Coatepec and Xico, Mexico: Veracruz green high

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| In the Land of Chipichipi | We could feel the air cool and freshen as we began to ascend la Ruta de la Niebla, the Way of Fog, into las Alturas, the highlands of Mexico’s Veracruz state. All Coatepec Mexico North America The Americas Veracruz Xalapa Xico organic market Coatepec

Oaxaca, Mexico: an eco-hacienda muy tranquilo

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| Hacienda Gone Green | The city of Oaxaca is one of Mexico’s great treasures. All Mexico North America Oaxaca Oaxaca City Benito Juarez National Park eco-friendly Mexican hacienda hotel Green Hotel in Oaxaca City Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles San Felipe del Agua

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Jalisco, Mexico: on the elusive trail of organic tequila

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The colonial town of Tequila (founded by Franciscan monks in 1530) and, surrounding it, the sprawling fields of red volcanic soil planted in row after row […] Jalisco, Mexico: on the elusive trail of organic tequila is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Raptors of Mexico and Central America: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Raptors of Mexico and Central America by William S. This is the first identification guide that I know of that covers Mexico (technically North America but rarely included in North American raptor guides) and Central America. Raptors of Mexico and Central America.

Birding Adventure in Mexico Part II: Durango Highway

10,000 Birds

Mexico is great for those who love biogeography! The landscape and birds along the road continued to change, and I felt like we were traveling through Colorado rather than Mexico at this point — the various tropical species were almost all gone, replaced by Chipping Sparrow , Common Raven , Killdeer , and others. Birding durango highway mexican birding Mexico

New Water Fund in Mexico for People and Nature

Conservancy Talk

That’s why I was delighted to be in Monterrey, Mexico today to celebrate the launch of the Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund (FAMM). Monterrey—one of the most important industrial capitals of Mexico and Latin America—was spared the worst of this week’s storms.

San Miguel de Allende: an angelic hotel from Mexico’s Señor and Señora Verde…and mucho mas

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| The Power of Dos | It’s our first day back at our favorite place in central Mexico, and our rental’s fridge yawns empty.The weekly organic tianguis—biggest and, in our opinion, finest organic farmers market in the entire country—is still a few days away.

San Miguel de Allende: leading Mexico's green revolution

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact San Miguel de Allende: leading Mexico’s green revolution 30 December 10 · 6 comments | Mexico’s Greenest City? |

Los Cabos: Mexico’s 1st eco-friendly festival

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The first-ever Los Cabos Greenfest in Mexico''s Baja seeks to raise awareness about saving the planet through music, fitness and wellness. Los Cabos: Mexico’s 1st eco-friendly festival is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Baja Experiences/Events Los Cabos Mexico News North America The Americas Green Travel News Los Cabos Greenfest Reuters

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks in La Paz, Mexico

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The La Paz, Mexico waste treatment plant is actually quite near to town, mostly due to the residential growth creeping closer and closer. Most long time birders, at some point in their birding career, spent time at a wastewater treatment plant.

Cat Runs for Mayor in Mexico

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Read More The post Cat Runs for Mayor in Mexico appeared first on Ecorazzi. Morris, an 11-month-old black and white kitty in the Mexican city of Xalapa (population: 450,000), is ready to take on the other mayoral candidates. His campaign slogan: “Tired of Voting for Rats? Vote for a Cat.”

Mexico Begins Transfer of Wild Animals to US Sanctuary

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The first of more than two dozen animals rescued from mistreatment by private owners in Mexico has been transferred to an animal sanctuary in Colorado. Leonardo, a lion cub that Read More The post Mexico Begins Transfer of Wild Animals to US Sanctuary appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Playa del Carmen, Mexico: world’s 1st hotel eco-microturbine

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico: world’s 1st hotel eco-microturbine is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Cancun Mexico News North America Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo Resorts Riviera Maya Green Travel News Real Resorts Reuters Royal Playa del CarmenThe world's first hotel use of an eco-efficient microturbine will reduce the Royal Playa del Carmen's energy consumption by more than 48%, and also eliminates the necessity for emergency generators.

