Mexico

Rows of garbanzo bean plants against a background of a green hill and cloudy blue skies.

Garbanzo bean plants located outside of San Jeronimo in Jalisco, Mexico. (Heidi Estrada/George Washington University)

George Washington University
As global temperatures have continued to increase, droughts have become more frequent and it’s left farmers in a tough situation. Not only are they unable to financially support their families because they aren’t able to sell their crops, but they’... Read More

On a traditional milpa farm, rows of agave are interspersed with other crops: pitaya-bearing cacti and ramón trees. (Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Milpa is a type of sustainable farming historically practiced by the Maya in the Yucatán and other parts of Mesoamerica. The milpas, planted with numerous crops for local consumption, are facing challenges from climate change.
With heavy droughts plaguing the country, we need a solution to increase water availability for the worst-hit regions. Here's my idea: Negotiate with the government of Mexico. Reach an accommodation regarding the digging of an underground access... Read More
Planet Forward
A look at transportation and pollution in Guadalajara, Mexico. From George Washington University student Simon Hernandez.