Following a series of ill-managed issues concerning the operation of its electricity transmission infrastructure, Chile has appointed five directors for the Board of its Independent Coordinator of the National Electric … [Read full article]
Chile has aggressively moved forward on an electricity transmission law which benefits solar, as well as other sources of energy. Following the Chilean Congress’s passage of a major electricity transmission … [Read full article]
Chile is reported to have an oversupply of solar electricity — so much it is said to be giving away free solar electricity. This is a problem many cloudier nations … [Read full article]
In an agreement announced this week by Total and SunPower, Chile’s Metro de Santiago is ready to feature the world’s first metro to run on solar electricity. The clean energy … [Read full article]
Yingli Solar (aka Yingli Green Energy*) has been the largest solar panel manufacturer in the world the past couple of years. In 2009, it reached a cumulative solar panel production … [Read full article]
Not again. Last year, as PlanetSave’s James Ayre reported, dead giant oarfish—-bizarre and terrifying serpents of the sea (Regalecus glesne) five and six yards long—-washed ashore at separate locations off … [Read full article]
We’re trying to get more solar energy stories going here on Planetsave. To catch readers up, I’m doing a short series on the top 50 solar energy stories of 2013 so … [Read full article]
Chile’s solar power capacity is currently very small, but if recently approved plans come to fruition, a massive surge is coming. The country’s renewable energy agency (Centro de Energias … [Read full article]
The star is called Tau Ceti and it’s a mere 12 light years away from our own — practically in our solar system’s back yard. Even more impressive, one of … [Read full article]
New research has discovered that Native American populations ranging from Canada to the southern tip of Chile all arose from three migrations, with the majority descended almost entirely from one … [Read full article]
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.
The long strain of the Andes dominates this image of South America, still snow-capped and including the Northern Patagonian Ice Field in southern Chile to the bottom left of the image.
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.