The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) celebrated 60 years of scientific research in Antarctica as the UK’s national operator. BAS evolved from the Falkland Islands Dependency Survey (FIDS), following on the success of Operation Tabarin 1943/46 involving SS Fitzroy from the Falkland Islands. This week's event took place during the marking of Antarctica Day on December first.
In a long list of countries where it is not safe to drink water, figure all South American countries and Mercosur members with the exception of Chile.
Congressman Ricardo Buryaile of the opposition Together for Change (Juntos por el Cambio - JxC) got the medication for his son with cerebral palsy late Thursday thanks to the solidarity of the people.
A federal judge in the Argentine seaport of Mar del Plata ruled that promoting COVID-19 vaccination for children should be halted until the manufacturers supply those responsible for the minors (i.e. their parents or caretakers) with all pertinent information regarding side effects and other possible consequences.
Today is Antarctica Day which celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty, December first in 1959 and the setting aside of nearly 10% of the Earth ”forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes (...) in the interests of all mankind.”
Greek healthcare workers sidelined in September 2021 for refusing to take a vaccine against COVID-19 are to be allowed back at their jobs effective Jan. 1, Health Minister Thanos Plevris announced.
The Falkland Islands presented a paper on climate education to the COP 27 summit meeting in Egypt which was accepted as part of a presentation to a hub on climate change consequences and possible solutions. Marine Scientist Dr Narissa Bax from the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI), made the presentation during her attendance of COP27.
Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Wednesday issued a series of recommendations given the increase in the number of COVID-19 infections nationwide.
Ice in Antarctica flows to the coast along glacier-filled valleys. While some ice melts into the ocean, a lot breaks off into icebergs, which range in size from small chunks up to the size of a country.
Argentine healthcare professionals are pushing for the return of mandatory facemasks and a speedy update of people's vaccination schemes in light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases nationwide.