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2009-09-28 06:35:00

The forests of Argentina have suffered a loss of between 60 percent and 70 percent overall, the Environmental Secretariat reported on Friday. "In 100 years, we have lost between 60 and 70 percent of our forest heritage," said Environmental Undersecretary Sergio La Rocca. Forests have fallen from 100 million hectares in 1900 to 33.19 million hectares currently, officials said during the ninth session of a conference for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). A study...

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2007-09-06 18:05:00

By FEDERICO ESCHER SALTA, Argentina - Museumgoers gasped Thursday at the well-preserved mummy of an Inca maiden which is on display for the first time, a serene gaze etched on her face hundreds of years ago when she froze to death in the Andes. Hundreds of people packed a museum in Salta, Argentina, to see "la Doncella" - Spanish for "the Maiden" - a 15-year-old girl whose remains were found in 1999 in an icy pit on Llullaillaco volcano, along with a 6-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy....

2005-12-07 08:10:25

By Nicolas Misculin BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Viewed from above, the gentle Salado river that runs through Argentina's fertile Pampa prairies looks harmless enough. But in the last 20 years, its inundations have largely kept 19.8 million acres of some of the world's richest farmland from being used -- or nearly one-third of the area Argentine farmers seeded with grains and oilseeds last season. In response, the government is carrying out a $1.2 billion project to reduce...


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