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Mexico City is one of the largest urban centers in the world covering 573 square miles in the Valley of Mexico. Today's bustling metropolis geologically began as a terminal or closed lake basin. Water flowed into a system of lakes via...

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"The major problems of the world are the result of the difference between the way nature works and the way people think." Gregory Bateson, British Anthropologist Lucky for the Texian Army on April 21, 1836, nature worked in their favor...

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Maguey is a native agave to Mexico and the American Southwest. American agave or Agave americana has migrated the globe via the hands of explorers, plant hunters, and landscapers. Everywhere we look, from residential and commercial landscapes and botanical gardens to...

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In 2018 the spectacular ruins of Tulum became the second most visited archeological site in Mexico surpassing Chichén Itzá. Over seventy-five percent of the annual visitors are foreigners. Cody and I visited the Yucatán peninsula in late October for our honeymoon enjoying...

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In South Texas along the Pecos river, mighty canyons slice apart the desert floor. Since the time of dinosaurs, the erosive force of rains and floods have shaped the limestone canyons. Archaeological records date the earliest inhabitants...

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  What do the crystal tourmaline waters of a Mexican cenote and extinction have in common? Well, everything.   Approximately 66 million years ago, a large asteroid crashed into the Earth along the northern coastline of the Yucatán peninsula and...

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