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Chill waters, arid land: climate change arrives on Easter Island

28 Mar 2019

EASTER ISLAND, Chile Ludovic Burns Tuki first felt the chill of climate change while diving in the waters around his home on Easter Island, locally known as Rapa Nui, a remote land mass in the South Pacific famed for its distinctive ancient stone statues. | Video

Easter Islanders seek outside help for iconic statues 'leprosy'

01 Mar 2019

EASTER ISLAND, Chile In just 100 years, the emblematic stone sculptures that guard the coastline of Easter Island could be little more than simple rectangular blocks, conservation experts are warning.

CORRECTED-FEATURE-Easter Islanders seek outside help for iconic statues 'leprosy'

01 Mar 2019

EASTER ISLAND, Chile, March 1 In just 100 years, the emblematic stone sculptures that guard the coastline of Easter Island could be little more than simple rectangular blocks, conservation experts are warning.

Chilean miner SQM sees uncertain short-term demand for lithium

28 Feb 2019

SANTIAGO, Feb 28 Chilean miner SQM said on Thursday it foresees strong long-term demand for lithium but offered a short-term prognosis clouded by the entry of new projects into the market and slowing growth of demand for the product this year.

UPDATE 1-Chile's Chuquicamata underground copper mine to start this year -Codelco

27 Feb 2019

SANTIAGO, Feb 27 Chile's Chuquicamata underground copper mine is due to start operations in middle of this year, the state copper miner Codelco's chairman said on Wednesday.

Chile charges Lumina Caserones copper mine with using too much water

19 Feb 2019

SANTIAGO Chile's environmental regulator on Tuesday said it had filed charges against Lumina Copper for infractions related to over-extraction of water from wells feeding its Caserones copper mine.

Chilean court opens fresh case against ex-army chief for Pinochet-era crimes

07 Feb 2019

A Chilean court has opened a fresh case against the country's former army chief for the alleged torture of 24 political prisoners following a military coup in 1973, according to a court document released Thursday.

Supervisors at Codelco mine in Chile reach contract deal, avert strike

31 Jan 2019

SANTIAGO, Jan 31 World top copper miner Codelco said on Thursday it had struck a contract deal with the union of supervisors at its Gabriela Mistral mine in northern Chile, averting the threat of a strike.

Chile court convicts six in assassination of ex-President Frei

30 Jan 2019

SANTIAGO A Chilean judge convicted six people on Wednesday of assassinating former President Eduardo Frei Montalva during the 1973 to 1990 dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Chile's Pinera seeks jail time for environmental damages, infractions

22 Jan 2019

SANTIAGO Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced on Monday a bill to set stiffer fines and jail time for serious violations of the country's environmental laws, marking a shift toward increasing environmental scrutiny in the world's top copper producer.

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