Yucatan cenote photo included among underwater contest winners

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 category winning shot from Yucatan cenote. (PHOTO: Nick Blake)

The international Underwater Photographer of the Year competition has revealed its collection of winning entries for 2017. A portrait of an octopus in the lagoon of the island of Mayotte became the winning shot from among 4,500 entries from 67 different countries. Categories included Wide angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behaviour, Up & coming and Compact, for More...

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Moon Palace was the main site for COP13, a UN environmental conference in December 2016.
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Mexican government paid entire $22 million bill for Cancun environmental conference

Hosting the UN’s Biodiversity Conference in Cancún in December cost the Mexican taxpayers over 462 million pesos, or USD $22 million. The cost of staging COP 13, as the event was called, was 50 million pesos More...

A Yucatan wind farm. (PHOTO: metering.com)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Indigenous communities oppose wind farms in Yucatan

KIMBILÁ, Yucatan — Writing in thewire.in, Emilio Godoy says Yucatan has become a new energy frontier in Mexico, while the indigenous population is fearful of losing out on their livelihoods. The growing More...

Beach erosion in Cancun. (PHOTO: laverdadnoticias.com)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Authorities take steps to stop coastal erosion in Riviera Maya

Prior to the arrival of springbreakers to the state of Quintana Roo, actions need to be taken to counteract erosion in the main recreational areas of the Riviera Maya. This is how the beaches of five municipalities, More...

Cenote cleanup in Yucatan continues. (PHOTO: yucatanalamano.com)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Agency to supervise cleanup of 22 Yucatan cenotes in 2017

The federal delegate of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), Jorge Carlos Berlin Montero, announced that this year the agency will continue the rescue and cleanup of 22 cenotes in Yucatan. He More...

Centro de Desarrollo Integral Enséñame a Caminar por la Vida (ENCAVI)
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, February 11th, 2017
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Children with disabilities benefit from recycling campaign in Mérida

More than one million bags of snacks were collected by the community and raised $ 80,597.50 pesos The integral teaching center “Enseñando a caminar por la vida A.C.” (ENCAVI) located in the city of Merida, More...

Hotel Melia Cancun. (PHOTO: centraldereservas.com)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Environmental authorities fine Cancun hotel

Mexico’s Federal Attorney General’s Office for Environmental Protection (Profepa) imposed a fine of $500,000 pesos ($24,015USD) on the Hotel Me by Meliá Cancún for the construction of two new buildings More...

Surprising strange phenomenon in Michoacán sky (Photo: Excelsior)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Strange phenomenon observed in the skies of Michoacán

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 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...