NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

"The tree of wonders is the maguey of which the new ones... usually write miracles that it gives water and wine, and oil and vinegar, and honey, and syrup and thread, and needle and a hundred other things". José de Acosta in Historia Natural y Moral de las Indias. The agaves or magueys belong to the botanical family of the...

During the winter season, some type of "frost" is expected, mainly in the mountainous regions and valley of Mexico. The following is a short term forecast and we will tell you about the influence of this effect in Mexico.

The vast plains of the State of Coahuila - located in the northwest of the country - attract the attention of Mexicans these days because of the beauty of its snow-white fields, but also because an old inhabitant of these regions has returned to graze freely: the American bison, the largest land mammal in the Americas, has been successfully...

The panorama of water in Mexico, in terms of availability, quality, contamination, and access is not entirely encouraging, neither today nor in the immediate future. Although its situation has been mainly determined by natural issues, in recent years various human activities, such as agriculture and industrial processes, have made it more acute.

Over the past 15 years, the use of quadcopters and unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, for wildlife and habitat monitoring has been increasing. While drones were originally developed and employed for military purposes, they are now used for many other tasks and objectives.

The problem of illegal trafficking of wildlife is complex and implies an enormous challenge; addressing it requires joint and permanent efforts between government, civil associations, and citizens. Humanity is at a critical moment due to the loss of species; it is necessary to develop and apply integral strategies to confront this environmental...

If you are an observant person, it is possible that by eating a fig you have noticed its peculiar shape, and what you might think are seeds, are actually flowers. Then the concern arises. Are flowers inside a fruit? Surprisingly, fig-trees produce their flowers inside figs; that's right, a fig is not a fruit. Rather, it is a structure that...