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Oldest writing in the New World discovered in Veracruz, Mexico

Brown University , Thu September 14, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Providence, RI - A stone block discovered in the Olmec heartland of Veracruz, Mexico, contains the oldest writing in the New World, says an international team of archaeologists, including Stephen D. Houston of Brown University. The team determined that the block dates to the early first millennium BCE -- at least 400 years earlier than scholars previously thought writing existed in the Western hemisphere. The findings are published in Science.

Most extensive survey ever of world’s tropical forests shows upward trend in sustainable management

International Tropical Timber Organization , Thu May 25, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Mexico City - The most comprehensive analysis of the status of tropical forest management ever conducted has documented a significant increase in the "sustainable management" of tropical forests worldwide since 1988.

Mexican Industry Takes Voluntary Action Against Climate Change

Mexico GHG Program , Sat February 25, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Mexico City - Mexico's environment ministry (SEMARNAT) recognized fifteen major companies today for publicly reporting their greenhouse gas emissions through a voluntary public-private initiative known as the Mexico Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Program.

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