Hurricane forecast 2017: 11 cyclones could appear in the Atlantic

Hurricane Dean approaches the Yucatan Peninsula in 2007. (MAP: earthobservatory.nasa.gov)

The University of Colorado predicts the formation of 11 tropical cyclones. Despite the intense heat in the region, a new forecast indicates that the hurricane season will be below average. The University of Colorado, whose report was cited by the Twitter @ClimaYucatan account, says that, according to the weather conditions, 11 tropical cyclones will More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Cancun government to help protect sea turtles

Due to the nesting season of the sea turtle, the Municipal Department of Ecology coordinates with the hotel, business and student sectors, so that they can take the right measures to protect these animals. According More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Third annual environmental forum to be held in Merida May 12-14

The program was developed to address the concerns of students, professionals and others interested in relevant environmental issues. For the third edition of the Environmental Forum to be held from May 12 to 14 More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Diving with turtles to be allowed in Akumal Bay

CANCUN — Federal environmental authorities have granted permits that will allow tourists to dive with sea turtles in Akumal Bay. The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources, through the General Directorate More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Cozumel to host first Sea Turtle Festival

Event will include workshops and exhibitions related to art and nature. COZUMEL — On May 26 – 27, Cozumel Island will host the first Sea Turtle Festival organized by the Cozumel Parks and Muses Foundation More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Cancun underwater museum attracts visitors, and a few detractors

An increase in visitors, combined with years of powerful storms, has damaged coral reefs in a protected marine park off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. The damage was enough for the local diving community and protected More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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First turtle of this season arrives early in Cozumel

A local biologist found it near Mezcalitos beach. COZUMEL — Almost a month before the season officially starts for the arrival of sea turtles to the coast of Cozumel, on Monday, April 17 about 18:30 hours, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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U.S. forestry experts visit Yucatan to share firefighting knowledge

From April 17 to 29, eight technicians from the United States Forest Service USFS will visit the Yucatan Peninsula in order to conduct supervision of the Incident Management Teams (Equipos de Manejo de Incendios, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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Earth Day is April 22: Join us for EARTH DAY MARCH FOR SCIENCE

This Earth Day, we’re facing a turning point in human history: 2016 was the warmest year on record globally, and 2015 the warmest year before that. Now 2017 is heating up fast. Earth Day Network is doing everything More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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New case of rabies found in Merida

The disease was detected in four cats. After the Central Regional Laboratory of Mérida confirmed a case of rabies in four cats, the head of the Yucatan Health Secretariat (Secretaría de Salud de Yucatán, SSY, More...