Quake strikes northern Chile

2015-03-28 21:47

Earthquake strikes northern Chile around 40km northeast of the city of Calama.

Chilean desert floods kill at least four

2015-03-26 19:50

Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile have killed at least four people and left 22 missing.

Chile declares red alert as forest fires rage

2015-03-24 20:36

Chile has declared a red alert for three national parks and reserves where massive wildfires are threatening forests that are thousands of years old.

Volcano erupts in southern Chile

2015-03-03 16:09

A volcano in southern Chile has began erupting forcing the evacuation of around 3 000 people in nearby villages.

Fires destroy thousands of hectares of Chilean forest

2015-02-17 15:51

Forest fires in southern Chile have destroyed 11 200 hectares since December, the head of the country's forest authority says.

Plane carrying soccer stars found after 50 years

2015-02-09 12:28

Climbers in Chile's Andes say they have found the wreckage of a missing plane that disappeared more than half a century ago with a team of soccer stars on board.

Refuge for smuggled monkeys in Chile

2014-11-24 08:50

Elba Munoz was working as a midwife when she took in her first monkey in 1994. Then she took in another and another, and now her shelter for illegally smuggled primates in Chile has 160 inhabitants.

6.0-magnitude quake jolts Pacific

2014-11-01 19:02

A strong earthquake has jolteded the southeastern Pacific about 544km south-southeast of Chile's Easter Island.

In a first, astronomers map comets around another star

2014-10-23 09:17

Astronomers using an ultra-sensitive telescope in the Chilean desert say they have mapped hundreds of comets orbiting a star 63 light years from Earth.

New copper fabric promises germ-free environment

2014-10-06 10:27

A children's burn unit in Chile is using a newly developed copper-based material in its hospital gowns that limits the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses, creating a safer environment for patients.


Flooding in Chilean desert region kills 6

2015-03-27 08:48

Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile has killed six people and left 19 missing, officials say, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency and send in the army.

Chile declares state of emergency in flood-hit desert region

2015-03-26 09:20

Chile's government has declared a state of emergency for the Atacama desert region in the country’s north after flooding from heavy rain.

Thousands evacuated as Chile forest fire rages

2015-03-14 22:00

Firefighters in Chile are working to contain a blaze that has forced about 7 000 people to flee their homes near the Pacific coast.

Chile issues preventive alert over Villarica volcano

2015-03-03 11:28

Chile has issued an alert over increased activity at Villarica volcano. The 2 847m volcano is located in Chile's central valley about 670km south of Santiago.

At this zoo you are encouraged to pet the ‘wild’ animals

2015-02-11 12:51

As the enormous lion prowls atop the roof of the safari vehicle delighted passengers reach out to touch him. This apparent violation of the number-one rule at most zoos, don't pet the animals is encouraged at Parque Safari in Chile.

Rising UV radiation prompts skin cancer fears in Chile

2014-11-24 14:57

Cancer experts in Chile are warning people to limit their exposure to the sun as dangerously high levels of ultraviolet radiation are expected over the next few months.

Fire in Chilean slum leaves 200 homeless

2014-11-22 07:05

Fire destroys homes in a Chilean slum leaving around 200 people without shelter in a northern city.

Refuge colonies created for bees

2014-10-30 14:42

An environmental group in Chile has started a campaign to save bees by establishing refuge reserves and promoting urban flower planting.

Nobel season opens with Snowden speculation

2014-10-06 11:53

Nobel season has opened up with speculation rife over fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's prospects for the peace prize.

Chile's carbon tax targets power sector

2014-09-28 14:45

President Michelle Bachelet has enacted new environmental tax legislation making Chile the first in South America to tax carbon dioxide emissions.

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