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Drought May Have Caused Collapse of Mayan Civilization

Hispanically Speaking News

According to a study from Science Journal, the abandonment of the Mayan civilizations may have occurred as a result of a lack of rain.

Pacific Leatherback Turtles: Critically Endangered Species


When it comes to leatherback turtles, the world's largest species of sea turtle, there's a conundrum: The species itself is critically endangered, but at least one leatherback population is stable — on the rise, even — while others plummet.

2012 Pacific Hurricane Season: More Storms for Mexico

While a near-normal number of named storms is forecast for the 2012 eastern Pacific hurricane season, a greater number of storms may impact the northern part of the west coast of Mexico.

Gray Whales, Protected Off Mexico, May Face New Threat in Arctic

ABC News

Gray whales are starting to make a strong comeback in the Pacific thanks, in part, to Mexico's aggressive eco-tourism program, where whale-watching is regulated, but a new threat is emerging some 10,000 miles away.

Tropical Storm Aletta Strengthens in Pacific Off Mexico

Bloomberg News

Aletta, the first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season, gained strength as it moved into the open ocean and away from land.

Popo Volcano Continues to Rumble and Spew

Hispanically Speaking News

Popcatepetl Volcano is known in Mexico by its Spanish name Volcan Popocatepetl which means the Smoking Mountain and today the volcano is being true to its name.

Mexico' s Wind Energy Boom Plays Out on Gusty Shores


On an arid plain where sudden gusts of wind can rip roofs off buildings and knock over tractor trailers, Mexico is building a new engine for its energy future.

Mexico's Subsidized Energy-Efficiency Program Backfires

In 2009, Mexico began a program intended to reduce national energy consumption by subsidizing the purchase of efficient new refrigerators and air-conditioners. But a new study finds that the program has been much less effective than predicted.

Study Of Manta Rays Exposes Hidden Habits

The published study is the first to track the ocean's largest ray, using satellite transmitters on the backs of four female, one male, and one juvenile ray over the course of thirteen days, just off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Caught on Tape: Rare Jaguar Sighting in Oaxaca

Mexican authorities this week confirmed that a jaguar has been spotted for the first time near Mitla, which lays approximately 40 kilometres from the southern Oaxaca state capital of Oaxaca City.

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