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Agriculture Can be a Solution for Deforestation in Chiapas, Mexico

Nature Conservancy - Science

Like many of the places where The Nature Conservancy works, Chiapas, Mexico, is a biodiversity hotspot under threat: as the fertility of existing agricultural lands decreases, the agricultural sector expands into bordering forests.

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Coatepec and Xico, Mexico: Veracruz green high

Green Traveler Guides

| In the Land of Chipichipi | We could feel the air cool and freshen as we began to ascend la Ruta de la Niebla, the Way of Fog, into las Alturas, the highlands of Mexico’s Veracruz state. Whereas down on the brown sands of its Gulf of Mexico beaches it had been hot and humid and there was […] Coatepec and Xico, Mexico: Veracruz green high is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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New Mexico's families of color already feeling climate change's effects

Inhabitant

In hot, dry New Mexico, climate change is already playing out. In Albuquerque, New Mexico’s biggest city, the International District, where many families of color live, is a heat sink. And it’s hitting people of color especially hard, say climate change experts. Too much concrete and not enough vegetation traps heat. Several organizations are planting trees in lower income areas of the city, but it will be a while before saplings can provide shade. “As

Caribbean Mexico: how to find a green hotel

Green Traveler Guides

| 4 Great Tips | Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is home to some of the Caribbean’s best and most beloved resort destinations, including Cancun, Cozumel, Riviera Maya and beyond. And when it’s an eco-friendly resort, hotel or inn you’re seeking—as we fervently hope you […] Caribbean Mexico: how to find a green hotel is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Oaxaca, Mexico: an eco-hacienda muy tranquilo

Green Traveler Guides

| Hacienda Gone Green | The city of Oaxaca is one of Mexico’s great treasures. All Mexico North America Oaxaca Oaxaca City Benito Juarez National Park eco-friendly Mexican hacienda hotel Green Hotel in Oaxaca City Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles San Felipe del Agua

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San Miguel de Allende: leading Mexico's green revolution

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact San Miguel de Allende: leading Mexico’s green revolution 30 December 10 · 6 comments | Mexico’s Greenest City? | It quickly dawns on us that, arguably, San Miguel de Allende could be the greenest city in all Mexico. This is San Miguel’s own Tianguis Orgánico (organic market), and it ranks among the best in Mexico.

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The ocean is on fire after Gulf of Mexico gas pipeline leak

Inhabitant

A Pemex gas pipeline leak and an electrical storm have led to what some are calling an "eye of fire" in the ocean

Rainforest Alliance salutes Mexico’s Mayakoba

Green Traveler Guides

M ayakoba in Mexico ’s Riviera Maya has been cited by the Rainforest Alliance for achievements in sustainable tourism, the first time that organization has so honored a tourism project. We have been working with the Rainforest Alliance since 2010 to comply with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria ’s internationally recognized recommendations for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable tourism, and we encourage other tourism properties in Mexico to do the same.&#.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico: world’s 1st hotel eco-microturbine

Green Traveler Guides

Playa del Carmen, Mexico: world’s 1st hotel eco-microturbine is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Cancun Mexico News North America Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo Resorts Riviera Maya Green Travel News Real Resorts Reuters Royal Playa del CarmenThe world's first hotel use of an eco-efficient microturbine will reduce the Royal Playa del Carmen's energy consumption by more than 48%, and also eliminates the necessity for emergency generators.

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Jalisco, Mexico: on the elusive trail of organic tequila

Green Traveler Guides

The colonial town of Tequila (founded by Franciscan monks in 1530) and, surrounding it, the sprawling fields of red volcanic soil planted in row after row […] Jalisco, Mexico: on the elusive trail of organic tequila is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All Mexico North America Tequila The Americas 4 Copas organic tequila tour Case Noble tour certified organic tequilas organic tequila distilleries in Tequila Organic tequila in Jalisco Tequila Herradura tour

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Los Cabos: Mexico’s 1st eco-friendly festival

Green Traveler Guides

The first-ever Los Cabos Greenfest in Mexico''s Baja seeks to raise awareness about saving the planet through music, fitness and wellness. Los Cabos: Mexico’s 1st eco-friendly festival is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Baja Experiences/Events Los Cabos Mexico News North America The Americas Green Travel News Los Cabos Greenfest Reuters

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San Miguel de Allende: an angelic hotel from Mexico’s Señor and Señora Verde…and mucho mas

Green Traveler Guides

| The Power of Dos | It’s our first day back at our favorite place in central Mexico, and our rental’s fridge yawns empty.The weekly organic tianguis—biggest and, in our opinion, finest organic farmers market in the entire country—is still a few days away.

