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.”


Professor conducts research using trees in Mexico

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11/07/19 – The Ithacan

By Krissy Waite

For the past nine years, Paula Turkon, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Ithaca College, has been working on creating a timeline that can be used to date environmental and cultural changes in Northwestern Mexico using trees.

“The work that we’re doing is still preliminary,” Turkon said. “We’re building what we call a master sequence, and that can then be used to interpret things, but the construction of it is slow work because we don’t have anything to compare it to.”

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Biden to visit Panama, Mexico in September in push to strengthen ties with Latin America

Joe BidenThe Washington Post, 8/29/2013

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden is preparing to travel next month to Panama and Mexico, part of an effort by the Obama administration to strengthen economic ties with Latin and Central America.

In Panama, Biden will meet with President Ricardo Martinelli and tour the Panama Canal’s expansion project, which is a priority for the U.S. as well.  Biden will meet in Mexico with President Enrique Pena Nieto. The White House says while in Mexico, Biden will launch a high-level economic dialogue. He’ll also highlight education and research.

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PEW Study: U.S. Image Rebounds in Mexico

Arrow Graph by Flickr user nDevilTV Research Global Attitudes Project, 4/29/13

On the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Mexico, the United States is enjoying a resurgence of good will among the Mexican public, with a clear majority favorably inclined toward their northern neighbor and more now expressing confidence in Obama.

A national opinion survey of Mexico by the Pew Research Center, conducted March 4-17 among 1,000 adults, finds that roughly two-thirds (66%) of Mexicans have a favorable opinion of the U.S. – up from 56% a year ago and dramatically higher than it was following the passage of Arizona’s restrictive immigration law in 2010, when favorable Mexican attitudes toward the United States slipped to 44%.

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