Mayan farmers adapt to climate change with new techniques

Farmers Gualberto Casanova (left) and Dionisio Yam Moo stand among young corn plants in Yam Moo's improved milpa plot. (PHOTO: Gabriel Popkin)

Freelance journalist Gabriel Popkin used support from the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and the Society for Environmental Journalism to research this report on new Mayan farming techniques for National Public Radio. Dionisio Yam Moo stands about four-and-a-half-feet tall, and his skin is weathered from years in the tropical sun. A “proudly More...

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Juanito with his sister and granddaughter in the village of Takkbil’Ja. (Photo: Kevin Rushby for the Guardian)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Meeting the Mayans of the Yucatan

Kevin Rushby reports in The Guardian on a new style of tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula that promotes “home stays” with local residents. After dinner, Juanito and I sit drinking beer. Outside is all More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Chichen Itza light & sound show… Unmissable!

Either if you are an Expat living in Mexico or just one more of the millions of tourists who visit this sacred land of the Maya, you can’t miss out on the light and sound show at Chichen Itza. Remember that you More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Mayan priest to share teachings in Playa del Carmen conference Feb. 10-12

The second edition of the Meeting of the Moon and the Sun will be held from Friday 10, through Sunday 12, February in Playa del Carmen. Georgia Maricchio, organizer of this event, said they seek to provide the learning More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Mask of Calakmul returns home to Campeche

The mask of Calakmul, a funerary piece elaborated in mosaic of jade, shell and gray obsidian, returned to Campeche, after 10 years of touring foreign countries including Germany, the United States, Italy and France. “It More...

Coba Yaxuna sacbe at the point where it attains its maximum elevation 8 feet
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Yucatán’s First Highway

February 29, 1933.  After a long day of walking, Alfonso Villa Rojas arrived at the remote archeological site called Yaxuná.  The 35-year-old schoolteacher had been working as an assistant on the Carnegie Institution’s More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, January 8th, 2017
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Ancient Maya developed super highways network more than 1,000 years ago

Roads of more than 240 kilometers long designed, traced and built by the ancient Maya have been discovered in Guatemala, near the border with Mexico. El Mirador is a late Maya preclassic city, located in Guatemala, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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UADY researchers study Mayan plant remedies

In order to identify plant species that are used for remedies in Mayan communities, the Autonomous University of Yucatán (Uady, for its acronym in Spanish) is developing a multidisciplinary study in the town of More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Winter solstice, archeoastronomical phenomena in Mayan cities

At least seven buildings in five ancient Mayan cities will observe archeoastronomical phenomena, on Wednesday Dec. 21st, 2106; for the last time this year, due to the winter solstice. According to Eddie Salazar More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, December 10th, 2016
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10,000-year-old skull found inside a cave in Quintana Roo

The finding contributes to research on climate change and first inhabitants of America During the exploration of the Great Maya Aquifer, the explorers and archaeologists have made important discoveries, some of More...