For Mexico, a breath of fresh air?


A Mexican-born Nobel laureate has come home to tackle this city’s eye-watering air pollution—and the political inertia that too often sustains it. Chemist Mario Molina and an international team of experts have completed an exhaustive review of air policy in and around the federal capital and recommended myriad improvements. Now, apparently with the cooperation of Mexican President Vicente Fox and the elected heads of Mexico City and the State of Mexico, they are attempting to put their ideas into practice. Specifically, Molina’s group has begun working with the Metropolitan Environmental Commission, an inter-governmental body that oversees air policy in the Valley of Mexico. The goal is to draft the valley’s first-ever 10-year program for improving local air quality while... [Log in to read more]

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