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Yucatán’s Dry Spell: A History of Drought in a Thirsty Land

Throughout history, Yucatán has grappled with the cyclical nature of drought.

Bees in Yucatán Dying Off in Record Numbers

Among the municipalities on the peninsula worst affected by deforestation over the past decade are Othon P. Blanco and Bacalar, both in the south of Quintana Roo, according to a recent report by Greenpeace. 

Climate change and dangers to Yucatán’s cultural heritage

According to a recent NASA report, even conservative estimates project the globe should expect a sea level rise with averages of 25 to 30 centimeters, or nine to 11 inches, by 2050. 

Governor to give Yucatan perspective on major ‘Climate’ broadcast

Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila enters an international stage tonight when Washington Post Live broadcasts its "This is Climate" series. It's major exposure for the former...

Rising tides slowly destroy a fishing village in Mexico

A once-thriving fishing village in Mexico is being slowly eaten away by coastal erosion and residents are up in arms about failed promises to...

Wipe your watery eyes and look up: Sahara dust skies are...

The Sahara desert may seem far away, but trade winds have again delivered dust all the way to Yucatán. Another plume of Saharan dust is...

As droughts ravage northern Mexico, could Yucatán be next?

Droughts are particularly dire in northern states such as Nuevo Léon, where potable water has been reduced to a trickle.

Most severe heatwave of the year in the coming days

Health authorities in Yucatán are warning residents to take precautions in the face of increasing temperatures.

Environmental group to call for meaningful action at upcoming forum in...

The environmental collective Va por la Tierra is planning a series of events to raise awareness among Yucatán's population on issues regarding water quality and climate change. 

Sea turtles in Yucatán are hatching late. An expert explains.

Marine Biologist, Jesús Manuel Cuevas Medina answers our questions about the health of Yucatán’s sea turtle population and how we can help.

Yucatán Congress passes a new law to fight climate change

Yucatán's congress passed a new climate-change law Thursday to reduce auto emissions and safeguard the environment.

Sargassum and the Sahara dust phenomenon — are they connected?

A look at where the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) was moving across the Atlantic Ocean toward the southern United States on Wednesday, June 24,...

Activists call on Yucatán to declare climate emergency

A group of student activists led by Greta Thunberg has called upon Yucatán's government to declare a climate emergency and start to take more serious and proactive moves to combat climate change. 

AMLO suggests ‘visas for plants’ in new initiative

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador suggested that the United States should offer work visas to workers taking part in his new reforestation program. Under the...

Yucatán government commits to being carbon neutral by 2030

Yucatán has become the first state in México to take on the Net Zero Commitment. The ambitious plan seeks to convert all state government buildings...

Cooler weather, rains threaten Yucatan drought

Scattered showers are slightly possible today, and light breezes from the Gulf of Mexico will bring a relatively refreshing 35C / 95F. In Yucatan...

Showers come after more than 2 months without rain

The showers this evening won't bring an end to the drought, and it's not likely to break the heatwave, but it will end a...

Air in Yucatan fouled by smoky fires near and far

The haze that settled over Yucatan on Thursday is not necessarily from your neighbor burning trash this time. Winds from the south are bringing...

Fires consume 7,062 hectares of green areas in Yucatan

Since Yucatan's fire season began March 1, 7,062 hectares of mature woodland, grass and shrub have been consumed, said the director of Yucatan Civil...

It’s been 59 days since Yucatan has experienced rain

Rain — a barely remembered phenomenon in which drops of water fall from clouds in the sky — hasn't occurred here for 58 days. Three years...

Drought in Yucatan could become most severe in 3 decades

Day upon day of sunshine has a downside: Yucatan is heading towards it most intense drought in 34 years. According to the weather forecast models,...

No, Al Gore isn’t part of Mérida’s climate change forum

Contrary to some headlines, a forum on climate change will not include former U.S. vice president Al Gore.

Pioneering scheme insures coral reef off Quintina Roo

A special insurance policy covers endangered reefs off the Yucatán Peninsula against hurricanes, storms and other natural disasters.

‘Adopt a Tree’ program takes root in urban Mérida

The  city's "Adopt a Tree" program accounts for more than half the plantings completed under the municipal green infrastructure plan.
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