Mexico

June 6, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Air pollution is so bad in Mexico City that residents have less sensitivity to smells, according to a recent study.</p>
Reuters
April 12, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>With one of the world's higher rates of air pollution, Mexico City is cracking down on one type of emission: cigarette smoke. Smoking has been banned in all public places in the city, including office buildings and restaurants.</p>
Reuters
April 4, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Capitalizing on the booming Mexican home market and government calls for better urban planning, Mexico's second biggest residential developer is planning six new towns complete with homes, stores, employment and schools.</p>
Reuters
April 3, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Federal and state environmental guidelines have been waived by the Federal government to fast-track construction of nearly 700 miles of fencing along the U.S. Mexico Border.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
March 11, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A look at the similarities between Los Angeles and Mexico City.</p>
LA Weekly
March 10, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>New Urbanism sprouts up in Baja California, Mexico.</p>
The New York Times
March 4, 2008, 7am PST
<p>This report from <em>NPR</em> examines the controversy and battle brewing between the federal government and small towns in Texas over a Department of Homeland Security plan to build more than 700 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.</p>
NPR
February 19, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>Architect Teddy Cruz is betting Tijuana-style development will flourish in gentrifying American neighborhoods -- and preserve their lower income populations.</p>
The New York Times
February 12, 2008, 8am PST
<p>The women-only buses running in Mexico City have been warmly welcomed by the city's female commuters.</p>
The New York Times
January 31, 2008, 11am PST
<p>As Mexico City's economy moves from industry to services, it is attracting new businesses but facing a legacy of haphazard infrastructure planning that may threaten its economic prosperity.</p>
The Times (UK)
January 23, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>Mexico City has announced plans to dedicate some of its transit system buses for use by women only -- a move made in response to increasing reports of women being groped on crowded buses.</p>
Reuters
January 15, 2008, 6am PST
<p>"Sky islands" are a globally unique convergence — the north-south overlap of two major cordilleras spanning the temperate and subtropical latitudes, covering some 40 distinct mountain ranges in the southwestern U.S. But they are at risk.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
January 13, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Located seven miles south of the town of Loreto in Baja California Sur, the Villages of Loreto Bay is an 8,000-acre new urbanist development that strives to be North America’s largest sustainable resort development.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
December 21, 2007, 6am PST
<p>A 1944 international treaty that requires the transfer of millions of gallons of water from Mexico to the U.S. from the Rio Grande is being challenged by Mexican farmers who are routinely deprived of water every five years when the transfer occurs.</p>
Planet Ark
December 19, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Architect Teddy Cruz takes a drive through the convoluted and complex city of Tijuana in this article from <em>The Next American City</em>.</p>
The Next American City
November 24, 2007, 7am PST
<p>Border walls along the U.S.-Mexico are being called out by environmentalists for creating negative impacts on the area's environment and local ecology.</p>
The New York Times
November 23, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Mexico City and its 20 million people get water from many sources, some nearly 100 miles away. The city has announced plans to achieve water self-sufficiency by 2020, a task sure to be a challenge.</p>
Treehugger
October 30, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The border towns of El Paso, Texas, and Juárez, Mexico, are increasingly becoming more and more alike -- from demographics, to land development types, to housing prices.</p>
The New York Times
October 18, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Private ownership of the site of ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico have legislators clamoring to claim the site as property of the country.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
October 17, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Mexico City police forced street vendors from nearly 100 streets recently in an effort to clean up the city. But the vendors vow to return.</p>
Associated Press via Oakland Tribune