“An explosion on 17 June produced an ash plume that rose more than 4 km, and ejected incandescent tephra [rock fragments] up to 2 km from the crater. Some of the high-temperature fallout caused small fires in grasslands on the flanks.” This is the description of Popocatépetl’s most recent activity from the Smithosonian’s Global Volcanism […]

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The president of the Colegio de Arquitectos (College of Architects) of Quintana Roo, María del Rocío Aguilar Ferra, announced on March 11 that the developers of the controversial Dragon Mart Cancún have presented two different project proposals, one to the state environmental protection agency of Quintana Roo and one to the municipal urban planning department. She […]

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On January 31, I had the opportunity to interview Gustavo Alanís Ortega, founder and president of CEMDA (Mexican Center for Environmental Law). CEMDA is an independent organization dedicated to sustainable growth and development that respects environmental legislation.   They have been vocal about their concerns that the proposed Dragon Mart mega-project south of Cancún has […]

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Last week a convention called Mexico WindPower 2013 was held in Mexico City to bring together different sectors of the industry and to promote its expansion. The president of the Mexican Association of Wind Power (AMDEE), Leopoldo Rodríguez, said that by 2020, wind power would be able to generate 12,000 megawatts with an investment of […]

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The corporate entity behind the controversial Dragon Mart commercial complex in Quintana Roo has threatened to sue the Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA) unless the organization ceases “defaming” the project, whose construction is planned on 1,386 acres located 7.5 miles south of Cancún’s hotel zone.   According to an article in the January 6 […]

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