Secretary General, Iberoamericana
• Secretary General, Iberoamericana;
• Inter-american Development Bank, Former President;
• Minister of Foreign Relations (1985-1988);
• Executive Secretary of the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) (1972-1985);
• Secretary General of the U.N. Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy, held in Kenya in 1981; and
• Chairman of the conference that launched the Uruguay Round of international trade negotiations in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in 1986.
• Uruguay’s Universidad de la República in Economics and Business Administration (1953); and
• Specialized programs of study in the United States and France.
Climate change may be turning gulls into cannibals
Kitsap Sun: Jim Hayward slips on a hard hat and pops open an umbrella before stepping into a storm of angry gulls.
Hayward, a seabird biologist based on Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is making his evening rounds through the largest gull nesting colony in the Puget Sound region. He's been monitoring this site since 1987, so he's used to the shrieking, the divebombing, the frequent splatterings of gull poop, and the pecking at his head, hands and feet.
What he's not accustomed to is the...
Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane begins final flight
BBC: The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has left the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on the last leg of its global tour. The aircraft should take about 48 hours to reach Abu Dhabi, UEA - the place it began the circumnavigation in March 2015. Pilot Bertrand Piccard is at the controls one final time. His flight ought to be fairly straightforward, although his team has some concerns about how the heat in the Middle East may affect the plane. Mr Piccard is likely to have to spend a lot of time at high altitude...
Why the "Heat Dome" Will Scorch Nearly the Entire U.S. This Weekend
LiveScience: A blast of sweltering heat will sweep across the United States over the next four days, and some places will see temperatures as much as 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit (5.6 to 8.3 degrees Celsius) above average for this time of year, according to the National Weather Service.
Hot weather in July is to be expected, of course ? after all, it's the middle of summer ? but a so-called heat dome is kicking these hot and humid temperatures up a notch.
A heat dome happens when a "dome" of high pressure...
Saskatchewan Oil Spill: Husky Energy Pipeline Leaks Crude Oil Into Major River
Canadian Press: Attempts to stop a pipeline oil spill from flowing down a major river in Saskatchewan failed Friday and new steps were being taken to try to contain the slick.
A government official said booms placed on the North Saskatchewan River by Husky Energy to contain the spill were ineffective because high water levels lifted the oil over the barriers.
Crews work to clean up an oil spill on the North Saskatchewan river near Maidstone, Sask. on Friday. (Photo: Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)
Haze epicenter receives environmental award in Indonesia
Mongabay: The Indonesian government on Friday bestowed the annual Adipura Awards to 143 cities and districts across the country. The awards, conceived as an incentive for local governments to commit to green and clean management, were presented in Siak, Riau province, on the island of Sumatra. This year marks the first time the prizes were awarded outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, according to environment and forestry minister Siti Nurbaya, who attended the ceremony with vice president Jusuf Kalla...
Heat Wave: Middle East Sets New Temperature Record
Time: Temperatures Thursday reached an incredible 54°C (129.2°F) in Mitribah, Kuwait, setting the record for the warmest temperature ever recorded outside of California`s Death Valley, according to a Weather Underground report.
The report, which still awaits confirmation, came during a heat wave that raised already sweltering temperatures across the region even higher. An all-time temperature record was set in Iraq where temperatures reached 128°F (53.4°C) at Basrah. Temperatures Thursday are expected...
Think you?re hot? Spare a thought for Kuwait, as mercury hits record 54C
Guardian: For those struggling to cope with Britain?s minor heatwave it?s an unfathomable idea, but temperatures in Kuwait reached 54C last week, a record for the eastern hemisphere and possibly the entire planet.
A weather station in Mitribah, a remote area of north-west Kuwait, recorded the temperature on Thursday, with Basra, across the border in Iraq, reaching 53.9C (129F).
The record has yet to be confirmed by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), which still has to receive the actual data...
A FIFTH of global warming in the past 150 years has been missed by historical records due to 'quirks
Daily Mail: A fifth of the global warming that has occurred in the past 150 years has been missed by historical records due to quirks in how global temperatures were recorded, a new Nasa study has claimed.
Experts say the controversial study helps explain why projections of future climate based solely on historical records estimate lower rates of warming than predictions from climate models.
Scientists have known about these quirks for some time, but this is the first study to calculate their impact. ...