Droughts, climate change, and resource-intensive dairy farming have joined forces to make Mexico's Laguna Region, once well-stocked with ponds, into a semi-arid semi-wasteland. Oh, and the drinking water is full of arsenic and it's giving everyone cancer. Is this the most cheerful post we've ever written? Maybe!
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