Birding Santiago de Chile – Trip Report

10,000 Birds

Farellones – Santiago de Chile. Since we could get cheaper air tickets going through Santiago de Chile we started at this location to pick up some specialties that can be picked up rather easily. To be continued… Trips Argentina Santiago de Chile South America

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Birdwatching Santiago de Chile Part-2

10,000 Birds

Continued from: Birdwatching Santiago de Chile – Trip Report. To be continued… Trips La Campana Montemar Reñaca Rio Maipo Santiago de Chile We stayed at the foot hills of La Campana National Park with the hopes to get a look at the Rufous-legged Owl. By the time we had dinner and arrived to our hotel we were so exhausted that it became impossible to go search for this endemic bird.

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I'm not a scientist but Chile might implement a carbon tax

Environmental Economics

And yet, for environmentalists, a sliver of hope exists in the shape of Chile, one of Latin America’s fastest-growing economies, which last month approved the first carbon tax in South America. Chile’s tax, which targets large factories and the electricity sector, will cover about 55 percent of the nation’s carbon emissions, according to Juan-Pablo Montero, a professor of economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, who informally advised the government in favor of the tax.

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Lead Now: Chile. ~ Jon Glassberg

Elephant Journal

Overall, Chile provided us with full range of experiences from the streets of Santiago to the Andes Mountains, we got more then we expected and left with a warm feeling in our hearts. Adventure chile climb jon glassberg lead now louder than 11 lt11 paige claassen ve global

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How to Snowboard, Skate and Surf Your Way Through Chile

Wend Magazine

In this video Red Bull athlete Spiro Razis proves that you can travel through Chile entirely by board. Click here to view the embedded video. The video captures great footage of Razis boarding on snow, city pavement and water all in one day. His tour starts on snowboard in the mountains of Cajon de Maipo, moves to the streets and skateparks of Santiago and ends in Vina del Mar to catch the afternoon waves—not a bad day.

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6.8 Earthquake Off Coast Of Chile

Sustainability Ninja

earthquake hit central Chile Friday, centered around the same where last year’s magnitude-8.8 Eco News Chile EarthquakeA magnitude-6.8 quake spawned a tsunami and destroyed several coastal villages. This time, there was no risk of a tsunami, and there were no reports of damage or injuries. In the following hours, a dozen aftershocks ranging from magnitude-3.9 to magnitude-6.3

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Hot reason to visit Cusco & Machu Picchu, Peru: sustainability

Green Traveler Guides

The Cusco region—including Machu Picchu—joins the Chile''s Lake Llanquihue as the first South American destinations to get on the eco-friendly bandwagon of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

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Starre Vartan Called “Queen of Eco Chic” in Chile’s El Mercurio Newspaper

Eco Chic

I am honored to be featured in Chile’s oldest continuously published newspaper, El Mercurio (it’s also the oldest Spanish-language paper in the world!). Worldchanging Women chile Eco-Chick el mercurio Starre Vartan

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Reforestation Campaign Seeks to Plant 1 Million Trees in Chile's Patagonia

Celsias

The morning of May 4th, 2012 marked the official launch of Reforest Patagonia , a nonprofit, public-private campaign whose aim is to plant one million native trees (lenga, ñirre, and coigüe species) in six national parks and reserves in Chile’s Patagonia before the end of this year.

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Chile No Tie Campaign Hopes To Reduce Energy Use

Eco Friendly Daily

Now the country of Chile is attempting to use the same campaign across their country. Now the same controversy is brewing in Chile. However, the nation is sticking to the campaign for the time being and the government hopes to save $10 million in four months this summer in Chile.

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Patagonian Dam Project Stirring Up Controversy In Chile

Eco Friendly Daily

A similar scenario is now playing out in another South American country, Chile. Chile relies largely upon hydropower and foreign fossil fuels for their current energy needs. In recent months the Brazilian government has approved a very controversial dam project for the country.

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Wanderlust Festival to be Held in Chile and Hawaii in 2013 (I’m Excited!!)

Eco Chic

So I was really excited to hear that Wanderlust will not only be back at all its regular locations again this year, but that they are also doing festivals in Hawaii and Chile (info about Chile won’t be available until later this month)!

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World’s 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

Green Traveler Guides

Africa Bahamas Barbados Cape Verde Caribbean Cuba Dominica Egypt Europe Iran Latvia Lithuania Middle East Namibia Oceania Palau South America Uruguay Chile ethical travel Ethical Traveler Green Travel News Mauritius Philippines Reuters

Top 10 ethical destinations in the developing world

Green Traveler Guides

Argentina Bahamas Central America Chile Costa Rica Dominica Europe Latvia Mauritius News Palau Serbia South Pacific Islands Uruguay Ethical Traveler Green Travel NewsEvery year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of the world's developing nations, then selects the ten that are doing the best job of preserving their environment, promoting human rights and creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry.

