Extreme eight-day race kicks off in Chilean Patagonia

The route of the Patagonian Expedition Race, which runs over 380 miles (611 km) from Torres del Paine National Park to Pali Aike National Park, was announced just 24 hours before it kicked off on Feb. 8. Contestants will have to trek, bike and kayak previously unnamed valleys, lakes and glaciers.

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Chile could become world leader in solar energy

In the Atacama Desert region in the country’s north, the skies are so rarely affected by humidity and clouds that the land below receives the highest amount of solar radiation of anywhere in the world.

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