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Dam development impedes flowing water.. and my research.

Wow. So much has happened (or not happened) since last posting.

After spending some prep time in Huehuetenango and checking out the nearby ruins, I hopped into a microbus and headed into the Cuchumatanes Mountains to Santa Eulalia. 1,253 more words


Q&A - Jolyon Palmer

DAMS driver Jolyon Palmer took an early lead in the Drivers’ Championship after the first round of the 2014 campaign in Bahrain having took a third place finish in the Feature Race and a win from sixth place on the grid in the Sprint Race. 553 more words


The Kariba Arch

Source: Wikipedia

Lake Kariba is Africa’s biggest inland water reservoir stretching over 280 kilometes. Placed strategically in Kariba gorge of the Zambezi river basin, all this water is held up by a wall which is 128 meters in height and 579 meters long. 729 more words

A fish tale

Funny how you sometimes find a good read when you least expect it. Such is the story with “An Evolutionary Family Drama” by Richard Conniff over in the opinion page of the New York Times. 21 more words


Minneapolis Locks Reopen To Recreational Boaters

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening its three Minneapolis locks to recreational traffic Monday.

The Upper and Lower St. Anthony Falls locks in downtown Minneapolis and Lock and Dam 1 near Minnehaha Park between Minneapolis and St. 49 more words


The dams in Franche-Comté

In the XXth century, there were small dams in Franche-Comté which allowed producing some electricity. However, they were incapable to regulate the water. That is why, from 1950, big dams were built to regulate the water and produce even more of electricity. 380 more words


Quando buttare la laurea nel cesso è una buona soluzione

“Bisogna sapersi adattare”, “Se non hai il lavoro devi inventartelo!”
Queste sono alcune delle innumerevoli boiate ripetute, sino allo sfinimento, da gente che non lavora più da anni- vedi alcuni pensionati alla fermata del bus –, o da gente che non ha mai lavorato – vedi alcuni politici alle tribune elettorali. 500 more words