chile, marble caves, patagonia

Exploring the Marble Caves of Patagonia, Chile

Tourists in Chile have a chance to experience extreme opposites in terms of landscape and climatic conditions, from the mysterious statue-filled Easter Island to the Atacama Desert and Chilean Lake District. However, a select few travelers to Chile also explore the fascinating Marble Caves in the Patagonia region. Also known as the Capillas de Mármol, ...

Armin Auctor

The Marble Caves on General Carrera Lake.

Mystery of the Atacama Desert Glass

Can you imagine glass found in a desert? For centuries, locals and tourists have wondered how glass chunks were created in regions of the Atacama Desert. A new theory is that the glassy stretches were created by a comet that exploded in the region around 12,000 years ago. The airburst over the Atacama Desert theory ...

Science Unmasked

Mystery of the Atacama Desert glass.

How Was the Atacama Desert Melted to Glass 12,000 Years Ago?

In certain parts of the world, you will come across artifacts and remains of monuments and relics that may leave you awestruck. One such example is a section of the Atacama Desert. In this stretch, viewers get amazed by the presence of twisted chunks of glass. For centuries, the locals and tourists have wondered how ...

Jack Roberts

A section of the Atacama desert in Chile with red rock.

3 Border Collies Reseed Forest Ravaged by Wildfire in Chile

It is not uncommon to find people trying to restore vegetation or forests ravaged by natural calamities. However, it is really inspiring to see border collies reseed forest land ravaged by the wildfires. In early 2017, a huge part of the forest in Chile was devastated by a raging wildfire. The fire killed 11 people ...

Jack Roberts

Border collies reseed forest: Three black and white border collies with tongues lolling out sit in a fire-ravaged forest.

Atacama Desert: The Driest Place on Earth

The Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth according to NASA studies. Spanning from southern to northern Chile, it is so dry that the average precipitation is less than one-tenth of an inch per year. Some weather stations in the region have never reported any rain. And those that reported an occurrence did so ...

Armin Auctor

The Atacama Desert.

Chinese Hunger for Avocados Creates Water Shortages in Chile

It has been less than a decade since avocados started getting attention from Chinese customers. But during such a short time, they have grown in popularity with the people. On the downside, the huge Chinese demand has created water issues in the South American country of Chile. Chile’s water problem In 2011, China imported just ...

Max Lu

Drought in Chile.

More Catholic Church Sex Scandals Brought to Light

Two Chilean bishops who have been accused of sexually abusing minors have been stripped of their priesthoods by Pope Francis. The evidence against the bishops was said to be so overwhelming that even a canonical trial was deemed unnecessary for defrocking. However, the Catholic Church sex scandals continue to undermine people’s faith in the Vatican. ...

Nspirement Staff

A freightened child holding a teddy bear.