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Last Minute Deal Struck in Cancun

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It ain't great but it could be worse.

The Cancun climate talks are a wrap, and to no one's surprise, negotiators failed to agree to a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. So that's crap. But! At the nth hour, an agreement was hammered out to save the UN climate negotiation progress. Which may not sound like much, but compared to the debacle of the Copenhagen talks, when it looked like future cooperation was in jeopardy,......read more

Endemico Resguardo Silvestre, Mexico

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Upscale eco-huts blend in seamlessly with the Baja environment

If you're looking for an excuse to head south of the border, we may have just found you one. Resting precariously on the rocky cliffs above Valle de Guadalupe on the Baja Peninsula, Endemico Resguardo Silvestre features 20 "EcoLofts" that offer stunning views of the wine country below. Designed with the environment in mind, the 215 sq. ft. huts are built from corten steel,......read more

Is Organic Always Sustainable?

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How our demand for organic produce is depleting aquifers south of the border

On Mexico's arid Baja Peninsula, the organic agriculture sector is thriving, thanks in no small part to booming demand for year-round organic produce in America. But as Elizabeth Rosenthal points out in The New York Times, our growing appetite for all things organic carries an environmental cost: intensive irrigation. Every ton of organic produce exported from Mexico contributes aquifer......read more

A Year on the Road: Over the Border

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Exploring Agua Prieta, Mexico after dark

Like many people, I have an innate fascination with international borders --  what they represent and what they separate. Perhaps driving across the border into Mexico at dusk for a scenic drive isn't the best idea, but I have had worse.  These images were collected through an evening in March 2013 across the US border at Douglas, AZ. Once across the border, I took off rambling through......read more

The Amaranth Renaissance

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A traditional Mexican grain offers a promising alternative to corn crops under threat by climate change

The vast majority of plant protein consumed by humans comes courtesy of only three crops: rice, wheat, and corn. In Mexico, the main dietary staple is corn, a crop that is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Enter amaranth, an ancient Mexican grain that offers a solution to the difficulties of growing corn in an unstable climate. In a new episode of The World's "What's For Lunch" series,......read more

A Mexican Adventure Through the Eyes of Adrian Morris

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The wandering photographer known as Mowgli offers a bittersweet glimpse of his travels through Mexico

Photographer Adrian Morris, known to the internet as Mowgli, is one well-traveled dude. Born and raised on the sunny shores of Gold Coast, Australia, he has visited every continent in the world except Antarctica, from South and Southeast Asia to North Africa, South America and Europe. He has  spent extended periods of time in England, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and New York City, but he never......read more

Incredible Aerial Photos of Mexico City

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Overhead shots of one of the world's largest cities

Mexico City, the most populous city in the Western Hemisphere, is home to over 21 million people. There are an astounding 25,400 people per square mile living in the city. In the above photos, Mexican photographer Pablo Lopez Muz shows what just that looks like, as seemingly endless rings of homes radiate out in waves from the city center.  "In a megalopolis like Mexico City," says Lopez......read more

Leaked Document Exposes Obama's Climate Strategy

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Confidential memo outlines key messages the Obama administration wants to convey at UN climate talks in Mexico in November.

The Guardian has published the text a leaked document revealing the US government's increasingly controversial strategy in the global UN climate talks. The document was left on a European hotel computer and passed to the British newspaper. The text unveils the Obama's administration's hardline, "take it or leave it" approach to the agreement, signaling that the US intends......read more

Mexican Megacrystals Shaped by Climate Change

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Ancient climate swings responsible for creation of massive gypsum megacrystals in caves near Chihuahua, Mexico.

The massive underground megacrystals discovered in caves in northern Mexico add more proof to the theory that the world's greatest designer is nature itself. In a report published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Italian researchers say that extreme swings in the climate of the region (i.e. climate change) are responsible for creating the gigantic crystals (yes, those are men in the......read more

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