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By David Ramirez, Jianhong Ren, Kim D. Jones, Harriet Lamm

Environmental sustainability matters in a delicate, semi-arid quarter and its coastal quarter, which adventure weather adjustments from severe drought stipulations to the results of hurricanes over a interval of weeks to years, supply particular demanding situations for the ecosystems and the populations current in the zone. The examine provided makes a speciality of the issues and a few suggestions particular to the South Texas-Mexico border area, on each side of the Rio Grande, concentrating on water and pollution.

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5 PM10 concentrations for South Texas – Northeastern Mexico border cities trending closer to the NAAQS of 15 μg/m3. The concentration differences between the two cities were not statistically significant based on the standard errors bars. 5 data was available for Tamaulipas; however, data for coarse particles, PM10, was available for the Tamaulipas cities of Nuevo Laredo and Reynosa for 2004 and 2005. 5 shows the comparison of PM10 between the border cities of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico.

Despite these near roadway and border-crossing studies, the relationships between traffic densities, meteorological parameters, spatial and temporal variability, and UFP number size distribution near roadways in the border regions are still not well understood. –Mexico border area has experienced a surge in population and traffic volume in the past several decades. The local residents and border travelers are exposed to high levels of vehicular air pollutants. –Mexico border region are needed. The current study comprehensively and systematically assessed the vehicular UFP level and other vehicular pollutants near an international bridge in Laredo to improve the understanding of sources in this region during the Christmas holiday season when the maximum variation of traffic density was observed and provided valuable data to investigate urban UFP profiles.

5 shows the comparison of PM10 between the border cities of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. PM10 concentrations for South Texas cities have remained stable for the last 17 years. For the 1 year data was available, it was apparent that the Tamaulipas cities exhibited higher levels of PM10 than the border cities of South Texas. 1 Mortality Cases and Rates for South Texas – Northeastern Mexico Border Region The mortality health statistics by type of disease for the South Texas – Northeastern Mexico border region that were considered included cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

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