Chile Lagos Limpios, the challenge of studying and protect lakes of southern Chile

Chile Lagos Limpios es una fundación que busca preservar los lagos norpatagónicos, previniendo su contaminación, garantizando la salud y disponibilidad de estos cuerpos de agua. Se enfocan en 23 lagos, realizando trabajos de monitoreo, educación ambiental y comunicación. Todo este trabajo lo hacen bajo una colaboración pública-privada, basándose en la experiencia de descontaminación del lago Tahoe, en California, Estados Unidos. ¿Por qué es importante proteger los lagos? ¿Cuáles son sus amenazas? ¿En qué se parece el lago Tahoe con los lagos nor-patagónicos?

Chile for Clean Lakes and UC Davis: Collaborative work for the sustainable development of North Patagonian Lakes

We talked to Lovell "Tu" Jarvis, UC Davis' Faculty Director of Global Centers for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Geoffrey Schladow, founding Director of Tahoe Environmental Research Center at UC Davis, to learn about their experience as part of Chile's Clean Lakes Board of Directors, foundation of international collaboration, that works in the preservation, sustainable development and resilience to the climate change of the lakes that are located in the north of the Chilean Patagonia.

Zero Waste project seeks to eliminate micro trash dumps and construct a rain garden at an at-risk elementary school in Conchalí, Santiago Chile

Two invasive trash dumps surround Conchalí’s elementary school “Sol Naciente”. For years the municipality has tried to eradicate them, but the garbage that is removed from the sector soon returns. "We have an environment that is extremely damaged and it's hard for us to come study," says Sofía Vega, a 5th grade Sol Naciente student. Eventually, the director of the school, Amaranta Arenas, approached the University of California, Davis in Chile (UC Davis Chile) to see how they could help solve this problem.

A look at integrated pest management in a context of climate change

The use of this technique has become an excellent alternative to keep the development of different pests at bay. However, climate change opens up a number of challenges in its use. As follows, Jim Farrar, expert from the University of California, Davis, examines this point in greater depth. Text in Spanish since the third page, in English. Source: El Mercurio Campo.

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