Latest Orinoco Stories

2014-03-06 12:21:32

NEW ORLEANS, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) is moving forward with a series of new heavy oil developments in the Orinoco Oil Belt that will allow a significant increase in production, while requiring the development of massive new infrastructure, Ruben Figuera, director of new developments in the Orinoco Oil Belt, told delegates to the World Heavy Oil Congress 2014, which opened here today. Figuera said the new projects, being developed by PDVSA...

Colombian Orinoco Basin Natural Ecosystems Are In Danger
2013-03-13 11:16:49

Pensoft Publishers Increasing of protected area does not necessarily lead to proportional improvement in ecosystem conservation The Orinoco River flows from the Andes in Colombia to the Atlantic in Venezuela. The area of the basin includes landscapes of the Andes, plains of the Llanos and the Guiana shield. Orinoco's tributary rivers form a basin considered to be the 3rd most important river system on the planet, and one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world. Colombia...

2012-01-18 14:00:00

Proxim´s Licensed Point-to-Point Wireless Backhaul Enables Easy, Affordable Capacity Upgrade Silicon Valley, Calif. (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 Moonblink Communications, a value-added distributor delivering wireless and video surveillance solutions, today announced that Mercury Wireless has successfully deployed licensed Point-to-Point (PtP) wireless backhaul to increase the capacity of its network in Topeka, KS. Together, Moonblink and Mercury Wireless selected Proxim Wireless´...

2009-11-30 06:30:00

In an effort to alleviate the effects of a severe drought, Cuba had provided Venezuela with cloud seeding help. Hugo Chavez said Fidel Castro and Cuban president Raul Castro sent specialized equipment to the people of Venezuela to be used to seed clouds from planes. Chavez says, "We're bombarding clouds. We have some planes there, and some equipment that Fidel and Raul sent us." As his country heads into its dry season, Chavez is trying to squeeze more rain from the clouds. Reservoirs are at...

2009-11-16 07:15:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he will join Cuban scientists on flights to "bomb clouds" to generate rain amid a severe drought that has caused much public anger over water and electricity rationing. Chavez said the Cubans had already arrived in Venezuela, and were planning to fly custom equipped aircraft above the Orinoco river. "I'm going in a plane; any cloud that crosses me, I'll zap it so that it rains," Chavez said late Saturday during a ceremony with the families of five Cubans...

2008-08-29 15:00:48

Ecuador, Venezuela to launch joint oil exploration in Venezuela QUITO, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador and Venezuela will explore oil reserves in Venezuela, Ecuadorian Mining and Oil Minister Galo Chiriboga said Wednesday. Ecuador's state-owned oil company Petroecuador will sign an agreement Friday with Venezuelan oil giant PDVSA on the joint exploration of the oil reserves at Campo Ayacucho in Venezuela's Orinoco Strip, said Chiriboga in a statement. Under the agreement, the two oil...

2008-07-15 12:00:30

Proxim Wireless has announced that Stephouse Networks, an internet service provider in the US, has deployed its equipment to provide the city of Portland, US, with high-speed wireless broadband connectivity. According to Proxim, Stephouse has deployed a combination of its Tsunami MP.11 WiMAX and ORiNOCO AP-4000LR Wi-Fi mesh technology to blanket 7sqm of Portland with wireless broadband coverage. In addition to Stephouse's coverage in downtown Portland, it has also deployed Proxim's WiMAX...

Latest Orinoco Reference Libraries

2007-01-23 15:30:22

The Orinoco Crocodile, Crocodylus intermedius, is found in freshwater in northern South America, in particular the Orinoco river. It is restricted heavily to the Orinoco river drainage basin and the Meta river drainage basin in Colombia and Venezuela. It is also known to frequent the Llanos savannah during certain times of the year. They grow to over 20 feet in length, and are one of the largest animals in South America. This species of crocodile can be recognized by its relatively long snout...

2006-09-01 13:00:57

The Boto, Amazon River Dolphin or Pink River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) is a freshwater or river dolphin. It is endemic to the Amazon River and Orinoco River systems. The Boto is the largest of the river dolphins. This species is not to be confused with the Tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis), whose range overlaps that of the Boto, but which is not a true river dolphin. Another river dolphin is the Baiji. The IUCN lists Amazon Dolphin, Boto Vermelho, Boto Cor-de-Rosa, Bouto, Bufeo, Dauphin de...

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