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News Chile Atacama: Chilean scientists scramble to save last of desert frogs from extinction

Published on: Tuesday 28 January 2020
Chilean scientists scramble to save last of desert frogs from extinction
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/chilean-scientists-scramble-save-last-021715580.html

When Chilean scientists last year discovered 14 Loa water frogs struggling to survive in a nearly dry river bed in the country's northern desert, the clock began ticking. The tiny, dark-spotted amphibians, Telmatobius dankoi, had long persisted against all odds in a tiny creek in Chile's Atacama

News Chile Atacama: The hidden secrets of Chile’s Elqui Valley and Atacama Desert

Published on: Sunday 19 January 2020
The hidden secrets of Chile’s Elqui Valley and Atacama Desert
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/tourism-chile-wild-and-wonderful/2020/jan/20/the-hidden-secrets-of-chiles-elqui-valley-and-atacama-desert

Explore Chile’s mystical valleys and rolling desert plains during the day - and at night, the stargazing is second to none ...

News Chile Atacama: What to do in the Atacama Desert — one of the driest places on Earth

Published on: Wednesday 29 January 2020
What to do in the Atacama Desert — one of the driest places on Earth
News source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/30/what-to-do-in--atacama-desert-volcanoes-sand-dunes-salt-flats-hotels.html

The Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on Earth. But dry doesn't mean desolate. Mesmerizing and beautiful, there is a startling amount to do, including exploring the area's volcanoes, sand dunes, salt flats and small towns.

News Chile Atacama: Chile extends emergency as unrest claims 11 lives

Published on: Monday 21 October 2019
Chile extends emergency as unrest claims 11 lives
News source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1512261

ASTRONOMY HEA­VEN: Benefitting from a totally clear sky for most of the year, northern Chile is home to some of the world’s most powerful telescopes.The construction of the planet’s biggest telescope ...

News Chile Atacama: BHP plans to replace coal with renewables at two huge copper mines in Chile

Published on: Monday 21 October 2019
BHP plans to replace coal with renewables at two huge copper mines in Chile
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/22/bhp-replace-coal-renewables-two-huge-copper-mines-chile

The world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, in Chile’s Atacama desert, where BHP is moving from coal-fired power to renewable energy. Photograph: DigitalGlobe/Getty Images The mining giant BHP has ...

News Chile Atacama: Canada’s Wealth Minerals may sell controlling stake in Chile lithium project to Russia’s state nuclear company

Published on: Tuesday 15 October 2019
Canada’s Wealth Minerals may sell controlling stake in Chile lithium project to Russia’s state nuclear company
News source: https://business.financialpost.com/commodities/mining/russias-rosatom-may-purchase-controlling-stake-in-lithium-project-in-chile

MOSCOW/SANTIAGO — Uranium One Group, a subsidiary of Russia’s state nuclear company Rosatom, may buy a controlling stake in a lithium project in Chile’s Atacama salt flat from Wealth Minerals Ltd, the ...

News Chile Atacama: Icons of Chile: Bordeaux Roots in the New World

Published on: Monday 21 October 2019
Icons of Chile: Bordeaux Roots in the New World
News source: https://www.winespectator.com/articles/2019-new-york-wine-experience-icons-of-chile

Bordeaux grapes Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère lead the way in Chile, a country so geographically isolated—bracketed by the Pacific Ocean, Andes mountains, Atacama desert and Patagonia—that it’s ...

News Chile Atacama: Astronomers Find Our Second Interstellar Visitor Looks like the Locals

Published on: Wednesday 02 October 2019
Astronomers Find Our Second Interstellar Visitor Looks like the Locals
News source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/astronomers-find-our-second-interstellar-visitor-looks-like-the-locals/

Protoplanetary disk HD 163296, observed by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope in Chile. Gaps in the disk (black interior rings) and asymmetries hint at planets, which may have ...

News Chile Atacama: Twin Baby Stars Caught Feeding from Their Mother, a Twisted 'Pretzel' of Interstellar Dust

Published on: Monday 07 October 2019
Twin Baby Stars Caught Feeding from Their Mother, a Twisted 'Pretzel' of Interstellar Dust
News source: https://www.space.com/baby-stars-cosmic-pretzel.html

A new image captures a stellar pair — with a twist. Shares Twin baby stars are nestled inside a "pretzel" of glowing gas and dust in a never-before-seen image captured by the Atacama Large ...