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PRB Coal Exports Through Mexico?

Sightline Daily

Image by By user:Intersofia (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons According to an article in a coal trade publication last week, a private firm has annonced plans to open a coal export terminal in Guaymas, Mexico. Yet to reach Guaymas, that coal would have to be switched to the Union Pacific line, and then to the Ferromex rail line at the US-Mexico border.

New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Air, Lives Saved » New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power. Recently the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission chose to continue the state’s leadership on clean energy investments when it approved a measure on solar power : The Public Regulation Commission (last month) approved a new way.for utilities to calculate renewable energy costs but kept the current price caps that limit the impact on consumers. Compass.

Jalisco, Mexico: a fiesta of quince

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Jalisco, Mexico: a fiesta of quince 16 August 10 · 0 comments | Greening in Atotonilquillo | A nd now for some good news from Mexico…again this year, the annual harvest celebration in a farming pueblo near Jalisco ‘s Lake Chapala is coming off without a hitch.

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Oaxaca, Mexico: microfinance for tourists

Green Traveler Guides

So it is with the most worthy touring concept we have met in a long time— Fundación En Vía: Travel, Learn, Fight Poverty of Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca, Mexico: microfinance for tourists is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Oaxaca: it’s easy eating green Oaxaca’s En Via: a day that pays Rainforest Alliance salutes Mexico’s Mayakoba Here’s to Earth Day: 9 eco-friendly Caribbean resorts Sustainable TV? Tours Mexico Oaxaca| Fundación En Via |.

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New Water Fund in Mexico for People and Nature

Cool Green Science

That’s why I was delighted to be in Monterrey, Mexico today to celebrate the launch of the Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund (FAMM). It was especially poignant to launch our latest Water Fund in Monterrey today, as Mexico copes with historic flooding and landslides caused by Tropical Storm Manuel and Hurricane Ingrid hitting the country from both sides. Monterrey—one of the most important industrial capitals of Mexico and Latin America—was spared the worst of this week’s storms.

Can I get Immunotherapy for Cancer Treatment in Mexico?

Eco Friendly Daily

If you are in Mexico, immunotherapy cancer treatment is available to you. Immunotherapy in Mexico. While traditional forms of immunotherapy are available in Mexico, there are also a few treatments that aren’t available in the United States.

An individual transferable quota experiment in the Gulf of Mexico headboat fishery

Environmental Economics

This is truly exciting: NOAA Fisheries has issued an exempted fishing permit (EFP) to the Gulf of Mexico Headboat Cooperative (Cooperative).  The Cooperative consists of headboat owners/captains.  The Cooperative intends to evaluate the efficiency of an allocation-based management system, using a limited number of headboats in a two-year pilot study.

Searching for Whoopers: New Report Showcases Gulf of Mexico Migrants

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Gulf of Mexico is awash with migrants — at least 395 bird species are found over, in, or near the Gulf of Mexico and its coastal fringes, many of them passing through Texas on their annual migrations. Mexico, Canada, and Cuba ­­ — creating the most comprehensive data assembly and threat assessment for migratory Gulf species to date. The Gulf of Mexico is one of the most critically important geographic areas for bird migration in all of North America.

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Five Years After BP Spill, Gulf of Mexico is Rekindling Responsibility for the Gulf’s Future

Cool Green Science

Last week marked both the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the 45th Earth Day. Since then, there has been much environmental progress, but one need look no further than the Gulf of Mexico and the BP oil spill to see how much more must be done to pass along a safe and healthy world to our children. Robert Bendick is the Nature Conservancy’s Gulf of Mexico Program Director.

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A 1905 home reborn as greenery-filled office in Mexico City

AGreenLiving

Mexican architecture firm Gabriel Beas Arquitectura has transformed a 1905 building in the historic Mexico City neighborhood of Colonia San Rafael into Corporativo BNS, a contemporary office space surrounded by lush landscaping.

