10th ANNIVERSARY MONTH: BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND

Jaguar by Cherie Pitillo First, thanks to each of you for your encouragement and faithful interest in my 10-year journey! You’ve warmed my heart with your comments or emails about each column. Many times you shared what you learned, and of course, this has been an inspiring pursuit of research and photography for me too! Could any of us anticipate More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, November 10th, 2021
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One billion people could face deadly heat stress if the planet warms up 2 degrees Celsius

Climate crisis is cooking up a lethal mix of heat and humidity, according to a study released at COP26. November 09, 2021 (Bloomberg).- One billion people will be at risk of extreme heat stress if global warming More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, November 8th, 2021
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Satellite images show China built mock-ups of US warships

BEIJING (AP) — Satellite images show China has built mock-ups of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and destroyer in its northwestern desert, possibly for practice for a future naval clash as tensions rise between More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, November 6th, 2021
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Passenger sues Spirit Airlines he claims a flight attendant sexually assaulted him

A Spirit Airlines passenger said a flight attendant offered him free alcohol, requested that he move to a private area of a plane, and then sexually assaulted him, according to a complaint. The passenger, named More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
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Xoloitzcuintle, the eternal companion that accompanies souls

Mérida, Yucatán, (November 02, 2021).- The Xoloitzcuintle dog, whose history dates back more than 3,500 years ago, was created by the god of death to protect the living and guide the souls of the deceased through More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, November 1st, 2021
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World surpasses 5 million COVID-19 deaths

November 1st, 2021 The Associated Press.- More than 5 million people worldwide have died from COVID-19 in less than two years, according to Johns Hopkins University’s count early Monday. That’s about More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
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Indigenous Peoples not allowed into World’s ‘Most Inclusive’ Climate Conference

Indigenous peoples comprise less than 5 percent of the world’s population but protect 80 percent of its biodiversity. But COVID and immigration restrictions are making it nearly impossible for some communities More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, October 24th, 2021
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Oaxaca Giant ‘Alebrijes’, conquer New York City with their magic

The giant alebrijes placed in New York’s Rockefeller Center are the work of Oaxaca artisans Jacobo and María Ángeles, from San Martín Tilcajete municipality New York, (October 23, 2021).- “I want More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, October 18th, 2021
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WWF sea-turtle documentary is made in Mexico

MÉRIDA, MX.- The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the making of the documentary “Sea Turtle, feats of a traveler” in which the main characters are the species recorded in Mexico. Jorge Rickards, More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, October 11th, 2021
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Tracking The Dark Fleet of Illegal Fisheries

Dark fleets – illegal fishing vessels which deactivate their tracking devices in order to fish in protected areas – are now being exposed by advances in satellite monitoring technologies.Perhaps most notably More...