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Taking Action on Climate Change, Down Mexico Way

Telegraph UK

Last Friday, the Mexican House of Representatives approved a new climate law by a massive 280 – 10 majority. The law requires the country's greenhouse gas emissions to be cut by 30 per cent compared to where they would be under business-as-usual by the end of this decade – and 50 per cent by 2050.

Concerns Over Mutant Fish After Gulf BP Oil Spill


Two years since BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists say they have found deformities among seafood and a great decline in the numbers of marine life.

2012 Goldman Environmental Prizes Are Awarded

Philanthropy Today

The 2012 Goldman Prize recipients tackled some of the most pressing environmental issues of the day through grassroots efforts, helping to educate and motivate local communities to get involved in the effort to protect the natural environment around them and to stand up for their rights.

Mexico Drought Destroys Crops, Endangers Life

Southwest Farm Press

While recent and substantial rains are a promising sign that drought conditions are improving for much of the U.S. Southwest, a cold and dry winter in Northern Mexico has exacerbated conditions there with reports of wide spread famine.

National Climate-Change Law on Target in Mexico

Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

With last week's lower chamber passage of a new national climate change law, Mexico is poised to become a pioneer in climate change policy, proving that environmental protection and economic growth are both critical and achievable goals.

Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano Awakens

Popocatepetl, the nearly 18,000 foot volcano that hovers like a sentinel on the southeastern fringe of Mexico's capital, awakened again Sunday, punctuating an especially shaky seismic season.

Mexico Quake Makes Waves in Devils Hole, Death Valley

Associated Press

Researchers grab a camera to film the so-called "desert tsunami," which began about 10 minutes after a magnitude-7.4 earthquake rocked the mountains east of Acapulco, about 1,700 miles from southern Nevada.

"Water Schools" Foster More Sustainable Habits in Mexico

Inter Press Service

So-called water schools, which educate communities on the resource and its links with the environment, gender and climate change, are helping to raise awareness on proper water management in Mexico, at a time of severe drought.

Mexican House Adopts Climate Law

Natural Resources Defense Council

The Mexican House of Representatives – one portion of its Congress – has just passed a new climate law. All it needs now is the pass the Mexican Senate again – it passed an earlier version in December of last year – and be signed into law by President Felipe Calderon.

Latinos Celebrate Cesar Chavez with Song Calling for Colorado River Conservation

Colorado Independent

Add the Latino community to the growing chorus of concern for the Colorado River. Latinos in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico marked the 85th anniversary of Cesar Chavez's birthday with a new song, or corrido, that asks policymakers to protect the river.

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