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Mexico City Launches Massive Composting Project

Since the plant came online at the start of the year, the city is now composting roughly 80 percent of its organic waste. City officials tout the facility as the largest in Latin America and one of the largest of its kind in the world.

Countries Doing Too Little on Warming: Researchers


The planet is heading to a temperature rise of at least 3.5 degrees, but that could be even more if 2020 pledges are not met, a report warns.

Hurricane Bud Strengthening in the Pacific

Associated Press

The tropical storm warning was in effect early Thursday for Mexico's Pacific coast from Punto Telmo to Cabo Corrientes. A hurricane watch was also issued for that area.

Action Needed Now to Prepare for Severe Drought


Future conditions are projected to be worse than Mexico's current drought or the U.S. Dust Bowl era of the 1930s that forced hundreds of thousands of people to migrate.

'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Awes People... and Lemurs

RT News

Skywatchers from Mount Fuji to the Grand Canyon enjoyed a treat: the moon nearly blotting out the sun to create a dramatic "ring of fire" over a narrow strip of eastern Asia and the western United States.

Drought May Have Caused Collapse of Mayan Civilization

Hispanically Speaking News

According to a study from Science Journal, the abandonment of the Mayan civilizations may have occurred as a result of a lack of rain.

Pacific Leatherback Turtles: Critically Endangered Species


When it comes to leatherback turtles, the world's largest species of sea turtle, there's a conundrum: The species itself is critically endangered, but at least one leatherback population is stable — on the rise, even — while others plummet.

2012 Pacific Hurricane Season: More Storms for Mexico

While a near-normal number of named storms is forecast for the 2012 eastern Pacific hurricane season, a greater number of storms may impact the northern part of the west coast of Mexico.

Gray Whales, Protected Off Mexico, May Face New Threat in Arctic

ABC News

Gray whales are starting to make a strong comeback in the Pacific thanks, in part, to Mexico's aggressive eco-tourism program, where whale-watching is regulated, but a new threat is emerging some 10,000 miles away.

Tropical Storm Aletta Strengthens in Pacific Off Mexico

Bloomberg News

Aletta, the first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season, gained strength as it moved into the open ocean and away from land.

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