NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

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...

In Alto Balsas de Guerrero, the Mixteca region of Puebla and Oaxaca and the region of Infiernillo, Michoacán, entire families of copaleros migrate to the mountains during harvest time to select the suitable trees from which they collect the precious resin of this typical vegetable of low deciduous jungles with very strong drought.

Several cultures in Mexico had a close relationship with wetlands. On the coastal flood plains of southern Veracruz and Tabasco, in the center of the Gulf of Mexico, an area extensively cultivated by the numerous tribes of the Papaloapan, Coatzacoalcos, and Tonala rivers, the Olmecs emerged.

The "urban heat islands" are the result of the large extensions of asphalt that cover the metropolis and that, due to their low reflectivity and almost no capacity to capture water, result in microclimates that reach temperatures of more than 40 degrees Celsius (104 F).

Mexico's forest wealth exceeds the limits of the continental massif and extends under the sea in marine meadows, ecosystems that are not only among the most threatened on the planet, but also among the most ignored. However, they could have a promising future because of their enormous capacity to absorb carbon, a powerful greenhouse gas that...

Depending on their origin, contaminants can be classified into natural and anthropogenic. The first comes from natural sources and the second is derived from human activities. If we live in a city it is common to identify air pollution and associate it with industrial and commercial activity and the use of vehicles; the poor visibility of distant...

When people are being poisoned by what they consume as food, on the principle of responsibility their authorities cannot remain impassive, much less sink into indolence, and allow hunger to thrive and death practices to be encouraged, under the pretext of "producing food". The reflection is timely in times of pandemic and in the midst of a public...