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Montevideo, June 7th 2023 - 00:02 UTC


  • Tuesday, April 4th 2023 - 21:30 UTC

    Brazil ready to supply Argentina with soybeans for the its crushing industry

    Grain companies in Mato Grosso do Sul estimate a record export of 1.6 million tons of soybeans to Argentina via Porto Murtinho and across the dry border to Concepcion, Paraguay

    Brazil has enough potential to supply up to half of the soybeans that Argentina will import to keep its industrial park running in the face of the historic drought that ravaged the 2022/23 crop in the country, which is usually the largest exporter of soy oil and soy meal in the world.

  • Tuesday, April 4th 2023 - 09:23 UTC

    Brazil launches platform to spot climate vulnerable terrain

    “Understanding risk and vulnerability helps us adapt to changes in the climate,” Minister Góes said. Photo: REUTERS

    Brazil's Ministry of Integration and Regional Development (MIDR) and Microsoft do Brasil Monday launched the ClimaAdapt platform, a tool that uses public data from different environmental agencies to identify regions nationwide particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2023 - 09:40 UTC

    Tornadoes kill at least 26 across US

    At first, there were 24 fatalities but two more were confirmed Sunday in Tennessee

    At least 26 people were killed and dozens of others were injured during the weekend when a series of tornadoes hit south central-eastern United States.

  • Sunday, April 2nd 2023 - 14:30 UTC

    Applications for ocean floor mining opened, but no mining code yet approved

    Undersea mining will be conducted to extract key battery materials, cobalt, copper, nickel, and manganese — from potato-sized rocks called “poly-metallic nodules”.

    Following two weeks of negotiations, the United Nations International Seabed Authority has decided that it will start taking permit applications in July from companies that want to mine the ocean's floor.

  • Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Falklands promotes the use of Water Wise

    Murrell River and Moody Brook, Stanley water sources

    Using water, a finite resource efficiently has many benefits, not only to consumers but also to the wider Falkland Islands community and environment. Simple behavioral changes such as taking showers instead of baths, turning taps off whilst cleaning teeth, and using watering cans instead of hosepipes can significantly reduce the amount of water we use on a daily basis. This would also save energy, both in homes as well as at the water treatment plant which is great for both saving money as well as for the environment.

  • Tuesday, March 28th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    UN meeting on climate change kicks off in Chile

    Climate change represents “an unprecedented threat for the whole world,” Minister Rojas warned

    Experts from all over the world convened in Santiago, Chile, Monday for the opening day of a United Nations (UN) week of adaptation to climate change to address impacts and challenges, it was reported.

  • Tuesday, March 28th 2023 - 10:42 UTC

    Avalanche leaves 7 dead in Ecuador

    Lasso visited the area and said search and rescue will continue for as long as necessary

    At least 7 people died and 46 others were reported missing after a landslide in Ecuador, where authorities had earlier spoken of 16 fatalities but had to review their statements. Another 23 people were also injured in Sunday evening's landslide in Alausi, in the province of Chimborazo, some 300 km south of Quito.

  • Monday, March 27th 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Brazilian Gov't eyes permanent climate emergency for over 1,000 cities

    “We are living under the effect of climate change that is getting worse every day,” Minister Silva said

    Brazil's Minister of Environment and Climate Change Marina Silva Sunday admitted that President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's administration was considering the possibility of declaring a state of climate emergency in 1,038 municipalities mapped as most vulnerable, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Landmark UN Water conference in New York to address climate change and drinking water

    To reach the goal’s targets, the world will need to quadruple its efforts to connect people to safely managed water networks and sanitation systems.

    Leaders will gather this week in New York City for a landmark United Nations conference, an event expected to focus on the rising toll of the climate crisis and the effort to provide clean drinking water to a global population of over 8 billion.

  • Tuesday, March 21st 2023 - 09:51 UTC

    Guterres warns climate bomb ticking

    “Our world needs climate action on all fronts,” Guterres insisted

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday in a recorded appearance before a UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that in order to avoid a climate catastrophe, carbon emissions must be halved by 2030 because “the climate bomb is ticking.”