Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

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Mexico's bold step forward: The Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion nationwide

The Supreme Court of Mexico decriminalized abortion on a federal level in a landmark ruling, marking a crucial milestone in the global campaign for reproductive rights. The court's decision, which was verified in a social media statement on September 6, demonstrates a commitment to protecting the Read More...

Brazilian native people

Study finds forests on indigenous lands sequester twice the carbon

We have written at length, in great volume, and with great enthusiasm about the importance of green spaces in cities, carbon sinks, and environmentally helpful trees in general. Forests are absolutely essential to sequestering carbon and our continued adaptation to a changing climate, but some Read More...

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Mexico’s tequila fish brought back from the brink of extinction

Mexico’s tiny tequila splitfin fish was once a common inhabitant in the country’s Teuchitlán river in the western part of the country. But due to the combined effects of water pollution, invasive fish species, and over-extraction of water resources, the small fish became extinct in the wild. Read More...

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Deep sea expedition uncovers impressive “underwater lakes”

Eighty percent of our oceans are unexplored by humans, and each dive into the deep depths of the uncharted ocean territory yields surprising and impressive discoveries. The most recent deep sea expedition off the coast of Baja in Mexico didn’t disappoint with the discovery of six new species and Read More...

This mangrove forest can help

This mangrove forest can help us better understand climate change

When botanist Carlos Burelo was a young boy, he used to play among a grove of red mangroves along the banks of the San Pedro Martir River in the middle of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The funny thing is that mangroves typically grow in coastal salt waters, while these ones thrive in freshwater 124 Read More...

Mexico’s Supreme Court rules

Mexico’s Supreme Court rules to decriminalize abortion

Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled this week that criminalizing abortion is illegal. This landmark unanimous decision comes after years of advocacy from women’s rights groups who have fought to legalize abortion in the largely Catholic country. Although the decision does not automatically make Read More...

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Mexico is first country in North America to ban animal cosmetic testing

Mexico becomes the first country in North America and the 41st country in the world to completely ban cosmetics testing on animals after Mexico’s Senate voted unanimously to do so. This change in legislation is believed to have been influenced by the Humane Society’s International Read More...

Afghan all-girls robotics team

Afghan all-girls robotics team warmly received in Mexico

Back in the spring of 2020, we wrote about the impressive all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan who was building ventilators from used car parts to treat Covid-19 patients. Now that the Taliban has seized power in Afghanistan, many people, including this team of impressive teenage girls, face an Read More...

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Mexican army rescues street dogs to find them homes and vocations

After getting news that a large number of stray dogs were wandering around the construction site of Mexico City’s new airport, the Mexican army stepped in and decided to find those animals a new home. To that end, the army transformed an unoccupied kindergarten building near the airport into a Read More...

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This 71-year-old Mexican man builds solar stoves made from reused materials

If you walk near Mexico City’s primary wholesale food market, Central Abasto de Ecatepec, you’re likely to run into 71-year-old Maximino Antonio Piedad, who’s often there demonstrating his homemade solar cooker built out of reused materials. His aim is to support people who have limited Read More...