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Popocatepetl Volcano Erupts Same Day as Earthquake

New York Post

Popocatepetl - about 45 miles southeast of quake-ravaged Mexico City and some 30 miles from the temblor’s epicenter - belched ash and gas as the 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s central region.

Higher Levels of Fluoride in Urine Linked to Lower IQ Scores in Mexican Children

Gears of Biz

Researchers have found a link between fluoride in the urine of pregnant women and lower measures of intelligence in children.

GOP Won’t Address Climate Change, So Beyonce Will


It was during the Hand in Hand charity telethon that Beyonce addressed an underlying issue that many in our own government aren’t willing to tackle: climate change.

‘Letter Project’ Makes End-of-Life Wishes Clear to Their Doctors and Their Family

New America Media

The project addresses a critical need. According to a 2014 report, 70 percent of older adults are too ill to make decisions about their treatment when they are nearing the end of their lives.

Environmentalists Sue to Block US Wall with Mexico

The Associated Press

Three advocacy groups have sued the federal government to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that the Trump administration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental reviews.

Rise in Mexican Women Looking for Alternatives to Cesarean Sections


Mexico has one of the highest cesarean section rates in the world. But as well-trained midwives become more available, natural birth is coming into vogue.

UN Earth Alert: Nature Is on the Verge of Bankruptcy

Inter Press Service

Pressures on global land resources are now greater than ever, as a rapidly increasing population coupled with rising levels of consumption is placing ever-larger demands on the world’s land-based natural capital, warns a new United Nations report.

Why Is Scorpion Antivenin So Affordable in Mexico, But Not in America?


In Mexico, deadly scorpions are more widespread over a larger geographical area. Stings are more common and doctors there treat nearly 250,000 patients per year.

Pope Francis Slams ’Stupid’ Climate Change Deniers

Al Jazeera

Pontiff calls on politicians to take scientists’ advice as he raises alarm over global warming after major storms.

Indigenous Women in Mexico Have Limited Access to Health Services

The Fulano Forum

Affiliation with health services does not assure an effective access for indigenous women. For this reason, that sector of the population has twice to risk of dying from preventable illnesses than the rest of the women in Mexico.

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