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A Chance to See the Great Raptor Migration

GREEN Audubon

By Colleen Besman Audubon is offering another trip to see the annual raptor migration in Veracruz from September 23 to 28〞a veritable aerial river of hawks, kites, ospreys, peregrines, kestrels, merlins, and turkey vultures. Audubon Eco Journeys by Travelian Veracruz: Raptor Migration, Archeology, and Botanical Delights Sept 23-28 US$1,175 Colleen Besman at 152 3644 The [...]

A High-Protein Solution to Global Warming and Agricultural Pollution

GREEN Vía organica

By Griffin Klement Some 49 million years ago, large blooms of azolla, a tiny aquatic plant, covered a majority of the Antarctic Ocean. It is believed that these plants acted as a carbon sink, reducing global levels of carbon dioxide and putting an end to an out-of-control greenhouse effect. It was azolla’s incredible ability to [...]

Vía Orgánica: libera el potencial real de los vegetales

green via organica

Por Kaare Melby ¿Quieres mejorar tu sistema inmunológico, aumentar el contenido de nutrientes en tus alimentos, cuidar tu salud mental y desintoxicar tu cuerpo? ¡Si la repuesta es si, los vegetales fermentados pueden ayudarte! La fermentación es un proceso que se da cuando la bacteria natural existente en un vegetal descompone los elementos complejos del [...]

Audubon Birdwalk at El Charco del Ingenio

Ruddy Duck by Wyne Colony

By Signe Hammer Audubon’s August bird walk is the day after tomorrow. With leaders Luke Rich and Norman Besman, we’ll explore our beautiful botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio, where a variety of habitats yields birding riches. Audubon Birdwalk Sun, Aug 17, 7:45am-12pm Meets in front of Instituto Allende Ancha de San Antonio 20 Luke [...]

Orchids: beautiful, mysterious, easy to grow


By Mary Carruth What is it about orchids that people find exotic and mysterious? Perhaps it’s because there’s no such thing as an ugly orchid. Or maybe it’s because it’s the world’s most advanced plant. There are more species of orchids (between 20,000 and 30,000) than any other plant on earth, and they grow on [...]

Vía Orgánica: Unlock the True Potential of Vegetables


By Kaare Melby Want to boost your immune system, increase the nutrient content in your food, improve your mental health and detox your body? Fermented vegetables are for you! Fermentation is the process that occurs when the natural bacteria in a vegetable break down the food’s complex elements into more digestible forms. When fermentation occurs, [...]

Dog park closing in El Charco


By Cesar Arias The Board of the Botanic Garden informs its members and users that starting September 1, the area delineated for the dog park will be reintegrated into the rest of the reserve. This section of almost two acres, adjacent to the Balcones neighborhood, has served as a space for domestic dogs and owners [...]

Energy Reform in Mexico may displace campesino communities

By Mercedes López Martínez The Mexican Senate approved amendments to the secondary legislation governing energy reform, a decision that has been challenged by independent farmers groups as it threatens the collective ownership of land, instituted in the country after the Mexican Revolution of 1910. With these reforms, the government of Enrique Peña Nieto threatens collective [...]

Junk food kills: how the US is driving Mexico’s obesity and diabetes epidemic

GREEN vía organica

By Ronnie Cummins and Griffin Klement The US industrial food and farming system, dominated by fast food restaurants and processed, chemical-laden food, has precipitated a public health crisis both north and south of the border. With Mexico surpassing the US becoming the world’s fattest major country with a 32.8 percent adult obesity rate, according to [...]

Certificación orgánica en México

GREEN certificacion

Por Jenny Cook Los peligros a la salud humana se observen siempre mas como resultado de comer verduras y frutas cultivadas de forma comercial y modificadas genéticamente. Pero localmente productores de comida orgánica pueden por fin recibir certificación orgánica oficial para sus frutas y verduras en México. Administradores de REDACC—la red nacional Mexicana de 24 [...]

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