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Doing Our Part for Natural Disaster Relief in Mexico

Doing Our Part for Natural Disaster Relief in Mexico

August and September were difficult months for Mexico. On Aug. 31, Tropical Storm Lidia lashed Baja California and parts of western Mexico with heavy rain, resulting in flooding, the destruction of infrastructure and homes, and tragic loss of life, as well as...

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3 Baja California Education Projects That Need Your Support

3 Baja California Education Projects That Need Your Support

Mexican students face many barriers to receiving a quality education. Poverty, gender inequality, and limited education budgets put students at a disadvantage. Fortunately, there are projects committed to offering Mexican children and youth the chance at a better...

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Activists Flow in to Fight for Water

Activists Flow in to Fight for Water

In the past few years, clean water has been among the most controversial issues in America. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan began in 2014, when the city’s water source became the Flint River, which isn’t safe to drink; more than three years and many illnesses...

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4 Ways the Palapa Society is Bettering Todos Santos

4 Ways the Palapa Society is Bettering Todos Santos

For nearly 15 years, the Palapa Society of Todos Santos has administered educational, medical, and environmental programs for local children and their families in the coastal town of Todos Santos, Baja California. Located less than an hour drive from the bustling...

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6 Opportunities for You to Advocate for Water

6 Opportunities for You to Advocate for Water

Scientists recently discovered proof of water in the moon, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on improving the quality of our water here on Earth. Now more than ever, it’s critical to protect our oceans, lakes, and rivers, which sustain our ecosystems and make...

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How Mangrove Forests Are Sustaining Our Climate

How Mangrove Forests Are Sustaining Our Climate

Mangroves forests have evolved to thrive in flooded coastal areas; several species have adapted to freshwater to brackish to saline water conditions over hundreds of years. Though these conditions would make life impossible for many other plants in Baja’s coastal...

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Cozy Up to the Whales in San Ignacio Lagoon

Cozy Up to the Whales in San Ignacio Lagoon

Classified as a baleen whale, this majestic marine mammal migrates between feeding and breeding grounds, such as San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California, Mexico, during its 55 to 70 years of existence. As the sole living species in the genus Eschrichtius, the gray whale...

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Contributing to Better Water Quality in Baja

Contributing to Better Water Quality in Baja

Water is life. We cannot live without it, and yet many communities depend on water sources that are unsafe for drinking, bathing, fishing or recreation -- causing illness and significantly lowering the quality of life for residents and tourists alike. For over 27...

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In Loving Memory of Lucy Killea

In Loving Memory of Lucy Killea

“The International Community Foundation (ICF) is saddened to announce the passing of our founding President Lucy Killea. Lucy was a champion of the cross-border region and the International Community Foundation right up until her death on January 18th, 2017. She will be sorely missed by the thriving binational community that she led and inspired for nearly 50 years. “

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