An Australian doctor on a trans-Pacific flight was upgraded to first class and given a bottle of vintage champagne after delivering a baby for a Brazilian who didn't even know she was pregnant, news reports said on Sunday.
United Nations disaster assessment officials are on the ground in Uruguay, determining what aid is needed to help the thousands of people forced to flee their homes after the worst floods to strike the country in almost half a century.
World leaders have just five years to save the planet from a climate change disaster - but it can be done, according to a new report.
Santiago de Chile's skies remained grey and smoggy Monday and Tuesday, and with no end in sight, former President Ricardo Lagos blamed the city's contamination levels on Argentina's unwillingness to provide Chile with more natural gas.
After months of build up, the wait is finally over. Environmental superstar Al Gore, a former U.S. senator and vice president, is finally visiting Chile ÃÂ¢€” albeit for just a handful of hours.
An estimated 12.000 people have been forced to leave their homes in Uruguay where record rainfall has caused extensive flooding leaving several counties with no electricity or drinking water.
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.
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.
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.
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.