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Chilean Drought Causing Water Crisis

Via Terra Daily, a report on Chile’s drought: With historically low river flows and reservoirs running dry due to drought, people in central Chile have found themselves particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. Years of resource exploitation and lax legislation have allowed most reservoirs in that part of the country to run dry. “There are […]

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Chile: Privatizing Rivers?

Via The Ecologist, interesting commentary on Chile’s tendency to auction-off rivers for private gain: The Chilean government has continued with the mercantile treatment of common goods, putting several rivers in the Bio Bio Region up for auction, despite ongoing social unrest.  The practice of auctioning off rivers has been legally supported by the 1981 water code. By […]

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