Cozumel seeks support to shelter stray animals if a hurricane strikes

Stray cats and dogs look for a place to stay if a hurricane reaches Cozumel
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COZUMEL, Q. Roo — Cozumel’s Humane Society (La Sociedad Humanitaria) is asking citizens for support to house dogs and cats in their homes if a hurricane hits the island, since their facilities are not properly equipped for this type of weather phenomenon. Not being refuged in a safe place would require them to stay in the shelter, which More...

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Ichkabal
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By Yucatan Times On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Ichkabal, ancient city in Quintana Roo, to open in 2018

This Mayan city is larger than Chichén Itzá and Uxmal, which are known for their vast territories. BACALAR, Q. Roo — Its name is Ichkabal, it was discovered only 10 years ago, and it is located 40 kilometers More...

Handicrafts
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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Agreement near to ban street vendors from Chichén Itzá

CHICHÉN ITZÁ, Yucatan — According to the Reporteros Hoy web page, Yucatan’s state government would soon announce a lobbying agreement with tourism service providers to evict street vendors, who have More...

Oil rigs
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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Peña Nieto bans oil extraction in Yucatán waters

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, More...

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

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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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...