Observing nature has been an act of learning for the human being. Our grandparents woke up at dawn to receive the first light of day and walk with the sun. Many of the native cultures of America were governed by the movement of the stars, creating calendars that calculated the rhythm of the tides, the solstices, the hot or rainy seasons.
There are currently around 2.5 million Afro-descendants living in the country who have historically been made invisible. However, despite the systematic racism exercised for centuries, they keep their culture and traditions alive. They actively seek to be recognized at the constitutional level to have access to government support.
A group of farmers and environmental defenders made a trip to the beautiful town of Valle de Bravo in the State of Mexico in early January. Its main objective: to visit the protected natural reserve of Piedra Herrada, where thousands of monarch butterflies arrive to spend the winter in its majestic oyamel forests. These insects travel thousands of miles from Canada and the United States to meet and mate. Local people say that the butterflies are their ancestors who come to visit them and begin to arrive around the Day of the Dead celebrations.
The destructive passage of Hurricane Dorian, especially over the Bahamas archipelago at the beginning of September 2019, has given us new warning of the negative effects that climate change is having on ecosystems around the planet.
The vast majority of the populations affected by this natural disaster are faced with the terrible reality of not only having lost their heritage, loved ones and community, but also the uncertainty of not knowing what will happen
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first pediatric flu-related death for the 2023-2024 flu season. A child in the western part of the state recently died from complications associated with influenza infection. To protect the family’s privacy, additional information will not be released.