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Quitting Smoking Even in Old Age Prolongs Life

Hispanically Speaking News

There's yet more evidence that smoking cuts life expectancy, with a new study that finds the habit increases the risk of early death from all causes among older smokers. There was good news, though: Quitting, even late in life, helps reduce the risk.

Climate Change Will Boost Number of Wildfires


Climate change will make U.S. western wildfires, like those now raging in parts of Colorado and New Mexico, more frequent over the next 30 years, researchers claim.

Yearly Floods the New Reality for Rural Mexico Women

Inter Press Service

Year after year, women in rural areas of the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco have to get ready for floods that threaten their homes, crops and livestock.

Youth Poets Launch Social Justice Campaign Against Diabetes

New America Media

Amidst rising rates of diabetes in teenagers, youth are leading a new campaign to combat the social and environmental factors that created the epidemic.

Greenpeace Blasts Cabo Cortes Resort Project

Rumbo de Mexico

Environmental organizations accused the Environment Secretariat of knowing since April 19 that Hansa, a realtor, did not comply with environment requirements in construction of the Cabo Cortes mega resort in Baja California Sur.

50 Percent Chance of El Nino Later this Year


There is a 50 percent chance the feared El Nino weather pattern which can trigger droughts in Southeast Asia and Australia and floods in South America may strike later this year.

Mexico Firefighters Train to Fight Wildland Fires in US

The Arizona-Mexico commission is wrapping up their two day meeting. Over 400 people attended the summer plenary session.

Details of Whale Routes May Help Prevent Accidental Ship Strikes


To reduce the number of whales accidentally killed from ship strikes and entanglement in fishing nets, scientists are using data collected from tags placed onto more than 300 whales and combining that with information about human activities at sea.

Calderon Enacts Climate Change Legislation

BBC News

Mexican President Felipe Calderon has signed a law introducing binding targets on climate change.

Mexico Farmers Use Traditional Knowledge to Deal with Climate Change

Inter Press Service

Small farmers in Mexico, who receive little institutional support, are drawing on their traditional knowledge to deal with and adapt to climate change.

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