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A Massive Iceberg Has Broken Away from Antarctica

USA Today

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded broke off from an ice shelf in Antarctica, British scientists announced this week.

Health Officials in Mexico Step Up Efforts to Increase Teen Pregnancy Awareness

Al Jazeera

Around 214 million women in developing nations, who want to avoid getting pregnant are not using contraception. Mexico has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancies in the world.

‘Sixth Extinction’ of Wildlife Much Faster Than Feared

Agence France-Presse

Around a decade ago, experts feared that a new planetary wipeout of species was looming. Today, most agree that it is under way, but the new study suggests that the die-out is already ratcheting up a gear.

Gathering Takes Aim at High HIV Rates Among World’s Indigenous Population

CBC Health

When people have control over their own health policy, they become healthier, and Indigenous peoples, almost without exception, don’t have control over the laws that govern how their communities operate.

Mexico’s Methane Emissions Threaten the Environment

Inter Press Service

Mexico is in transition towards commercial exploitation of its shale gas, which is being included in two auctions of 24 hydrocarbon blocks, at a time when the country is having difficulty preventing and reducing industrial methane emissions.

Cross-Border Collaboration Provides Low-Cost Wheelchairs and Prosthetic Limbs

Political tension between the United States and Mexico is making headlines with talk of disrupting longstanding trade deals and constructing a border wall. And then there’s the story of Antonio Garcia.

Save the Vaquita Day Marked By Coordinated Efforts

National Marine Mammal Foundation

The world is marking International Save the Vaquita Day on July 8 by supporting VaquitaCPR’s ambitious, emergency plan to help save the vaquita porpoise from extinction in the northern Gulf of California.

Mexican Corporations, Nonprofits, Government Work Together to Improve Health

Direct Relief

Direct Relief today announced it has established a conduit for pharmaceutical companies in Mexico to donate medicine within the country.

New Greenhouse Gas Linked to Solar Panel Industry

The Weather Network

The growing reliance on solar power may have created a new enemy for environmentalists — a greenhouse gas that’s thousands of times more potent than CO2.

The Mountain Community in Veracruz Where People Lose Sight, Become Paralyzed

Latin American Herald Tribune

Dozens of inhabitants of Tlaltetela, a small village in the Mexican state of Veracruz, are paralyzed from head to toe due to an incurable progressive neurodegenerative disorder known as SCA7.

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