With protective greenbelt, Mexican city hopes to fend off climate change
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With protective greenbelt, Mexican city hopes to fend off climate change

6 November 2023

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The city of Xalapa, Mexico is bordered by more than 5,300 hectares of mountain forest, a sprawling green sponge that soaks up rainwater and slowly, predictably, releases it to residents downstream.At least, it used to.A combination of climate change and deforestation is ravaging Xalapa’s protective tree cover. This is threatening water supplies for around 600,000 people and leaving Xalapa’s bare slopes vulnerable to landslides.

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