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2011-02-02 05:00:00

Distance learning leader provides education essential to career success NORCROSS, Ga., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James Madison High School announced that it has been named the preferred provider of accredited high school curricula to the Sandy Bay Alternative School in Roatan Island, Honduras. Roatan Island is a poverty-stricken area of Honduras, the third poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Like many on the island, families typically rely on tourism which has been...

2010-12-28 13:02:00

CNN features Latin American Political Strategist JJ Rendon - Tuesday, December 28th CARACAS, Venezuela, ATLANTA and MIAMI, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Richard Griffiths, Public Affairs officer, Republic of Colombia: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101228/DC22424) What: Political Mastermind JJ Rendon featured on CNN- Cala Show: Full one hour in depth interview discussing the life and times of Political Strategist JJ Rendon...

2010-11-08 04:00:00

LONDON, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Globeleq Generation Limited, the emerging markets power company, announced the Cerro de Hula (CdH) wind energy plant in Honduras has reached financial close and that formal notice to proceed with construction has been issued. Globeleq's majority owned subsidiary, Energias Renovables de Mesoamerica S.A. (known as Mesoamerica Energy) the owner, operator and leading developer of wind projects in Central America has been developing the 102 MW CdH wind...

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2010-10-22 18:00:00

The GOES-13 satellite is watching Tropical Storm Richard work its way through the western Caribbean, and residents of eastern Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula are bracing for its impacts as it is forecast to strengthen to hurricane status this weekend. Richard is going to be a big rainmaker for those countries. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite called GOES-13 captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Richard at 1732 UTC (1:32 p.m. EDT) on Oct....

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2010-09-23 15:00:00

The fifteenth tropical depression of the Atlantic Ocean season has formed in the south-central Caribbean Sea, and the GOES-13 satellite captured its swirling mass of clouds and showers in a visible image today. Watches and warnings are already up for Central America. At 2 p.m. EDT today, Sept. 23, Tropical Depression 15 had maximum sustained winds near 35 mph. It was located about 485 miles east of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, near 13.9 North and 76.2 West. It was moving west at 15 mph, and had...

2010-09-22 15:49:00

More Shark Sanctuaries Needed to Protect the Ocean's Iconic Species NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Honduras and Palau, two countries that have stopped shark fishing in their waters, are urging the rest of the world to conserve the world's dwindling shark populations or run the risk of losing the ocean's top predator and throwing the marine food chain out of balance. To coincide with the High Level Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to review the...

2010-09-20 09:30:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of Honduran households using the Hydraid® BioSand Filter, a highly effective, lightweight water purification device, has confirmed a prior study conducted by University of North Carolina researchers, which found that the filter is the most sustainable means for cleaning water in developing countries. The new research, conducted in August by members of Hydraid®'s field implementation team,...

2010-09-09 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CCB Publishing today announced release of the book The Good Coup: The Overthrow of Manuel Zelaya in Honduras, written by editor and journalist Marco Caceres di Iorio and now available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. "The title of the book is not going to make anyone happy," said Caceres. "Those who believe it was a military coup d'etat will not like the word 'good', while those who believe it was a 'constitutional transition of power'...

2010-08-20 16:12:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gamesa Wind US LLC, a wind-turbine manufacturer headquartered in Langhorne, Pa., will export equipment and services for the Cerro de Hula Wind Farm, the first utility-scale wind project in Honduras, with the support of project financing from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). Ex-Im Bank's $159 million direct loan to the project sponsor, Energia Eolica de Honduras S.A., will finance its purchase of 51 Gamesa G87 2-MW wind...

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2010-06-28 11:03:37

NASA's infrared satellite imagery captured high, cold, strong thunderstorms within Tropical Storm Alex over the past weekend and they are still creating heavy rainfall. Alex's center is now moving out into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and departing the Yucatan Peninsula. Alex is moving into warm waters and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane in the next day. Today, June 28, a tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast of Belize and the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of...


Latest Honduras Reference Libraries

Honduran White Bat, Ectophylla alba
2012-08-10 11:10:50

The Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba) is the sole member of its genus. It is native to western Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Costa Rica, and can be found living at altitudes of up to 2,296 feet. It can reach an average body length between 1.4 and 1.8 inches. This bat has white fur on its entire body, a trait for which it was named, except for it small ears and nose which are yellow in color. It will construct tents within the leaves of the Heliconia plant, by biting the veins that...

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...

Tawny-faced Quail, Rhynchortyx cinctus
2012-03-22 21:32:37

The Tawny-faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus) is a species of bird in the Odontophoridae family. It is the only bird in its genus. It is found throughout Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Image Caption: Artistic Depiction of Male Tawny-faced Quail. Credit: Wikipedia (public domain)

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2009-04-07 13:52:49

The Three-wattled Bellbird (Procnias tricarunculata) is a species of bird native to Central America from western Honduras south to eastern Panama. They are found primarily in the Costa Rican highlands in the breeding season and migrate to lower elevations in the colder months. This bird is between 9.75 and 12 inches long. The body, tail, and wings of the male are mostly chestnut-brown. The head is white with a black eye ring, eye stripe, and bill. Its name comes from the three worm-like...

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2008-02-06 15:18:07

The Caribbean Dove (Leptotila jamaicensis), is a species of bird in the Columbidae family, which include doves and pigeons. It is found in Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

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