Mature trees shape a leafy, light-filled home in Mexico

AGreenLiving

Here is the original: Mature trees shape a leafy, light-filled home in Mexico. Eco Green conservation country destruction homes increase-carbon location mexico stateSouth of Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco, local architecture firm Estudio Radillo Alba has completed the Casa R.A., a family of five’s countryside home that takes its site-specific massing from the existing trees on site.

Mexico discovers ‘huge’ oil field

Eco Friendly Daily

The field is in the Gulf of Mexico, and Mexico says it could be bigger than its largest oil field, Cantarell. ” The government says its investment in exploration will enable Mexico to maintain its current output in the future. barrels per day, Mexico is Latin America’s largest crude producer ahead of Venezuela and Brazil, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Mexico is not a member of oil producers’ cartel Opec.

A comment on Steve Earle's "The Gulf of Mexico"

Environmental Economics

" That song has a companion piece, "The Gulf of Mexico," an actual sea chantey that makes a nod to Earle's own history on the Gulf Coast. Currently in my CD player: About the closest Earle comes to optimism is on the closing "This City," an ode to New Orleans that declares, "This city will never drown." via www.newsobserver.com. Some of my favorite songs of all time are Steve Earle's Irish tunes, but Cajun-Irish?

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Nature Could Help Prevent $50 Billion in Flood Damages in the Gulf of Mexico

Nature Conservancy - Science

New science shows that restoring healthy coastal habitats – like marshes and oyster reefs – is an extremely cost-effective solution for reducing those risks. Climate Change From the Field Ideas Nature Tech Adaptation Climate Nature + People Nature-based Solutions Oceans

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The ocean is on fire after Gulf of Mexico gas pipeline leak

AGreenLiving

But as Pemex demonstrated last week in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the right set of conditions — a leak in a gas pipeline plus an electrical storm — can set the ocean on fire and be very difficult to extinguish. ? Related: Pipeline explosion in Mexico kills 91 and counting Pemex swung into action on the ocean and PR cleanup fronts. But Greenpeace Mexico isn’t ready to let it go and move on. It takes a lot to start a fire in the ocean.

Daily demand and supply: "Price spikes for jumbo shrimp blamed on Gulf of Mexico dead zone"

Environmental Economics

Marty presented this at App State back in 2013 : The study's researchers captured the hypoxia effects by reviewing the month-to-month price changes of various market sizes of shrimp. They compared that data to the periods when low-oxygen conditions were present. In a telephone interview, Smith said researchers have known for years that low oxygen levels in water stresses individual fishery species such as shrimp, including causing them to grow less quickly. "That

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Perfect substitutes: Gulf of Mexico water quality and minor league baseball!

Environmental Economics

Skip Sauer: The WSJ reports that Governor Phil Bryant is allocating $15 million from Mississippi’s share of BP oil spill damages to be invested in a minor league ballpark in Biloxi. The city itself has voted to issue $21 million in bonds backed by stadium revenues, but the deal apparently hinged on the state’s investment of BP funds. Biloxi’s population has declined 10% (to 45,000) since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the 2010 oil spill must have added to the economic destruction.

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Will Mexico City’s massive new park be a climate adaptation paragon for other cities?

AGreenLiving

An architect and officials are hoping that a huge park in Mexico City can restore the water systems of the region and serve as a model for others around the world. Read more here: Will Mexico City’s massive new park be a climate adaptation paragon for other cities? Business Green a-huge-park a-model-for and-serve cities huge-park mexico officials-are others-around the-region- water world

Mexico discovers ‘huge’ oil field

Eco Friendly Daily

The field is in the Gulf of Mexico, and Mexico says it could be bigger than its largest oil field, Cantarell. ” The government says its investment in exploration will enable Mexico to maintain its current output in the future. barrels per day, Mexico is Latin America’s largest crude producer ahead of Venezuela and Brazil, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Mexico is not a member of oil producers’ cartel Opec.

Aztec-inspired eco home sits lightly on the land in Mexico

AGreenLiving

When Mexico City-based architecture practice Mauricio Ceballos X Architects (MCXA) was asked to design a home in an ancestral place in Malinalco, it immediately knew that a minimal environmental footprint would be the key to success. Aztec-inspired eco home sits lightly on the land in Mexico.

