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April 06 2012


February 02 2012


On Our Radar: A Glacier Thief?

After intercepting a refrigerated truck carrying illicit ice, the authorities accuse the driver of theft and are considering charging him with violation of national monuments.
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January 23 2012


Unlocking Seaweed's Next-Gen Crude: Sugar

A startup pins its hopes on research showing that a genetically modified strain of bacteria can break down the sugars in brown seaweed, or macro-algae, to produce ethanol.

October 28 2011


Should Salmon Farms Move Inland?

Suspicion that a lethal salmon virus escaped from ocean farms into the wild in British Columbia has renewed calls for moving such farms inland -- or shutting down aquaculture altogether.

June 24 2011


Honduras Creates a Shark Sanctuary

Tourism plays into a decision to place a permanent moratorium on commercial fishing of sharks.

October 14 2010


October 07 2010


September 18 2009


September 09 2009


A New Image for Chilean Cigarette Packs

Chile’s Health Ministry (Minsal) today issued a decree adding a new health warning message and picture to those that must be displayed on cigarette packs sold in that country on a rotating basis.  As of 12 November, cigarette packs placed on the Chilean market must include the image at right on no less than 50% [...]

September 02 2009


What the Other Guy Blogs About: EPR for WEEE in LAC

There’s an interesting post worth reading in the blog of the University of Chile’s Environmental Law Center (CDA) arguing that the principle of extended producer responsibility (EPR) may be applicable to electronics waste (e-waste, e-scrap or WEEE) in Latin America.  The author, the CDA’s Kreuza Alarcón, is part of the team producing a report on [...]

August 18 2009


Chile Creates a Center for Renewable Energy

Chile has created a Renewable Energy Center (Centro de Energias Renovables – CER) to serve as a national focal point for research, development, information and promotion of investment and technology transfer in non-conventional renewable energy (known by its Spanish acronym, ERNC), such as solar, wind, geothermal and ocean.  CER was created jointly by the National [...]
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