Study reveals troubling loss in Mexico's maize genetic diversity
(Phys.org) —The genetic diversity of maize, or corn, is declining in Mexico, where the world's largest food crop originated, report researchers in Mexico and at the University of California, Davis.
Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker
From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
Southwest may face 'megadrought' within century, study finds
(Phys.org) —Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decadelong drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a "megadrought" – one that ...
New toxic spill traced to Mexico mine
Civil protection authorities have confirmed new toxic spills in northwestern Mexico, where a massive acid spill from a copper mine contaminated waterways.
Research team finds evidence of oil residue in Gulf two years after BP spill
(Phys.org) —Oil residue remained in the Gulf of Mexico two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a study headed by a University of Florida professor.
Wastewater injection is culprit for most quakes in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico
The deep injection of wastewater underground is responsible for the dramatic rise in the number of earthquakes in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001, according to a study to be published in the Bulletin of the Seismological So ...
Mexican 'water monster' salamander battles extinction
Dubbed the "water monster" by the Aztecs, the axolotl salamander is battling extinction in the remnants of Mexico City's ancient lake, alarming scientists hoping mankind learns from its ability to regenerate organs.
Half of N. American Birds in peril from climate change
Iconic North American birds like the Bald Eagle and Brown Pelican are among hundreds of mankind's feathered friends facing threats to their survival due to climate change, researchers said Tuesday.
Hooked sea turtles heading back to the Gulf
Ten young sea turtles are headed back into the Gulf of Mexico. All were nursed back to health after swallowing anglers' hooks.
Ecopesticides uses fungi to stop crop destroying insects
A New Mexico startup company has begun field tests to prove they can kill desert locusts in Africa using a natural bio-pesticide technology developed at the University of New Mexico. The company, founded ...
Tropical Storm Dolly forms, threatens Mexico
Tropical Storm Dolly formed off Mexico's northeastern coast on Tuesday and headed toward landfall in Tamaulipas state, threatening to spark floods and mudslides, forecasters said.
Hurricane Marie weakens off Mexico
Hurricane Marie, which briefly reached the highest possible category five destructive power, is still potent but weakening in the Pacific off Mexico, weather officials said Tuesday.
Hurricane Marie becomes powerful category 5 storm off Mexico
Hurricane Marie was pounding heavy waves into Mexico's Pacific coast Monday, where three fishermen went missing after their boat capsized.
Electricity helping the blind navigate
Specialists at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) developed a device able to guide blind or visually impaired people in established routes through electrical stimulation of the organs associated ...