Taking Guns to Holy Ground in Mexico City
Mexico City officials have invited residents to drop off their weapons — no names, no questions — as a buyback program draws new attention in a nation with already strict gun laws.
State claims a wild card in BP civil deal on Macondo oil spill
It is a question that has lawyers and many others on the U.S. Gulf coast buzzing: Will BP strike a massive deal to settle the remaining claims over the Gulf of Mexico well blowout?
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Reuters
U.S. is polluting potential drinking water
Mexico's plans to to draw drinking water from an underground aquifer has led scientists to question the U.S.'s policy of not using underground water reserves and for closing off the potential to do so by polluting a high level of underground wells.
Rare Water-Rich Mars Meteorite Discovered
astroengine writes "A rare Martian meteorite recently found in Morocco contains minerals with 10 times more water than previously discovered Mars meteorites, a finding that raises new questions about when and how long the planet most like Earth in the solar system had conditions suitable for life. The meteorite, known as Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034, is the second-oldest of 110 named stones originating from Mars that have been retrieved on Earth. Purchased from a Moroccan meteorite dealer in 2011, the black, baseball-sized stone, which weighs less than 1 pound, is 2.1 billion years old, meaning it formed during what is known as the early Amazonian era in Mars' geologic history. 'It's from a time on Mars that we actually don't know much about,' geologist Carl Agee, with the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, told Discovery News."
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Slashdot
Mexico moves to demote federal police force
Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto's plan to downsize and transfer control of the federal police raises questions about his security policies. MEXICO CITY — Through most of the administration of Mexican President Felipe Calderon, the federal police agency has held a starring role, built to seven times its previous size and favored by American advisors and dollars despite persistent troubles and scandals.