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Mexicans Genetically Predisposed to Gain Weight

Fox News Latino

Many Mexicans have a genetic predisposition to gain weight, leaving them more vulnerable to chronic diseases like diabetes, according to new scientific reports.

MEX, US at Odds Over Border Fence in Flood Plain


The US bi-national government organization that monitors water issues on the US-Mexican border is locking horns with Mexican authorities over a proposal to build a border fence in a floodplain in southern Texas.

Mexican Wrestling Heroes Fight Obesity


Wrestling stars are teaming up with the government on a campaign to reduce the obesity rate in Mexico, a country that has been struggling with this problem for years.

Profiting from Sustainable Forests in Mexico

Inter Press Service

The Union of Ejidos is a successful example of sustainable forest management, and one of six pilot projects in this country for REDD+, a U.N. program aimed at curbing climate change.

Caffeinated Seas Found Off US Pacific Northwest

National Geographic

The Pacific Northwest may be the epicenter of U.S. coffee culture, and now a new study shows the region's elevated caffeine levels don't stop at the shoreline.

Caribbean Sees Progress on AIDS, Fears Funding Cuts

Inter Press Service

Ian McKnight, executive director of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVCC), used one word – "tokenistic" – to sum up his perspective on the 19th International AIDS Conference that ended here over the weekend.

Massive Vehicle Smog Checks in Baja California


Officials in Mexico are saying air pollution has gotten out of hand, so the Air Protection Department has been conducting free smoke checks on over 57,000 vehicles.

WWF Applauds Mexico's Ecological Efforts

The News

The World Wildlife Fund, or WWF, praised the participation of businesses, citizens and federal and local governments in environmentally friendly actions as a part of its Earth Hour campaign.

Why Your Next Doctor Might Be a Robot


From the people who brought you the Roomba comes an invention that goes far beyond just cleaning your floors: A robot that lets doctors far away interact with and treat patients.

Magnitude 6.0 Quake Hits Off Mexico's Pacific Coast


A 6.0-magnitude quake struck off Mexico's Pacific coast close to the Guatemala border on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

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