Strange phenomenon observed in the skies of Michoacán

Surprising strange phenomenon in Michoacán sky (Photo: Excelsior)

A strange meteorological phenomenon was recorded in the skies of Michoacán, in Central Mexico, on Friday January 20, 2017. The formation looked like an inverted swirl and had a beam of light passing through its center. In social networks, users shared the images of what looked like an inverted swirl with a beam of light in its lower part. The rare More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, January 21st, 2017
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“La Mamá”, 24-year-old female giraffe, dies at Merida’s Animaya Zoo

On Friday January 13, Merida’s Municipal Public Services Director, Luis Jorge Montalvo Duarte, officially announced the death of “La Mamá” a female 24 year-old giraffe and resident of the Animaya More...

Coba Yaxuna sacbe at the point where it attains its maximum elevation 8 feet
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Yucatán’s First Highway

February 29, 1933.  After a long day of walking, Alfonso Villa Rojas arrived at the remote archeological site called Yaxuná.  The 35-year-old schoolteacher had been working as an assistant on the Carnegie Institution’s More...

Profepa closed three projects in Tulum recently. (PHOTO: La Jornada Maya)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Three Tulum projects shut down by environmental agency

TULUM, Q. Roo  – Government officials have sealed off three projects in the vicinity of the Tulum National Park after it was discovered they lacked proper authorization. The Federal Environmental Protection Agency More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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Mexico’s largest PET recycling plant sets ambitious 2020 goal

PetStar SAPI de CV is launching a revised sustainable business model as it aims to consolidate its position as the world´s leading food-grade PET recycler in an increasingly competitive industry. Founded in 2006, More...

A consortium of international companies plans to build the largest desalination plant in the West in Rosarito, Mexico. A water district in California, which has been suffering from a yearslong drought, is interested in buying some of that water and piping it north. File Photo by Ken James/UPI | License Photo
By Yucatan Times On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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Southern California could import desalinated water from Mexico

The United States imports vehicles, equipment, fresh produce and other goods from Mexico. That list may soon include water too, now that a San Diego County water district is looking south for help to diversify its More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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Rare bat important to the production of tequila makes a comeback

According to Vallarta Daily newswebsite, wildlife officials announced it might be time for a toast now that a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila is making a comeback. On More...

Photo of jaguars was made by trap cameras. (PHOTO: noticieros.televisa.com)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Jaguars captured on camera in Campeche nature reserve

Trap cameras have verified the presence of three felines in the natural protected area Los Petenes that extends along the north coast of the state of Campeche. César Romero, director of the Los Petenes Biosphere More...

Animal House pet hotel. (PHOTO: sipse.com)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Animal House, the new pet hotel in Playa del Carmen

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Q. Roo. — If you are one of those people who travels and do not know where to leave your pet, this might be a good option for you. According to their social networks, Animal House is a new More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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Isla Guadalupe, home to the Great White Shark

Isla Guadalupe in Mexico’s Baja California state has become the internationally recognized destination for divers seeking unprecedented encounters with Great White sharks /(Carcharodon carcharias). The More...