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Health & Science

  • 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.

  • Sunday, January 28th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Case of foot and mouth disease confirmed in Bolivia

    A case of foot and mouth disease, FAM, was confirmed this week in the east of Bolivia, the first in the country in the last three years and a half. Bolivia has since banned all exports of beef to the Andean countries, reports the press in La Paz.

  • Sunday, January 28th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Seism “psychosis” as earth trembles in southern Chile

    Santiago City

    Viviana Betancour governor of Chile's Southern Region of Aysen, which is living in a state of almost panic because of several days persistent telluric trembling, called on residents to be calm and trust that the best possible technical assistance is already working in the area.

  • Sunday, January 28th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina among top ten with “greatest quality of life”

    France offers the greatest quality of life in the world, according to the latest ranking from International Living magazine, a leading resource for helping people live, travel, and prosper overseas, while war-torn Iraq remains in last place.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Hudson volcano rumbling and fears of an eruption

    Hudson volcano is monitoring every hour

    Chilean authorities in the XI Region of Aysén are closely monitoring the repeated tremors in the area and are prepared for the event of a major seism or the eruption of the Hudson volcano.