Water and air surrounding the Botnia pulp mill along the river Uruguay, next to the city of Fray Bentos, has not suffered any quality modifications and the plant complies with the environmental standards demanded by Uruguay, Argentina and the European Union, according to the latest international report
Relatives from the lost crew of the Argentine Air Force British built Avro Lincoln MK II which crashed in Chilean Tierra del Fuego in 1950, and were only found recently are requesting Presidents Michelle Bachelet and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to authorize the repatriation of the remains.
United States movie star Richard Gere has offered to campaign to save the Galapagos Islands from development and tourism. During a weekend visit to the Islands, Gere, 59, met Lonesome George, the last tortoise of his species, who was greeted by Prince Charles last week.
Prince Charles who has been visiting the Amazon and the Galapagos islands said in a interview published on Sunday people now realised he had not been talking nonsense during his many years of campaigning for action on environmental issues.
Brazil needs 270 billion US dollars in investment over the next 10 years to develop massive new deepwater oil reserves, energy minister Edison Lobao said on Thursday.
Water must be given higher priority on the development agenda, a top United Nations official told a global gathering that opened today in Istanbul, stressing that the problems the world faces with regard to this precious resource are enormous.
The global economic turmoil has resulted in reduced demand for wood, shrinking investments in industries and forest management, according to this year’s United Nations “State of the World’s Forests” report.
Britain's Prince Charles currently in Brazil on a South American tour warned on Thursday that mankind has 100 months or less to save the planet from a climate-caused disaster.
The global sea level looks set to rise far higher than forecast because of changes in the polar ice-sheets, a team of researchers has suggested. Scientists at a climate change summit in Copenhagen said earlier UN estimates were too low and that sea levels could rise by a metre or more by 2100.
The World Bank approved a 1.3 billion US dollars loan to Brazil for the First Programmatic Development Policy Loan for Sustainable Environmental Management, supporting Brazil’s ongoing efforts to improve its environmental management system.