Mexico

Mexico’s Likely Next President Is A Climate Scientist But Not Outspoken

"Mexico will elect a new president in June, at a time when climate change is already challenging the country in many ways. But don’t expect the leading candidate, Claudia Sheinbaum, a climate scientist, to make climate a central part of her campaign ahead of the June 2 election."

Source: AP, 04/08/2024

"From Michigan to Nebraska, Midwest States Face an Early Wildfire Season"

"The blazes come after a record dry winter in the region. “Year to date, we've had close to 300 wildfires statewide,” a Wisconsin official said. “The normal year-to-date 10-year average is about 40 fires.”"

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/29/2024

"Water Is Disappearing From Mexico's Vital Desert Oasis Cuatro Cienegas"

"Alfalfa plants sway under a thin veil of mist as towering irrigation equipment rolls above the crops, spraying the vast fields with water. It's an important agriculture product in Mexico's northern state of Coahuila, grown there for hundreds of years."

Source: Reuters, 03/26/2024

LNG To Fuel Conflict, Profit, Warming in Coming Years

A partisan debate has flared over liquified natural gas, as industry, environmentalists and politicians wrangle over LNG’s role in climate change and the energy transition, heating and electricity prices, and international and domestic U.S. politics. Backgrounder lays out LNG’s history, starting with the fracking boom and bringing it up to speed with the war in Ukraine and upcoming presidential elections.

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