The company said 81 workers abandoned a subcontractor's Usumacinta platform Tuesday after it hit the Kab 101 light-production rig amid 25-foot (8-meter) waves and winds gusting to 80 mph (130 kph). It said five rescue workers who first went to the scene were among those missing.
First photo I've seen of the new genus and species found in the Usumacinta.
At the excellent Google Earth Design blog, I found this link to the KML editing page at Google Earth.
I've posted about this before - Ron Canter's article in Mesoweb and the fantastic map that Ron and Joel Skidmore put together.
But I am posting a new version of some Google Earth overlays I did a few years back, with Ron's new map on it. Please excuse some of my errors in placing it - anywhere that it does not fit would be my fault, not Ron's.
A brilliant cool day in San Francisco, and a woderful visit with friend Kate who has a new job at Google Earth Outreach. In the supporting materials for our efforts with Google Earth I found this great blog and blog post.
With a new highway between Tabasco and Tikal started, and more planned, the Peten forest in northern Guatemala faces new destruction, and an influx of new settlers.