Leydy Pech, a Mayan beekeeper, launched a legal battle to protect the environment and the Indigenous Mayan community’s ancient practice of beekeeping. Now she is a 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize winner.
Cancun, on the Yucatan peninsula, is one of Mexico's most visited cities, while nearby Mayan villages struggle with poverty and lack of economic opportunities. A newly proposed train line could help fix that, but at what cost to the people and ecosystem?
Mexico's Maya people have a culture that is distinct, and all their own. So while the rest of Mexico goes nuts about soccer, the Mayans are more baseball people. And that love for baseball continues, even when those people move to new places, like the U.S.
Soccer is like a religion for many Mexicans, but for many in the Yucatán Maya community, baseball is also a top sport. And some Mayas have brought that passion with them to California. There's even a mostly Maya baseball league there.
An abandoned Mayan city in northern Guatemala is the subject of today's geo-quiz. Its name is derived from the millions of bats that live there. Aaron Schachter learns more about the city and its bats, from Brown University archaeologist, Stephen Houston.
A citrus disease that devastated the Florida citrus industry has been found in California for the first time. State and federal officials are reacting quickly to try and contain it before it does to California what it did in Florida, where it caused $4 billion in damage and 6600 jobs.
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