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Stories for March 4th 2007

  • 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.

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

    Rio Group supports Argentina in Falklands/Malvinas dispute

    Heads of State at the XIXth Rio Group summit in Guyana over the weekend approved a resolution backing “Argentina's legitimate rights over the Malvinas”, regarding the sovereignty dispute with the United Kingdom.

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

    Rio Group committed to “revitalization” and less summits

    The Rio Group will be revitalized with fewer summits and more action in the form of mutual consultations aimed at reacting quickly to international crises, the presidents of the regional association agreed Saturday in Guyana.

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

    Dengue epidemic in Paraguay extends: 15.356 cases admitted

    Paraguay's Ministry of Health head nurse died last Friday of hemorrhagic dengue an epidemics caused by a mosquito which is rapidly extending in the landlocked South American country and has 15.000 cases officially confirmed.

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

    Ethanol prices could push food prices higher warns USDA

    Ethanol will devour 50% more corn this year, eating into the food industry's share of the crop, anticipated the United States Agriculture Department. From breakfast cereal to beef to beer, competition from ethanol could raise prices for all kinds of foods.

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

    Lula da Silva/Bush expected to sign biofuels agreement

    The world's two top ethanol producers, United States and Brazil, announced the creation of an international forum to help turn biofuels into a globally traded commodity, just days before the two countries are expected to sign a separate agreement promoting the industry across the Western Hemisphere.

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

    BA and Virgin knock open sky deal

    British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have criticised a new “open skies” deal between the European Union and US that aims to open up their airline markets.