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Mystery of the Mexican 'goldenballs' cave: Scientists baffled by hundreds of spheres found in hidden tunnels

Mystery of the Mexican 'goldenballs' cave: Scientists baffled by hundreds of spheres found in hidden tunnels | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Hundreds of mysterious golden spheres have been found scattered in a hidden chamber during an archaeological dig at the site of Teotihuacan, a pre-Hispanic city in Mexico.
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Geo-Mexico brings you updates on Mexico's fascinating physical, human, social and cultural geography - resources for IB, AP and college-level courses
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Water access good but it must be good water

Water access good but it must be good water | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
It seems clear that most Mexicans are buying commercial bottled water, two to three liters a day, at a cost that is 200-350 times more than public water.
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Revisiting Alexander von Humboldt

Revisiting Alexander von Humboldt | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
On why a Prussian scientific visionary should be studied afresh…In a superb biography, Andrea Wulf makes an inspired case for Alexander von Humboldt to be considered the greatest scientist of the 19th century. Certainly he was the last great polymath in a scientific world which, by the time he died in Berlin in 1859, aged 89, was fast hardening into the narrow specializations that typify science to this day. Yet in the English-speaking world, Humboldt is strangely little-known.

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An interesting biography, but, strangely, Ms Wulf almost completely ignores Humboldt's time in Mexico. In some ways, his time in Mexico was more pivotal in terms of geography than his time in South America. Claiming that Humboldt is a virtual unknown in Europe is a gross distortion of the facts; there have been numerous books about Humboldt over the last thirty to forty years, let alone before that time!.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 10, 2015 8:28 AM

Alexander von Humboldt has been described as the last great ancient geographer concerned with understanding an eclectic cosmography as well as the first modern geographer. He is honored far and wide throughout Europe and especially  Latin America for his explorations, but given that people are confused as how to categorize him and classify his contributions, today he is under-appreciated.  Geographers need to reclaim his memory and call his extensive, globetrotting work on a wide range of subjects ‘geography.’  Here is another article and TED-ED video on the most influential scientist that you might not have heard of (at least until today).

 

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Pieter de Paauw's curator insight, February 15, 6:25 AM

De nieuwe methode van de onderbouw: (Alexander von) Humboldt

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Sealed chambers at ancient Aztec site in Mexico City could hold rulers' tombs

Sealed chambers at ancient Aztec site in Mexico City could hold rulers' tombs | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
The answer to the mystery of leaders’ ultimate fate could be revealed behind two doors at the end of a tunnel into a platform at Tenochtitlán’s Great Temple
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Meet the architect who wants to return Mexico City to its ancient lakes

Meet the architect who wants to return Mexico City to its ancient lakes | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Alberto Kalach explains why the solution to the capital’s future growth may lie with the pre-Hispanic civilisations who built with respect for the environment
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Mexico City's water crisis – from source to sewer

Mexico City's water crisis – from source to sewer | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Each drop of water that passes through the Mexican capital tells a heroic, tragic, unfinished story of urban growth and human development. Over the course of a week, the Guardian follows this complex, costly trail
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How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants

How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
As debate rages about whether to introduce a sugar tax, this is the story of how Mexico defied its own powerful fizzy drinks industry to impose a tax on soda
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Drought causes 450-year-old Mexican church to emerge from reservoir

Drought causes 450-year-old Mexican church to emerge from reservoir | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
The Temple of Quechula was built in 1564 but later abandoned and ultimately submerged by a dam. Now drought conditions in Chiapas have seen it rise again
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Conquistadors sacrificed and eaten by Aztec-era people, archaeologists say

Conquistadors sacrificed and eaten by Aztec-era people, archaeologists say | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Researchers say evidence shows Acolhuas, allies of a major Aztec city known to have captured a Spanish convoy in 1520, killed and cannibalised their captives
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"We have an opening up in history": John M. Ackerman discusses Ayotzinapa and what's next - Latin Correspondent

"We have an opening up in history": John M. Ackerman discusses Ayotzinapa and what's next - Latin Correspondent | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Law professor John M. Ackerman talks about the protest movement in Mexico, solidarity around Ayotzinapa and the potential for a second Mexican Revolution.
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The mystery of the lake

The mystery of the lake | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
From a single study of methyl mercury in Mexico’s largest freshwater lake, a constellation of projects has grown, all of them centered on children and environmental health.
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Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country.
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Mexico urged to act and save world's smallest porpoise – the little sea cow

Mexico urged to act and save world's smallest porpoise – the little sea cow | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Wildlife groups demand action over danger from fishing nets to vaquita marina, whose numbers are estimated at under 100
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Don't call it mezcal: Mexico may force artisanal producers to use a new name

Don't call it mezcal: Mexico may force artisanal producers to use a new name | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
As the smoky liquor becomes mainstream, small mezcaleros are decrying new rules that would prohibit them from calling it by its 300-year-old name
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Airport straddles Mexican border with passenger bridge straight into US

Airport straddles Mexican border with passenger bridge straight into US | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Travellers hail ability to cross quickly between terminals in Tijuana and San Diego rather than spending hours at congested border posts
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Groundwater is mostly non-renewable, study finds

Groundwater is mostly non-renewable, study finds | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
The water that supplies aquifers and wells that billions of people rely on around the world is mostly a non-renewable resource that could run out, a new Canadian-led study suggests.
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Can a slum built on a World Heritage Site in Mexico City have rights?

Can a slum built on a World Heritage Site in Mexico City have rights? | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Poor urban planning prompted thousands of Mexico City residents to build their own neighbourhood ... on the ecologically protected Aztec heritage lands of Xochimilco. Now what?
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Mexico's Tlatelolco massacre of 1968

Mexico's Tlatelolco massacre of 1968 | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Sports reporter John Rodda was in Mexico City in 1968 to cover the Olympics. But on 2 October he found himself ducking a hail of bullets, then filed the only firsthand report in a British newspaper of the shootings of student protesters
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Group claims CSU Todos Santos center takes water from Mexican town’s scarce supply

Group claims CSU Todos Santos center takes water from Mexican town’s scarce supply | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Criticism of Colorado State University's center in Todos Santos, Mexico has escalated in recent months following allegations tying CSU to the actions of a housi
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Paint remover: Mexico activists attempt to drone out beleaguered president | Sam Jones

Paint remover: Mexico activists attempt to drone out beleaguered president | Sam Jones | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
The Rexiste collective, a Mexican anti-government movement, is using a graffiti-spraying drone to challenge the state over the disappearance of 43 students
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Liquid mercury found under Mexican pyramid could lead to king's tomb

Liquid mercury found under Mexican pyramid could lead to king's tomb | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Researcher reports ‘large quantities’ of the substance under ruins of Teotihuacan in a discovery that could shed light on city’s mysterious leaders
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Product of Mexico: Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables

Product of Mexico: Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
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Insightful and at times very disturbing account of the tough lives led by Mexican farmhands working for major growers. An excellent starting point for lots of discussions!

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Stanford historian unearths greed-drenched origins of Mexico's groundwater crisis

Stanford historian unearths greed-drenched origins of Mexico's groundwater crisis | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Through a historical analysis of agrarian reform and hydraulic technology, Mikael Wolfe discovers how powerful business interests helped put Mexico's groundwater supply on a path toward unsustainability.
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▶ New International Airport for Mexico City - YouTube

The competiton winning design for the new international airport at Mexico City by Foster + Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise) and NACO (Netherlands...
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Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit

Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Nina Lakhani: Evidence convinced judge of threat posed to honey production in Yucatán – but firm will almost certainly appeal against ruling
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