World’s 10 best ethical travel destinations for 2015

Green Traveler Guides

Africa Cape Verde Chile Cuba Dominica Ghana Grenada Lithuania Madagascar Malawi Mauritius Palau Samoa South America The Americas Tonga Vanuatu best developing nations to visit ethical travel ethical travel 2015 Ethical Traveler

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New Year’s resolutions for green travelers

Green Traveler Guides

Africa Alaska Australia Chile Costa Rica Croatia Europe Kenya Masai Mara North America Osa Peninsula Peru South America Sweden United States Croatia truffles Great Ocean Road Green Travel News Kenai Fjords Masai Kuku Group Ranch Reuters River Klaralven Tambopata Torres del Paine PatagoniaTis the season for looking ahead to 2013. Here are eight New Year's resolutions to enrich and broaden the horizons of any green traveler.

I Am More Afraid than I Let On.

Elephant Journal

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TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean

Green Traveler Guides

Argentina Auckland Australia Belize Brazil Canada Caribbean Central America Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Green Travel News Guatemala Mexico New Zealand North America Peru South America The Americas Uruguay Venezuela TripAdvisor GreenLeaders world's largest green hotel program| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News.

“Would you like a plastic bag to hold your already-bagged apricots?”

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green awareness chile eco environment green mindfulness plasticI have to yell for them to throw the lemons into the bag I brought with me. I'm not a loud or insistent person. But I am a loud and insistent denier of plastic bags.

Bernie Sanders: The Best Candidate for Higher Education.

Elephant Journal

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6 Peppers to Sweeten & Spice Up Your Summer!

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Health & Wellness bell pepper chile healthy jalapeno peppers spicy summer sweet vegan vegetarian With so many different varieties, it would be difficult not to find at least one pepper that hits the spot!

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Wildfires Ravage Chilean Rainforest

Sustainability Ninja

The fire, which was started by a tourist who didn’t properly put out a small fire he made with some cardboard, spread quickly throughout Chile’s Torres del Paine national park, a protected Patagonian ecosystem. Eco News chile rainforest fire patagonia wildfireJust less than a week after it started, Chilean President Sebastien Pinera, has announced that the enormous wildfire that has destroyed over 30,000 acres, has been contained.

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Quick Take: Technology Opens New Doors for Fisheries

Conservancy Talk

During the Seafood Summit, we explored concrete examples of technology and co-management arrangements that are bringing fishermen, seafood buyers, distributors, and non-governmental organizations together in Chile, Indonesia and the United States. Take Chile for example. This week, I joined colleagues and partners at the Seaweb Seafood Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana to discuss sustainable seafood and fisheries.

Going Bananas Over Food Miles – Putting the Eco Back in Economics

Green Prophet

It was like one of those weird trivia quizzes, What do these places have in common: Israel, Egypt, Chile and the United States? Here are the total distances and travel time at a cruising speed of 30 kph: Arica, (nearest port in Chile) to Dublin: 11875 km, 19 days.

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EcoCamp in Torres del Paine: An Ethical Escape to Patagonia

Eco Chic

When a good friend got married in her hometown of Santiago, Chile, I found myself faced with the opportunity to travel somewhere I had never thought about going before. Torres del Paine lies at the southern tip of the Andes in the Magellanes and Chilean Antarctica Region of Chile.

EcoCamp in Torres del Paine: An Ethical Escape to Patagonia

Eco Chic

When a good friend got married in her hometown of Santiago, Chile, I found myself faced with the opportunity to travel somewhere I had never thought about going before. Torres del Paine lies at the southern tip of the Andes in the Magellanes and Chilean Antarctica Region of Chile.

EcoCamp in Torres del Paine: An Ethical Escape to Patagonia

Eco Chic

When a good friend got married in her hometown of Santiago, Chile, I found myself faced with the opportunity to travel somewhere I had never thought about going before. Torres del Paine lies at the southern tip of the Andes in the Magellanes and Chilean Antarctica Region of Chile.

VOZ: Handmade Fair Fashion for the New Modern Look

Eco Chic

VOZ international designers work intimately with artisans in Mapuche communities in southern Chile, to envision, prototype and finalize the fair trade fashion collections. Fair Fashion chile fair fashion Handmade independent designers New York Fashion Week NYFW voz women

Sanjayan: There’s a Better Way to Communicate about Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Climate Change Science Communications Chile glacier climate change communication glacier melt Nature Conservancy science Sanjayan Santiago water shortageConservancy Lead Scientist Sanjayan in Kaktovik on the arctic coastal plain inside the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska.

