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As Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano continues to spew ash and greenhouse gases, the Mexican people themselves have resolved to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide.
A law recently passed by the Mexican legislature will reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 30 percent below business-as-usual levels by 2020, and by 50 percent below 2000 levels by 2050, reported Nature. By 2024, Mexico will also derive 35 percent of its electricity from renewable resources, according to the new law.
Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano has rumbled continuously and spewed gases and glowing rocks to almost one mile
(one kilometer) beyond its crater, authorities said Friday.
Popocatepetl is located about 34 miles (55 kilometers) east of the capital, Mexico City. More than 30 million people live within sight of the volcano.
In an increase of activity the volcano registered “62 expulsions of medium intensity, with the emission of water vapor, gas, ashes and glowing rocks,” between Thursday night and Friday, said a statement from the National Center of Disaster Prevention.