Ecotourism in New Mexico-Where Culture and Nature Converge

Wend Magazine

New Mexico is a place of converging cultures, a state where ranch lands border Native American reservations; where filmmakers, skiers, and artists flock; where Hispanics and descendants of Spanish conquistadors live together, along with 19 sovereign Native American nations.

Isla Isabel – Mexico’s Galapagos

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Isla Isabel, a picturesque volcanic island situated 15 miles off Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit coast, is just such a place. Destinations boobies endemics frigatebirds Mexico Worldwide Birding Adventures Its amazing to me that there are still places on earth where wildlife is blissfully unafraid of humans. The island is half a mile wide and about three-quarters of a mile in length.

New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Air, Lives Saved » New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power. Recently the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission chose to continue the state’s leadership on clean energy investments when it approved a measure on solar power : The Public Regulation Commission (last month) approved a new way.for utilities to calculate renewable energy costs but kept the current price caps that limit the impact on consumers. Compass.

3000 Foot Downdraft Energy Tower Planned by Israeli Professors on Mexico-US Border

Green Prophet

Can the Energy Tower slated for US Mexico border create clean power and mitigate climate change? Even if it never generates as much electricity as Mexico’s photovoltaic border wall would, Cleantech’s 3000 foot high energy tower is already a success.

Rainforest Alliance salutes Mexico’s Mayakoba

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M ayakoba in Mexico ’s Riviera Maya has been cited by the Rainforest Alliance for achievements in sustainable tourism, the first time that organization has so honored a tourism project. We have been working with the Rainforest Alliance since 2010 to comply with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria ’s internationally recognized recommendations for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable tourism, and we encourage other tourism properties in Mexico to do the same.&#.

Searching for Whoopers: New Report Showcases Gulf of Mexico Migrants

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Gulf of Mexico is awash with migrants — at least 395 bird species are found over, in, or near the Gulf of Mexico and its coastal fringes, many of them passing through Texas on their annual migrations.

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Five Years After BP Spill, Gulf of Mexico is Rekindling Responsibility for the Gulf’s Future

Conservancy Talk

Last week marked both the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the 45th Earth Day. When BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico five years ago, 11 workers died, and crude oil poured into the Gulf for 87 days.

The beautiful nests of the Hooded Oriole

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If you managed to read last Wednesdays posting, you will already know that my wife and I spent a very lazy, quiet weekend in Cabo Pulmo, Mexico. Birds Cabo Pulmo Hooded Orioles La Paz Mexico nests

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Mexico Seeks New Homes for Over 2,000 Animals Due to Circus Ban

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In light of Mexico’s upcoming ban which will prevent animals from being used as performers in circuses, the country is now faced with the challenge of finding homes for over Read More The post Mexico Seeks New Homes for Over 2,000 Animals Due to Circus Ban appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Revolutionary downdraft energy tower envisioned for US-Mexico border

EcoFriend

Sonia Renthlei: If all goes according to plan, the US-Mexican border area in Arizona’s San Luis is set to be the recipient of a revolutionary piece of architectural and technological ingenuity.

This Startup Turns Plastic Waste into Affordable Housing.

Elephant Journal

Mexico ranks 12th in global plastic consumption, leading to a lot of waste. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Green Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today affordable housing ecodomum mexico plastic waste recycling startups

Struggling with the Nighthawks

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Now, if I could just get one flying… Birds La Paz Mexico Lesser Nighthawks nighthawks photographyI have had a certain love/hate relationship with the nighthawks. I love watching them sail around just as the sun set, joining the local bats in search of dinner.

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Dharmapala’s Guide to Survival when Life becomes a F*ckin Mess.

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I think I need a dharmapala to hang over my bed now: Blog Family Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality buddhism Dharma Dharmapala family feeling lost mexico protector running away spiritual strength strength

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What to look for in a new home

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Birding Beach Front Property endemic birds Gray Thrasher La Ventanna Mexico PhainopeplaWhat does the average person go looking for, in a new place to live? Close to schools, grocery store, a nice neighborhood, all things well worth considering.

