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May 21, 2016
meteor mexico city
A flash accompanied by a crash this morning was recorded in central Mexico at around 1:45 AM, said SkyAlert, which attributed the phenomenon to a possible “fireball or meteor”, but authorities with civil protection warned that so far the causes are unknown. SkyAlert, an unofficial warning seismic platform, and volcanic and atmospheric phenomena, said through...
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southwest airlines vallarta
Southwest Airlines will apply this month to fly from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta, along with Cancun and Los Cabos. That decision comes in the wake of the finalization last month of a new aviation agreement between the U.S. and Mexico. Under the deal, there are no limits on the number carriers that can serve...
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record heat
Last April was the hottest on record since 1880, with an increase of 1.1 degrees Celsius compared to those calculated between 1951 and 1980 average month, while 2015 was the warmest and 2016 could break that record. Carlos Gay, coordinator of the Research Program on Climate Change UNAM, and responsible for the Group on Climate...
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pandemics
The World Bank on Saturday said it was launching a $500 million, fast-disbursing insurance fund to combat deadly pandemics in poor countries, creating the world’s first insurance market for pandemic risk. Japan has committed the first $50 million towards the facility, which will combine funding from reinsurance markets with the proceeds of a new type...
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climate change
Carla Lopez remembers the first time she heard a suggestion that climate change was a factor leading to the rape of young girls. “I was in Santa Maria Xalapan of Guatemala when a group of women said young girls were being kidnapped and raped because there was a water crisis. It was a revelation,” said...
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