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2005-10-21 05:09:38

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Lashing wind and rain pounded Mexican beach resorts on Friday and thousands of tourists hunkered down in shelters to escape Hurricane Wilma, which was hammering Caribbean resorts on its way to densely populated southern Florida. Heavy rain was coming down in diagonal sheets and howling winds were buckling sturdy trees. Tourists were evacuated from luxury beachfront hotels all along Mexico's "Maya Riviera" coast and the normally calm,...

2005-07-18 11:20:19

By Tim Gaynor and Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's Caribbean beach resorts escaped almost unscathed on Monday from Hurricane Emily, which blew down trees and cut power but nothing more serious. Cozumel island, a popular diving destination, took the hardest hit. The storm uprooted trees and smashed windows of homes and businesses. "The danger has passed ... the worst is over," said Felix Gonzalez, the governor of Quintana Roo state, home to Mexico's Caribbean resorts. Mexico...

2005-07-17 00:10:37

By Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico was braced for one of its worst storms in years as violent Hurricane Emily howled toward popular Caribbean resorts around Cancun on Sunday, packing winds of up to 155 mph (250 kph). The second major hurricane of the season, arriving just days after Hurricane Dennis ripped through Cuba and Florida, Emily was due to pass over the tiny Cayman Islands early Sunday and smash into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula during the evening. As it tore westward...

2005-07-16 18:51:10

By Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of sun seekers abandoned the palm-fringed Caribbean beaches around Cancun, Mexico, on Saturday, and local fishermen fled for cover as powerful Hurricane Emily headed toward the coast. A Category 4 hurricane packing winds of 155 mph (250 kph), Emily was expected to hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula -- one of the world's most popular vacation spots -- late on Sunday after tearing past southern Jamaica on Saturday. Emily's power put it on the...

2005-07-16 18:19:43

By Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hundreds of glum-faced sun-seekers abandoned the palm-fringed Caribbean beaches around Cancun, Mexico, on Saturday, and local fishermen fled for cover as powerful Hurricane Emily headed toward the coast. A violent Category 4 hurricane packing winds of 155 mph (250 kph), Emily was expected to hit Mexico's Yucatan peninsula -- one of the world's most popular vacation spots -- late on Sunday after tearing past southern Jamaica on Saturday. Emily's...

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2005-01-14 07:55:00

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Scientists working off the Yucatan Peninsula are preparing to use sound waves to search for information about an asteroid that may have wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But environmental activists are trying to shut the project down, saying the technology could harm whales, sea turtles and several varieties of fish that provide a livelihood for thousands of Mexicans along the gulf coast. Marine seismologists from the University of Texas Institute of...


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2006-11-11 17:37:58

Brocket Deer are a group of deer species of the Mazama genus found in South America and the Yucatan Peninsula. They are small in size and dwell primarily in forests. They are similar to the Duiker species, but unrelated. There are seven known species of Brocket Deer, all of them closely related. Physical description The Mazama species are all similar in appearance, although the size may vary. They have small rounded bodies, ranging from 2.3 to 4.5 ft (70 to 140 cm) in length, and...

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2005-06-02 11:22:49

The Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a large bird around measuring 70-90 cm long and weighing from 3 kg (female) to 4 kg (male). In the past, it has sometimes been treated in a genus of its own (Agriocharis ocellata) but the differences between this species and Meleagris gallopavo are too small to justify generic segregation. More colorful than its northern relative the Wild Turkey, this species has a much more restricted distribution and is only found in the subtropical lowlands...

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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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