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Endangered Jaguar Population Found in Mexico


n the land around Terminos Lagoon in southeastern Mexico there are still jaguars to be found, one of the animals most venerated by pre-Columbian cultures and now in danger of extinction.

Mexican Rubbish Dump Raises Stink Over Jobs

Al Jazeera

Rubbish is piling up in the streets of Mexico City after the country's largest refuse dump was shut down for environmental reasons. The government says the decision will significantly help reduce the capital's greenhouse gas emissions, but people who depend on the dump for work now face an uncertain future.

Monarch Butterfly Migration Declines

Dallas Morning News

Springtime is prime time for watching the monarch butterflies that flutter from Mexico through Texas as they make their annual northbound journey. But the monarchs are dwindling. The Mexican monarch population was down 30 percent this past winter, the latest in a years-long decline.

Global Warming Soon Irreversible Say Scientists


The world is close to reaching tipping points that will make it irreversibly hotter, making this decade critical in efforts to contain global warming. Estimates differ but the world's temperature looks set to rise by six degrees Celsius by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions are allowed to rise uncontrollably.

Mexican Plan for Gulf Deepwater Wells Sparks New Worries

McClatchy Newspapers

Two years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, Mexico's state oil company is about to test its hand at drilling at extraordinary depths in the Gulf of Mexico.

Payments for Environmental Services Skip Rural Women in Mexico

Inter Press Service

Despite the key role they play in caring for natural resources in the face of climate change, rural women in Mexico do not benefit from payments for environmental services, say activists and experts.

Coral Damage Linked to Deepwater Horizon Spill


The Deepwater Horizon oil spill damaged coral formations deep beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico and miles from the ruptured well at the heart of the disaster, researchers reported last week.

Profepa Rescues 40 Exotic Animals

The News

The Attorney General for Environmental Protection (Profepa) rescued 40 exotic animals this month, including a spider monkey, two types of land turtles, eight parrots and two mockingbirds.

New Eco-Friendly Homes in Cancun

The News

The homes are built with eco-technologies which help protect the environment and contribute to economic savings for the owners; they are equipped with insulated roofs, water-saving systems and energy-saving lightbulbs.

'Living, Breathing Archeology' in the Arizona Desert


If you walk through the desert in southern Arizona you can find evidence of a major migration. Water bottles, shoes, food wrappers - these are some of the things left behind by the thousands of people who try to cross the border between Mexico and the United States every year.

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