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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

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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.

Popo Awakens: Why This Massive Volcano Poses a Threat


North America's second-tallest volcano recently rumbled to life, putting authorities on edge. Big eruptions of Mexico's massive Popocatepetl volcano are "few and far between," as one geologist says.

Mexico Sets Legally Binding Carbon Reduction Targets

Since Mexico's legislative body passed sweeping climate change legislation on April 19, Mexico joins the UK as the only two countries in the world with legally binding emissions goals to combat climate change.

Emerging Economy Growth to Heat Planet Quicker than Expected


The ongoing rapid industrialization of the world's advanced developing economies means global emissions of heat-trapping gases will by the end of the decade exceed safe levels by far more than previously expected.

Dangerous Bacteria Found In Tijuana River Estuary


Researchers have found bacteria in the Tijuana River Estuary that could be hard to treat if someone is infected with the bacteria.

Urban Growth to Blame for Guadalajara Fire

The News

The department of environmental sciences at the University of Guadalajara, stated that urban encroachment was the main cause of the fire that broke out in the Bosque de la Primavera in Jalisco last weekend.

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