fuels Argentina's drive for natgas cars
spearheads use of CNG in vehicles and leads the world in the number
of natural-gas cars with about 800,000.
April 07 03
smelter's gas conversion ready in July
state-owned copper company Codelco says it expects to complete project
to convert its El Teniente mine to natural gas from diesel in July
March 18 03
Struggle in Ecuador Becomes a "Cause Beyond Control"
Ministry of Environment agrees to allow two transnational companies
to cancel their oil concession contracts because of determined opposition
of people who live in the concession areas.
March 13 03
line up for gas
form long queues at closed gas stations during countrywide strike
aimed at toppling the president.
Dec 28 02
orders Venezuelan oil workers to end strike... as supplies of oil
Supreme Court orders striking oil employees to restart paralyzed petroleum
industry and issues temporary injunction to prevent irreparable damage
to the economy.
Dec 20 02
loss could spur crisis
- glaciers of the central Andes are vanishing because of global warming
driven at least in part by pollution.
Nov 24 02
China Discuss Fuel Technology Swaps
and China begin negotiations on technology exchanges on the use of
alcohol as fuel in internal combustion engines.
Nov 09 02
Petrobras evacuates offshore oil rig
giant Petrobras admits evacuation of offshore oil platform due to
problems that could cause the platform to sink.
Oct 15 02
City In Pollution Emergency
city declares its first pollution alert in almost three years after
ozone levels reached about 2 times acceptable limits.
Sept 19 02
Iberdrola plans big Brazil wind-power park
energy company Iberdrola plans to build the biggest wind power generation
park in Brazil.
Sept 13 02
fuel rules increase refinery emissions - Total
giant TotalFinaElf says new environmental fuel specifications to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions from cars risk simply increasing the same
emissions from oil refineries.
Sept 08 02
"green" pledges met with disbelief in Rio
- Oil companies pledge to protect the environment and foster sustainable
development, but environmental groups skeptical.
Sept 06 02
Indians lose appeal of Texaco case ruling
Indians of Ecuador and Peru lose appeal for nine-year-old litigation
against oil giant, Texaco, alleging that toxic dumping devastated
their environment and exposed residents to cancer-causing pollutants.
Aug 21 02
Pollution in Chile
now ranks as one of the most polluted cities in the world.
Aug 09 02
may earn pollution credits from forestry
forestry project could earn Brazil tradeable pollution credits under
the Kyoto protocol.
Aug 06 02
snap killing Peru's llamas, alpacas
Nino blamed for cold snap that has blanketed southern Peru with snow,
killed 22 people, and is taking its toll on llamas and alpacas that
are a mainstay of Peru's rural economy.
July 18 02
environmentalist booted from Ecuador
environmental activist Julia "Butterfly" Hill deported from
Ecuador after her arrest for protesting oil pipeline being built through
a nature reserve.
July 18 02
in bid to save green summit from disaster
launches bid to save this year's Earth Summit from disaster.
June 30 02
cane industry pushes for new alcohol program
recommend new Pro-Alcohol Program given advances in car engines that
can now adjust to mixed fuels.
June 21 02
Nino Seen Sparing S.America for Next 3 Months
- Experts say South America's Pacific coast should be spared the potentially
devastating impact of the el Nino weather phenomenon for at least
the next three months.
June 21 02
Rica's New "Environmental" President to Meet with President
administration pressuring President Pacheco to reverse his stand on
banning offshore oil drilling.
June 07 02
must crack down on diesel trucks - scientist
expert on Mexico City pollution says crack down on smoke-spewing old
trucks and buses needed to see improvement in 20-year effort to cut
June 07 02
deforestation threatens Colombia's water
destroying Colombia's fragile high mountain ecosystems; the nation's
abundant supplies of fresh water may be reduced by 40 percent over
the next half century.
June 03 02
Brazil seeks to crank up alcohol motor again
oil market uncertainty may prove may mean resurection of car which
runs on cane-based 96-proof hydrous ethanol, or alcohol.
June 03 02
Climate Study Challenges Thinking On Large-Scale, Global Climate Change
Science Foundation-funded study of past climate changes in South American
challenges traditional understanding of the mechanisms that triggered
the advance and retreat of glaciers.
May 31 02
Brazil unit may be shut as toxic case looms
De Janeiro - Oil giant Royal Dutch/Shell may shut down fuel unit in
Brazil amid second investigation of alleged environmental and health
damage caused by its toxic pesticide operations.
May 24 02
runs hot and cold; scientists blame wind, ozone
the Earth is getting warmer, why are vast parts of Antarctica getting
May 16 02
fray over Ecuador pipeline heats up
- campaign heats up against Ecuadorean oil pipeline to go through
swath of protected forest 16 miles (25 km) west of Quito.
May 15 02