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Popo Volcano Continues to Rumble and Spew

Hispanically Speaking News

Popcatepetl Volcano is known in Mexico by its Spanish name Volcan Popocatepetl which means the Smoking Mountain and today the volcano is being true to its name.

Mexico' s Wind Energy Boom Plays Out on Gusty Shores


On an arid plain where sudden gusts of wind can rip roofs off buildings and knock over tractor trailers, Mexico is building a new engine for its energy future.

Mexico's Subsidized Energy-Efficiency Program Backfires

In 2009, Mexico began a program intended to reduce national energy consumption by subsidizing the purchase of efficient new refrigerators and air-conditioners. But a new study finds that the program has been much less effective than predicted.

Study Of Manta Rays Exposes Hidden Habits

The published study is the first to track the ocean's largest ray, using satellite transmitters on the backs of four female, one male, and one juvenile ray over the course of thirteen days, just off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Caught on Tape: Rare Jaguar Sighting in Oaxaca

Mexican authorities this week confirmed that a jaguar has been spotted for the first time near Mitla, which lays approximately 40 kilometres from the southern Oaxaca state capital of Oaxaca City.

Mountain Waters Run Dry for Mexico's Wixaritari People

Environment News Service

For over 500 years, the Wixaritari Indians of Mexico have suffered from poverty, malnutrition and racism - today, they are also victims of global climate change.

Mexico City - More Grey than Green

Inter Press Service

The more than 20 million people who live in greater Mexico City face pressing problems like traffic congestion, over-exploitation of aquifers, enormous amounts of garbage, and poor air quality.

Guadalajara's Primavera Forest Will Recover in 30 Years

The News

The reforestation of the Primavera Forest in Guadalajara, Jalisco, could take 30 years, according to an environmental specialist at the Jesuit University of Guadalajara.

Climate Change Act Places Mexico at Global Forefront

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The Climate Change Act, which originated in the Chamber of Deputies, was passed by the Senate on April 19. Mexico and the United Kingdom are the only countries that have passed climate change legislation.

The Unknown Inventor Whose Work is Saving the Developing World


Ashok Gadgil is a professor at UC Berkeley. But in his spare time, he’s come up with solutions for water, cooking, and energy quandaries, improving lives from the Sudan to India. How does he do it? He just likes a good puzzle.

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