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Montevideo, October 25th 2016 - 03:12 UTC


  • Friday, June 3rd 2016 - 06:40 UTC

    Falklands are “my homeland”, with the right to freely choose our own future

    Ms. Krysteen Ormond, JP, Falkland Islands Government Representative to the United Nations Decolonization Committee

    The Falklands are a people, “my homeland”, with the right to freely choose our own future, as enshrined as leading principle in the UN Charter and safeguarded by the several covenants on civil and political rights, said Falklands' government representative Krysteen Ormond addressing the Pacific Regional Seminar of the C24, Special Decolonization Committee.

  • Thursday, June 2nd 2016 - 08:49 UTC

    US defense bill includes one billion dollars to fund a new polar icebreaker

    Senator Cochran said the bill recommends $1 billion in Navy shipbuilding funds to procure the first U.S. Coast Guard-operated icebreaker in more than 25 years.

    The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee's Defense Appropriations Bill has included one billion dollars in funding to accelerate construction of a new polar icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard, reported Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.).

  • Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 17:30 UTC

    FAO sponsored illegal fishing accord scheduled to become law on 5 June; 30 countries have adhered

    Each year, IUU fishing is responsible for annual catches of up to 26 million tons, with a value of up to US$ 23 billion.

    Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing is about to become much more difficult thanks to the imminent entry into force of the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking international accord championed by FAO.

  • Monday, May 30th 2016 - 07:03 UTC

    Australia enforces low sulfur fuel regulations: Carnival cruise fined

    The Pacific Jewel, breached new low sulfur fuel regulations in Sydney Harbor, following a fuel sample taken by the ship’s crew and provided to EPA officers

    Australia’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Carnival PLC US$15,000 after one of its P&O Cruises ships, the Pacific Jewel, breached new low sulfur fuel regulations in Sydney Harbor. A fuel sample taken by the ship’s crew and provided to EPA officers while the ship was berthed at the White Bay Cruise Terminal on February 26, 2016 had a sulfur level of 0.293%, nearly three times the 0.1% sulfur limit.

  • Wednesday, May 25th 2016 - 18:04 UTC

    Cephalopods numbers have increased over the last six decades, says Adelaide university study

    To investigate long-term trends in cephalopod abundance, the study’s authors compiled a global database of cephalopod catch rates from 1953 to 2013.

    According to a new study published in the journal Current Biology, cephalopods’ numbers have increased in the world’s oceans over the past six decades. Cephalopods are a diverse group of highly developed mollusks that includes squid, cuttlefish, octopuses and nautiloids.

  • Wednesday, May 25th 2016 - 07:02 UTC

    UK tremor: North Yorkshire approve fracking operations

     The vote triggered a fierce response from environmentalists who see fracking as a threat to local countryside and a deviation from UK climate-change promises.

    The first fracking operation in the UK since 2011 earthquake scares has been approved by North Yorkshire councilors, stirring a fresh debate on the benefits and risks of the controversial gas extraction method. Councilors granted permission to UK firm Third Energy to use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, at an existing drilling site near the village of Kirby Misperton.

  • Tuesday, May 17th 2016 - 06:23 UTC

    Falklands hopeful of improved relations with Argentina, Gilbert House tells BIMR conference

    Cherie Clifford, MLA Dr. Barry Elsby meet CPA Secretary General Akbar Khan at the States of Assembly in the island of Jersey

    Falkland Islands remains hopeful of improved relations with the new administration of Argentina and cooperation in the many areas of mutual interest such as fisheries and connectivity, but sovereignty of the Falklands is not for negotiation, reads the Gilbert House report to the 46th British Isles and Mediterranean Region Conference, which opened on Sunday in Jersey.

  • Monday, May 16th 2016 - 21:42 UTC

    Falkland Islands' biosecurity officers thwart Argentine ant army invasion

    The ants were identified by UK experts as the extremely invasive Argentine Ant (Linepithema humile),

    By Ross James, Biosecurity Officer for Penguin News - An Argentine army, thousands strong invaded the Falklands recently, and their arrival went unnoticed for several weeks before the alarm was raised. The Argentine Ants arrived aboard a yacht which had sailed non-stop around the world from Australia, non-stop that is until huge waves swept the singlehanded 78 year-old sailor overboard and capsized his yacht as he rounded Cape Horn. In a stroke of luck a subsequent wave righted the vessel and at the same time the sailor was able to pull himself back aboard.

  • Friday, May 13th 2016 - 16:44 UTC

    IAATO celebrates 25th anniversary with record number or participants; Bob Simpson reappointed

    “There was a great sense of unity and achievement in the room when the meeting closed”, said Bob Simpson, Chair of IAATO’s Executive Committee.

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has concluded its 25th anniversary meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, USA with a record number of participating members. Sixty-nine members attended, agreeing on changes to membership structure and outcomes that strengthen the association’s ability to achieve its mission of promoting the practice of safe, environmentally responsible travel to the Antarctic.

  • Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 08:25 UTC

    UK's state of the art polar research ship to be named Sir David Attenborough

    The decision to name the ship after Sir David Attenborough comes only days before Sir David’s 90th birthday and is in recognition of his legacy in British broadcasting

    The United Kingdom's £200 million state-of-the-art polar research ship is to be named after world renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, the Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed on Friday. Following a call for suggestions that sparked global interest, Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough has been selected as a name that captures the ship’s scientific mission and celebrates the broadcaster’s contribution to natural science.