A network of Marine Protected Areas in Patagonia

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By Bárbara Saavedra
 
Editors Note: The following is from Issue 15.
 
The Patagonian sea, one of the most pristine and ecologically valuable fjord ecosystems on the planet, is not without threats.  Its marvelous green-blue landscape abruptly meets coasts, mountains, and southern forests and is home to thousands of species, all of them facing perils associated with invasive species and unsustainable activities.
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Gauchada Week: Cristián Aguirre

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The challenge of moving toward a low-carbon economy

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 Photo: Polar bear/ © NPS Climate Change ResponsePhoto: Polar bear/ © NPS Climate Change Response

 
By Lucía Martínez
Translation by Rebecca Neal
 
Although we almost always hear only about the negatives news concerning the advance of global warming and the ravages of climate change, there are some encouraging news worth celebrating and considering.
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Kiosko Roca: from Patagonia to Valparaíso

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By Zoe Baillargeon
 
Editors Note: The following is from Issue 14.
 
The bite-sized sandwiches of the longtime classic Kiosko Roca restaurant in Punta Arenas have expanded nationwide.  In January, Kiosko Roca opened its doors in the coastal cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, and were soon followed up with new branches in Santiago and Concepcion.
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Skiing Volcán Osorno

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Photo: Jimmy LangmanPhoto: Jimmy Langman
 
 
By Mary Katherine Gwynn
 
Ski centers are busy clearing slopes and fine tuning ski lifts as a new ski season gets underway in Chile. If you’re planning a ski trip, consider Volcán Osorno in the Los Lagos region of southern Chile. The views are worth it on their own.  On a clear day from the roof of this volcano you can look out at all of Lake Llanquihue and its surrounding towns, Volcán Calbuco, Andean mountains and even the Pacific Ocean. On a cloudy day, the view is no less impressive.
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