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Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Saved From illegal Logging

Illegal logging in the forests of Mexico that are the wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly has been virtually eliminated, according to a new study.

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Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Saved From illegal Logging

Source: Earth Week, Fri August 24, 2012
Illegal logging in the forests of Mexico that are the wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly has been virtually eliminated, according to a new study.

Mexico becomes 2nd country in the world to pass national climate-change law

Source: Nature.com, Sun April 22, 2012
As the Kyoto Protocol winds down without a strong replacement, countries are implementing their own strategies to reduce global warming.

Mexico closes huge rubbish dump

Source: BBC, Tue December 20, 2011
Mexico City closes one of the world's biggest landfill dumps, where most rubbish will now be recycled or turned into compost and green energy.

Doubling of wintering Monarch butterflies in the Mexican Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Source: , Tue August 09, 2011
Deforestation has decreased and reforestation initiatives have resulted in more than five million organically planted trees since 1997. Along with economic alternatives for the local communities as well as effective law enforcement against harmful practices, the future for the wintering Monarch butterflies seems bright.

Mexico Forest Communities Excel In Capturing Carbon

Source: Terra Daly, Sun November 28, 2010
A study released amid debate over how to reduce the loss and degradation of the world's most vulnerable forests suggests that negotiators at the upcoming UN climate change conference in Cancun should look to Mexico's forest communities for a solution.

Hospital provides healing, hope in drug war’s epicenter

Story contains video Source: CNN, Thu September 23, 2010
Several times a week, a 74-year-old grandmother drives into the murder capital of the world to help keep a sanctuary for its citizens alive.

Mexico City bans free plastic bags

Source: BBC, Thu August 19, 2010
Mexico - A new law has come into effect in Mexico City giving the authorities the power to fine shops which give away free plastic bags to their customers.

Mysterious tunnel discovered under Mexican ruins

Story contains video Source: MSNBC, Mon August 09, 2010
A tunnel is discovered beneath temple ruins in Teotihuacan, Mexico, that experts believe lead to tombs and an underground city dating back to 100 B.C.

British museum does Day of the Dead this article opens in a new window

Source: Sideways News, Fri October 30, 2009
The British Museum is doing Halloween with a difference this year, unveiling a decorated altar ahead of their Day of the Dead celebration this Sunday (1st November).

Creative bus stops ease the commute

Source: Yahoo! Green, Wed October 28, 2009
Taking the bus can be a cheaper commute than driving a car.

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