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.
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.
In Cancun international delegates try to save the world's forests. Meanwhile deep in the Yucatan jungle an ancient culture struggles to survive with their forest intact as the climate changes.
The answer to the Geo Quiz is the Yucatan Peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico. Graduate students Antonio Seliz and Jill Deppe regularly travel there to study birds and they sent us this audio-postcard.
The World's Lorne Matalon reports that Cubans who flee their island for the United States are trying a new route: through Mexico, and Mexican authorities fear a mass exodus of Cubans coming through in coming years.