Authorities say that the devastating fire, which was only contained with the help of some 500 firefighters, was initially ignited by a tourist who simply failed to fully extinguish a toilet-paper roll he was burning.
Unlike severe weather or other anomalies in climate patterns which can often seem like one-off events, these images of a receding glacier offer evidence that detrimental changes to our planet's health do not just lie before us, but are well underway.
Almost ten years ago, during a blackout, a man from the Uberaba region in the outskirts of Minas Gerais, Brazil, invented a way to lighten the interior of houses during the day using plastic bottles filled with water and a bit
Photos: Paula Alvarado.
Made in mimbre is another great example of fruitful collaborations between designers and traditional craftsmen, so common in Latin America over the past years (with cases like Quinua in Argentina or Oficina Nomade in Brazil, to
With the goal of investigating the emotional attachment of people with objects, Chilean designer Mariana Tocornal experiments with biodegradable materials such as beeswax and play dough in these haunting and "not conventionally
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. Photo: Wikipedia, CC
Green Manifesto for Astrophysicists
In absolute numbers, astrophysicists are few, and their equipment and travels don't pollute that much. But as individuals, they use
Warning! Motion Sickness AlertThere are times when you come to TreeHugger for analysis of the latest transit ridership numbers from the Department of Transportation, and there are times when you just want to see really crazy bike rides. Now's the time
Asked to design a dining room so that workers from the Chilean countryside could have their meals under some shadow and with more comfort, architect Javier Rodriguez Acevedo came up with this simple design that uses
Designed as an apartment venue and later turned into a hotel, GEN is a 26-storey building designed by Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido located in Santiago de Chile with the usual green credentials but with two cool details: