State of emergency declared in Peru due to heavy snowfall

An unusual cold spell has hit Peru, its neighbour Bolivia as well as Paraguay. The Peruvian government has extended state of emergency to nine regions to cope with the unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall. Snow has recently gripped many South American countries, with snowfall across Argentina and even in some areas of Brazil. Local…

Cold weather snap hits Argentina and leaves six people dead

Argentina has suffered arctic temperatures over the last five days and has left at least six people dead as a consequence of cold conditions in various parts of the country. In Catamarca province, a 51-year man died of a heart attack caused by hypothermia. Also in the early hours of Monday morning, Jose Romera, a…

The amazing colours of Laguna Verde, Argentina as seen from Space

The NASA Earth Observatory site shares a range of amazing images and this image of the Laguna Verde in NorthWest Argentina is truly mesmerising. This photograph was taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station. The various bright colours of the water are apparently due to a variety of microscopic organisms that live in…