01 Jul '11, 8pm

Latin America #Climate, #Energy and #Environment News: ( via @ecorganix

UNESCO made Chile’s “Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán y Laguna del Laja” one of its Biosphere Reserves for having an important variety of endemic species . The international body noted that the area, located in the Bío-Bío Region, contains a variety of native tree species in its temperate forests, as well as a small population of the endangered huemul , an Andean deer and national symbol of Chile. (La Tercera 6/30/2011) HidroAysén, the controversial hydroelectric project planned in the Patagonia, confirmed that it would delay the submission of the environmental impact assessment for the 1200 mile-long transmission line until March 2012. The company had previously said it would submit the assessment in the end of 2011. Also this week, the company appealed 20% of the 104 conditions attached to the environmental approval it received in early May for the dam complex. Dani...

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