Voters say yes to controversial fertilizer plant in Sinaloa

12/03/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

Three-quarters of the participants in a referendum on a controversial fertilizer plant in Sinaloa voted in favor of the US $5-billion project on Sunday.

Almost 40,000 people across three municipalities cast a vote in the referendum to gauge support for an ammonia and urea plant in Topolobampo, a port town 20 kilometers southwest of Los Mochis.

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Mexico ranks 12th on list of most polluting countries: study

Source: Mexico News Daily

Mexico will need to implement additional policies to meet its 2030 target of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 22%, according to an analysis by the Institute of the Americas.

The institute, an independent, inter-American organization that promotes public-private cooperation across the Americas, said in a report that “Mexico’s rollback of support to renewable energy and its response to the pandemic has put the country’s emissions on an upward path.”

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Restoring Mexico’s mangroves can shield shores, store carbon

Source: ABC News

While world leaders seek ways to stop the climate crisis at a United Nations conference in Scotland this month, one front in the battle to save the planet’s mangroves is thousands of miles (kilometers) away on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

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Mexico to seek more money for developing countries to combat climate change

Source: Mexico News Daily

Mexico will push for greater funding for developing countries at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), which begins in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday.

Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Monday that Mexico and other Latin American and Caribbean nations will demand that rich countries provide additional money so that developing countries can meet their climate goals.

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Mexico agrees to expand climate goals by 2022, foreign minister says

10/20/2021

Source: Reuters

Mexico committed to expanding its climate change goals by 2022 following a visit by U.S. climate adviser John Kerry, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday.

Kerry was in Mexico on Monday to meet with his counterparts ahead of the United Nations’ COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, which neither President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador nor Ebrard is expected to attend.

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Pamela forecast to intensify into hurricane and bring life-threatening flooding to parts of Mexico and Texas

10/13/2021

Source: CBS News

Tropical Storm Pamela is expected to be “near major hurricane strength” by the time it makes landfall Wednesday morning on the west-central coast of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday in a public advisory. The storm is expected to concoct “life-threatening” storm surge, dangerous winds, heavy rains and a threat for “significant and life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides” across affected areas. 

Located in the Pacific Ocean, Pamela is moving north and expected to continue in the general direction throughout the afternoon, followed by a faster northeastward motion Tuesday night, according to the National Hurricane Center. 

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Veracruz: one of the most intensely deforested states in Mexico

Source: Mexico Daily Post

The world’s ecosystems quietly keep human beings alive, and we largely do not notice their impacts until they are gone. Take forests, for example, whose services are valued at $4.7 trillion each year. Trees capture and filter water running through the landscape, which maintains aquatic habitat and improves water supplies for drinking and recreation.

Deforestation has diminished ecosystem services to the detriment of many communities, but policies like payments for hydrological services (PHS) can provide funds for preservation efforts. A new study from the University of Illinois explores ways to make these programs more effective, financially sustainable, and adapted to domestic user preferences.

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Search in Mexico hill collapse slowed by fears of landslides

09/13/2021

Source: ABC News

Authorities in Tlalnepantla, the municipality in Mexico state where the disaster took place Friday, reduced the number of missing people from 10 to three Saturday after seven of the missing were located, said Ricardo de la Cruz, undersecretary general of Mexico state.

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Flooding north of Mexico City leaves streets submerged

09/10/2021

Source: ABC News

Mexican authorities say heavy rains in recent days in central Mexico filled the area’s reservoirs to their capacity forcing water releases that only added to woes downstream in places like Tula.

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Olaf weakens after hitting Mexico’s Los Cabos as Cat 2 storm

09/10/2021

Source: AP News

Hurricane Olaf slipped back to tropical storm force on Friday after slamming into the Los Cabos resorts at the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and then drenching the region with torrential rains.

The storm came ashore near San Jose del Cabo late Thursday as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 100 mph (155 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

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