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News and comment

2011

A DIY bike lane in Mexico City, [1] November 11

2010

Mexico City has been experiencing high temperatures, writes Daniel Hernández of Intersections, with some reports of 50 C temperatures inside some Metro stations. [2] May 14

2009

Mexico: water shortages affecting nearly 2 million residents, [3] June 17, 2009 "This should be a wake-up call to start paying attention to the basics, but I expect we’ll wake up one morning in Chicago, or New York or London shocked, shocked that OUR systems have just stopped working and we won’t have a clue how it happened. Same way it’s happening in Mexico City. Just not paying attention to the basics of life." [4] April 9

Transition: Energy descent and transition in Mexico, part 1 by Holger Hieronimi, June 5 [5]

Aguascalientes has embarked on an ambitious strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which includes upgrading cycling lanes and suburban trains, switching public lighting to solar power power and capturing methane from landfills to produce biogas. [6] June 5

Water cut off in Mexico City, [7] April 10

Mexico: A lack of water in Mexico City, [8] March 26. Mexico City is running out of water. Daniel Hernandez of Intersections writes about what the local government is doing to address the situation, but officials say “drastic steps” may need to be considered including the possibility of turning off the water on the weekends.

2008

Mexico to host World Environment Day 2009, [9] September 22. The theme will be 'Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change'. It reflects the urgency for nations to agree on a new agreement at the crucial climate convention meeting in Copenhagen some 180 days later in the year, and the links with overcoming poverty and improved management of forests.

References

Mexico is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world and the second most populous country in Latin America.

Initiatives by topic

Biodiversity

Wikipedia: Mexico, Biodiversity

Coasts

SuMar, Community Journalism in the Gulf of California

Environment quality

Oaxaca Water Quality Forum

Green purchasing

Ecotourism: Sierra Gorda

Food

Sembradores Urbanos - Solar cooking resources in Mexico

Sustainable energy

Wikipedia: Renewable Energy Resources, Solar power in Mexico, Wind power in Mexico, Renewable Energy Law, Energy Efficiency Law, Electricity and the environment

Sustainable transport

Colectivo camina, haz ciudad (Mexico City) - Hacia ciudades libres de autos 2011, Towards Carfree Cities

Trees, woodland and forest

Reforestation at Pedregal

Resources

Maps

commons:Atlas of Mexico

Interwiki links

Wikipedia: Mexico


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