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Mexican Plan for Gulf Deepwater Wells Sparks New Worries

McClatchy Newspapers

Two years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, Mexico's state oil company is about to test its hand at drilling at extraordinary depths in the Gulf of Mexico.

Payments for Environmental Services Skip Rural Women in Mexico

Inter Press Service

Despite the key role they play in caring for natural resources in the face of climate change, rural women in Mexico do not benefit from payments for environmental services, say activists and experts.

Coral Damage Linked to Deepwater Horizon Spill


The Deepwater Horizon oil spill damaged coral formations deep beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico and miles from the ruptured well at the heart of the disaster, researchers reported last week.

Profepa Rescues 40 Exotic Animals

The News

The Attorney General for Environmental Protection (Profepa) rescued 40 exotic animals this month, including a spider monkey, two types of land turtles, eight parrots and two mockingbirds.

New Eco-Friendly Homes in Cancun

The News

The homes are built with eco-technologies which help protect the environment and contribute to economic savings for the owners; they are equipped with insulated roofs, water-saving systems and energy-saving lightbulbs.

'Living, Breathing Archeology' in the Arizona Desert


If you walk through the desert in southern Arizona you can find evidence of a major migration. Water bottles, shoes, food wrappers - these are some of the things left behind by the thousands of people who try to cross the border between Mexico and the United States every year.

Greenpeace Protests Toxic Pollution of Mexican Waters


Environmental watchdog Greenpeace denounced on World Water Day the pollution of rivers and other surface waters in Mexico and asked the government to establish a policy of zero dumping of toxic substances by 2020.

Stubborn Drought Expected to Tax Mexico for Years


A severe drought in Mexico that has cost farmers more than a billion dollars in crop losses alone and set back the national cattle herd for years, is just a foretaste of the drier future facing Latin Americas second largest economy.

Rare Russian Whale Tracked to Mexico


Varvara, one of perhaps 130 remaining western gray whales, ventured from her native habitat in the chilly Pacific Ocean off Russia for thousands of miles to balmy lagoons off the coast of Mexico. Now shes on her way back.

The Butterfly Effect: Study Sheds Light on Monarch Trek

Postmedia News

An impressive 10 per cent of the butterflies that reach Canada and the Northern United States make the entire trip directly from Mexico in a single sweep migration.

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