"California Urges Record $2.5 Billion Fine for Natural Gas Blast"

"Pacific Gas and Electric Co. could face a record fine for a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb. Officials hope it will help prevent future accidents while some warn that rising natural gas demand is outpacing investment in energy infrastructure."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 05/08/2013

Climate, Herbicide May Doom 'Great Migration' of Monarch Butterflies

"...Over the past couple of years, the number of monarch butterflies that reach the Mexican sanctuaries has been declining, generating concern among rural communities that rely on spillovers of butterfly tourism activities, as well as entomologists, biologists, ecologists and monarch aficionados around the world. ..."


Source: ClimateWire, 03/29/2013

"Bikes and Buses Propel Mexico City to Prize in Sustainable Transport"

"Bicycles, pedestrian-friendly plazas and walkways, new bus lines, and parking meters are combining to transform parts of Mexico City from a traffic nightmare to a commuter's paradise. The Mexican capital, one of the world's most populated urban areas, has captured this year's Sustainable Transport Award, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) announced Tuesday."

Source: NatGeo, 01/17/2013


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