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Montevideo, December 13th 2017 - 12:59 UTC

Health & Science

  • 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.

  • Saturday, March 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Floods in Argentina leave 11 dead and 55.000 evacuees

    Three million hectares estimated under the water

    Persistent rainfall and floods in central and east Argentina have killed eleven people and forced the evacuation of at least 50.000 according to the latest Saturday official reports from the affected provinces.

  • Thursday, March 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Fidel Castro published article to criticize US biofuels policies

    Fidel Castro writes first editorial since surgery

    Ending eight months of silence, ailing Cuban President Fidel Castro published an article in Cuban state media Thursday criticizing US environmental policies. The article published in the Cuban Communist Party Daily Granma was the first attempt by Castro, who is recuperating from intestinal surgery, to comment on international issues since he was taken ill in July 2006.

  • Friday, March 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Climate change impact in Chile “may not be so severe”

    A panel of experts from the University of Chile has suggested that the impact of climate change may not be so severe in Chile as in other parts of the world. They reason that the strong influence of the Pacific Ocean on the country may well help mitigate the effects of global warming.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “Parallel push” to combat climate change and ozone depletion

    Executive Director Achim Steiner.

    The head of the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, has applauded the findings of a new study that calls for a “parallel push” to fight climate change and also to decrease chemicals harming the ozone layer which shields the Earth from harmful ultraviolet light.

  • Wednesday, March 7th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina strides ahead in the elimination of FAM

    Argentina recovered this week its status of free from foot and mouth disease, FAM, with vaccination according to the country's Agro-food sanitary office, Senasa. Argentina suffered a limited FAM outbreak a year ago in the northern province of Corrientes.

  • Tuesday, March 6th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Dengue fever extends to Argentina and south Brazil

    Argentina confirmed 126 cases of the mosquito transmitted dengue disease with another 415 patients with symptoms but yet have to be definitively diagnosed. In southern Brazil an estimated 45.000 cases have been estimated.

  • Monday, March 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bush vows millions for Latin American programs

    President Bush unveils his administration's efforts to help Latin America in an address Monday to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington.

    President Bush, facing criticism he has ignored Latin America, said Monday the region's grinding poverty is a scandal that has caused some to question the value of democracy.

  • Sunday, March 4th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile's meteorologists on alert for La Niña

    Meteorologists in the U.S. forecast Thursday an increase in hurricanes for the coming year. They lay the blame on “La Niña” – El Niño's ”sister” phenomenon - which produces a cooling effect on the surface water of the Pacific Ocean and can drastically alter weather patterns as far as Africa.