Browsing the "Chile" Tag

Movin' On Up – Global Warming Forcing Plants, Animals North & Up-Slope

August 22nd, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

Previous studies of plant and animal migrations have offered indications that something -- perhaps rising temperatures -- was driving species northward and/or to higher altitudes. But these studies were isolated and doubts remained as to the true trigger of these movements and migrations. But now comes evidence from the largest-scale analysis to date that such northward, migratory expansions and accelerating movements up-slope are largely attributable to warming and climate change. The ecological impacts of these shifts are unknown at present


Sharks Finally Getting Protection!

July 10th, 2011 | by Patrycja

26-73 million sharks are killed every year out of ephemeral desire for their fins! But the good news: governments around the world have taken action to stop people from killing sharks for their fins


Cloud Wakes from Juan Fernandez Islands

June 8th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

This image of the Juan Fernandez Islands was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on April 29, and shows the effect of two small islands on the atmosphere of Chile.


Antarctic Science Team Discovers Hundreds of 'Extreme Microbes'

May 4th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

In what would be the microbiological equivalent of discovering buried treasure, a team of Antarctic bioscientists, led by Jenny Blamey of the Biosciences Foundation of Santiago, Chile, recently discovered a trove of some 300 microorganisms, 70% of which are previously unknown to science


Sea Shepherd Wins? [Update + Video]

February 17th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Jeremy Bloom of our sister site Red, Green, and Blue reported yesterday on Japanese whalers’ apparent retreat in the middle [&hellip



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