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Health & Science

  • Friday, September 14th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    UN moves to advance ozone layer protection treaty by 10 years

    As representatives from almost 200 Governments prepare to gather next week in Montreal, Canada on the 20th anniversary of the United Nations-backed treaty to protect the world's ozone layer, a senior UN official today called for intensified action to eliminate the use of hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) which damage it.

  • Thursday, September 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    State of emergency declared in Paraguay

    A Russian IL-76 plane has been contracted for U$ 1 million for five days

    Paraguay's government declared a national state of emergency on Wednesday amid the worst ever forest fires there.

  • Thursday, September 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    UK: Bid to find cause of virus outbreak

    Farmers described the new case of FAM as a “hammer-blow” to the industry

    Scientists are trying to find the cause of the latest foot-and-mouth outbreak and establish whether it is the same strain which infected herds last month.

  • Wednesday, September 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    UK FAM outbreak confirmed in area next to August focus

    Area where FAM was detected

    The United Kingdom farming industry has been plunged back into crisis with the confirmation of another outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle in Surrey. Last week Environment Secretary Hilary Benn had declared the UK free of FAM following an initial outbreak in August.

  • Tuesday, September 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Rate of melting glaciers has doubled in ten years

    Glacier melt casts doubt on value of Hydroelectric Projects

    Scientists from the Center of Scientific Studies of Valdivia (CECS) said this week that Chile's glaciers are melting at twice the speed observed just ten years ago. The scientists, who recently participated in a specially called international forum on glaciers, also warned that this trend could have devastating ramifications due to current plans to construct hydroelectric dams around Chile.

  • Tuesday, September 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Livestock responsible for 18% global gas emissions says UN

    Causes and effects of a greehouse gases threaten agriculture

    A senior United Nations official called this week for action not only to tackle the causes of global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions but also to cope with its effects such as the increasing vulnerability of agriculture which places developing countries especially at risk.

  • Sunday, September 9th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Global warming damage illustrated

    Breaking away â€Ã‚¦ scientists now believe it takes only 10 seconds for melting to begin at the base of ice sheets

    Melting glaciers, vanishing forests and urban sprawl are transforming the world around us, photographs illustrating the impact of environmental changes such as global warming show.

  • Saturday, September 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Britain identifies likely causes of recent Surrey FAM outbreak

    Leaking drains, heavy rainfall and building work have been blamed for triggering the recent foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Surrey, England according to reports made public Friday in London.

  • Saturday, September 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    APEC leaders adopt pact on climate change

    APEC leaders pose for a family photo at the Sydney Opera House

    Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to adopt a “long-term aspirational goal” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said.

  • Saturday, September 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Pavarotti Receives Last Standing Ovation

    Pavarotti dies aged 71

    Luciano Pavarotti's voice rang out a final time inside Modena's cathedral in northern Italy, as a recording of the great tenor singing with his father highlighted a funeral attended by family, dignitaries and close friends.