Brazilian authorities declared a public health emergency in the territories where the native Yanomami community resides in Roraima and set up the Center of Operations for Emergencies in Public Health (COE - Yanomami) reporting directly to the Indigenous Health Department (SESAI).
Argentine Health Minister Carla Vizzotti and Cabinet Chief Juan Manzur arrived in Tucumán Friday after five healthcare professionals were reported to be suffering from pneumonia. Manzur is also a physician and a former federal Health Minister (2009-2015), in addition to being the current Governor of Tucumán, albeit on unpaid leave while discharging duties for the federal government.
Scientists have discovered a new emperor penguin colony in Antarctica using satellite mapping technology. This new colony makes a total of 66 known emperor penguin colonies around the coastline of Antarctica, with exactly half having been discovered by satellite imagery.
Penguin Awareness Day is celebrated on January 20 of every year. Penguins are a group of aquatic and flightless birds. They live in the Southern Hemisphere, and a particular species of the Penguin named Galapagos Penguin is found only in the north equator region called Temperate Zone.
Sailors from the Royal Navy went head to head with British Antarctic Survey staff during a game of football on the most southerly – and arguably the worst – pitch in the world. The playing field, at Grytviken, the largest settlement of South Georgia Island, in the South Atlantic, is billed as the most southerly in the world, some 2,476 miles from the South Pole, to be precise.
Given the fast spread of the newest Omicron variant of Covid 19, countries should require air passengers to wear masks on long-haul flights, the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially requested.
This week British Antarctic Survey and World Wide Fund, WWF, are inviting the public to become ‘walrus detectives’ and get involved in the Walrus from Space project to help with vital research to enable a better understanding of these Arctic marine mammals.
Dolphins working collaboratively are less successful in the presence of sound generated by humans, a University of Bristol-led team of researchers have shown. The findings, published in Current Biology, imply that dolphins cannot minimize the impact of human-made noise, even by adjusting their own vocal behavior.
Honduran authorities have declared a 90-day nationwide health alert following an outbreak of avian influenza among pelicans, it was announced in Tegucigalpa. About 40,000 poultry were also evaluated and no signs of the malady were detected, it was also reported.
Royal Navy personnel are helping scientists warn of potentially catastrophic tsunamis by researching huge underwater volcanoes on the edge of Antarctica. Navy icebreaker HMS Protector has used her state-of-the-art sensors to scan peaks in the South Sandwich Islands – one of the world’s most remote territories.