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Greenpeace Protests Toxic Pollution of Mexican Waters


Environmental watchdog Greenpeace denounced on World Water Day the pollution of rivers and other surface waters in Mexico and asked the government to establish a policy of zero dumping of toxic substances by 2020.

Stubborn Drought Expected to Tax Mexico for Years


A severe drought in Mexico that has cost farmers more than a billion dollars in crop losses alone and set back the national cattle herd for years, is just a foretaste of the drier future facing Latin Americas second largest economy.

Rare Russian Whale Tracked to Mexico


Varvara, one of perhaps 130 remaining western gray whales, ventured from her native habitat in the chilly Pacific Ocean off Russia for thousands of miles to balmy lagoons off the coast of Mexico. Now shes on her way back.

The Butterfly Effect: Study Sheds Light on Monarch Trek

Postmedia News

An impressive 10 per cent of the butterflies that reach Canada and the Northern United States make the entire trip directly from Mexico in a single sweep migration.

Climate Change Could Wipe Out Rarest Forests


High in the mountains of nations like Mexico and Costa Rica, huge cloud banks blanket vast stretches of forest. Cloud forests are rare: They make up less than 3 percent of all tropical forests. They are also particularly vulnerable to climate change, which means they may all but disappear during this century.

Earth Day 2012 - Mobilize the Earth

As the 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day approaches, people are becoming frustrated with the failure of governments to take any steps toward protecting the environment. The Earth Day 2012 campaign is designed to provide people with the opportunity to unite their voices in a call for a sustainable future.

Are We Running Out of Water?

National Geographic

Early in 2001, the Rio Grande River failed to reach the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. With that nefarious event the Rio Grande joined a growing list of once-mighty rivers that are running dry from overuse.

Monarch Butterflies Drop 28 Percent in Mexico

Associated Press

A report says the number of Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped 28.1 percent this year. The drop is due in part to droughts in areas of the United States and Canada where the butterflies breed and migrate.

Floods Spurred by Rising Seas Threaten 5 Million in US


For the nearly 5 million people who live along the coasts from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico and the West Coast, rising seas fueled by global warming have doubled the risk of so-called once-a-century floods, according to a trio of environmental reports released on Wednesday.

Greenpeace Launches Campaign Against Mexican Resort Project


Greenpeace has launched a campaign to drum up local opposition to a tourist project in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur that opponents say will threaten the nearby Cabo Pulmo marine reserve.

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