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02Aug2012
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.

02Aug2012
MEX, US at Odds Over Border Fence in Flood Plain

OOSKAnews

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.

01Aug2012
Mexican Wrestling Heroes Fight Obesity

EFE

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.

01Aug2012
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.

01Aug2012
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.

31Jul2012
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.

30Jul2012
Massive Vehicle Smog Checks in Baja California

KXORadio

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.

30Jul2012
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.

30Jul2012
Why Your Next Doctor Might Be a Robot

Co.Exist

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.

29Jul2012
Magnitude 6.0 Quake Hits Off Mexico's Pacific Coast

CNN

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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