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An obscure cenote is suddenly the talk of Tixkokob

A suddenly popular cenote has given residents of Tixkokob something to talk about. Photo: Facebook / Somos de Tixkokob

Supreme court shuts down massive pig farm in Yucatán

The court found that the large pig farm was causing unacceptable levels of pollution and risked catastrophic damage to the region's water supply.

New Xcaret theme park to open in Yucatán by December

Xibalba park will feature a circuit of eight cenotes connected by an artificial flowing river.

New pig farm threatens cenotes and indigenous communities in Yucatán

Environmentalists argue that the construction of a large industrial pig farm within Yucatán’s Cenote Ring could create disastrous levels of contaminants.

Parents say 16-year-old’s drowning in cenote could have been prevented

Cenote Azul in Sacalaca Quintana Roo. Photo: Courtesy The parents of a 16-year-old boy who drowned last Saturday...

More CFE meters dredged from the bottom of a cenote

Volunteers cleaning the cenote found 95 CFE electrical meters but said that more could still be down there. Photo: Courtesy.

Climate change could put Yucatán’s water supply in jeopardy

Cenote X'Canché near Ek Balam. Photography: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Scientists in Yucatán warn that within a...

Great depths of love in Yucatán cenote wedding

The couple exchanged their vows using signs saying “I do.” Photo: Courtesy A well-dressed couple from Spain exchanged...

Horse kicks and injures tourist at cenote attraction

A horse pulls tourists for a tour of Cuzamá, Yucatán, in this 2010 file photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Freediver Lemus beats own world record in cenote Ucil

Despite the dangers, Yucatán’s cenotes continue to attract a growing number of freedivers. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Over 10 tons of garbage removed from 35 cenotes

Cenote X'Canché near Ek Balam. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Some of Yucatán's treasured cenotes continue to...

Cenote dumping ground for 112 electric meters found by divers

A cleanup of the Chen Ha cenote in Kopomá revealed more than ordinary trash and animal remains....

The lure of red ocher could explain human skeletons in Yucatan’s...

Divers found evidence that humans around 12,000 to 14,000 years ago took huge risks while searching for iron-rich red ocher, which...

Divers take home top awards after capturing amazing cenote images

"Diver in the Magic Temple" took home the gold in an underwater photo competition. Photo: Courtesy Photos of...

Festival celebrates sustainable cenote diving and Yucatan communities

Photo: Getty A new three-day diving event that promotes cenote conservation and respect for surrounding communities begins Friday...

Shark tooth fossils, millions of years old, found in Merida cenote

At the bottom a newly discovered cenote in Cholul comes another find: Vestiges of sharks that have been extinct for more than five million years.

Scientist sends tiny biotech bubbles to scrub Yucatan cenotes clean

Biotechnology and nanotechnology will be employed to sanitize Yucatan's sacred cenotes.

Maya activists deliver ‘prize’ for racism to corporate pig farms

Indigenous activists hold a mock ceremony to declare a corporate foe to be racist against Mayan people. Photo: Diario de Yucatan

Why Yucatan can bet on rural tourism

Mexico's fascinating state features tourist-friendly cenotes, haciendas, traditional medicine or honey producers.

Ground swallows street in Garcia Gineres

A huge sinkhole formed Tuesday morning on Calle 28 between 29 and 31 in Col. Garcia Gineres.

Judge temporarily shuts down Homún pig farm

A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction against a huge pig farm in the cenote zone, a victory for the protestors who have rallied against it for more than a year.

Agency retaliates against protestors, attempts to shut down 5 cenotes

While protesters staged a sit-in at the gates of a giant pig processing plant, two vans from an environmental agency arrived and closed five cenotes without explanation.

Treasure trove of Mayan cave paintings discovered in Yucatán

Archaeologist Sergio Grosjean Abimerhi and his team have discovered what could be the most important Mayan cave paintings on the Yucatán Peninsula.

Campaign to protect cenotes from pig farm goes global

Protestors in Humún have made good on their promise to take their campaign to the entire world.