Health & Science

Health & Science
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.

Wednesday, June 25th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

UN predicts climate change will trigger “green” (trade) war

Former Chilean president and currently UN Climate Change special envoy Ricardo Lagos said that industrialized countries would be imposing “green” barriers as a future strategy to combat climate change, basically taxing imports according to the contamination generated by the production of the goods involved.

Wednesday, June 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Amazon soybean planting ban extended until July 09

Grain crushers have extended a two-year-old moratorium on the purchase of soybeans planted in areas of the Amazon rain forest cut down after 2006, Brazil's environment minister Carlos Minc announced this week.

Monday, June 16th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Controversy over pesticides ahead of EU ministers summit

Greenpeace on Monday stepped up calls for European Union governments to approve long-stalled proposals to control the use of pesticides. The call follows the publishing of a ranking of the main manufacturers of pesticides, based on risks to human beings and the environment.

Sunday, June 15th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Southern Chile volcano erupts with renewed strength

The Chaiten volcano in southern Chile has erupted with renewed strength, belching thick clouds of ash and hurling molten rocks into the air, regional authorities said Friday.

Thursday, June 12th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Pax survive aircraft crash and 5 days in southern Chile forest

A plane carrying 10 people that disappeared four days ago in Chile's frigid southern forests was found Wednesday with nine survivors who stayed alive by huddling for warmth, sharing food and sheltering in the plane's wreckage.

Monday, June 9th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Scientific warning on carbon emissions impact on marine life

Natural carbon dioxide vents on the sea floor are showing scientists how carbon emissions will affect marine life. Dissolved CO2 makes water more acidic, and around the vents, researchers saw a fall in species numbers, and snails with their shells disintegrating.

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