Strange phenomenon observed in the skies of Michoacán

Surprising strange phenomenon in Michoacán sky (Photo: Excelsior)

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 center. In social networks, users shared the images of what looked like an inverted swirl with a beam of light in its lower part. The rare More...

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Profepa closed three projects in Tulum recently. (PHOTO: La Jornada Maya)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 16th, 2017

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...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, January 15th, 2017

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...

A consortium of international companies plans to build the largest desalination plant in the West in Rosarito, Mexico. A water district in California, which has been suffering from a yearslong drought, is interested in buying some of that water and piping it north. File Photo by Ken James/UPI | License Photo
By Yucatan Times On Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Southern California could import desalinated water from Mexico

The United States imports vehicles, equipment, fresh produce and other goods from Mexico. That list may soon include water too, now that a San Diego County water district is looking south for help to diversify its More...

Mexican inventor wants to develop Cco-friendly Micro-refinery (Photo: El Universal)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Mexican inventor wants to develop eco-friendly micro-refinery

Gerardo Nungaray Benítez, better known as “el Güero Bombas”, is an inventor from Zacateas who has won awards worldwide for inventing a catalyst that produces diesel and gasoline using recycled plastics. More...

The 12,533-foot 'Fire Volcano' is located 430 miles northwest of Mexico City, on the border of Jalisco and Colima states. It is one of the most active and potentially destructive volcanoes in all of Mexico.(Photo: Banderas News)
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Mexico’s ‘Fire’ volcano sees two eruptions in less than 24 hours

COLIMA, Mexico – Santa’s journey to Mexico just got a little smoky. On Friday December 23 and Saturday 24, the Colima or better known as the “Fire” Volcano (Volcán de Fuego), had a pair More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

OPINION: Yucatan at high risk if sea levels keep rising

Heading rapidly into 2017, climate change continues to be something of a political hot potato – especially since Donald Trump’s victory in the recent US elections, with many observers around the world fearing More...

NGOs criticized that the decree of the new Biosphere protected area of the Mexican Caribbean does not address major threats in the region. (Photo: Cancun Scuba Dive)
By Yucatan Times On Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Mexican Caribbean’s new biosphere does not address major threats in the region: NGOs

Civil organizations warn that the recent protected natural area Biosphere Reserve of the Mexican Caribbean decree left out the main threats the area is currently facing. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, December 16th, 2016

Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatán commit to reduce deforestation by 80% by 2020

The state governments of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan signed an agreement that places the Peninsula in a leading area in sustainable territorial development. It has been named the “Sustainability Agreement More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

OPINION: 2017 might spell disaster for world’s primates, including humans

President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, signaling Mr. Trump’s determination More...