Peña Nieto bans oil extraction in Yucatán waters

Oil rigs
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On June 19th, El Diario de Yucatán newspaper reported that President Enrique Peña Nieto promulgated two decrees which prohibit oil extraction and exploration within a coastal margin area of 180 kilometers of Yucatan, including the Scorpions Reef (Arrecife de Los Alacranes) area. Both decrees seek to preserve coral reefs, wetlands, the environment, More...

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Tropical Storm "Cindy"
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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Cancún implements “Storm Plan” as Tropical Storm “Cindy” dumps rains

CANCUN — Tropical Storm ‘Cindy’, which is located 520 kilometers northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula, has caused heavy to pouring rains in Quintana Roo state. In Cancún, precipitation began Monday More...

Tropical Storm Cindy likely to form in Gulf today
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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Tropical storm update: Heavy rains likely in Peninsula today

MERIDA — The Yucatan Peninsula is being threatened by climate instability which will increase the chances of rainfall and storms today, with higher chances of affecting Merida in its trajectory.  According More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, June 19th, 2017

Forecasters watching possible tropical storms affecting the Yucatán Peninsula

The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) stated Sunday June 18 that there is a 90 percent probability that a tropical storm will form in the next five days, with possible impact on the Yucatan Peninsula. The weather More...

Yucatan Governor in the New Natural Gas Plant (Photo: Celis, Diario de Yucatán)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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New Merida business to convert vehicles to natural gas

A conversion workshop for the use of natural gas in vehicles is the new innovation in the energy sector of the city. MERIDA — The “Peninsular Natural Energy” a compressed natural gas plant, inaugurated More...

Merida Downtown has reduced their quantity of trees (Photo: Google)
By Yucatan Times On Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Expert: Save Merida’s historical center

The Architecture Phd. Pablo Antonio Chico Ponce de León from the Autonomous University of Yucatan, gave his advice about the need to restore Merida’s historic buildings. MERIDA – The research professor at More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Mexico’s native crops hold key to food security: renowned ecologist

TEPIC, Mexico — Mexico’s ancient civilizations cultivated crops such as maize, tomatoes and chilies for thousands of years before the Spanish conquerors arrived — and now those native plants could More...

The trees fall down due to their bad state (Photo: Google)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Many of Merida’s trees are ‘sick’

63 percent of the city’s trees are in poor condition, prompting falls. MERIDA — In the city there are two million 317 thousand trees, of which 63 percent are in poor condition due to natural issues, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, June 12th, 2017

Possible offshore cyclones could affect peninsula weather this week, forecasters warn

Strong winds with gusts above 60 kilometers per hour in the north and south of the national territory will prevail this week, due to the tropical depression 3-E, according to information from the National Meteorological More...

Buses crowd Merida's downtown streets. (PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 8th, 2017

The most congested avenues in Merida? Here are six…

MERIDA – Thanks to demographic growth, the economic and commercial aspect of Merida have improved in recent years, but it also has generated new problems, for example the increase in the number of vehicles that More...