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2008-12-23 05:14:00

RENO, Nev., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced today that the Executive Board of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ("UNFCCC") officially registered Ormat's Amatitlan Geothermal Project in Guatemala as a Clean Development Mechanism ("CDM") on December 12, 2008. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040422/LATH066LOGO) The Mechanism was designed to provide business from developed countries with an...

2008-11-04 18:00:13

HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX: HBM) ("HudBay" or "the Company") today released its unaudited third quarter 2008 results. Net earnings in the third quarter were $2.8 million compared with $66.5 million in the third quarter of 2007. The lower earnings primarily reflect a lower average realized price for zinc and $27.2 million in asset impairment losses related to closure of the Company's Balmat mine. Operationally, HudBay had another strong quarter, delivering $54.5 million in operating cash...

2008-10-07 09:00:37

Objectives. We examined pregnant women's use of cigarettes and other tobacco products and the exposure of pregnant women and their young children to secondhand smoke (SHS) in 9 nations in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Methods. Face-to-face surveys were administered to 7961 pregnant women (more than 700 per site) between October 2004 and September 2005. Results. At all Latin American sites, pregnant women commonly reported that they had ever tried cigarette smoking (range: 78.3% [Uruguay]...

2008-10-01 12:00:27

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/92eada/guatemala_oil_and) has announced the addition of the "Guatemala Oil and Gas Markets Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2020" countryprofile to their offering. This profile is the essential source for top-level energy industry data and information. The report provides an overview of each of the key sub-segments of the energy industry in Guatemala. It details the market structure, regulatory...

2008-08-25 09:00:42

By Aaron Falk Deseret News and Juan Carlos Llorca Associated Press A Bountiful man survived a plane crash that killed 10 people, including two Utahns, in eastern Guatemala on Sunday. The Cessna Caravan 208 was carrying a group of humanitarian workers traveling to the county of El Estor when it crashed in a field of crops about 60 miles east of Guatemala City. Dan Liljenquist survived the crash and suffered only minor injuries, including a fractured leg, his wife said. "It's just...

2008-08-25 09:00:42

By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA By Juan Carlos Llorca The Associated Press GUATEMALA CITY A small plane carrying U.S. humanitarian workers crashed Sunday in a field in eastern Guatemala , killing 10 people, including five Americans, an aviation official and a survivor said. The Cessna Caravan 208 crashed about 60 miles east of Guatemala City. The pilot called in engine trouble about 45 minutes after takeoff and tried to make an emergency landing, Civil Aviation director Jose Carlos said....

2008-08-21 15:00:43

Writers Francisco Goldman and Horacio Castellanos Moya will be featured in "An Incident of Human Rights" on Sept. 11 at the New Hazlett Theater, North Side. The event, sponsored by the American Shorts Reading Series and City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, will feature readings pertaining to the 1998 murder of Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera, a Catholic human rights advocate, in Guatemala. Goldman is the author of the novels "Long Night of the White Chicken" and "The Divine Husband" and the non-fiction...

2008-08-18 12:00:49

In the news release "Sustainable Power Corp. (PINKSHEETS: SSTP) to Acquire 1,000 Acres for 1 Gigawatt Power Plant in Guatemala," issued earlier today, please be advised that the source of the release should be "Sustainable Power Corp." rather than "U.S. Sustainable Energy Corp.," and the stock ticker symbol should be "SSTP" rather than "USSE" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows. Sustainable Power Corp. to Acquire 1,000 Acres for 1 Gigawatt Power Plant in Guatemala...

2008-07-28 09:01:47

This Fall, Faith In Practice will honor the work of Dr. Rafael Espada, Vice President of Guatemala, former Houston cardiac surgeon and Faith In Practice Board Member at its annual Gala "A Heart For Mission" Tuesday, October 14, 2008 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at the Westin Galleria Houston. Dr. Espada practiced in Houston for over 30 years at the Methodist DeBakey Heart Center and was a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine. Most recently he was elected Vice...

2008-07-08 09:01:01

The Central American country of Guatemala has decided to become a member of Petrocaribe, a regional oil alliance with Venezuela to purchase oil on conditions of preferential payment. The Guatemalan president Alvaro Colom has announced that the agreement will be signed within the framework of the fifth extraordinary Petrocaribe summit of alliance government officials to be held in Venezuela on July 13, 2008. Subsequently, the agreement is expected to be sent to the Guatemalan Congress and...


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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