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In Pictures: The Effects of Climate Change

Al Jazeera

Scientists say climate change will cause ocean levels to rise and increase the likelihood of extreme weather.

NOAA Troubled by Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone


U.S. scientists say this year's Gulf of Mexico hypoxic "dead zone" could range from a low of approximately 1,197 square miles to as much as 6,213 square miles.

G20 Summit in an Unsustainable Environment


Water shortages, hotel development projects, overfishing and the impacts of mining activities are among the main environmental problems in the region of Los Cabos, the venue for the summit of the Group of 20 (G20) leading economies.

How Organized Crime Damages the Environment


As delegates descend on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the Rio+20 environmental sustainability conference, Insight Crime maps how Latin America's criminal gangs contribute to ecological destruction throughout the region.

Rejuvenating Mexico's Most Polluted Cities

New York Times

Mexico's leading architects, planners and civil servants are working together in a long-overdue battle to clean up some of the country's most polluted urban areas.

Can New Backpack Solve the World's Water Woes?


A new, cheap backpack made by Greif is designed to carry water more comfortably than in a jug on your head. More importantly, it's not made from some cast-off container that used to be full of poison or industrial waste.

Environmentalists Win Big at Cabo Cortes Project in Baja Sur

Bowing to pressure from environmentalists who argued the project would threaten nearby coral reefs, a planned US$2 billion tourism development with 15 hotels in Baja California has been scuttled by Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

RIO+20: Developing Countries Accept Green Economy

IPS TerraViva

The world's nations have agreed to limit the prescriptive approach to the idea of the green economy and replace it with green economy policies, recognizing that countries must maintain the capacity to define how to adapt it to their specific circumstances.

LatAm and Caribbean Face Billions in Damages from Global Warming

Hispanically Speaking News

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet.

WWF Congratulates Calderon for Cancelling Mega Resort Project


WWF congratulates Mexican President Felipe Calderon for cancelling authorization for the Cabo Cortes resort project, which would have put at risk one of the country's most pristine reef systems in Cabo Pulmo Marine Park.

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