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Sonora governor: Desalination will have to be part of state water supply

With at least a dozen neighborhoods in Hermosillo already experiencing water shortages this summer, the state is confronting a future without enough water for residents.

Sonora governor continues to push to reroute Nogales rail line

Gov. Alfonso Durazo said even with only a few trains crossing daily, the location of the tracks is inconvenient and dangerous for residents of Ambos Nogales.

Inbreeding won’t doom the endangered vaquita marina — but fishing nets might

Research now finds that, genetically speaking, there is still hope the vaquita population can recover.

$2.1 billion natural gas facility planned in Guaymas, Sonora

The $2.1 billion natural gas liquefaction plant will be built on roughly 250 acres of state-owned land.

Comcaac Nation in Sonora renews historic march to ancestral site

An Indigenous nation in Sonora held a historic gathering last year to demand water for their communities on the Sea of Cortez. Now, they’re meeting again. This time in honor of their ancestors.

Conservation group says waters less risky for endangered vaquita porpoise

The group partnered with the Mexican Navy to bring down the number of fishing nets in Mexico's Vaquita Refuge

Sonoran tourist destinations will be fully open for Semana Santa

Sonoran officials are preparing for large crowds at the state’s beaches and tourist destinations.

Mexican wildlife managers release 2 pairs of wolves

The wolves came from the Ladder Ranch in southern New Mexico and were placed in two areas in the state of Chihuahua.

6th Mexico journalist killed this year; leaders push back on U.S. concerns

Another journalist has been killed in Mexico, marking the sixth such murder so far this year. Now, the United States is calling for greater protections for journalists in Mexico.

AMLO: Roughly $250M in port, road projects on tap to aid Guaymas

Mexico’s president recently detailed major infrastructure investments that will help the Sonoran port city of Guaymas.

U.S. files complaint citing Mexico's lack of protections for vaquita marina porpoise

In the first environmental complaint under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the U.S. is calling for a consultation with Mexico over protections for a critically endangered porpoise.

Remittances to Mexico surged to $51.6B in 2021

Mexicans living abroad sent a record-setting sum of payments back to Mexico in 2021.

Sonora moves forward with massive solar plant near Rocky Point

Officials say the first phase of the project will be up and running before the end of the year.

U.S. puts restrictions on Mexican boats over illegal fishing

Environmental groups have applauded the move, calling it a “clear message” to Mexican leaders that they must improve enforcement of fishing practices.

Mexico charges 7 in 'Fast and Furious' weapons trafficking

Federal agents allowed criminals to buy guns with the intention of tracking the weapons. But they lost most of the guns.

COVID-19 cases rising rapidly in Sonora, across Mexico

Nationwide, cases have more than doubled during the last week, to more than 20,000 per day.

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