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27Sep2017
Archdiocese of Mexico City Offers Free Medical Care for Earthquake Victims

Catholic News Agency

In the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake, the Archdiocese of Mexico City has announced that anyone needing medical care can go to the Catholic Church’s clinics and hospitals even if they are unable to pay.

26Sep2017
The Fight to Save Mexico’s Vaquitas from Extinction

Hakai Magazine

Proclamations of doom for the vaquita have been common in articles covering the species for at least a decade. But now, it seems certain that the porpoise has one last bid at survival.

25Sep2017
Volunteer Psychologists Help Mexico Deal with Double Trauma of Quake

Agence France-Presse

Therapists and psychologists dressed as clowns in white overalls offer their support to Mexico City families whose houses were damaged during the Sept 19 quake and cannot return home.

23Sep2017
Monk Parakeet Population in Mexico Has Exploded

Atlas Obscura

Researchers compiled citizen science reports and scientific surveys from across the country for a 16-year period. The birds were first spotted in Puerto Vallarta in 1999. By 2008 they had only been spotted in five cities. By 2015, that number was 97.

22Sep2017
Life-Saving Drug to Reverse Overdoses Should Come Over the Counter

Human Rights Watch

The US federal and state governments are taking insufficient action to ensure access to the life-saving medication naloxone to reverse opioid overdose, resulting in thousands of preventable deaths.

21Sep2017
Popocatepetl Volcano Erupts Same Day as Earthquake

New York Post

Popocatepetl - about 45 miles southeast of quake-ravaged Mexico City and some 30 miles from the temblor’s epicenter - belched ash and gas as the 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s central region.

20Sep2017
Higher Levels of Fluoride in Urine Linked to Lower IQ Scores in Mexican Children

Gears of Biz

Researchers have found a link between fluoride in the urine of pregnant women and lower measures of intelligence in children.

19Sep2017
GOP Won’t Address Climate Change, So Beyonce Will

Upworthy

It was during the Hand in Hand charity telethon that Beyonce addressed an underlying issue that many in our own government aren’t willing to tackle: climate change.

18Sep2017
‘Letter Project’ Makes End-of-Life Wishes Clear to Their Doctors and Their Family

New America Media

The project addresses a critical need. According to a 2014 report, 70 percent of older adults are too ill to make decisions about their treatment when they are nearing the end of their lives.

16Sep2017
Environmentalists Sue to Block US Wall with Mexico

The Associated Press

Three advocacy groups have sued the federal government to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that the Trump administration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental reviews.


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