Category Archives: Chile

Air pollution worsens in southern Chilean city of Temuco

For residents of Temuco, the capital of Chile’s southern Araucanía Region, yesterday marked the sixth consecutive day of severe pollution warnings as the thick smoke-like haze bathing the city approached its worst level yet. Air quality stations exceeded the limit … Continue reading

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Air pollution clouds Chile’s cities, new law protects Costa Rica’s wildlife, and solar power brings energy to Mexico’s mountains

The Chilean government has approved new legislation to regulate emissions from the country’s mining smelters. The new law aims to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide and arsenic by 53% and 37%, respectively. The regulated companies will have up to five … Continue reading

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Chile’s Smog Still Deadly

Chile has issued environmental alert for its capital because of air pollution. Santiago is bordered by the Andes mountains where smog from cars and factories is often bottled up. City officials have now placed limits on industries and the circulation … Continue reading

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