News Chile Atacama: Why The Best Vacations Are Active Travel Vacations

Published on: Wednesday 25 September 2019
Why The Best Vacations Are Active Travel Vacations
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2019/09/26/why-the-best-vacations-are-active-travel-vacations/

One way to experience it is at luxury all-inclusive adventure lodges like those operated by Explora. This hike is at Explora's resort in Chile's Atacama Desert. Explora There are a lot of different ...

News Chile Atacama: The abandoned ghost towns of Chile

Published on: Wednesday 25 September 2019
The abandoned ghost towns of Chile
News source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/south-america/116110778/the-abandoned-ghost-towns-of-chile

But now, over 200 villages lie abandoned, all at the mercy of the Atacama Desert. At the end of the 19th century, this area in northern Chile was booming. Saltpetre was a main export of the country, ...

News Chile Atacama: Exploring the surreal southern end of Chile’s Atacama Desert

Published on: Sunday 15 September 2019
Exploring the surreal southern end of Chile’s Atacama Desert
News source: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/09/15/travel/exploring-the-surreal-southern-end-of-chiles-atacama-desert/

COPIAPO, Chile >> When my plane touches down at the Desierto de Atacama Airport in northern Chile, it feels as if I’ve been launched out of orbit to some Martian landscape. Aside from the small ...

News Chile Atacama: Water Sensitive Microbes

Published on: Wednesday 11 September 2019
Water Sensitive Microbes
News source: https://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/water-sensitive-microbes/

The Atacama Desert in Northern Chile is the driest desert on Earth. The only life there is microbial, and researchers study it to get an idea of what we might find on Mars. According to geological ...

News Chile Atacama: High and dry: Atacama desert a hidden travel gem

Published on: Sunday 07 July 2019
High and dry: Atacama desert a hidden travel gem
News source: https://journalstar.com/ap/travel/high-and-dry-atacama-desert-a-hidden-travel-gem/article_c5451aef-8d3a-5a2b-8bbc-993dee1dcc83.html

COPIAPO, Chile -- When my plane touches down at the Desierto de Atacama Airport in northern Chile, it feels as if I've been launched out of orbit to some Martian landscape. Aside from the small ...

News Chile Atacama: If Algae Clings to Snow on This Volcano, Can It Grow on Other Desolate Worlds?

Published on: Monday 15 July 2019
If Algae Clings to Snow on This Volcano, Can It Grow on Other Desolate Worlds?
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/15/science/chile-volcano-snow-algae.html

In Chile’s Atacama Desert, Volcan Llullaillaco is Mars on Earth — or about as close to it as you can get. At 22,000 feet above sea level, it’s the second highest active volcano on Earth. Most of the ...

News Chile Atacama: Watch the 2019 Solar Eclipse as Seen in Chile and Argentina

Published on: Tuesday 02 July 2019
Watch the 2019 Solar Eclipse as Seen in Chile and Argentina
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/02/science/solar-eclipse-chile-argentina.html

The luckiest eclipse viewers may have been people at Chile’s La Silla Observatory, situated on a mountaintop in the Atacama Desert. Chile’s foreign ministry posted pictures on Twitter showing clear ...

News Chile Atacama: Solar eclipse plunges Chile into darkness

Published on: Tuesday 02 July 2019
Solar eclipse plunges Chile into darkness
News source: https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/07/02/solar-eclipse-plunges-chile-into-darkness/

It happens only rarely in any given spot across the globe. The best views this time were from Chile’s sprawling Atacama desert north of the coastal city of La Serena, where a lack of humidity and city ...

News Chile Atacama: ‘Filters Off!’ Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse in Chile

Published on: Wednesday 03 July 2019
‘Filters Off!’ Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse in Chile
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/03/travel/52-places-eclipse-chile.html

It’s a place famous for its contributions to research on planets in other solar systems, but the roughly 1,000 people who had made the trip to the remote La Silla Observatory on the southern edge of ...