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Montevideo, February 27th 2017 - 20:34 UTC

Environment

  • Sunday, December 18th 2016 - 23:57 UTC

    Argentine Navy ship sets sail on Antarctica PANC mission to relieve Chile's Lautaro

    ARA Islas Malvinas is on its way to Antarctica on a PANC mission

    The Argentine Navy's ARA Islas Malvinas set sail Friday enroute to Antarctica to take part in the joint operation with the Chilean Navy in the “Combined Naval Antarctic Patrol” -- better known for its Spanish acronym PANC (Patrulla Antártica Naval Combinada) -- to control maritime traffic and address environmental issues in the area.

  • Thursday, December 15th 2016 - 08:20 UTC

    Heat wave in Santiago breaks century old record, 37.3 Celsius

    Chile's meteorological service called the event extreme, while the health ministry advised residents to wear light clothing, drink water and avoid outdoor activities.

    A heat wave brought blistering temperatures to the streets of Chile's capital, Santiago, on Wednesday and broke a century-old record as thermometers reached 37.3 Celsius. Chile's meteorological service called the event extreme, while the health ministry advised residents to wear light clothing, drink water and avoid outdoor activities.

  • Wednesday, December 14th 2016 - 05:35 UTC

    IAATO's 25 years pioneering performance recognized with place-names in Antarctica

    The place-names selected includes a group of islands in the Grandidier Channel named the IAATO Islands

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has been recognized in a recent suite of Antarctic place names made by the United Kingdom.The place-names selected for inclusion in a place-naming theme for the pioneers of safe and environmentally responsible Antarctic tourism, includes a group of islands in the Grandidier Channel named the IAATO Islands, to reflect the organization’s role, over the past 25 years, in advocating and promoting the practice of safe and environmentally-responsible Antarctic tourism.

  • Friday, December 9th 2016 - 09:27 UTC

    UK celebrates 25th anniversary of Antarctic Environmental protection treaty

    “The Environmental Protocol is the only international agreement designed to protect an entire continent” pointed out Sir Alan

    On the twenty fifth anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty Protocol on Environmental Protection, British Minister for Polar Regions, Sir Alan Duncan underlined the hsitoric contribution and role played by the UK in Antarctica and in elaborating the protocol. Sir Duncan also pointed out that Antarctica has been the scene of considerable cooperation between the UK and Argentina, both within the Treaty system and in the field of science, “an area where I hope we may be able to do even more in the coming years”.

  • Wednesday, December 7th 2016 - 21:54 UTC

    Massive rift in Antarctica: could become the largest iceberg since 2000

    New images taken on November 10 reveal a crack in the Antarctica ice shelf that is growing in size and depth. Scientists state it will eventually break off.

    A massive rift in the Antarctica has been spotted by NASA, but the troubling details about the rift is causing the agency to worry. The ice shelf in Larsen C that is close to breaking off is as big as the size of the state of Delaware.

  • Sunday, December 4th 2016 - 10:45 UTC

    Hudson volcano yellow alert in Patagonia: memories of the 1991 eruption

    The growing activity was recorded in monitoring stations next to the Hudson volcano in Aysen and connected to the South Andes Volcanic Observatory

    The Patagonia territories of Chile and Argentina, Aysen region and Santa Cruz province are under yellow alert since Saturday evening given the growing seismic activity of the Hudson volcano. The alert is specifically referred to the towns of Los Antiguos and Perino Moreno, Argentina and the Chilean communes of Aysen, General Carrera, Rio Ibañez and Chile Chico in the Aysen Region.

  • Sunday, November 27th 2016 - 11:49 UTC

    At least nine dead in Costa Rica after Hurricane Otto

    Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis was quick to announce “Deceased: zero”; then he needed to rephrase: “Nine casualtires”.

    Hurricane Otto finally made its way through Central American and onto the Pacific Ocean Friday leaving at least nine people dead in Costa Rica in villages of The northern part of the country, bordering Nicaragua, where some 7,000 villagers had to me moved into shelters.

  • Saturday, November 26th 2016 - 13:44 UTC

    Whole world -even Palestinians- helps Israel fight fires gone beyond control

    Even Palestinians came to help Israel fight the fire in Haifa

    Palestinian firefighters and trucks and firefighting aircraft from Turkey, Greece, Croatia and Russia joined the operation to put down the flames. For four days, Israel has fought in its entire territory dozens of fires that spread thanks to a great drought and strong winds.

  • Friday, November 25th 2016 - 16:03 UTC

    Hurricane Otto southernmost on record to hit Central America

    After Otto, is South America the next stop for the hurricane season?

    Otto was by Thursday a dangerous Category 2 hurricane on a sparsely populated stretch of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, while heavy rains from the storm were blamed for three deaths in Panama this week.

  • Tuesday, November 22nd 2016 - 09:21 UTC

    Merciless Pacific “ring of fire” hits Japan with a massive quake and tsunami

    U.S. Geological Survey measured the earthquake at magnitude 6.9, while Japan’s Meteorological Agency placed it at magnitude 7.3 and at a depth of 6.2 miles.

    Japan’s east coast, near Fukushima - the very site that witnessed the devastating 2011 earthquake, followed by a tsunami that claimed closed to 19,000 lives - was jostled by yet another massive quake on Tuesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey has measured the earthquake at magnitude 6.9, while Japan’s Meteorological Agency placed the earthquake at magnitude 7.3 and said it occurred at 6 am local time and was measured at a depth of 6.2 miles.