Mexico's northern desert wetlands in danger

Industrial farming in north risks destroying wetlands and natural springs that host unique ecosystems.

    For decades scientists and tourists have flocked to northern Mexico's desert to visit wetlands and natural springs that host unique ecosystems.

    But in recent years the pools have begun to shrink - some have even dried up completely.

    There is growing concern that if the pools continue to disappear, opportunities to research the origins of life on earth could be lost.

    Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from the state of Coahuila.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?