200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction

For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.

Alessandro Antonello, Senior Research Fellow in History, Flinders University • conversation
Nov. 13, 2020 ~8 min

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Mystery over monster star's vanishing act

A huge star has disappeared - did it become a black hole?

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
June 30, 2020 ~4 min

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Bad tree-planting campaigns can totally backfire

Poorly planned tree-planting efforts may risk actually adding to climate change and cutting biodiversity, research on a campaign in Chile finds.

Lindsay Filgas-Stanford • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~8 min

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Mapuche approach teaches kids to handle fear

The Mapuche people's ideas about kids and fear show that Western beliefs about children's emotional capability aren't universal.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 20, 2020 ~3 min

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Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Scientists are developing the techniques to spot mass stranding events from orbit.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 17, 2019 ~7 min

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Did neoliberalism in Chile erode trust in science?

Chile's neoliberal government offers a look at how the relationship among science, the environment, and the state can affect public trust.

Jim Logan-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Dec. 27, 2018 ~7 min

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Why some see Chile's plastic bag ban as a rubbish proposal

Chile has banned stores from handing out free plastic bags to shoppers and it is a headache for some.

By Paige Sutherland • bbcnews
Dec. 2, 2018 ~5 min

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The Route of Parks

It connects 17 national parks and runs for 2,800km (1,740 miles) through sparsely populated land.

By Padraig Belton • bbcnews
Sept. 27, 2018 ~2 min

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MIT-Chile collaboration stresses hands-on projects and teamwork in STEM education | MIT News

MIT alumni and the MIT-Chile Program are bringing unique learning opportunities to Chilean high school students in a partnership with two major Santiago universities.

MISTI • mit
Nov. 1, 2016 ~11 min

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