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24Oct2017
Pollution Bigger Killer Than War, Tobacco, and Various Diseases Combined

Common Dreams

Pollution kills 9 million people per year. That’s more than the number of deaths caused by tobacco, three times as many deaths caused by AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined, and 15 times as many deaths caused by war and other violence.

23Oct2017
Mexico Takes Big Step to Address Carbon Emissions

Yale Climate Connections

Next year, Mexico aims to join the growing number of governments around the world with formal carbon markets.

22Oct2017
Proposed Mental Health Bill Undermines Rights of Mexicans with Disabilities

Human Rights Watch

Mexico’s Congressional Mental Health and Drug Commission is considering a national mental health bill that proposes to improve mental health services for all in Mexico but would seriously jeopardize the rights of people with disabilities.

20Oct2017
Sea Turtles Are a Conservation Success Story - Mostly

Oceans Deeply

Many populations of endangered sea turtles are recovering, but some continue to drop. Sea turtle biologist Margaret Lamont talks about why differences in biology and ecology hinder some turtles from bouncing back and why the animals are so difficult to study.

19Oct2017
HBO Chronicles Undocumented Immigrants’ Struggle to Find Affordable Health Care

Remezcla

In the new HBO short documentary Clinica de Migrantes, filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin takes an intimate look inside the Puentes de Salud clinic and underscores the incredible work the clinic’s staff offers to their underserved patients.

17Oct2017
A Desperate Push to Save Mexico’s Vaquita Porpoise

The San Diego Union-Tribune

A flotilla of small vessels set off into Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California before daybreak last Friday, launching a daring and desperate quest to prevent the extinction of a species.

16Oct2017
High Obesity, Diabetes in Mexico Create Demand for Healthier Products

Food Navigator

High rates of obesity and diabetes in Mexico has consumers looking for healthier options that do not compromise on a taste – a difficult combination that is nonetheless within reach for manufacturers.

14Oct2017
Boosting Bees Could Make for a Greener Mexico City

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Urban beekeeping is on the rise in cities such as London and New York where homeowners, companies and restaurants are setting up rooftop hives that each house thousands of bees. But strict rules in densely packed Mexico City about the location of hives restrict them mainly to the city fringes.

13Oct2017
Other Countries Should Follow Mexico’s Improved Provisions for End-of-Life Care

Human Rights Watch

Mexico is one of few low- and middle-income countries that has taken steps to include adequate end-of-life care, working to ensure no one suffers needlessly as their life comes to a close.

12Oct2017
Oaxaca Sea Turtle Arrivals Up 20% Over Last Year

Mexico News Daily

The recovery of olive ridley sea turtles over the last decade appears to be well under way as up to 22% more turtles arrived on two beaches in Oaxaca to lay their eggs this season.


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