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Mexican Drought In Nuevo Leon: A Matter of ‘National Security’

Via Reuters, an article on how Mexico has declared the drought in northern state of Nuevo Leon a matter of ‘national security’: Mexico declared the water shortage in the northern state of Nuevo Leon a matter of “national security” on Friday as the region, home to Mexico’s industrial capital, has been crippled by a worsening drought […]

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Mexico Declares Drought Emergency

Via Terra Daily, a report on Mexico’s drought crisis: Mexico has declared a drought emergency to enable authorities to take special measures to guarantee water supplies in hard-hit areas. The steps are designed to deal with the effects of a “severe, extreme or exceptional” drought, the national water authority Conagua said in a statement Tuesday. […]

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Monterrey: ‘Desperate For Water’

Via Terra Daily, an article on the drought affecting Mexico’s industrial powerhouse, Monterrey: Maria Celia Navarro smiles wistfully as she remembers the now-unthinkable luxury of taking a shower in her home before a water shortage struck one of Mexico’s wealthiest cities. Nestled in mountains a few hours’ drive from the US border, industrial powerhouse Monterrey boasts […]

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Farmers Braced for Water Shortages as Reservoirs Dry Up in Mexico

Via Geopolitical Monitor, an article on Mexico’s water scarcity crisis: Mexico is in the grip of a severe drought, which has left reservoir levels dangerously low and threatened agricultural production throughout much of the country. And despite the fact that, with the notable exception of northwestern provinces like Chihuahua and Sonora, rains are forecast to bring some […]

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‘Megadrought’ Along Border Strains US-Mexico Water Relations

Via SmartWater Magazine, an article on how the United States and Mexico are tussling over their dwindling shared water supplies after years of unprecedented heat and insufficient rainfall: The United States and Mexico are tussling over their dwindling shared water supplies after years of unprecedented heat and insufficient rainfall. Sustained drought on the middle-lower Rio Grande since the mid-1990s […]

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The Agony of Mexico’s Last Glaciers

Via Emerging World and El Pais, commentary on plight of Mexico’s remaining glaciers: “Only five glaciers remain in the country, spread over two mountains: Iztaccíhuatl and Pico de Orizaba. In total they occupy less than a square kilometer of ice. Experts say that in 2050 there will be none left. Global warming is to blame for […]

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