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What is Mexico’s National Bird?

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It is found as far north as Alaska and as far south as Mexico, taking its place as one of Mexico’s official symbols. In fact, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology , “The Golden Eagle is the most common official national animal in the world – it’s the emblem of Albania, Germany, Austria, Mexico, and Kazakhstan.” Golden Eagles have a global breeding population of around 300,000 birds, 3% of which spend at least part of the year in Mexico.

Trump, Twitter, Mexico, the Peso and Quidditch

Environmental Economics

From FivethirtyEight.com : Whenever President-elect Donald Trump tweets about Mexico, the peso jumps around on international currency markets. Mexico is spending considerable reserves to defend the currency, but peso traders have come up with a cheaper solution: Just buy Twitter for $12 billion and then shut it down.

Mexico City Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circus Acts

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On Monday, Mexico City voted to ban the use of animals in circuses. Read More The post Mexico City Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circus Acts appeared first on Ecorazzi. They have one year to remove animals from their acts or face fines of $45,000 - $60,000.

Birthday Brunch

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Birding desert birds Gran Sueno Harris Hawk La Paz Mexico MexicoNote: By the time this gets posted, Hurricane Newton will have passed right thru La Paz, packing 100+ MPH winds. I am posting this on Monday night, as I do not expect to have power or internet service by this time tomorrow.

Urban birding in La Paz, Mexico

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Despite that, I have it in my head to jot down a few of the interesting things about birding here in La Paz, Mexico. Birding La Paz Mexico Migrant Birds Urban BirdingThere is little doubt in my mind, that the topic of urban birding has been well covered on this and every other birding site. What is it that makes this area different from any other urban setting, which might play host to a nice selection of migrant and non-migrant species?

A Baja Endemic, the Gray Thrasher

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Birds endemic birds Gray Thrasher La Paz Mexico thrashersWith its bright yellow eyes, and bold arrow shaped breast markings, the Gray Thrasher , Toxostomsa cincerum is one of my favorite photography targets.

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Tri-colored Herons on the water front of La Paz.

10,000 Birds

Birds bird photography La Paz Mexico Tri-colored HeronIn my continuing coverage on the herons and egrets of La Paz, I am going to show off the Tri-colored Heron. These lovely birds are actually quite common, many of which can be seen right along the water front of down town La Paz.

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TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean

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Argentina Auckland Australia Belize Brazil Canada Caribbean Central America Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Green Travel News Guatemala Mexico New Zealand North America Peru South America The Americas Uruguay Venezuela TripAdvisor GreenLeaders world's largest green hotel program| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News.

Caribbean Mexico: how to find a green hotel

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| 4 Great Tips | Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is home to some of the Caribbean’s best and most beloved resort destinations, including Cancun, Cozumel, Riviera Maya and beyond.

Shocking News about Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Elephant Journal

My friends, who were directly affected by the hurricane, report a slightly different perspective than that of the media. Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Cabo San Lucas climate change hurricane

We became an Expat Family.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education expat family living abroad mexico Why do so many people buy into some culturally indoctrinated definition of the “American Dream”? Why do individuals and masses march along like good little soldiers to ideologies that perhaps make little sense nor support their happiness and life fulfillment?

Matt Damon Attends a Bullfight in Mexico

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The actor was spotted at a bullfighting event while on a break from filming in Mexico. According to the Daily Mail, Damon attended a bullfight at La Monumental bullring stadium in Mexico City with friends. It’s a safe bet that Matt Damon is about to hear from PETA. Photos and sources indicate he wasn’t too [.]. Animals matt damon

Oaxaca, Mexico: microfinance for tourists

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So it is with the most worthy touring concept we have met in a long time— Fundación En Vía: Travel, Learn, Fight Poverty of Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca, Mexico: microfinance for tourists is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Tours Mexico Oaxaca| Fundación En Via |.