A 3.85 billion US dollars pipeline to carry freshwater some 1,000 kilometres from central Chile to the country’s northern desert will provide a cheaper alternative for users now reliant on desalinization of ocean water, a business news Web site said this week.
The sun's rays can “burn” whales' skin, just like they can damage human skin, according to a team of researchers. The scientists studied more than 150 whales in the Gulf of California.
The Antarctic tourism season is just getting underway and travellers the world over are preparing to make the journey to the bottom of the planet where they'll be treated to one of the most remote and untouched destinations on Earth.
Plans to build massive wind farms off the coast of Britain are in doubt due to an obscure piece of legislation that means oil companies can force turbines to be moved if fossil fuels are discovered in the area, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.
As criticism continues over plans to build five hydroelectric dams in the Aysén Region (XI) in Chilean Patagonia, international groups have been a constant presence in the fight against the HidroAysen project.
The Bosques de Chile firm this week filed paper work with environmental authorities for authorization to proceed with a US$100 million wind farm investment off the coast of Chiloé Island near Dalcahue.
Punta Arenas launched Sunday the “Chilean Antarctica Day” celebrations that are programmed to last a full week including the visit of Chilean president Sebastián Piñera and his Ecuadorean peer Rafael Correa, specially invited for the occasion.
The dreaded bed bugs (mites) that have infested New York City have spread to the United Nations landmark headquarters building, reports Foreign Policy.
A severe drought has dropped water levels on a major Amazon tributary to their lowest point since Brazilian officials began keeping records more than a century ago, the government reported Monday, cutting off dozens of communities who depend on the river for work and transportation.
Chile's Patagonian region is home to one of the most incredibly vast expanses of virtually untouched ecosystems on the planet. Within this ecological haven lies a region known as the Aisén Region, a sprawling epicentre of glacial waterways and biodiversity, soon to be subject of a new ecotourism operation run by the Centre for Ecosystem Research in Patagonia (CIEP).