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Montreal, 23 April 2014—Today, the CEC released its Conservation Assessment for the Big Bend-Río Bravo Region: A Binational Collaborative Approach to Conservation, which identifies 29 priority conservation areas in a region straddling the United States-Mexico border that includes 11 different protected areas in the states of Texas, Coahuila, and Chihuahua. This region features unique, highly diverse arid and semi-arid habitats inhabited by rare and endangered plants and animals, and provides a vital migratory stopping point for many species of birds and animals on their journey across the continent.
Montreal, 10 April 2014—The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of North America wants your photographic vision of our shared biodiversity.
Montreal, 4 April 2014—On 11 March 2014, the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) submitted to the CEC Council a final factual record on submission SEM-04-005 (Coal-fired Power Plants).
Montreal, 27 March 2014—On 17 July 2014, Canadian Minister of Environment Leona Aglukkaq will host this year’s Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Council Session, in the City of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the CEC and this Council Session will be the first to be held in subarctic North America.
Montreal, 24 March 2014—Barriers to building healthy, sustainable homes remain a major concern for a number of remote communities in North America, as well as many indigenous communities. 
Montreal, 11 March 2014—A new set of maps featured in the CEC’s North American Environmental Atlas depicts land cover changes in North America’s forests, prairies, deserts and cities, using satellite images from 2005 and 2010. These changes can be attributed to forest fires, insect infestation, urban sprawl and other natural or human-caused events. Produced by the North American Land Change Monitoring System (NALCMS), a trinational collaborative effort facilitated by the CEC, these maps and accompanying data can be used to address issues such as climate change, carbon sequestration, biodiversity loss, and changes in ecosystem structure and function.
Montreal, 5 March 2014—On 12 November 2013, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Secretariat requested a response to submission SEM-13-001 (Tourism Development in the Gulf of California) (PDF) from the Government of Mexico. On 24 February 2014, the Secretariat received the requested response (PDF).
Montreal, 4 March 2014—The Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), composed of the highest-level environmental authorities from Canada, Mexico, and the United States, today awarded $1.2 million in grants under CEC’s North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) program for 18 new projects that will support communities across North America in addressing environmental problems at the local level.
Montreal, 18 February 2014—On 12 February, the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) submitted to the CEC Council a final factual record on consolidated submissions SEM-06-003 (Ex Hacienda El Hospital II) and SEM-06-004 (Ex Hacienda El Hospital III), filed respectively with the Secretariat on 17 July 2006 and on 22 September 2006.