Tag Archives: Mexico

The American Zika Virus Threat: What You Need to Know

Microcephalic Babies Are Tied to Zika viral infections during their first 3 months of fetal development. Source bn.thetodaypost.com Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people … Continue reading

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US Oil Bomb Trains Threaten Communities, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK Sources NYTimes, L, AP, R @@ Danger on the Rails: Bomb Trains – that new oil from North Dakota is highly volatile, greatly increasing the probability of exploding trains — as they roll through your town or … Continue reading

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US Lags Behind World in Clean Energy, the Big Oil Gamble, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK Fossil Fuel Follies: Big Oil Is Gambling $91 Billion On 20 High-Risk Projects says a new report,writes Magan Darby at Responding to Climate Change. Tar sands and deep sea oil projects are bad for business as well … Continue reading

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Good Clean News: US Wind Power Cheapest Ever, Fast Solar Car, and More!

GOOD CLEAN NEWS OO Price of US Wind Power at All Time Low: 2.5 cents/Kw-Hour OO California Moves Grid Planning Toward the Clean Distributed Power – the state-mandated shift toward distributed, customer-owned resources in utility grid plans begins. OO An … Continue reading

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Good Clean News: US Cuts Emissions, Cheap Danish Wind Power, and more!

GOOD CLEAN NEWS OO Ontario to Become Energy Lab with 34MW of Clean Energy Storageusing batteries, flywheels, hydrogen and thermal energy storage in mandated mix. OO California And Mexico Sign Climate Pact During Governor Brown’s Visit OO US Govt Cut … Continue reading

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The Latest Speaking Out for Climate Change Action

Speaking Out Credit Matthew Reed Thousands Across US Protested Fossil Fuels, Pipeline – on May 17th, a National Day of Action, in communities great and small, following a similar rally in Washington DC three weeks ago, reports Phil Compton at the Sierra Club. Whether … Continue reading

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Wind Energy Boom in Mexico

On an arid plain where sudden gusts of wind can rip roofs off buildings and knock over tractor trailers, Mexico is building a new engine for its energy future, reports David Garcia at Reuters News. The town of La Ventosa … Continue reading

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Mexican Senate Votes To Put Into Law Long-term Climate Targets

Following a Mexican Senate vote recently, Mexico is poised to become just the second country in the world to enshrine long-term climate targets into national legislation, reports Richard Black at the BBC. All 78 senators approved the bill, indicating that … Continue reading

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Climate Change Hitting Latin America with Extreme Weather

From Chile to Colombia to Mexico, Latin America has been battered recently by wildfires, floods and droughts, report Cesar Garcia And Ian James of Associated Press at the Sacramento Bee. While leading climate scientists are unable to pin any single … Continue reading

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Record-Breaking Drought in Mexico Could Increase Migration

The sun-baked northern states of Mexico are suffering under the worst drought since the government began recording rainfall 70 years ago reports Francisco Rodriguez at the Associated Press in the Detroit News. Crops of corn, beans and oats are withering … Continue reading

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