Great Mexican Bird Names

10,000 Birds

I’m not sure that the Eastern Meadowlark really says Tortilla-con-chile, but I love the idea. Tortilla con chile! Tortilla con chile! By the time this post is published, I will be on a short trip to Spain, though not principally for birding purposes.

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Karl Marx and the Metabolic Rift Theory

Green Blog

An example of a global metabolic rift and its consequences can be seen in the 19th century trade in guano (bird droppings) and nitrates from Peru and Chile to Europe.

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A Modern-Day Parable, Told by the Future

Wend Magazine

It was both written and produced by Dan Riordan and Dana Saint of Gnarly Bay Productions, Inc while on the road in Chile. Click here to view the embedded video. ‘ A Story for Tomorrow ‘ is a beautifully filmed and hypnotically narrated short film about a couple traveling through Chilean Patagonia. More than a travelogue, the short has the feel of a modern-day parable.

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Puyehue Volcano Eruption Brings Blanket of Ash, Dramatic Electric Storms

Wend Magazine

The Puyehue volcano in southern Chile began erupting Saturday after 50 years of dormancy, and has since displaced more than 4,000 people, stopped air travel almost entirely and blanketed parts of Chile and Argentina with ash (see the above video). Click here to view the embedded video.

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Solar power becoming world's cheapest form of electricity production, analysts say

Green (Living) Review

In August, an auction to supply electricity in Chile achieved the record low price of $29.10 (£23.30) per megawatt-hour – a record low price and about half the price of a coal competitor.

Monkey puzzles: an iconic tree under threat

Green (Living) Review

The monkey puzzle tree is under threat in its native Chile, but UK gardeners can help. Robbie Blackhall-Miles explains how Listen to Robbie Blackhall-Miles talk about monkey puzzles in our new podcast on trees I sat in a state of dismay as I read about the forest fires threatening Chile.

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Surfing Footage from 1929 Becomes National Treasure

Wend Magazine

Related posts: How to Snowboard, Skate and Surf Your Way Through Chile. In 1929 surfing pioneer, Lewis Rosenberg, used a strong but light balsa wood to build an 8-foot surfboard he could stand on.

Skiing (and Saving) Patagonia

Wend Magazine

It was ten years ago when we pedaled our gear-laden mountain bikes over a short pass on a dicey backroad along Chile’s Lago General Carrera and caught our first glimpse of Chile’s wild and wonderful Rio Baker (Baker River) watershed.

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A Little Trick to make Big Changes in Life more Peaceful.

Elephant Journal

So, before my most recent change—leaving my home in Chile to move back to my childhood home in the states—I was determined to avoid the self-sabotaging chaos of. Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Travel abroad appreciation gratitude letting go life changes Moving On sadness transition

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Kalya Reads: Natural Coloring Gets the Green Light

Kalya Life

chile powder or paprika powder. With all the buzz going on about the potential link between food dyes and hyperactivity, a lot of people have ransacked Whole Foods and the like for plant-based alternatives.

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“Apocalypse Later, Surf Now” Is like Point Break Meets Terminator Meets Cloverfield

Wend Magazine

How to Snowboard, Skate and Surf Your Way Through Chile. Click here to view the embedded video. “Apocalypse Later, Surf Now” is a dark, gritty short featuring a group of surfers that choose to ride waves as the world around them erupts in a futuristic battle. There is no dialogue, but massive and strange-looking machines (alien vehicles???)

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The Andean Gull

10,000 Birds

This gull inhabits the high Andean plateau of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina at elevations ranging from 3300 to 4400 m (10827 to 14436 feet). Photo by: Chile Satelital. On the series “North American birds with Neotropical Counterparts”, this time I introduce the Andean Gull. Gulls are often referred as “seagulls” due to their general association to the sea or sea shores. The Andean Gull could not be further from this general association.

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American Oystercatchers in Mexico

10,000 Birds

From Southern California, thru Mexico to Chile. Having grown up and spent the majority of my birding life in the Pacific Northwest, it was not uncommon for me to see Black Oystercatchers , wandering the rocky shores of the Pacific Ocean.

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Blinded by the Light: Hornby’s Storm-Petrels in Lima-Peru

10,000 Birds

The Hornby’s storm-petrel ( Oceanodroma Hornbyi ) is a fairly common bird along the coast of Peru and Chile. There is no doubt they nest somewhere along the cost of Peru and Chile. Featured photo: Alfredo Fernandez. Most, if not all pelagic birding trips in the region record this species, often by the hundreds. But as common as they may be, nobody knows where they nest. The Hornby’s (or ringed) storm-petrel occurs along a relatively narrow band on the Pacific Ocean.

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