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All-female scientific coalition calls for protection of Antarctic Peninsula

Oct 19 2020

BUENOS AIRES Climate change and human activity are harming Antarctica and threatening wildlife from humpback whales to microscopic algae, more than 280 scientists and conservation experts say in urging protections for the icy region.

In Argentina's ranch heartlands, dry winds fan blazes as firefighters battle for control

Sep 25 2020

BUENOS AIRES In the grasslands and mountainous terrain of Argentina's Cordoba province, dry weather and strong winds are fanning blazes that are on track to outpace previous years as firefighters battle to bring the flames under control.

Fax, mail or DHL? Overseas U.S. voters fret ahead of Nov. 3 election

Sep 23 2020

LONDON/BANGKOK/BUENOS AIRES By fax, courier or mail, U.S. voters abroad are going to new lengths to ensure their ballots are counted, with the bitterest election in memory taking place amid a global pandemic, postal disruptions and the incumbent railing against mail-in votes.

Arctic sea ice suffers 'devastating' loss, shrinks to second lowest on record

Sep 21 2020

ARCTIC OCEAN Warming in the Arctic shrank the ice covering the polar ocean this year to its second-lowest extent in four decades, scientists announced Monday, yet another sign of how climate change is rapidly transforming the region.

Sea of Slush: Arctic sea ice lows mark a new polar climate regime

Sep 18 2020

ARCTIC OCEAN At the edge of the ice blanketing part of the Arctic Ocean, the ice on Monday looked sickly. Where thick sheets of ice once sat atop the water, now a layer of soft, spongey slush slid and bobbed atop the waves. | Video

PowerChina eyes rail project to transport oil and gas from Argentina's Vaca Muerta

Sep 17 2020

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 17 A Chinese energy company is in talks to build a billion-dollar railway in Argentina that would move crude oil and natural gas from the massive Vaca Muerta shale region to the port city of Bahia Blanca, its president for Argentina said on Thursday.

Trump nominee elected to head Latin American development bank

Sep 12 2020

WASHINGTON/BUENOS AIRES U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee on Saturday won election as president of the Inter-American Development Bank, the region's main economic development lender, making him the first U.S. citizen to lead the institution in its 61-year history.

Trump pick for Latam bank poised for win after regional opposition fades

Sep 09 2020

BUENOS AIRES/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's pick to run Latin America's main financing institution appears poised to win the top job in this weekend's election amid faltering regional opposition to having a U.S. citizen run the bank for first time in 61 years.

Not yet, but soon: Argentina could restart international flights in October, source says

Sep 04 2020

BUENOS AIRES Argentina could resume international commercial flights in October, a transport ministry source said on Friday, indicating a potential light at the end of the tunnel for one of the world's strictest travel bans due to the coronavirus.

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