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Calderon Discusses Environmental Policy

President Felipe Calderon participated in Earth Day ceremonies on an ecological reserve, calling for greater environmental education in the country's schools. Arguing that educational programs will improve the environment and combat global warming, Calderon also signed a decree aimed at protecting the endangered “El Hundido” aquifer in Coahuila state.

Calderon has developed an environmental initiative called PROARBOL, which seeks to plant 250 million trees, slow or prevent deforestation, and give protected status to 3 million additional hectares of land.

Source: Calderon urges more education (The Herald – El Universal)