MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN MEXICO

The word Popocatepetl means in Nahuatl "smoking mountain" and its history is documented for more than 400 thousand years, date from which it has registered explosive eruptions. Popocatepetl is one of the most active volcanoes in the country, considered one of the most dangerous on the planet due to the 25 million people who live less than 100...

About seventy percent of the earth's surface is covered by water; of this, ninety-seven percent is salty and is in the oceans and the remaining three percent is freshwater. Two-and-a-half percent of freshwater is found in groundwater and glaciers, while less than 0.3 percent is available as surface water in rivers and lakes. Of this available...

In the last fifty years, desertification has advanced by 1% per year, a phenomenon that will increase in the coming years in southern Europe, areas of Central America, Asia, and Africa, according to estimates that frame the Day of Desertification and Drought, which is celebrated on June 17.

Biodiversity is the variety of life forms on the planet (including terrestrial and marine ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part), beyond diversity within each species, between species and between ecosystems. Biodiversity varies between different ecological regions, and is much higher in the tropics than in temperate...