Merida is a leader in Latin America’s fight against climate change

Merida Mayor Mauricio Vila explained the city's master plan to a visitor. (PHOTO: reporteroshoy.mx)

Mérida was ranked as one of the leading cities in Latin America in the fight against climate change by having a platform that will allow it to report advances in its commitment to reduce the footprint of carbon and for registering transversal public policies in favor of sustainability. The foregoing was expressed by representatives of the foundations More...

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Patagonia fleece jacket (Photo: Pinterest)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Synthetic materials’ microfibers in athletic wear are killing our oceans

Comfortable clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that’s increasingly ending up in the oceans and potentially contaminating seafood, according to Gulf Coast researchers launching a two-year study of microscopic More...

Equinox sunrise at the Temple of Seven Dolls at Dzibilchaltun. (PHOTO: pinterest.com)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Maya equinox phenomena on display at Chichén Itzá and Dzibilchaltún March 21

Visitors will be congregating soon at two well-known Mayan sites in Yucatan to witness the wonder of Mayan astronomical accuracy. The phenomena to be noted are the sunrise at the Temple of the Seven Dolls in Dzibilchaltún More...

Drought-like conditions increase chances of forest fires. (PHOTO: sipse.com)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Maya forest at high risk during fire season

FELIPE CARRILLO PUERTO, Q. Roo — With the beginning of the critical season of forest fires in the Yucatan Peninsula, brigades from different communities of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo, are prepared More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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Environmental and tourism groups oppose construction of 1,200 stilt houses in Bacalar

They fear that the stilt houses will contaminate the ecosystem. BACALAR, Q. Roo. — Representatives of tourism companies and environmental groups from the municipality of Bacalar were surprised by the announcement More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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Successful tour event helps La Plancha Park movement gain critical mass

Nearly 100 years old, Merida’s La Plancha railway station building has been rescued from abandonment and partially restored to reflect the glory of its heyday in the 1940s and 50s. Now used as an art school, More...

Fossil remains of a marine creature were found in Guerrero. (PHOTO: excelsior.com)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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Four recent and notable paleontological discoveries in Mexico

Mexico is a rich source of paleontological discoveries. Here are four such recent discoveries, including one by a Nuevo Leon city’s mayor whose finding has been named after himself: MEGALODON FOUND IN GUERRERO The More...

Mayan glyphs. (PHOTO: Ancient Origins)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Mayan glyphs explained: MEL lecture Saturday

Merida English Library’s last talk in the Saturday Lecture Series season will be a brief overview of Mayan hieroglyphs with lawyer and Mayan Archaeology specialist (and MEL Board Member) Andrea Slusser. Slusser’s More...

Yum Balam zone on Holbox island. (PHOTO: noticaribe.com)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Developer planning hotel in Holbox protected zone

CANCUN — Construction plans have come to light for a hotel on a 4,287-square-meter lot in a protected area at the western tip of Holbox, promoted by Silver Emporium, S.A. Of C.V. The $2.5 million USD “Punta More...

Aerial view of devastated mangrove area (Photo: Noticaribe)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Environmental groups plot course to reverse loss of mangroves during World Ocean Summit

The World Ocean Summit, an event exploring how to sustain an ocean economy, wrapped up last week in Bali, Indonesia and will be held next year in Mexico. At the conference, the Global Mangrove Alliance lobbied More...