Latest Orinoco Stories

2014-03-06 12:21:32

NEW ORLEANS, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A.

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

Increasing of protected area does not necessarily lead to proportional improvement in ecosystem conservation

2012-01-18 14:00:00

Proxim’s Licensed Point-to-Point Wireless Backhaul Enables Easy, Affordable Capacity Upgrade Silicon Valley, Calif.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.