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With PRI presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto reveling in a double-digit lead in the polls, there is a real chance that a Verde Ecologista could end up running Mexico’s department of environment and natural resources.

The Mexican Green Party — a key ally of the presidential front-runner — gets a lot of black-and-blues from critics claiming it’s anything but environmentalist. Read more»

Every year, gangs and corrupt officials make $10 billion to $15 billion from illegal logging, according to a World Bank report. Read more»

A new project proposes relocating human families so a group of chimpanzees will have a forest path to connect them to other primates. Environmentalists say the chimps are doomed without the new corridor. Read more»

Green MEP Yannick Jadot sending a message to environment ministers calling for climate action.

For a climate change conference that began with universally low expectations, the Cancun meeting achieved surprisingly concrete progress, including an agreement to help preserve tropical forests. Read more»