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Mexico creates vast new ocean reserve to protect ‘Galapagos of North America’

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Humpback whales are among the species found in the Revillagigedo archipelago. Photograph: Ullstein Bild/Getty Images

Fishing, mining and new hotels will be prohibited in the ‘biologically spectacular’ Revillagigedo archipelago

November 26, 2017 — Mexico’s government has created the largest ocean reserve in North America around a Pacific archipelago regarded as its crown jewel. Continue reading Mexico creates vast new ocean reserve to protect ‘Galapagos of North America’

5 days on, hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations

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RUBBLE. Rescuers search for survivors amid the debris and rubble from a flattened building in Mexico City on September 23, 2017, 4 days after the powerful quake that hit central Mexico. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Authorities are still listening to anguished families who insist that painstaking rescue operations continue at a handful of sites

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Sept. 25, 2017) — Hopes of finding more survivors after Mexico City’s devastating quake dwindled to virtually nothing on Sunday, September 24, 5 days after the 7.1 tremor rocked the heart of the mega-city, toppling dozens of buildings and killing more than 300 people. Continue reading 5 days on, hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations

Mexico extends search for quake survivors

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SEARCH. Rescue workers take part in the search for survivors in Mexico City on September 22, 2017, 3 days after the powerful quake that hit central Mexico. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

President Enrique Pena Nieto promises that officials would prolong their delicate probing for survivors

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Sept. 23, 2017) — Mexican authorities on Friday, September 22, extended a search for survivors of this week’s devastating earthquake that killed nearly 300 people, with foreign rescue teams helping out as the technical window for finding anybody left alive closed. Continue reading Mexico extends search for quake survivors

Volunteers rush to rescue in aftermath of Mexico earthquake

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HELPING HAND. Volunteers clean the debris from damaged houses in Jojutla de Juarez on September 20, 2017 a day after a strong quake hit central Mexico. Enrique Castro Sanchez/AFP

Businessmen in ties, students in jeans, doctors in scrubs and other ordinary people from all walks of life have joined professional rescue teams in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Sept. 21, 2017) — Climbing onto a pile of rubble that used to be a building may not seem the most obvious thing to do for someone who has just survived an earthquake. Continue reading Volunteers rush to rescue in aftermath of Mexico earthquake

Desperate parents, missing children at quake-hit Mexico City school

rescue teams look for people trapped in the rubble at the enrique rebsamen elementary school in mexico city
FLATTENED. Mexican rescue teams look for people trapped in the rubble at the Enrique Rebsamen elementary school in Mexico City on September 20, 2017. Mario Vasquez/AFP

Armed with picks, shovels and even their bare hands, the crew works through the night in their desperate search for survivors in a collapsed elementary school

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Sept. 21, 2017) — Adriana Fargo nervously bites her lip as she waits for news on the fate of her 7-year-old daughter, feared buried in the earthquake-hit remains of a Mexico City elementary and middle school. Continue reading Desperate parents, missing children at quake-hit Mexico City school

Nearly 140 dead as powerful earthquake rocks Mexico

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RUBBLE. Rescuers work on the rubble from a building knocked down by a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017. Pedro Pardo/AFP

The disaster occurs exactly 32 years after a 1985 quake in Mexico City that killed 10,000 people

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Sept. 20, 2017) — Nearly 140 people were killed when a powerful, 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, September 19, toppling buildings in the capital and sowing panic on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. Continue reading Nearly 140 dead as powerful earthquake rocks Mexico

Shell begins production at world’s deepest underwater oilfield

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The Royal Dutch Shell CEO, Ben van Beurden, has insisted it should play a part in tackling global warming. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

First oil pumped from Stones field in Gulf of Mexico more than 1.8 miles beneath sea surface

September 11, 2016 — Royal Dutch Shell has started production at the world’s deepest underwater oil and gas field, 1.8 miles beneath the sea surface in the Gulf of Mexico.  Continue reading Shell begins production at world’s deepest underwater oilfield

Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

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DENGUE VACCINE. Sanofi is rolling out the dengue vaccine in the private sector in Mexico while health authorities prepare a public immunization plan. File photo from Sanofi Pasteur

‘We estimate that in Mexico and in other countries that the benefits will outweigh the costs of the (vaccine) intervention,’ says Guillaume Leroy, head of Sanofi’s dengue program

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Sept. 10, 2016) —  While the world awaits a Zika vaccine, the first ever injection against dengue fever is spreading, with Mexico becoming next week the latest country where people can get the shot.  Continue reading Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

Hurricane Newton crashes into Mexico resort

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NEWTON,. This NASA-NOAA GOES West satellite photo taken 1500 UTC September 5, 2016 shows Tropical Storm Newton (now Hurricane Newton) off the western coast of Mexico. Photo by NASA-NOAA GOES Project/ AFP

The powerful storm packs 145 kilometer (90 mile) per hour winds as it makes landfall before dawn at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula

LA PAZ, Mexico (Sept. 7, 2016) — Hurricane Newton pummeled Mexico’s northwestern resort of Los Cabos on Tuesday, September 6, uprooting trees and blowing away tin roofs as thousands of tourists and locals hunkered down.  Continue reading Hurricane Newton crashes into Mexico resort

Death toll in Mexican chemical plant blast rises to 24

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PEMEX BLAST. A handout picture made available by the El Heraldo De Coatzacoalcos newspaper shows emergency team members working at the premises of a Pemex petrochemical complex following a strong explosion, in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, April 20, 2016. Photo by El Heraldo De Coatzacoalcos/EPA

This same plant previously suffers a blast in 1991 that officially left 6 dead, although local media said the toll was much higher

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Apr. 23, 2016) — The death toll from a powerful blast at a petrochemical plant in Mexico climbed to 24 on Thursday, April 21, after authorities were able to enter the facility, state-run oil giant Pemex said.

Continue reading Death toll in Mexican chemical plant blast rises to 24