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US tests for toxic spill from Mexico mine LOS ANGELES: US authorities are testing a river in Arizona for possible cross-border contamination from a toxic mine spill in northwestern Mexico, an official said Tuesday.The checks came after a massive acid leak in the Sonora River from the Buenavista copper mine, the worst environmental disaster on record in Mexico's mining industry.The spill turned a 60-kilometer (40-mile) stretch of the waterway orange and caused Mexican authorities to shut off the municipal water supply to 20,000 people in seven towns."Two water-quality inspectors from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality were dispatched today to the border region where the San Pedro River crosses into Arizona from Sonora," said a spokesman for the Arizona watchdog.The International Boundary and Water Commission later said experts had not found any visual signs of pollution, but explained test results would take longer."The team observed no anomalies in the San Pedro River and took water quality samples from ...

Obama to make a statement after airstrikes against Islamic State WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will make a statement later on Tuesday to address the strategy to counter Islamic State fighters following airstrikes for the first time against the militant group in Syria, a White House officials said.He will speak before departing the White House for New York City at 10:20 a.m. EDT (1420 GMT) to attend the United Nations climate meeting, according to the official, who spoke on background ahead of the official announcement.The ...
Expats defend paradise in hurricane-hit Mexico CABO SAN LUCAS: Armed with nothing more than an air horn and walkie-talkie, US retiree Antonio Lucero helps fellow expats protect their piece of paradise from thieves after Hurricane Odile crushed Mexico's Los Cabos beach resorts.Lucero is among thousands of foreigners, mostly Americans and some Canadians, who have made the sun-soaked southern tip of Baja California peninsula their home, while luxury hotels greet a steady stream of tourists from north of the border.But Odile brought ...
New toxic spill traced to Mexico mine MEXICO CITY: Civil protection authorities have confirmed new toxic spills in northwestern Mexico, where a massive acid spill from a copper mine contaminated waterways.Sonora's civil protection union said it "implemented protocols to protect the surrounding Sonora River population, after confirmed reports of toxic spills from the Buenavista del Cobre mine," a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico.Environmental protection agency PROFEPA said late on Sunday that the spills were triggered by heavy rains from Hurricane Odile, stressing that ...
Obama readies climate change push at UN summit WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will seek to galvanize international support in the fight against climate change on Tuesday when he addresses the United Nations, with time running out on his hopes of leaving a lasting environmental legacy.Obama has warned that failure to act on climate change would be a "betrayal" of future generations, but faced with a Congress reluctant to even limit greenhouse gas emissions -- let alone ratify an international agreement -- his options ...
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars orbit WASHINGTON: NASA's MAVEN spacecraft began orbiting Mars on Sunday, on a mission to study how the Red Planet's climate changed over time from warm and wet to cold and dry."Based on observed navigation data, congratulations. MAVEN is now in orbit," said Dave Folta of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center just before 10:30 pm (0230 GMT).The unmanned orbiter has traveled more than 10 months and 442 million miles (711 million kilometers) to reach Mars for a ...
Tropical Storm Polo skirts Mexico's battered Pacific coast WASHINGTON: Tropical Storm Polo was due Sunday to skirt Mexico's Baja California peninsula, a region still reeling after being leveled several days earlier by Hurricane Odile.At 0000 GMT Sunday, Polo was passing about 105 miles (170 kilometers) south of Baja California, with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles (75 kilometers) per hour.Polo was moving toward the northwest at eight miles (13 kilometers) per hour.It was expected to remain off the southern tip of Baja California, ...

 



 
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