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15Sep2017
Rise in Mexican Women Looking for Alternatives to Cesarean Sections

NPR

Mexico has one of the highest cesarean section rates in the world. But as well-trained midwives become more available, natural birth is coming into vogue.

14Sep2017
UN Earth Alert: Nature Is on the Verge of Bankruptcy

Inter Press Service

Pressures on global land resources are now greater than ever, as a rapidly increasing population coupled with rising levels of consumption is placing ever-larger demands on the world’s land-based natural capital, warns a new United Nations report.

13Sep2017
Why Is Scorpion Antivenin So Affordable in Mexico, But Not in America?

ABC15

In Mexico, deadly scorpions are more widespread over a larger geographical area. Stings are more common and doctors there treat nearly 250,000 patients per year.

12Sep2017
Pope Francis Slams ’Stupid’ Climate Change Deniers

Al Jazeera

Pontiff calls on politicians to take scientists’ advice as he raises alarm over global warming after major storms.

11Sep2017
Indigenous Women in Mexico Have Limited Access to Health Services

The Fulano Forum

Affiliation with health services does not assure an effective access for indigenous women. For this reason, that sector of the population has twice to risk of dying from preventable illnesses than the rest of the women in Mexico.

09Sep2017
Al Gore Warned Climate Change Worsens Hurricanes

Newsweek

When Al Gore’s climate-change documentary An Inconvenient Sequel opened, the right-leaning media was quick to dismiss it as a “bomb.” But to dwell on its box office receipts is to the miss the point. The film’s message is no more critical than it is right now.

08Sep2017
US Senate Panel Votes to Reverse Mexico City Policy, Signaling Support for Global Family-Planning

STAT

In a move likely to prove only symbolic, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted on Thursday to overturn the Mexico City Policy, which President Trump announced in January he would reinstate and which the State Department formalized in May.

07Sep2017
Pacific Nations Promise to Recover Bluefin Tuna

Van Nuys News Press

Last week Pacific nations came together and agreed, for the first time, to recover the population of Pacific bluefin tuna to a sustainable level.

06Sep2017
’Likely Catastrophic’ Hurricane Irma Slams Caribbean Islands as Category 5 Storm

The Canadian Press

Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record-setting force early Wednesday, shaking people in their homes on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda on a path toward Puerto Rico and possibly Florida by the weekend.

05Sep2017
Planning Is Key to Protect Animals During Disasters

The Conversation

It is too early to know how many animals were affected by the severe weather spawned by Hurricane Harvey. But it is likely that millions of pets and livestock animals were impacted by this disaster. Now Irma is brewing in the Caribbean.


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