13 Nov '11, 1am

Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News 10/23-10/28/2011 from @NRDC's blog:

Chile’s National Emergency Office of the Interior Ministry (ONEMI) has declared a red alert for seismic activity of the Hudson Volcano. The alert affects the areas of Aysén, Río Ibáñez and Chile Chico, and 150 residents within a 20 mile radius of the volcano have been evacuated. The alert comes on the heels of several 4.6 magnitude earthquakes on Tuesday October 25th, just seven miles northwest of the volcano and visible volcanic activity on Thursday the 27th. Nearby towns were already covered with white ash. ONEMI’s director, Vicente Núñez, stated that they will continue monitoring activity and take all necessary precautions. (Nature.com 10/28/2011) Growing political tension rises as Supreme Court President, Milton Juica, called attention to the 1,700 people detained over the last five months in relation to protests against the HidroAysén dam. Many critics believe such la...

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