Four United Nations organizations presented a project to preserve oceans and coastal areas threatened with environmental degradation. The document, released during the XXXVI UNESCO General Conference, warns of the danger faced by large aquifers, which play the role of climate regulators and are food sources and support for the economy of millions of people.
According to the latest Report of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector from the Chilean Under-Secretary of Fisheries, (Subpesca), the wild fisheries sector contributed 2.8 million tons between January and September of 2011 while aquaculture harvests reached 515.100 tons.
A new international coalition is working to set up a network of designated marine protected areas (MPA) and no-take marine reserves in the oceans surrounding Antarctica.
Brazil will receive 8 billion dollars in financing from the World Bank to push its campaign to uproot extreme hardship deeper into some of the country's poorest areas, the bank said on Wednesday.
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange should be sent to Sweden from Britain to face questioning over alleged sex crimes, London's High Court ruled Wednesday, rejecting his appeal against extradition.
Germany and France told Greece on Wednesday it should make up its mind by mid-December whether it wants to stay in the Euro zone when Greeks vote on a 130-billion-Euro bailout.
Economy Minister Amado Boudou and Planning Minister Julio de Vido announced Wednesday in a press briefing, a full lift on subsidies; a decision which will reach various public sectors, including electricity gas and water companies. The changes imply annual fiscal savings of 600 million pesos (140 million dollars).
The US Federal Reserve announced Wednesday after a two-day meeting to keep interest rates on hold and maintain its bond buying programs. The decision was entirely as expected by markets and economists.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, CFK, blasted on Tuesday union protesters who set a roadblock in the Ricchieri highway, one of the main routes of access to the Argentine capital Buenos Aires.
Canada will not contribute more to UNESCO to make up for a shortfall after the US cut its funding over the Palestinians joining the UN cultural body, Foreign Minister John Baird said Tuesday.