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Bacalar tour operators and tourists throw caution to the wind

Locals complain that tour boats routinely take on more passengers than they are legally allowed. Photo: Courtesy Residents...

It’s a buyer’s market in an overbuilt Riviera Maya

Bahia Principe beach in Tulum. Photo: Getty The Riviera Maya — a 1999 rebrand of the “Cancún-Tulum corridor”...

Tren Maya project suddenly stopped in its tracks by judge

Several indigenous groups claim the Tren Maya project is an environmental disaster. Photo: File Yucatan's fourth district court...

NGO: Now is the time to take action and care for...

Plastics have become a problem for marine ecosystems arround the world. Photo: Courtesy Volunteers working with the non-governmental...

Mérida launches new app to help users identify native flora

Mérida Mayor Renán Barrera Concha demonstrates how to use ÁrbolMID app. Photo: file At an event held...

New rules in Yucatán ban the use of polystyrene

Yucatán joins cities such as Mexico City and New York in banning polystyrene. Photo: File Yucatán has...

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...

State to monitor greenhouse gases, help farmers stay organic

A state Carbon Management Plan to measure greenhouse gases emissions was announced for World Environment Day.

MEL lecture: Green Development in the Yucatán

Prof. Shalanda Baker will discuss "Renewable Energy and Green Development in the Yucatán. The talk is free and open to the public By 2018, nine...

Caminos del Mayab: Ecotourism comes to Xcunyá

Three new ecotourism routes at this tiny village comisaría combine gardens, honeybees and a haunted hacienda.

Environmental requirements halt hotel project

After six years of proceedings, a large hotel project has been canceled after failing to meet the necessary environmental requirements.

Crocodile farm continues despite struggles

Ten full-time volunteers at Rio Lagartos have a long-term vision of making a living by harvesting crocodiles.

Monarch butterflies on the rebound

While still below levels recorded two decades ago, two recent surveys show North America's monarch butterflies are on a rebound.

Cooking up a new venture with local bamboo

When we saw Erich Briehl selling bags of charcoal, we figured he was on to something, so we sat down for an interview.

Dengue vaccine gains approval in Mexico

Mexican health authorities have approved a dengue vaccine, officials announced yesterday. The drug has undergone testing on over 29,000 patients worldwide.

Greenpeace sails in, promotes organic farms

The international environmental group Greenpeace has come to town to promote organic farming.

‘Get Out Your Sabucán Yucatán’

A campaign to replace the ubiquitous plastic bag starts and ends with the iconic sabucán.

Ecology watchdogs shut down builders

Profepa has shut down a construction site on the outskirts of Mérida on the grounds that an environmental impact statement had not been filed.

22 countries represented at energy forum

Delegates from 22 countries are gathering in Mérida with a call for more investment in renewable energy and support from the private sector.

Solar halo not a bad omen, officials insist

From Mérida to Mexico City, a solar halo caused quite a stir throughout Mexico on Thursday, when many citizens took the optical phenomenon as a bad omen.

Daredevil rows from Spain to Cancún

Abraham Levy, 34-year-old man from Mexico, became the first man to cross the Atlantic rowing from Spain to Cancún, Mexico.

Regional waste center will benefit cenotes

Cenotes and wetlands will be restored to the tune of about $260 million pesos this year, the Ministry of Urban Development and Environment said.

The struggle to preserve Isla Holbox

Fresh from holding off massive Cancún-style development, Isla Holbox is replacing its urban development plan with a Sustainable Tourism Management Plan.

Reforesting Mérida’s urban parks

A group of volunteers has worked five years, donating trees and using their own elbow grease, to make public spaces in Mérida greener.