Health & Science

Health & Science
Saturday, July 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Bolivia to fight cocaine trade with its own funds

U.S. and EU aid to be modified

Bolivia, the world's No. 3 cocaine producer, will fund an anti-narcotics unit for the first time next year as it seeks to reduce foreign involvement in fighting trafficking, an official said yesterday.

Saturday, July 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Southern Chile's Chaiten Volcano still erupting

Chaiten Volcano

Southern Chile's Chaiten Volcano, which erupted in early May for the first time in recorded history, is once again making its presence felt.

Friday, July 25th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Environmentalists' concern with Chilean leg of Dakar rally

Chilean environmentalists and public figures this week expressed concern about potential environmental threats posed by the Dakar off-roading rally, scheduled to be held in Chile and Argentina in January.

Monday, July 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

World experts discuss rapid wetlands disappearance

The Pantanal

Experts from all over the world are discussing in Brazil about the rapid disappearance of the world's wetlands and its potential effect on global warming. The event organized by United Nations and Brazil's Federal University of Matto Grosso are taking place in Matto Grosso, next to what is considered the world's largest wetlands in the heart of South America, the Pantanal.

Monday, July 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Patagonia's massive dam project protest reaches Spain

Greenpeace activist in Chile

Greenpeace activists on Monday morning brought their concerns over a controversial Spain's Endesa HidroAysen dam project in Chilean Patagonia directly to the company's doorstep, scaling its headquarters building in Madrid, draping an attention-grabbing, several-story-high protest banner, reports Patagonia Times.

Saturday, July 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Over 1.200 Chileans flloded out of homes in South

As rain continues to pour on Chile's central and southern regions this week, more than 1.200 people were forced to flee their towns in southern Chile, as of Thursday, when their homes were flooded.

Friday, July 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Meteorite trail surprises P. Arenas and Tierra del Fuego

It is almost confirmed that the bright flash seen last Monday night in great parts of Magallaes region, included Tierra del Fuego in the extreme south of Chile was a meteorite.

Monday, July 14th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguay Botnia pulp mill has not affected air and water quality

Botnia  - Uruguay

An international report on the environmental performance of the Botnia pulp plant in Uruguay, since its opening last November, indicates no quality modifications to the air or water of the River Uruguay next to which the huge Finnish owned complex has been built.

Monday, July 14th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Forest fires added to UN climate change agenda

Dozens of meteorologists, fire scientists and others from 25 countries have gathered at a United Nations-backed meeting in Canada to examine how to address the intensified threat of forest fires posed by climate change.

Wednesday, July 9th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

G8 “shared vision” on emissions reduction “highly ambiguous”

Leaders of the world's richest countries meeting in Japan offered some hope on climate change with the announcement of a highly ambiguous “shared vision” to halve global CO2 emissions by 2050.

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