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Health & Science

  • Tuesday, May 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Cheaper second line AIDS drugs for developing countries

    Former United States President Bill Clinton announced on Tuesday agreements with drug companies to lower the price of so-called “second-line” AIDS drugs for 66 countries of the developing world and to make a once-a-day AIDS pill available for less than one dollar a day.

  • Saturday, May 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil breaks AIDS drug patent with generic version from India

    Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has authorised the country to break the patent on an AIDS drug made by Merck & Co - importing a generic version from India instead. It's the first time Brazil has bypassed a patent to acquire cheaper drugs for its AIDS prevention program.

  • Friday, May 4th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Report: Climate change plan affordable

    Delegates from 120 countries approved the first roadmap for stemming greenhouse gas emissions Friday, laying out what they said was an affordable arsenal of anti-warming measures that must be rushed into place to avert a disastrous spike in global.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Santiago de Chile skies reach dangerous levels pollution

    Santiaguinos stuck in the city for the long weekend faced the first environmental alerts of the year after an increased level of air contamination was detected on Friday night. The contamination alerts were issued for Saturday and Sunday.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Sierra Club joins campaign to protect Chile's Patagonia

    Energy expansion projects closely monitored by environmentalist

    Opponents of plans to construct several massive hydroelectric dams in Chile's northern Patagonia region are welcoming a new and very influential ally: the Sierra Club.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Former Chilean president named special envoy on climate change

    Former President Ricardo Lagos

    The former president of Chile, the first woman Prime Minister of Norway and the President of the 56th Session of the United Nations General Assembly were named on Monday Special Envoys for Climate Change by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has made the issues one of his top priorities.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Climate Change Meeting Opens In Thailand

    Climate change: 'The time to act is now'

    Delegates at a major climate meeting debated Monday how to rein in rising greenhouse gas emissions that could threaten hundreds of millions with hunger and disease in the coming decades.

  • Sunday, April 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Britain: Homes damaged in quake

    Evacuation ... emergency services took 300 calls

    Several families remain in emergency accommodation after an earthquake struck a corner of Britain, causing power cuts and damaging dozens of home.

  • Sunday, April 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Deadly quake and “mini tsunami” strike south Chile

    The quake registered 6.2 on the Richter scale at Pto. Aysen

    Search and rescue efforts continued in Region XI Sunday, one day after a substantial earthquake and subsequent “mini tsunami” struck near the towns of Puerto Aysén and Puerto Chacabuco. So far authorities have located the bodies of three people who were swept away Saturday by massive waves in the Aysén Fjord. Seven others are still missing.

  • Thursday, April 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Global Warming Threatens Natural Wonders

    An environmental group said Thursday some of the world's greatest natural treasures are threatened with destruction because of global warming - from the Great Barrier Reef to the Amazon rain forests and the unique ecosystem of the Mexican desert.