Buenos Aires Herald - In Argentina, climate change is being felt most directly in the Patagonia region, where the average temperature has risen one degree Celsius over the past 50 years — the highest in the country, where the average increase during the period has been half a degree.
The Argentina Independent - A new national park has been created in El Impenetrable forest in the province of Chaco. The 128,000-hectare reserve will protect native forest as well as endangered animal species such as theyaguareté,tatú carreta, and crowned solitary eagle.
The law creating the national park was passed by the Lower House of Congress on Wednesday night, by 225 votes to one. The initiative was sponsored by a group of NGOs led by Banco de Bosques and mineral water company Villavicencio, who worked with the province of Chaco and the national state.
Reuters - Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the worst.
New York Times - The guidebooks for Tierra del Fuego somehow fail to mention the gunfire. From the mist-shrouded Patagonian steppe to the dense beech forests, shots pierce the air here for months on end each year. Hunters armed with telescopic rifles roam this archipelago at the southern tip of South America in pickup trucks as they pick off their prey: the guanaco.