Chile hands environmental permit to 600MW solar project

Chile’s Environmental Evaluation Service (SEA) has given environmental approval to a 600MW solar PV project, which requires US$1 billion in investment, project developer Valhalla Energy has confirmed. The project named Cielos de Tarapacá will use


‘Bear Story’ from Chile wins Oscar for animated short at Academy Awards

Animated short “Bear Story” by Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala “Bear Story,” a beautifully rendered tale of a Papa Bear longing to be reunited with his family, told as a presentation in a mechanical diorama, won the Oscar for a


Solar Racing in Chile Just Got a Bit Brighter

Organizers planned this year’s solar race route to run through the city, giving locals a chance to see solar power in action. Chile will welcome back its annual solar car race this year, the fourth year in a row that the country will host in an


Influential Women in Business: Karina Briño

For industry leader, international business and social responsibility go hand in hand By Peter DeVries If you can imagine Karina Briño, president and CEO of the Mining Association of BC (MABC), perusing Pablo Neruda’s love poems in the shadow of t


337 whales die in mass stranding on Chilean coast

The coast of southern Chile has become a grave for 337 sei whales that were found beached in what scientists say is one of the biggest whale strandings ever recorded. Biologist Vreni Haussermann told The Associated Press Tuesday that she made the dis