At least 11 people have been killed in an outbreak of H1N1 flu virus in northern Chile, where the rate of infection is more than six times higher than the rest of the country, authorities said Thur

At least 11 people have been killed in an outbreak of H1N1 flu virus in northern Chile, where the rate of infection is more than six times higher than the rest of the country, as reported by the au

Chile President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday blasted the environmental review process that led to a permit for Barrick Gold Corp's now-suspended $8.5 billion Pascua-Lama gold mine project.

The mining industry has enriched Chile. But its future is precarious. Tourist shops sell polished copper trinkets. Building after building sports a bit of copper cladding.

Coal-powered India, along with other countries, has successfully dodged its obligations to swiftly overhaul and regulate mercury emissions in the final draft of a United Nations treaty signed in Geneva earlier this month.

Instead of using greenest techniques at major mercury-emitting facilities, the countries have four other flexible options. India has 105 free-flowing, coal-fed power plants and production plants that emit mercury.

A moderate 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Sunday, according to the US Geological Survey, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

A strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit central-northern Chile on Wednesday, shaking buildings as far away as the capital Santiago, and possibly leading a woman to die minutes later of an apparent he

Clean energy investment slid 11 per cent last year after governments in industrial nations slashed subsidies for technologies ranging from wind turbines to solar power and biomass.

Investment in clean energy projects dipped 11 per cent last year, according to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), which confirmed the $268.7bn invested still made 2012 the second

India ranked 40th among 50 economies in the world in terms of “dynamism” and 5th in terms of economics and growth according to Grant Thornton’s Global Dynamism Index (GDI) 2012.

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