Health & Science

Health & Science
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.

Tuesday, July 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Possible G8 major agreement on climate change

Climate change is expected to be the focus of Tuesday discussions at annual talks between the Group of Eight major industrialized nations currently taking place in Japan.

Monday, July 7th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil: dramatic drop in infant mortality and malnutrition

Malnutrition among children below the age of 5 dropped dramatically in Brazil between 1996 and 2006 according to a release from the National Demography and Health Studies on women and children released on Sunday.

Friday, July 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Evacuation as Chile's Llaima volcano spews lava

Chile's Llaima volcano, one of South America's most active, is spewing lava in southern Chile, the government said on Tuesday, ordering an evacuation just two months after the spectacular eruption of the Chaiten volcano further south.

Friday, June 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina, Chile lead the region in illicit drugs consumption

Argentina, Uruguay and Chile have the highest index of illicit drugs consumption in South America according to the latest release from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

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