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Montevideo, April 23rd 2018 - 13:02 UTC

Environment

  • Monday, February 12th 2018 - 13:18 UTC

    Climate change is increasingly notorious and alarming

    According to the World Bank, the losses linked to natural disasters will amount to 520 billion dollars a year and will drag 26 million people into poverty annually.

    The global climate perspective is darkened by a climate change that has accelerated in recent years and is becoming increasingly difficult to reverse. The ambitious temperature limits established in the Paris agreement are about to be overcome. Among its consequences, it is revealed that at least 26 million people will be dragged into poverty annually due to climatic causes and the retreat of the ice in the poles and mountain glaciers accelerates exponentially.

  • Friday, February 9th 2018 - 10:31 UTC

    National Geographic apologizes for publishing Malvinas pictures as from the Falklands

    Last January it was announced that National Geographic February 2018 would document the Falkland Islands' diverse ecosystem by wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen.

    National Geographic has apologized to Tierra del Fuego governor Rosana Bertone for publishing in Instagram pictures identified as taken in the Falklands, instead of the Malvinas Islands. According to Ushuaia reports, aware of this situation, the Environment Secretary of Tierra del Fuego Mauro Pérez Toscani, on instructions from Ms Bertone addressed the National Geographic Foundation to express disappointment and demaning rectification of the Malvinas controversy.

  • Friday, February 9th 2018 - 10:03 UTC

    Falklands protects wildlife in the breeding and moulting season

    One of the many rookeries in the Falklands. Pic: Sean Crane

    A Falkland Islands government calls for prudence, respect, and distance, to protect wildlife in the breeding and moulting season. ”The public are advised that during the summer season, moulting or breeding penguins and wildlife come ashore around the islands to rest and/or care for their young.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 09:11 UTC

    Falklands and MoD agree to address rotor winds at MPA airport

    The airport at MPC is the international commercial link of the Falklands

    The Falkland Islands government and the Ministry of Defense have agreed to address the challenge of rotor winds, which have become a serious problem for the operations at the Mount Pleasant Complex.

  • Sunday, February 4th 2018 - 02:02 UTC

    What does the Premier Environmental Impact Statement say about the Sealion Oil Field Development to the North of the Falkland Islands

    As Mercopress reported, Premier Oil are currently consulting on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for their Sealion Oil Field development sitting 220km to the North of the Falkland Islands in 450 metres of water depth. The formal minimum 42 day consultation period began earlier in the week and only after the Falkland Islands Government agreed via its Executive Council that it could do so.

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2018 - 19:51 UTC

    Falklands holds consultation on Premier Oil environmental impact statement

    The offshore Sea Lion oilfield, located in the North Falklands Basin approximately 120 miles to the north of the Falkland Islands.

    An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been submitted to the Falkland Islands Government by Premier Oil Exploration and Production Limited. The EIS covers the proposed development activity for Phase 1 of the offshore Sea Lion oilfield, located in the North Falklands Basin approximately 120 miles to the north of the Falkland Islands.

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2018 - 16:04 UTC

    Falklands ecosystem documented in National Geographic February

    Paul Nicklen: “There seems to be this balance of people, sheep, agriculture, fishing, and really abundant wildlife and nature”.

    The National Geographic February 2018 will document the Falkland Islands' diverse ecosystem by wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen. The piece points out that for every permanent resident in the Falklands there are 167 sheep, but also the Islands have 65 species of birds, along marine mammals in the surrounding ecosystem.

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2018 - 09:29 UTC

    NASA satellite keeps track of wildfires in Argentina

    NASA’s Aqua satellite captured an image of a wildfire in La Pampa Province, on January 29, 2018.

    Roughly 12,000 wildfires burn each year in Argentina, charring more than 1.3 million hectares (5,000 square miles) of forest and grasslands. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured an image of one of them on January 29, 2018.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 10:00 UTC

    Petrobras to join the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

    The OGCI is the CEO-led grouping of oil and gas companies that intends to lead the industry’s response to climate change

    The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) and Petrobras announced that the Brazilian company will join the initiative. This commitment is subject to the approval of the OGCI Climate Investments Members’ Agreement by the Petrobras board of directors.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 07:22 UTC

    Foreign Office planning to ban drilling and mining offshore BOTs in South Atlantic

    South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are home to more than 3 million penguins, along with fur seals, elephant seals and various species of whale.

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is expected to institute a ban on fishing, drilling and freight transport in British overseas territories in the South Atlantic in an effort to protect wildlife in the area. The South Sandwich Islands, which plays host to Antarctic scientists but has no permanent residents, lie around 1,500km east of the Falkland Islands.