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Chile's battle with climate-induced wildfires intensifies

In Chile, unprecedented wildfires, fueled by climate change and El Niño, are ravaging the landscape, marking a new era of environmental challenges.

Scott Dance reports for The Washington Post.

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At least 112 dead as authorities struggle to contain forest fires in Chile

People told to evacuate homes as quickly as possible and curfews declared in cities most heavily affected.

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In a Chilean forest reserve, the remarkable Darwin’s frog endures

Four emerging filmmakers from Latin America collaborated to film Darwin’s frog and the biologist who studies the endangered species in Chile’s Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve. “Hojarasca: The Hidden Hope” is the Third-Place Winner of the 2023 Yale Environment 360 Film Contest.

Fast fashion goes to die in the world's largest fog desert. The scale is breathtaking
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Fast fashion goes to die in the world's largest fog desert. The scale is breathtaking

Some of the developed world's favorite brands lie in discarded heaps in Chile's Atacama desert. How they got there tells the story of modern fast fashion.

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More than a decade of megadrought brought a summer of megafires to Chile

As relentless drought dries out subsistence farmers’ wells, vast eucalyptus and pine plantations, remnants of the Pinochet dictatorship, are torching their communities.

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Fishing communities create marine refuges to protect Chile’s biodiversity

In Chile’s Valparaíso region, artisanal fishers have created grassroots marine reserves to protect marine biodiversity.

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In Colombia, drilling pays the bills. The country’s leaders want to quit oil

Colombia's president says oil is his economy’s worst addiction. Phasing it out would be a global first for a major oil producer.