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2009-06-17 09:15:00

Officials said Tuesday that France and Mexico are launching a joint observatory to unite scientific work on the environmental impact from humans and climate change on Mexico's coastlines. French and Mexican officials said that the Jacques Cousteau observatory will include bases in La Paz, on Mexico's northwestern Baja California peninsula, and in Merida in the Yucatan in southeast Mexico."Up to now, there's nothing comparable to this cooperation" anywhere in the world, French ambassador to...

2009-03-06 08:20:00

MEXICO CITY, March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR) (ASUR), today announced that total passenger traffic for February 2009 decreased by 2.2% when compared to February 2008. This announcement reflects comparisons between February 1 through February 28, 2009 and February 1 through February 29, 2008. Transit and general aviation passengers are excluded. Domestic Airport...

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2007-08-23 18:13:10

By MARK STEVENSON UH-MAY, Mexico - Thousands of Mayan Indians lost homes as Hurricane Dean blew through the Yucatan peninsula, but their real wealth was the trees, now scattered and broken in the storm's wake. Village after village is carpeted with fallen mangoes, oranges, guanabanas and mameys that will never be harvested. Mexico's Mayan communities have survived centuries of oppression, expulsion from valuable land along the Caribbean coast, and many damaging storms. But they say no...

2005-10-05 15:06:29

By Noel Randewich TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - Huge mudslides, flooding and torrential rains from Hurricane Stan have killed at least 117 people in Central American and southern Mexico, rescue workers said on Wednesday. Relentless rain pounded mountain villages and urban shanty towns across the impoverished region, and hillsides collapsed under the weight of four days of downpours. The death toll nearly doubled on Wednesday when rivers burst their banks in southern Mexico, and...

2005-10-05 15:05:00

By Noel Randewich TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - Huge mudslides, flooding and torrential rains from Hurricane Stan have killed at least 117 people in Central American and southern Mexico, rescue workers said on Wednesday. Relentless rain pounded mountain villages and urban shanty towns across the impoverished region, and hillsides collapsed under the weight of four days of downpours. The death toll nearly doubled on Wednesday when rivers burst their banks in southern Mexico, and emergency...


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Sky Islands
2009-07-04 14:40:55

Sky Islands are mountains located within ranges that are isolated by valleys in which other ecosystems are located. As a result, mountain ecosystems are isolated from each other, and species can develop separately, as occurs on island groups such as the Galápagos Islands. The best known example of sky islands are the northern end of the Sierra Madre Occidental in New Mexico, Arizona, Chihuahua and Sonora on the U.S.-Mexico border. Other sky islands of note in the U.S. are the Great...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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