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12Apr2012
A Bengal and a Siberian Tiger Give Birth to Three Cubs

Telegraph UK

Jaguar Zoo in southern Mexico has three new members, a litter of half-Bengal, half-Siberian tiger cubs born on 3 April.

11Apr2012
Cabo Pulmo's Fight to Save 'The World's Aquarium'

SFGate

The only coral reef in the Gulf of California, at an estimated 20,000 years one of the oldest on North America's Pacific coast, is the target of massive development that would plant 30,000 hotel rooms on the sand dunes, along with a marina, shopping centers and golf courses.

11Apr2012
Chichonal Volcano Risk Map Released

The News

Researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico's (UNAM) Geophysics Institute presented the government of Chiapas with a risk map for the Chichonal volcano on April 4, the fourth volcano risk map the Institute has created.

10Apr2012
Lush Walls Rise to Fight a Blanket of Pollution

New York Times

"We must cultivate our garden," Voltaire famously wrote at the end of "Candide," but even he could not have imagined this: a towering arch of 50,000 plants rising over a traffic-clogged avenue in a metropolis once called "Mexsicko City" because of its pollution.

09Apr2012
Giant Solar Farm in Tecate May Be World's Largest CPV Farm

CleanEnergyAuthority.com

Work will soon begin on a 450-megawatt concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) farm in Tecate, in the Mexican state of Baja California. The project may be the world's largest CPV plant when completed and could provide power locally and to the U.S.

09Apr2012
Are Dolphins Doomed?

Discovery News

Several mass deaths of dolphins have occurred over the past few years and while experts are worried about the die-off they say we are not witnessing a global population crash. But what is behind the resent mass strandings and deaths is complicated and, inevitably, involves humans.

08Apr2012
Endangered Jaguar Population Found in Mexico

EFE

n the land around Terminos Lagoon in southeastern Mexico there are still jaguars to be found, one of the animals most venerated by pre-Columbian cultures and now in danger of extinction.

07Apr2012
Mexican Rubbish Dump Raises Stink Over Jobs

Al Jazeera

Rubbish is piling up in the streets of Mexico City after the country's largest refuse dump was shut down for environmental reasons. The government says the decision will significantly help reduce the capital's greenhouse gas emissions, but people who depend on the dump for work now face an uncertain future.

06Apr2012
Monarch Butterfly Migration Declines

Dallas Morning News

Springtime is prime time for watching the monarch butterflies that flutter from Mexico through Texas as they make their annual northbound journey. But the monarchs are dwindling. The Mexican monarch population was down 30 percent this past winter, the latest in a years-long decline.

05Apr2012
Global Warming Soon Irreversible Say Scientists

Reuters

The world is close to reaching tipping points that will make it irreversibly hotter, making this decade critical in efforts to contain global warming. Estimates differ but the world's temperature looks set to rise by six degrees Celsius by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions are allowed to rise uncontrollably.


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