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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.