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  • Tuesday, April 7th 2009 - 12:00 UTC

    US calls for strict regulation on Antarctic tourism

    United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Monday for tighter regulation of Antarctic tourism as delegates from 47 countries began a review conference of the now 50-year-old Antarctic Treaty.

  • Monday, April 6th 2009 - 15:16 UTC

    LAN Airline Will Reduce Its CO2 Emissions

    Chilean-based LAN Airlines recently announced it will reduce the consumption of combustible fuel by 16.6 million gallons each year with the installation of “winglets” on all 37 of its Boeing 767-300 aircrafts as part of the airline’s endeavor to improve flight efficiency.

  • Monday, April 6th 2009 - 14:41 UTC

    Antartic: Wilkins Ice Bridge Breaks

    An ice bridge which held a vast Antarctic ice shelf in place shattered at the weekend and could herald a wider collapse linked to global warming, a leading scientist has warned. “It's amazing how the ice has ruptured. Two days ago it was intact,” said David Vaughan, a glaciologist with the British Antarctic Survey.

  • Sunday, April 5th 2009 - 06:14 UTC

    Antarctica ice shelves melting faster than estimated

    Antarctica's ice shelves are melting more rapidly than previously known because of climate change, according to a new US Geological Survey report prepared in close collaboration with the British Antarctic Survey, the Scott Polar Research Institute and Germany's Bundesamt fűr Kartographie und Geodäsie.

  • Tuesday, March 31st 2009 - 05:23 UTC

    Lethal red tide threatens south shores of Chile

    Region V health authorities have prohibited the harvest, consumption and sale of all shellfish found between Queilén and Quellon in the Aysén region. The decision was made after water samples showed a concentration of “red tide,” the deadly micro algae Alexandrium catenella, which was ten times the level tolerated by the human system.

  • Tuesday, March 31st 2009 - 05:11 UTC

    Hundreds of dead Magellanic penguins in southern Chile

    Hundreds of dead Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus Magellanicus) have washed ashore in Chile’s Region XI the past several days, the Santiago daily La Tercera reported Sunday. So far experts are in the dark about what’s killing the sea birds, more than 800 of which have been found on the beaches of Las Niñas and Los Piojos near Queule.

  • Monday, March 30th 2009 - 08:53 UTC

    South Atlantic sunken gold mystery to be solved by salvage operation

    M/V Skandi Patagonia has been contracted for the task

    An Argentine federal judge authorized last week the rescue of 9.5 tons of gold and silver which were lost when a Chilean vessel “Polar Mist” sank in Argentine waters in mysterious conditions after having been abandoned by its crew.

  • Sunday, March 29th 2009 - 17:27 UTC

    60 Earth Hour: Thanks for the switch off!

    WWF International Director General James Leape

    On behalf of everyone at WWF, we'd like to say a big, big THANK YOU to all who took part in Earth Hour 2009. Because of you it was the biggest Earth Hour ever. You were joined by millions of others in almost 4000 towns and cities across 88 countries. People who switched off their lights and demonstrated their concern at how our climate is changing. It was an amazing night. We couldn't have done it without you

  • Saturday, March 28th 2009 - 04:59 UTC

    UN Secretary General Urges Citizens To Join WWF's Earth Hour

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged citizens around the world to join WWF's Earth Hour to demand action on climate change.

  • Friday, March 27th 2009 - 04:37 UTC

    UK sponsors “Strategic Vision for Antarctic Tourism” on Treaty 50th anniversary

    Foreign Office Minister Gillian Merron with a field tent during an event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the British Antarctic Treaty

    Britain reaffirmed its commitment to preserve Antarctica for peaceful, scientific purposes and anticipated it would be presenting a “Strategic Vision for Antarctic Tourism” to help with conservation of its unique beauty.