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2010-06-23 13:08:54

New report highlights how groups spur governments into action: Students get books in Guatemala, teacher absenteeism addressed in Ghana, plus an embarrassment revealed in India's clinics"”drugs unavailable, pharmacists gone Independent research by local groups in emerging democracies helped uncover corruption or abysmal government performance in 13 countries in last few years, forcing public officials to improve education and healthcare services, according to a global report released...

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2010-06-23 07:33:59

Work to augment efforts to clean and protect lake and drinking water from harmful algae blooms A team of scientists from the University of Nevada, Reno, DRI, Arizona State University and University of California, Davis has returned from a two-week expedition to Guatemala's tropical high-mountain Lake Atitlan, where they are working to find solutions to the algae blooms that have assailed the ecosystem and the drinking water source for local residents. The lake's water is contaminated with...

2010-06-21 12:20:00

RENO, Nev., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) today updated the status of its Amatitlan Project. Following extensive cleanup efforts to remove ash from the recent volcanic eruption in Guatemala, all three power units of the Amatitlan Power Plant have been returned to service and the power plant is now selling power to the grid. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040422/LATH066LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-06-07 08:10:00

Chevron contribution will help thousands in Guatemala WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Urgently needed food, water and other basic necessities are on their way to survivors of the devastating Tropical Storm Agatha in Guatemala, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) announced. (www.PanAmericanRelief.org) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100211/DC53912LOGO) "Thanks to this generous contribution by Chevron, operating in the region under the Texaco brand,...

2010-06-07 03:57:00

RENO, Nev., June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) today updated the status of its Amatitlan project in Guatemala. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040422/LATH066LOGO) Amatitlan's gathering system was damaged following tropical storm 'Agatha', which struck Guatemala last week. The Company believes that most of the wells can be connected to the 20 MW plant quickly and partial operation of the power plant will resume as soon as the cleanup of the...

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2010-06-02 07:04:54

Tropical Storm Agatha was the first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season, and took an inland route, drenching El Salvador and Guatemala this past weekend. By Tuesday, June 1, Agatha's remnants had moved into the northwestern Caribbean Sea east of the Yucatan peninsula. Environmental conditions in the area, however, likely won't permit Agatha to reform into a tropical cyclone. Over the weekend, by Sunday, May 30, Tropical Storm Agatha had already moved inland and its heavy...

2010-06-01 02:55:00

RENO, Nev., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) today announced that due to the May 28 volcanic eruption of Volcano De Pacaya in Guatemala its 20MW Amatitlan power plant was temporarily shut down in order to safeguard equipment. We are pleased to report there were no injuries to plant's staff. Preliminary inspection shows no substantial equipment damage; however, the plant will require a thorough clean up prior to restarting. (Logo:...

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2010-05-28 10:00:00

An innovative bicycle-powered water pump, created by a student at the University of Sheffield, has proved a huge success and is now in regular production in Guatemala, transforming the lives of rural residents. Jon Leary, 24, a MEng student in the University´s Department of Mechanical Engineering, took his bicycle machine design from a Steel City drawing board to the heart of Guatemala as part of his dissertation, which required him to `make something useful out of...

2010-05-12 12:00:00

LAS VEGAS, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Mr. Richard Gilbertson reports: IGEN has established offices in the US (212-518-6099), Canada (778-786-2922) and Honduras, Central America (630-299-0066). IGEN's email address is igen1000@gmail.com. Our website www.igen-networks.com is being constructed to reflect our growth internationally and will be operational within several days. IGEN is also pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the Advisory Board, who will assist the...

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2010-04-27 13:34:53

The national seismological institute said the Santiaguito volcano showered sand and ash Monday over a large area of western Guatemala in an "unusual" and "violent" eruption. It said that winds were carrying the ash in a northeasterly direction from the volcano, 7,500 feet above sea level in the province of Quetzaltenango, 123 miles west of the capital. The institute said that the ash plume spread across six provinces, raising fears of damage to crops, while classes were suspended at schools...


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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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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