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2011-05-05 10:56:00

VANCOUVER, May 5 /PRNewswire/ - Radius Gold Inc. (TSX-V: RDU) is pleased to provide a comprehensive update on its recent exploration activities in the highly prospective low-sulphidation epithermal gold-silver district in eastern Guatemala. Radius holds over 1,500 sq. km. of granted concessions and concession applications in the region covering a virtually unexplored Tertiary volcanic belt that has recently been shown to host world class intermediate and low sulphidation silver/gold...

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2011-05-03 09:47:19

There's a crisis among the world's amphibians"”about 40 percent of amphibian species have dwindled in numbers in just three decades. Now, museum jars stuffed full of amphibians may help scientists decide whether this wave of extinctions was caused by a fungal infection. DNA swabbed from the preservative-soaked skins of salamanders, frogs and toads"”collected from some of Central America's best-known extinction hotspots"” revealed a startling but clear pattern. Salamanders in...

2011-05-02 23:49:12

Museum specimens help tell the story Using museum specimens from Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica, a team of researchers from San Francisco State University and University of California at Berkeley has documented evidence of a Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) epidemic wave that wiped out native amphibians, according to research to be published on May 3 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (PNAS). More than 40 percent of all amphibian species are currently in decline,...

2011-05-02 15:15:04

Study shows living conditions, sanitation and community organization play role in child growth Giving poor families land on which to grow crops has been shown to improve child nutrition. New research also shows that giving families non-agricultural land and better housing also is beneficial for children's growth and nutrition. Results of the study of child malnutrition in rural Guatemala will be presented Sunday, May 1, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver....

2011-04-14 15:13:32

Archaeologists have made the first three-dimensional topographical map of ancient monumental buildings long buried under centuries of jungle at the Maya site "Head of Stone" in Guatemala. The map puts into 3-D perspective the location and size of Head of Stone's many buildings and architectural patterns, which are typical of Maya sites: 70-foot-tall "triadic pyramid," an astronomical observatory, a ritual ball court, numerous plazas and also residential mounds that would have been the homes...

2011-03-29 13:46:05

The research, an ongoing project involving a multidisciplinary team of University of Cincinnati researchers, will be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. University of Cincinnati research is investigating why a highly sophisticated civilization decided to build large, bustling cities next to what is essentially swampland. The research by UC Geography Professor Nicholas Dunning, a three-year, interdisciplinary project including David Lentz, professor of...

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2011-03-28 09:45:31

By M.B. Reilly, University of Cincinnati UC researchers are strongly represented among the hundreds of presentations at the upcoming Society for American Archaeology meeting. In fact, one entire symposium session is dedicated to groundbreaking UC research on the agroforestry and water management of the ancient Maya. Thousands of international researchers will attend the March 29-April 3 Society for American Archaeology (SAA) annual meeting in Sacramento, Calif., presenting research at more...

2011-03-22 16:27:00

MEXICO CITY, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Elektra, S.A. de C.V. (BMV: ELEKTRA*; Latibex: XEKT), Latin America's leading financial services company and specialty retailer, announced today that its Italika brand has sold one million motorcycles in its six years of operations, consolidating its position as the top selling brand of motorcycles in Mexico and a strong option in Guatemala, Honduras, Peru and Brazil. The millionth motorcycle was delivered on Friday, March 18 at an...

2011-03-04 00:00:28

Age management leader Cenegenics® Medical Institute announced several of its physicians are involved with ongoing health campaigns to bring their expertise to the needy Las Vegas, NV (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 Cenegenics® Medical Institute, the global age management medicine leader, announced that several of its physicians are involved in widespread humanitarian efforts. From Haiti and Guatemala to China and stateside, five Cenegenics physicians"” Dr. Dirk Parvus, Dr. Karina...

2011-02-27 00:01:41

The Integral Heart Foundation, founded by Irish-born author and former Wall Street businessman, Mick Quinn, along with his wife Debora Prieto are bringing sustainable lighting to aid their education programs in Guatemala. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) February 25, 2011 The Integral Heart Foundation, founded by Irish-born author and former Wall Street businessman, Mick Quinn, along with his wife Debora Prieto are bringing sustainable lighting to aid their education programs in Guatemala....


Latest Guatemala Reference Libraries

Pacaya
2014-04-09 10:53:58

Pacaya is an active complex volcano that is located in Guatemala and is part of the Central American Volcanic Arc. It reaches and elevation of 8,373 feet and is located on a volcanic caldera, along with Lago de Amatitlán, that has been the cause of at least nine large explosive eruptions in the past 300,000 years. Its edifice collapsed about 1,100 years ago, producing a landslide that traveled sixteen miles and left a crater where the current cone is still forming. The active magma chamber...

Grey-necked Wood Rail, Aramedes cajaneus
2013-04-21 09:30:30

The Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramedes cajaneus) is a species of bird belonging to the Rallidae family. It can be found in Belize, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Columbia, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical and subtropical mangrove swamps, tropical or subtropical swamps, and swamps. This...

Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

Highland Guan, Penelopina nigra
2012-03-22 21:37:56

The Highland Guan (Penelopina nigra) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in the highlands of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, southern Mexico, and Nicaragua. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Populations of this species have declined in recent times. It was originally listed as a species of Least Concern in 1994, but then up-listed to Near Threatened in 2000. After studies confirmed the Highland Quail was less common than previously...

Atitlán Grebe, Podilymbus gigas
2012-01-11 16:23:56

The Atitlan Grebe (Podilymbus gigas), also known as the Giant Grebe, Giant Pied-billed Grebe, and Poc, is an extinct species of water bird. It was endemic to Lago de Atitlan in Guatemala at an altitude of 5,600 feet above sea level. Before the bird became extinct, it was extensively studied by American ecologist Anne LaBastille for 25 years. Due to this, its decline is comprehensively known. The Atitlan Grebe reached a length of about 18 to 19.6 inches. Its appearance was similar to the...

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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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