With this app you can know all about street closures in Merida

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Merida’s Urban Functioning General Coordinator, César Bojórquez Zapata, reported that the City of Mérida offers extensive information on the streets and avenues that are under restoring, and also the alternative routes to avoid those areas through the popular application “Waze” that provides a full roadmap network. Screen map from Waze More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Mangrove landfill damages Bacalar lagoon ecosystem

Neighbors devastated a portion of the land as they placed a dock. BACALAR, Q. Roo .– Bacalar managers detected the filling of 10 hectares of mangrove on the banks of Laguna Bacalar, on a property located near More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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New Merida parks to be built, others to be improved and refurbished

Representatives of the private initiative and civil society gave their advice about the management system of public spaces that starting this year will renew 130 parks in Mérida, 18 of which will be rebuilt, while More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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Ocean-cleanup festival to be held in Cancun

Art, gastronomy and scientific events will take place during the festival too. CANCÚN, Q. Roo. — More than 1,651 kilos of garbage have been collected from beaches and mangroves of Isla Contoy, Isla Blanca More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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Three tons of garbage removed from Yucatan cenotes

They have been described as natural treasures, but many of the cenotes, or sinkoles, found in the state of Yucatán have become convenient places to dump garbage. But cleanup efforts have been under way. During More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Hurricane forecast 2017: 11 cyclones could appear in the Atlantic

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, 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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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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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...