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Stories for March 26th 2022

  • Saturday, March 26th 2022 - 09:59 UTC

    Plant dynamics in Antarctica because of climate change

    Nicoletta Cannone measured the growth of Antarctic’s only two native flowering plants, Deschampsia Antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis, on Signy Island

    Rising temperatures in Antarctica have seen two species of plants grow quicker, in a ten year period, because of climate change, according to an article published in Current Biology under the heading of “Acceleration of climate warming and plant dynamics in Antarctica”

  • Saturday, March 26th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Falkland Islands reviews Covid-19 measures; changes to be enacted from 4 May

    Falkland Islands reviews Covid-19 measures; changes to be enacted from 4 May

    As previously communicated, the Falkland Islands Government has recently reviewed all available options in terms of making changes to Covid-19 measures in a careful and measured way. This week Executive Council met to evaluate the proposed options, which included the latest public health guidance and legal advice. As a result, it has been agreed that from 4 May 2022, the existing Infectious Diseases Control (Coronavirus: International Travel, Operator Liability, and Quarantine) Regulations 2022 will be revoked, providing that specific conditions can be met.

  • Saturday, March 26th 2022 - 09:51 UTC

    Invasive hippos may become a plague in Colombia by 2030

    Hippopotamus attacks can be lethal, Colombian authorities have warned

    Brought into the country in the 1980s by former drug-trafficking capo Pablo Escobar, the 133 hippopotamuses already in Colombia might reach over 400 by the year 2030, and have thus been declared an invasive species Friday.

  • Saturday, March 26th 2022 - 09:44 UTC

    Peruvian court to rule on habeas corpus requested by Castillo in 10 days

    Peru's lawmakers will vote on Castillo's impeachment Monday

    A Peruvian Court Friday started weighing the habeas corpus writ requested by President Pedro Castillo Terrones in a move to quash charges of treason filed against him after he admitted granting Bolivia access to the Pacific Ocean was possible.

  • Saturday, March 26th 2022 - 09:40 UTC

    Dutch researchers find microplastics in human blood

    Although the levels were low, the mere presence of microplastics was concerning

    A peer-reviewed study published this week in Environment International has reported traces of microplastics had been found in the human blood of 17 of the 22 volunteers, thus raising questions about the possible penetration of these particles into organs.

  • Saturday, March 26th 2022 - 09:36 UTC

    Argentine shipyard Tandanor to handle maintenance of French-built OPVs

    Taiana will discuss ordering French-built submarines next month

    Argentina's Navy top brass have met with executives from France's Naval Group and the local shipyard Tandanor to move on with the training of technicians for the maintenance of the four ocean patrol vessels (OPVs) purchased in the last year.

  • Saturday, March 26th 2022 - 09:00 UTC

    KLM to resume route between Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile

    The EZE-SCL-EZE used to be served by KLM before the COVID-19 pandemic

    Effective March 27, Dutch carrier KLM will drop its nonstop route between Amsterdam and Santiago de Chile but will continue to serve that destination from Buenos Aires.