Thanks to Charles Golden for pointing out the new, higher resolution imaging of the Usumacinta watershed in Google Earth. Downside? You can see clearly the extent of the deforestation around the Yaxchilan oxbow in the Sierra del Lacandon Park on the Guatemalan side.
An inspiring day yesterday at Open Mobile Camp 09, particularly meeting the team from Trinity College working on the POSIT system under HFOSS.
The President of Mexico will inaugurate an electrical station that will transfer power to Guatemala.
Story of Alpacka packrafts, like the one I had until we were robbed on the Usumacinta. But that's a long story. I did buy a new one. Great fun.
Yeah, uh, maybe not this year. But this is a good post for my little-used Scribe category.
Lawsuits against four companies, including Halliburton. This article has a good description of what happened, and the plaintiff's claims of why it happened - faulty consulting as to the condition of the seabed in the area the rig was installed.
Sarah Grainger of Reuters is doing some excellent reporting on Guatemala.
See the latest:
So said the president of Guatemala after a forum in Chile. A sidebar on this news page notes that he has also called for a quintupling of oil production in the country.