquake was centered 61 miles northwest of Iquique, next to Chile's main copper mining area

A strong 8.2-magnitude earthquake has struck off the northwestern coast of Chile, killing at least five people and setting off a small tsunami that prompted evacuations along the country's Pacific coast. Chilean Interior minister Rodrigo Peñalillo confirmed that five people had died, “four are men and a woman in Iquique and Alto Hospicio, caused by heart attack and crushing”.

Monday, March 31st 2014 - 16:29 UTC

Japan abides International Court of Justice ruling to halt whaling program

Presiding Judge Peter Tomka said the court had decided, by 12 votes to four, that Japan should withdraw all permits and licenses for whaling in the Antarctic

The UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that Japan must temporarily halt its whaling program in the Antarctic. It agreed with Australia, which brought the case in May 2010, that the program was not for scientific research as claimed by Tokyo.

Friday, March 28th 2014 - 19:36 UTC

EU sanitary delegation to inspect Argentina's fishing industry whole cycle

The use of additives and other products are expected to be closely monitored by the EU sanitary delegation

Delegates from the European Union (EU) are to visit Argentina between September and December later this year to inspect the facilities that comprise the whole fishing production circuit: docks, boats, processing plants authorized to export to EU and offices of the National Service of Agri-food health and quality, (Senasa).

Tuesday, March 25th 2014 - 22:20 UTC

South Georgia reindeer eradication project to recover natural environment almost completed

Reindeer were introduced in the island in the early 1900's to feed whalers

After many years of planning, and two field seasons on the ground, the main part of the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, SGSSI, Reindeer Eradication Project is now all but done, according to the latest South Georgia newsletter. An estimated 3.140 animals have been sacrificed over a six-week period.

Monday, March 10th 2014 - 21:05 UTC

Scientists discover new man-made gases that are depleting the ozone layer

Research shows four gases that were not around in the atmosphere at all until the 1960s, said Dr. Laube from East Anglia university

Scientists have identified four new man-made gases that are contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer. Two of the gases are accumulating at a rate that is causing concern among researchers. Worries over the growing ozone hole have seen the production of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases restricted since the mid 1980s

Friday, March 7th 2014 - 04:48 UTC

MSC Certification for Falkland Islands Toothfish reflects high management standards

The fishery entered assessment in August 2012

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification has been granted to the Falklands Islands Toothfish longline fishery, announced on Thursday Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. (CFL). The fishery is the first in the Falkland Islands to be certified and reflects the high standards of fisheries management and environmental measures practised within the Islands on the Patagonian toothfish fishery.

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