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Chileans now consume a lot less sugar after landmark public health law

The world’s toughest controls over the promotion of sugary drinks, brought in by a nation beset by obesity, have cut purchases by nearly a quarter in two years, research has shown.

Chile’s largest metro network to be powered by solar and wind

Santiago’s metro system – which transports approximately 2.4 million passengers each day – will become one of the first subways in the world to source most of its power needs from renewable energy.

Chile to close 8 coal plants by 2024, phase out coal entirely by 2040

The move would slash the share of coal within the electricity grid from 40% to 20% in five years, with a view to phasing out the fuel completely by 2040.

Chile set to become first American country to ban plastic bags

In a historic decision, Chile's House of Representatives voted this Wednesday to ban the usage of plastic bags in all types of shops across the entire territory, making it the only country to prohibit them in the American continent.

Chile adds 10 million acres of parkland in historic first

At a ceremony on Monday, Chilean president Michelle Bachelet officially declared a major expansion of Chile's parklands, creating two new national parks and protecting vast swaths of the country's rainforests, grasslands, and other wild terrains.

Private land gift drives vast expansion of Chile’s national parks

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and American conservationist Kristine Tompkins on Wednesday pledged to grow Chile's national park lands by roughly 11 million acres • an area more than four times the size of Yellowstone National Park.

Chile to build massive 450 MW solar thermal power plant

This week, the Chilean government gave the green light to development of SolarReserve's 450 megawatt (MW) Tamarugal concentrated solar power project.

Humans of the Andes domesticate quinoa

Quinoa was first domesticated by Andean peoples around 3,000 to 4,000 years ago and has been an important staple in the Andean cultures.

Humans settle in the high Andes

Comparing these DNA sequences revealed that the Andes' lowland and highland peoples split about 8,750 years ago, give or take a few centuries.