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Mystery Disease Threatens Mexican Caribbean Coral Reefs

XINHUA Mexico’s Caribbean resort region is facing an ecological catastrophe due to a mysterious contagious disease that has damaged up to 50 percent of all local marine coral species, according to Lorenzo Álvarez Filip, a researcher from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). “This is a disease of tissue loss in hard corals, and the pathogen is still unknown,

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Tren Maya Could Destroy Pre-Hispanic Archeological Treasures

PULSE NEWS MEXICO Mexico’s ever-more-controversial Tren Maya tourist train project — a 1,500-kilometer railway system imposed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) that has been widely condemned for threating both the fragile geography of the country’s Yucatan Peninsula and over half of the region’s indigenous flora and fauna — is now facing yet another obstacle in its completion. The

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AMLO to Go after US Mining Company for Exporting Gravel

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said Monday, May 2, said that he will bring legal action against the Mexican-Alabama joint venture mining corporation Calica Legacy Vulcán for extracting gravel for export, rather than for local consumption. During his daily morning presser, López Obrador said that, from a flyover of Calica-Legacy Vulcan he

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Restoration Project Launched for Mexico’s Coral Reefs

XINHUA Researchers specializing in sea resources at Mexico’s Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute have recently launched a project to restore fish biodiversity in the country’s Caribbean coral reefs. Jesús Ernesto Arias González, a researcher at the center, said:, “We realize this (restoration project) by using various techniques. One way is catching fish before they

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AMLO Claims COP26 Reforestation Plan Was All His Idea

OPINION By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Apparently the idea of replanting trees to prevent deforestation is a uniquely Mexican concept, conceived by “Mr. Environment Responsibility” himself, aka, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO). At least, that is what AMLO had the audacity to claim during his morning press rant on Wednesday, Nov. 3. Asked by one of the few real journalists

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