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Stories for August 7th 2023

  • Monday, August 7th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Study shows Brazil needs some US$47bn to recover forests

    If reforestation had started in 2016, it would have required an investment of about US$ 10.7 billion, it was explained

    According to Instituto Escolhas, a Brazilian organization promoting sustainable development, South America's largest country will have to invest US$ 47 billion to recover a large area of forests in the country's six biomes, which would result in employment generation, food production, and a reduction of carbon emissions among other advantages.

  • Monday, August 7th 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Why Antarctic winter ice, the size of Greenland, is missing?

    Winter sea ice in the Antarctic is at a historic low, and scientists are working to understand why an area of ice the size of Greenland is missing. Scientists from British Antarctic Survey have been active in the media offering commentary on this extreme event.

  • Monday, August 7th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    Falklands: Chinese ambassador in Buenos Aires iterates support for Argentina's claim

    Ambassador Zou Xiaoli said that China values Argentina´s friendship and “as always” will support Argentina in the recovery of sovereignty over Malvinas

    Outgoing Chinese ambassador in Argentina, Zou Xiaoli again expressed support for the Argentine government's position regarding its sovereignty claim over the Falkland Islands.

  • Monday, August 7th 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    YPFB finds new gas reservoir

    “These results will allow us to classify it as the discoverer of a new hydrocarbon field with estimated resources of 0.7 trillion cubic feet of gas and 52 million barrels of liquids,” Arce said

    Bolivian authorities have reported that the state-run oil company Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) had discovered a new gas field in the Okinawa area after recent studies in the Remanso-X1 (RMS-X1) well. The new reservoir will generate approximately US$ 5 billion in gas, it was explained. It will also contribute to savings in fuel purchases of US$1 billion, according to YPFB.

  • Monday, August 7th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Sanitary authorities warn of new Covid-19 variant

    ”We urge governments to maintain and not dismantle the systems they built for Covid-19,″ Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said

    Sanitary authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) launched a warning over the new coronavirus version known as EG.5.1 gaining ground, although Arcturus XBB.1.16 remains the most dominant variant, it was reported. The new sublineage is also responsible for 17% of cases in the United States.

  • Monday, August 7th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Retail sales keep plunging in Argentina

    “Inflation is hitting consumption in all areas of the economy except in the pharmaceutical sector,” CAME said

    Argentina's Confederation of Medium-Sized Companies (CAME) said in a report released Sunday that retail sales dropped 3.6% interannually in July for a total 1.6% reduction so far in 2023 as “inflation is hitting consumption in all areas of the economy except in the pharmaceutical sector.”

  • Monday, August 7th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    Turmoil in global rice market as India, Thailand and Vietnam limit exports

    Thailand, the world's second-largest rice exporter, is urging its farmers to reduce rice cultivation as part of an effort to conserve water.

    Mercosur country members have been receiving requests for supplies of rice as the cereal price has seen a sharp surge in recent months as major Asian producers curtail their trade and supplies. This could impact millions of consumers around the world, with Asian and African countries expected to bear the brunt.

  • Monday, August 7th 2023 - 09:11 UTC

    Zelensky willing to tell Lula about the situation in Ukraine

    Ukraine is ready to meet with Latin American leaders, Zelensky said

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with Latin American media published Sunday that his Brazilian colleague Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's stance regarding the ongoing war with Russia was consistent with Moscow's narrative. “I thought he had a broader understanding of the world,” said Zelensky while insisting on inviting Lula to discuss the situation with him face to face.

  • Monday, August 7th 2023 - 09:03 UTC

    Falklands present at the Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games

    The Falklands representation parading at the opening ceremony in Hasely Crawford Stadium in Trinidad

    The seventh Commonwealth Youth Games are taking place on the Islands of Trinidad and Tobago until August 11, with over 1000 athletes and para athletes between the ages of 14-18 participating in seven sports managed by 500 officials.

  • Monday, August 7th 2023 - 08:32 UTC

    London considering Ascension island as plan B, if the scheme to send irregular migrants to Rwanda fails

    Ascension Island was a vital point for the UK Task Force during the Falklands war, 41 years ago, and now is the stopping point for the South Atlantic air bridge

    The UK Government is reportedly considering reviving plans to fly people who arrive in the UK by unauthorized means to Ascension Island. Multiple reports say ministers and officials are considering the island as a “plan B” if the scheme to send migrants to Rwanda fails. plan B” if the scheme to send migrants to Rwanda fails.