Architect makes playful puzzle pavilion for Design Week Mexico

AGreenLiving

At the 11th annual Design Week Mexico, Mexican architect Gerardo Broissin created the Egaligilo Pavilion, an eye-catching structure made with large jigsaw puzzle-shaped concrete pieces. Architect makes playful puzzle pavilion for Design Week Mexico.

Midcentury warehouse becomes a community-building asset in Mexico City

AGreenLiving

In a bid to sustainably create more inclusive and connective space in Mexico City, local architecture practice BAAQ’ has rehabilitated Dr. Atl 285 — an industrial structure from the late 1960s — into a mixed-use community hub topped with a productive urban garden.

Why I Fell in Love with Mexico City

Eco Chic

Starre Vartan in Mexico City. This story was originally featured on MNN.com Over the years, I've heard my fair share about Mexico City, mostly negatives—crime, terrible air pollution and, well, crime topped the list. Decorative ironwork is popular in most places with a warm climate; Mexico City's Roma neighborhood has plenty of examples that catch the sunshine and give beautiful attention to light and shadow.

The United States Might Import Water from Mexico

Green Blog

The United States receives many imports from Mexico on a daily basis, including possibly water. The Colorado River, which tends to often go through periods of drought, has spawned concern from both Mexico and the U.S. Regulations are not as strict in Mexico, and it is hoped that by 2020 the desalination plants would be built, which would lessen the dependence on the Colorado River.

Mexico Looking To Tap Into Wind Potential

Eco Friendly Daily

One such location is Mexico where wind energy and renewable energy in general are growing despite what many consider to be limited framework for the sector. However, Mexico has great potential for wind energy development and is beginning to take advantage. According to experts, Mexico has upwards of seventy-one gigawatts of potential in wind energy. However, this is significantly greater than the three megawatts Mexico had in place as of 2005.

Revolutionary downdraft energy tower envisioned for US-Mexico border

EcoFriend

Sonia Renthlei: If all goes according to plan, the US-Mexican border area in Arizona’s San Luis is set to be the recipient of a revolutionary piece of architectural and technological ingenuity. First patented in 1975 by Phillip Carlson, the downdraft energy tower is a structure that will generate clean power through the use of wind turbines and solar heated air. The site for the project has already received approval for land lease and is now in the process of obtaining zonal approval.

Unlocking the Mysterious Journeys of Migratory Species in the Gulf of Mexico

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ocean conservation has always been a challenge. The ocean is a largely unknown, highly dynamic, and often distant, submerged environment. For these reasons, most marine science and resource management is typically conducted from the shore or in small, defined areas […]. From the Field Nature Tech Wildlife Migrations Research Sea Turtles Technology

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First Smart Forest City in Mexico will be 100% food and energy self-sufficient

AGreenLiving

Milan-based architecture firm Stefano Boeri Architetti has unveiled innovative designs for a nature-infused smart city in Cancun, Mexico that will serve as a model for resilient and sustainable urban planning. More here: First Smart Forest City in Mexico will be 100% food and energy self-sufficient. Green development eco-tourism green-roof hotels mexico mind modern plants reforestation stefano boeri stefano boeri architetti urban planning valentine

Mexico Climate Action Plan

The Green Changemakers

Mexico City is demonstrating environmental leadership that can be adopted by other megacities around the world. Download the Mexico Climate Action Program: 2008-2012 Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the many benefits of Mexico City’s progressive Green Plan. The environmental initiatives will help Mexico City accomplish its ambitious goal to reduce carbon emissions by 7 million tons (12 percent) between 2008 and 2012.

10,000 Improved Cookstoves – The Beginning of Eradicating Open Fire Cooking in Mexico

Green (Living) Review

Ten thousand families in Mexico now have a safer, healthier, more efficient way to cook. EcoZoom's Project Mexico included designing a new stove especially for cooking in Mexico, conducting trainings with stove installers and participating in the first round of installations. A quarter of Mexico’s population, 25 million people, cooks on open fires or dangerous unimproved cookstoves. This program is taking a big step toward eradicating open fire cooking in Mexico.

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