Chile proposes new constitution steeped in science (Nature)

Although many researchers support the draft, opposition could sink it. By Emiliano Rodríguez Mega Chile has a new best seller. Since it was finalized on 4...

Snow Blanket for the Andes (Nasa Earth Observatory)

As extreme summer heatwaves deepened droughts and fueled wildfires in the Northern Hemisphere, winter storms brewed south of the equator. In July 2022, back-to-back...

‘We beg God for water’: Chilean lake turns to desert, sounding climate change alarm...

The Penuelas reservoir in central Chile was until twenty years ago the main source of water for the city of Valparaiso, holding enough water...

You Asked 1,000 Questions about Peatlands, and Our Bog Experts Answered (Some of) Them...

We asked for questions about the amazing carbon-storage capabilities of peatlands, and how these ecosystems keep the planet breathing. Readers sent us more than...

Environmentalists in Chile Are Hoping to Replace the Country’s Pinochet-Era Legal Framework With an...

A draft now being debated, which must be completed by July 5 and ratified in a national vote before September, would recognize the climate...

A Salt Bath in Bolivia (Nasa Earth Observatory)

Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat (or playa) in the world. For much of the year, it stretches out in a...

Chilean Volcano Low on Snow (Nasa Earth Observatory)

Pucón, Chile, is a popular summertime destination tucked between a glacier-carved lake and snow-capped volcano. Visible from nearly anywhere in the town, the stark-white...

Guest post: How COP26 finally recognised the latest IPCC climate science (Carbon Brief)

As climate scientists involved in the first part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) sixth assessment report (AR6), and with several of...

Atmospheric Tales: Building climate resilience in South American cities (Spotify)

In this episode we discuss inequalities and segregation as drivers of climate risks and vulnerability. Participative decision-making — listening to citizens during the planning...

Climate scientists letter to COP26: a call for full acknowledgement of the science and...

An international group of leading climate scientists urge parties involved in the COP26 negotiations to fully acknowledge the latest and most comprehensive assessment of...

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