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In Mexico, Baby Turtles May Become an Unlikely Casualty of the Coronavirus

Region: Mexico

Topics: CoronavirusEarthEnvironmentWater

Sea turtle hatchlings in Mexico have long relied on tourists to protect them as they made the difficult journey from their nests to the sea. Now the tourists are gone, and local conservationists fear that many turtles won’t make it to the open ocean.

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Mexican Farmers Turn To Dragon Fruit As Drought Continues to Plague the South

Region: Mexico

Topics: AgricultureClimateEarthEconomyEnvironment

Regular droughts in Mexico’s southernmost state, Chiapas, make it hard for farmers to grow traditional staple crops. Many are turning to dragon fruit, which can adapt to the dry conditions, as a revenue alternative.

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In the Absence of Garbage Collection, Residents Implement Grassroots Recycling and Composting

Region: Mexico

Topics: ClimateEnvironmentInfrastructureInnovation

When a breakdown in negotiations left the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas without garbage collection for two weeks in 2019, trash piled up around town and the streets reeked. As the world grapples with waste collection, residents of this city devised a local solution – with sustainable effects to outlast the strike.

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For the Love of Bees: How a Mexican Group Teamed Up with Authorities to Save Bee Populations

Region: Mexico

Topics: Environment

Increased bee sightings in southern Mexico have resulted in the destruction of many hives and colonies. To help preserve them, an organization has partnered with local government authorities.

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The House Is Affordable, but There’s No Plumbing

Region: Mexico

Topics: EnvironmentWater

A growing number of Mexico City residents say the only homes they can afford are in illegal settlements, where basic amenities, including running water, don't exist. Many settlements use makeshift systems of tubes to connect to wells. Meanwhile, affordable housing advocates say the government needs to provide water to people, even if they live illegally in conservation areas.

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Loading Bottles for Recycling in Mexico

Region: Mexico

Topics: Environment

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Is Mexico City’s Building Boom Causing a Water Shortage?

Region: Mexico

Topics: EnvironmentWater

Real estate developers say their projects aren’t the root of the city’s inconsistent water supply, but longtime residents say it’s not a coincidence that their taps go dry after condominiums are built nearby. The city government, which acknowledges that its water infrastructure needs updating, doesn’t make public the information that could determine the cause.

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Corn, Foundation of Iconic Mexican Foods, Finds Protectors in Its Native Land

Region: Mexico

Topics: BusinessCultureEnvironment

Corn is the foundation of many iconic Mexican foods, but in recent years Mexico has been growing less and importing more. A group of women in southern Mexico are supporting each other in growing corn and making corn-based foods, shielding the staple crop from the ups and downs of the global economy.

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Featured Photo of Earthquake Building Damage in Mexico City

Region: Mexico

Topics: Environment

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Featured Photo of a Mexican Family Building a Water Tank

Region: Mexico

Topics: Environment

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