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Michoacan News: News and information for Michoacan by PVDN

For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico’s Nevado de Toluca volcano chased rumors of a monarch butterfly colony that wintered high in a forest of oyamel firs in some corner of the 132,000-acre (53,419-hectare) national reserve. Local woodsmen would report seeing some of the butterflies fluttering about and scouting teams would scramble to...
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Experts say the population of monarch butterflies wintering in central Mexico is up 144 percent over last year. A Mexican government statement says the butterflies are occupying 14.95 acres (6.05 hectares) in the mountains of Michoacan and Mexico states. That’s an increase from 6.12 acres (2.48 hectares) a year ago. Millions of monarchs migrate from...
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Fuel thieves in Mexico have grown so bold they are drilling illegal taps under warehouses in big cities and siphoning off the entire contents of pipelines, Mexico’s president said Wednesday. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that at one pipeline carrying gasoline, thieves didn’t just skim off part of the flow — they drilled so...
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Tesla Inc co-founder Elon Musk and Mexico’s tequila producers could be headed for a collision after the agave-based drink’s industry group opposed the flamboyant billionaire’s efforts to trademark an alcoholic drink dubbed “Teslaquila.” One of the world’s richest people and chief executive of Tesla (TSLA.O), Musk is known for ambitious and cutting-edge projects ranging from...
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The State Government of Colima, through the State Unit for Civil Protection (UEPC), announced that during the month of October they recorded 57 earthquakes in the state. The information is based on an analysis carried out by the State Communications and Monitoring Center (CECOM), during the month of October. The UEPC’s general director, Melchor Ursúa...
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Tropical Storm Xavier is bringing heavy rains and gusty winds to Mexico’s central Pacific coast, though it’s expected to head out to sea and avoid a direct hit on land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm was centered about 105 miles (170 kilometers) west-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, on Monday morning and was headed...
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Tropical Storm Xavier is moving toward the north near 6 mph (9 km/h). A turn toward the northwest and west-northwest at a similar forward speed is expected tonight and on Monday, followed by a westward motion by Tuesday. On the forecast track, Xavier’s center is expected to remain offshore the coast of southwestern Mexico and...
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Hurricane Willa slammed into Mexico’s Pacific coast late on Tuesday, raking it with winds of 120 mph (195 kph) that brought power outages, buffeted buildings, and dumped torrential rain on tourist resorts where thousands of people had moved to safety. Whipping palm trees, bending power lines and causing floods, the center of Willa struck the...
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tropical storm tara
Tropical Storm Tara drenched Mexico’s central Pacific coast Tuesday while moving just offshore, and forecasters are warning of the danger of possible flash floods and high winds in some areas. Tara weakened as it moved slowly northward just off the coast. It was expected to remain close to land and slip to a depression by...
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Parts of Mexico will endure heavy rain and the risk for mudslides from newly formed Tropical Storm Tara. Tara is the 19th tropical storm to develop in the East Pacific this season and could become the 12th hurricane of the season later this week. While Tara is expected to remain off the coast of western...
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tropical storm tara
At 700 AM CDT (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Tara was located near latitude 17.6 North, longitude 104.3 West. Tara is moving toward the west-northwest at near 2 mph (4 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next day or so. A slightly faster westward motion is forecast to...
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As violent crime overtakes Mexico, one small town seems to have things figured out. They discovered that the root of all their problems was the politicians and they kicked them out. Not only that, but they’ve also banned elections and gathered up all political propaganda. Politics have been eradicated and so has the crime. They...
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Lessons from Mexico’s Earthquake Early Warning System
Rubble from a collapsed building crushed a car in the Xochimilco borough of Mexico City following the M 7.1 Puebla earthquake on 19 September 2017. This and other earthquakes that followed soon after triggered an early warning system. What lessons do these early warnings and earthquakes pose for disaster mitigation strategies? Credit: Elizabeth Cochran On...
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The first call, from someone claiming to belong to the Michoacan Family drug cartel, came in February 2015. “They said they knew who I was and where I lived,” said Alberto Arredondo, who got the call at work as a pump technician at an oil refinery in the central Mexican city of Salamanca. “They wanted...
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The governor of the State of Mexico, Alfredo Del Mazo Maza, began the opening of the monarch butterfly sanctuary and endorsed the commitment of his administration to protect and preserve this species and its environment. He noted that the Mexican government is committed to fighting illegal logging in the forests and to promote productive projects...
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