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Montevideo, January 23rd 2017 - 04:35 UTC

Health & Science

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Where do rich countries' children fare worse? US & UK

    United States and Britain ranked at the bottom of a U.N. survey of child welfare in 21 wealthy countries that assessed everything from infant mortality to whether children ate dinner with their parents or were bullied at school.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    UN aid to 200.000 Bolivians victims of El Niño floods

    200.000 people impacted by the rains.

    In the wake of an appeal by the President of Bolivia for international assistance, United Nations agencies are stepping up aid to people in the country devastated by flooding, hail and freeze which have affected 200,000 and killed more than 20.

  • Monday, February 12th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile faces “aging population” challenge

    Chile's birth rate has dropped substantially from 3.5% in 1962 to just 1.6% today. And with the country's “baby boom” generation (1957—1962) turning grey, Chile could face a future crisis of social care and pension payments.

  • Monday, February 12th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Several cases of dengue fever on Easter Island

    Three new cases of Dengue Fever (DF) were reported last weekend on Easter Island, a Chilean outpost in the South Pacific. Two men and one woman, both native islanders, were found to be infected with the disease.

  • Sunday, February 11th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    British tycoon offers price $ 25 million to clean up atmosphere

    Sir Richard Branson

    As if offering flights to space and recently hosting his own reality show were not enough to get British billionaire Sir Richard Branson the publicity he so richly affords, this week he has gone over the heads of environmental leaders everywhere to offer a US$ 25 million prize for the first scientist who can invent an economically viable way to clean carbon from Earth's atmosphere.

  • Saturday, February 10th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    UK Farmers urge ban on poultry imports

    Farmers are calling for a ban on raw imported poultry meat from countries infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus until the cause of the UK outbreak has been established.

  • Wednesday, February 7th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Weather anomalies strike the Andean region

    Andes glaciers

    A heat wave is causing a string of forest fires in Colombia, in the Andes glaciers are melting, in Bolivia rainfall is double the average and in the whole Andean region climatic anomalies are forcing drastic measures to contain further damage.

  • Wednesday, February 7th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Dengue alert issued in S America

    A health alert has been declared in Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia after an outbreak of dengue fever.

  • Thursday, February 1st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Global warming 'very likely' man-made

    The Eiffel Tower is shown just after the 20,000 bulbs went out Thursday Feb. 1, 2007 at 7.55 p.m for five-minutes.

    The world's leading climate scientists, in their most powerful language ever used on the issue, said global warming is “very likely” man-made, according to a new report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Southern Chile's tremors traced to submarine fissure

    Chilean Patagonia

    The weeks' long tremors that have residents of Chilean Patagonia fearsome of a major earthquake can be traced to a submarine fissure and not the tectonic plaques, according to a group of scientists working in the area.