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Climate Change Could Wipe Out Rarest Forests


High in the mountains of nations like Mexico and Costa Rica, huge cloud banks blanket vast stretches of forest. Cloud forests are rare: They make up less than 3 percent of all tropical forests. They are also particularly vulnerable to climate change, which means they may all but disappear during this century.

Earth Day 2012 - Mobilize the Earth

As the 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day approaches, people are becoming frustrated with the failure of governments to take any steps toward protecting the environment. The Earth Day 2012 campaign is designed to provide people with the opportunity to unite their voices in a call for a sustainable future.

Are We Running Out of Water?

National Geographic

Early in 2001, the Rio Grande River failed to reach the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. With that nefarious event the Rio Grande joined a growing list of once-mighty rivers that are running dry from overuse.

Monarch Butterflies Drop 28 Percent in Mexico

Associated Press

A report says the number of Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped 28.1 percent this year. The drop is due in part to droughts in areas of the United States and Canada where the butterflies breed and migrate.

Floods Spurred by Rising Seas Threaten 5 Million in US


For the nearly 5 million people who live along the coasts from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico and the West Coast, rising seas fueled by global warming have doubled the risk of so-called once-a-century floods, according to a trio of environmental reports released on Wednesday.

Greenpeace Launches Campaign Against Mexican Resort Project


Greenpeace has launched a campaign to drum up local opposition to a tourist project in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur that opponents say will threaten the nearby Cabo Pulmo marine reserve.

Mexico Invests Heavily in Disaster Insurance

Epoch Times

With natural disasters exacting devastating financial tolls around the world, Mexico is investing hundreds of millions in preventive measures against drought and climate change.

Mexico City Rolls Out First Fleet Of Hybrid Buses in LatAm


The Mexico City government has unveiled a fleet of eight diesel-electric hybrid buses that will be the first to hit the roads in Latin America. The new buses have a system that combines an internal combustion engine and an electric motor and are to be used on the Mexico City Metrobus system.

Energy Sector Facing Winds of Change

The News

Three more wind energy parks are up and running on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, making Mexico home to the largest wind farm in Latin America. The new wind parks, with of 204 turbines, can produce 306 megawatts (MW) annually and power thousands of homes.

Meteor Struck Mexico Almost 13,000 Years Ago, Experts Say


An international scientific team has identified in Lake Cuitzeo, in central Mexico, unusual materials in the sediment that support the theory of a meteorite impact some 12,900 years ago, according to an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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