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2011-08-15 06:44:01

Like scars that remain on the skin long after a wound has healed, earthquake fault lines can be traced on Earth's surface long after their initial rupture. Typically, this line of intersection between the area where the fault slips and the ground is more complicated at the surface than at depth. But a new study of the April 4, 2010, El Mayor"“Cucapah earthquake in Mexico reveals a reversal of this trend. While the fault involved in the event appeared to be superficially straight, the...

2010-12-20 11:56:00

Accord announced by U.S. Interior Secretary Salazar sets stage for future environmental progress MEXICO CITY, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bi-national pact announced today to allow Mexico to store a portion of its annual allocation from the Colorado River--up to 260,000 acre-feet over three years--in the largest U.S. reservoir--Lake Mead--sets the stage for progress on environmental issues in ongoing talks between the two countries, according to Environmental Defense Fund....

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2010-04-28 07:34:18

A binational team is studying whether running the Yuma Desalting Plant will affect Mexico's Cienega de Santa Clara, the largest wetland on the Colorado River Delta. The cienega, a 15,000-acre wetland, is home to several endangered species and is a major stopover for birds migrating north and south along the Pacific Flyway. The desalting plant, or YDP, is scheduled to begin its latest trial run May 3. "The plant will use U.S. agricultural runoff that would otherwise flow to this Mexican...


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