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Atacama desert photo, pink flowers

Why Driest Desert on Earth Sometimes Blooms? And What Secrets Reveals?

In one of the driest places on earth, the Atacama Desert, a flower blanket occurs every time the right amount of rainfall and temperature come together to…

Arid hills in the desert

Plants Living on the Edge of Aridity in the Atacama Desert

Better known as airplants, tillandsias are unique species capable of capturing water from the ground and the fog. This particularity has made them excellent…

A photo of the Flowering Desert. The sky is blue, a few hills are on the back, and the floor is almost full of fuchsia flowers (Rock Purslane).

The Awakening of the Atacama Desert

A true flower blanket, this is what happens when the exact amount of rainfall and temperature are combined to awaken the seeds that have laid dormant for…

A new conversation about the role of universities in tackling the ecological crisis

The International Alliance of Catholic Research Universities (SACRU), composed of eight institutions, organizes webinars for students, academics, and the…

Students working on a laptop

New series of webinars about the role of universities in confronting the ecological crisis

The Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities (SACRU) comprises eight institutions. It organizes webinars for students, academics, and the general…

amazon deforestation

Rising deforestation puts Amazon at risk of becoming a virus hotspot

Increasing deforestation could transform this green lung of the continent into a new source of viruses that cause pandemics. This was determined by an…

Mountain range with little snow

UC and its Path in Fighting Climate Change

Experts say our planet is in crisis. And some of its consequences are irreversible, but not all is lost. We have committed to being carbon neutral. What does…

River and forest at sunset.

The difficult equation posed by the pandemic

Covid-19 has exposed the fragile relationship between our health and the protection of the environment. Furthermore, the historical decrease in carbon and…