Archives For Argentina


1. Indigenous Students Among the Disappeared in Mexican Tragedy, Mayor on Run

Alejandrino Gonzalez/AP Photo
Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda, meet with Guerrero state officials in Chilpancingo, Mexico, in May. He is wanted for questioning in the student disappearances.

2. Video: Watch 38 Bison Set Foot on Cherokee Nation Land

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Pleased to meet you: One of 38 female bison that were brought to the Cherokee Nation on Thursday October 9, 2014, the first bison to set foot on the tribe’s land in more than 40 years.

3. Projectile Thrown at Omaha Nation School Bus

Omaha Nation High School

4. Mother Earth in Perspective: Humbling Photos of the Vastness of the Universe Hit Home

NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)
A multiplicity of galaxies that were revealed over the course of multiple exposures by the Hubble Telescope.

5. Kirkpatrick announces $2.9 million TIGER grant for Hopi Tribe

6. Stamping Out Ugly Stereotypes: How the Postal Service Perpetuates Racism


1. USDA expanding release of parasitic wasp to combat citrus disease

Predatory wasps fight Asian citrus psyllids

2. Samsung apologizes to sickened chip workers

In this photo released by Samsung Electronics Co., Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun speaks during a briefing in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Samsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a rare win for families and activists seven years after the death of a 23-year-old employee from leukemia galvanized a movement to hold the company to account. Photo: Samsung Electronics Co., AP / Samsung Electronics Co.

3. Tunisia’s poorest towns left to shoulder burden of hazardous toxic landfill sites

Waste dumped at landfill sites represents a growing threat to poor communities in Tunisia, polluting air and water supplies
MDG : Landfill in Tunisia : Dumping garbage in Le Kef

4. From mining to urban sprawl: Humans threaten most Chilean ecosystems

Environment Ministry study says human activity endangers 55 percent of Chile’s natural areas, with populated central and southern regions most at risk.
Mining operations in northern Chile threaten to drain the region’s scarce water sources, like the small lakes and lagoons in the Atacama salt flat, the second largest of its kind in the world, pictured here.  Photo by Francesco Mocellin / Wikicommons

5. Kitty litter eyed as possible culprit in New Mexico radiation leak

6. Unintended Consequences: Fracking and the Flow of Drugs

The South Texas oil and gas boom has provided new opportunities for smugglers — but also new ways to stop them.

 

7. The Water Tunnel Boondoggle 

Experts say the eye-popping costs of Governor Brown’s plan to build two giant water tunnels far outweigh the financial benefits. And taxpayers may be left holding the bag.

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8. Oil giant Citgo gets off easy in criminal case

9. Group urges tobacco companies to protect U.S. child workers

10. Are pesticides linked to health problems in Argentina?

Viviana Perez and her daughter Nadia

 


 (Associated Press) | Updated December 27, 2013 – 9:16am

A man is treated after he was bit by a palometa, a type of piranha, while wading in the Parana River in Rosario, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. AP /La Capital, Silvina Salinas

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An attack by a school of carnivorous fish has injured 70 people bathing in an Argentine river, including seven children who lost parts of their fingers or toes.

Director of lifeguards Federico Cornier said Thursday that thousands of bathers were cooling off from 100-degree temperatures in the Parana River in Rosario on Wednesday when bathers suddenly began complaining of bite marks on their hands and feet.

He blamed the attack on palometas, “a type of piranha, big, voracious and with sharp teeth that can really bite.”

Paramedic Alberto Manino said some children he treated lost entire digits. He told the Todo Noticias channel that city beaches were closed, but it was so hot that within a half-hour, many people went back to the water.

 


A man says ‘I do’ to a tree in Argentina. Environmental activist and actor, Richard Torres, walked down the aisle to draw attention to global environmental concerns. He placed symbolic offerings at the bottom of the tree before saying his vows and switching rings. He even gave the tree a kiss, and a lick. A crowd of onlookers cheered him on.” w/ photos + video

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