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Montevideo, September 22nd 2017 - 15:06 UTC

Environment

  • Thursday, June 1st 2017 - 20:42 UTC

    Exxon required to assess risks of climate change: 62% of shareholders supported the motion

    ExxonMobil is one of the last hold-outs among major oil companies on the issue of climate change. In May Occidental Petroleum shareholders passed a similar motion

    Shareholders in Exxon Mobil have backed a motion requiring the company to assess the risks from climate change. The plan, proposed by investors including the Church of England, was supported by over 62% of those eligible to vote.

  • Thursday, June 1st 2017 - 10:04 UTC

    EU and China team up to meet Paris climate change accord and warn Trump

    Juncker said the Group of Seven leaders “tried to explain in clear simple sentences to Trump” at a recent summit in Italy.

    The European Commission president has said that it was the “duty of Europe” to stand up to the US if President Donald Trump decides to pull his country out of the Paris climate change accord. Jean-Claude Juncker said that “the Americans can't just get out of the agreement,” adding that “it takes three to four years” to pull out.

  • Wednesday, May 31st 2017 - 06:16 UTC

    Falklands Annual Address: a confident community's proud report planning for the future

    Falkland Islands' Acting Governor Alex Mitham (Pic PN)

    Falklands' Acting Governor Alex Mitham looks back on the past year of activity for the Falkland Islands Government. The ceremony took place on Tuesday morning at the Court and Assembly Chambers during the Budget meeting of the Legislative Assembly

  • Saturday, May 27th 2017 - 14:04 UTC

    A quarter of UK power on Friday was solar, helped by sunshine and high temperatures

    Duncan Burt, head of control room operations at National Grid, called it the “beginning of a new era”.

    A record amount of solar power was generated on Friday as Britain basked in sunshine and temperatures of up to 28C, the National Grid has said. A total 8.7 gigawatts (GW) had been generated at lunchtime, representing 24.3% of total generation across the UK, beating the previous record of 8.48GW set on 10 May.

  • Sunday, May 14th 2017 - 00:03 UTC

    UK/Uruguay confirm Antarctic cooperation with Montevideo visit of two BAS research vessels

    Icebreaker RRS James Clark Ross and RRS Shackleton coincided in Montevideo port  at the end of the Antarctic season

    Two British scientific research vessels coincided in Montevideo in early May at the end of the Antarctic season, in their way back to Southampton. Icebreaker RRS Shackleton and RRS James Clark Ross with sophisticated scientific research equipment and tens of experts in different disciplines spent months in Antarctica and returned to Montevideo, a traditional call port the British Antarctic Survey, BAS.

  • Saturday, May 13th 2017 - 08:31 UTC

    Reefer stranded in South Atlantic towed outside Falklands Conservation zone

    Baltmed Reefer Services revealed on Friday the stranded reefer had been towed outside the FOCZ, but with a situation “constantly evolving”.(Pic PN)

    The reefer stranded in the South Atlantic after she was abandoned by the crew given its precarious situation caused by serious flooding of its holds, has been towed outside the Falkland Islands Outer Conservation Zone, according to the latest report from Baltmed Reefer Services operator of “Uruguay Reefer”.

  • Friday, May 12th 2017 - 07:23 UTC

    IAATO appoints New Executive Director, Dr Damon Stanwell-Smith

    Damon began his career as a marine biologist, gaining a PhD with the British Antarctic Survey, later heading programs at UNEP-WCMC

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has announced the appointment of Dr. Damon Stanwell-Smith as Executive Director. Damon will lead the Secretariat and work with IAATO’s Executive Committee to ensure the association is functioning according to its mission of safe, environmentally responsible private-sector travel to Antarctica.

  • Friday, May 12th 2017 - 06:59 UTC

    IAATO members vote to develop an Antarctic conservation plan

    “This was an important decision that reflects our members’ ongoing commitment to sustainable Antarctic tourism.” said Terry Shaller Chair of IAATO’s ExCo

    Members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) have agreed to develop a science based conservation plan for the Antarctic Peninsula in collaboration with the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) to support decision making for tourism management.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2017 - 12:38 UTC

    Chile cuts steel for its new 13.000 tons icebreaker to be operational in 2022/23

     “It's a great day for Chile and a great honor for me to participate in the steel plate cutting ceremony of this new icebreaker”, said president Bachelet

    Chilean president Michelle Bachelet cut the first sheet of steel for the construction of the country's new icebreaker which is expected to be operational for the 2022/23 Antarctic season, replacing the ageing Almirante Oscar Viel. The US$ 200 million plus project based on a contract with naval architects and marine engineers Vard Marine, will be built at ASMAR Talcahuano, Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Company.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 22:05 UTC

    A third of fish catches in worlds' oceans is unreported, claims Canadian report

    Zeller pointed out that the team was able to uncover the unreported fishing activity by restructuring the official data provided by the UN with external data

    A scientific research from the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s “The Sea Around Us Project”, indicates that nearly a third of fish caught in the world's oceans goes unreported. The scientists carrying out the analysis found that while as much as 120 million tons were fished from the oceans in 2015, the United Nations’ official capture reports revealed that in 81.2 million tons were harvested from the ocean, CBC reported.