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Mexico City: Thirsty And Sinking

It's the rainy season in Mexico. Most afternoons, thick clouds roll into Mexico City's mountain-ringed valley. The skies darken, and then they open. (SOUNDBITE OF RAINFALL) CORNISH: Despite the rain f... read more

Our Sinking Cities

Cities that have grown rapidly, such as Shanghai, Tehran, or Mexico City, have subsided considerably as a result of groundwater withdrawal. Many of the world’s sinking cities, such as Tokyo or New Orl... read more

Mexico City Is Sinking. Can Its New, Nobel Prize-Winning Mayor Fix the Crisis?

A certain tilted building may be a tourist attraction in Italy, but for Mexico City’s urban planners, lopsided buildings are a more serious matter. The city’s main cathedral and other historic buildin... read more

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Mexico City is sinking – and it’s going to cause some real problems

Mexico City, a scant mile and a half above sea level, is sinking. It’s a turn of events that shouldn’t surprise anyone with a rudimentary grasp of history. Established by the Aztecs in 1325, the city ... read more


Sinking of Mexico City linked to metro accident, with more to come

A geophysicist at the University of Miami in Florida, he now understands one of the causes of those delays: Mexico City, built on an ancient lakebed, is sinking by up to 30 centimeters per year, as gr... read more

Iran’s pistachio growers get that sinking feeling

Iran’s insatiable demand for water, which is being drawn from aquifers far faster than it can be replenished, is causing large chunks of farmland to sink and buildings to ... Bangkok, Beijing, Mexico ... read more

Can AMLO Spread Mexico's Wealth Without Sinking The Economy?

MEXICO CITY — Judging by its origins and stated goals, the new administration in Mexico appears to be embarking on a long, difficult and yes, democratic path to a more inclusive society that is nevert... read more

Vibrant spirits of Mexico City

Mexico City surpassed ... passionate about your city, that kind of love and adoration oozes into every moment with visitors, so they fall in love, too. I fell in love with CDMX, quenched my travel des... read more

In Mexico City, pleasantries help keep the city afloat

And that's important in a city built on an ancient lake bed, with parts of it sinking at about 20cm a year. “Perhaps the oxymoron of ‘organised chaos’ is a good way to define Mexico City,” Lara said. ... read more

The next American car recession has already started

Sales of the passenger-car body style that’s dominated the industry since the Model T will sink to 21.5% of the U.S. market by 2025 ... The Chevy Malibu, a family sedan, gets combined city and highway ... read more



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