Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a country in the western part of South America. It is the southernmost country in the world, and the closest to Antarctica; occupying a long and narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Chile covers an area of 756,096 square kilometers (291,930 sq mi), with a population of 17.5 million as of 2017. It shares land borders with Peru to the north, Bolivia to the north-east, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chile also controls the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Isla Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. It also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometers (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica under the Chilean Antarctic Territory. The country's capital and largest city is Santiago, and its national language is Spanish.
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- How Eco Fibra is tackling the fashion dumpster in the Chilean Desert, Shareable (May 11, 2022)
Chile creates five national parks over 10m acres in historic act of conservation, Jan 29 
Chile’s Energy Transformation Is Powered by Wind, Sun and Volcanoes, Aug 12 
Wind power plant in Atacama Desert fills Chile's clean-energy sails, Jul 5 
Chile Rejects Patagonian Dam Project, Environmentalists Hail Victory, June 16 
Okuplaza – Pavement to Plaza in Santiago, October 30 
Campaigns: Isla Riesco Chile (es), save Riesco Island from destruction, , Written by Paulina Aguilera Muñoz, Translated by Negarra Akili Kudumu, February 21
In Chile, where 62% of the national territory is already affected by desertification, blogger Alfredo Erlwein expressed concern on the blog El Ciudadano (The Citizen) on how little knowledge citizens have about desertification.
Efectivamente la desertificación es el problema ambiental más grave de Chile y muy poco conocido. Existen grandes zonas, como en la costa de la octava región, donde la erosión severa supera el 50% de la superficie: esto es que literalmente más de la mitad de los suelos se ha perdido por completo. En esas zonas se encuentran cárcavas de más de 50 metros de profundidad. Una tasa normal de formación de suelo puede ser de 0.2 cm por año, lo que evidencia la gravedad del asunto.
Desertification is indeed the biggest but least known environmental problem in Chile. There are vast areas, such as the Eight Region’s coast, where the severe erosion exceeds 50 percent of the surface: this means that more than half of the land has been lost, literally. In those areas there are grooves of over 50 meters of depth. A normal range of land formation is of about 0.2. centimetres per year, which proves the severity of the matter. , November 4