Energy transition prompts Peabody to write down value of largest U.S. coal mine by $1.42 billion

first_imgEnergy transition prompts Peabody to write down value of largest U.S. coal mine by $1.42 billion FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The largest coal mining company in the United States substantially lowered the value of one of its top-producing thermal coal assets based on low expectations for future coal demand.Peabody Energy Corp. impaired the value of its North Antelope Rochelle coal mine in Wyoming by $1.42 billion in the second quarter. Peabody said it was lowering the expected value of the coal mine, the largest in the United States, because of assumptions regarding lower long-term natural gas prices, the timing of coal plant retirements, and continued growth from renewable generation.“While we still believe coal is essential to a reliable energy grid and that our [Powder River Basin] assets are best positioned to serve that demand … we do expect coal’s long-term share of the U.S. generation mix to remain below prior-year levels,” Peabody CFO Mark Spurbeck said on the company’s Aug. 5 earnings call.Production from the North Antelope mine has dropped drastically in recent years. U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration data shows the company produced about 30.7 million tons of coal in the fourth quarter of 2014, a near-term high for the mine. Quarterly production from North Antelope dropped below 20 million tons for the first time in recent history in the first quarter of 2020, and second-quarter production totaled just 14.0 million tons. Peabody delivered coal from North Antelope to 84 power plants across the U.S. in 2019, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data.“This is a clear signal that Powder River Basin coal production isn’t coming back and the multi-year decline that was prevalent before the pandemic will continue long after the virus is gone,” Shannon Anderson, the staff attorney for the Powder River Basin Resource Council, said in an emailed statement about the impairment. “It’s time for Wyoming leaders to think about what comes next for our communities, coal miners, and our revenue streams.”Peabody Energy had $6.54 billion in total assets as of the end of 2019 but reported $4.95 billion in total assets on its balance sheet as of the end of June. Including the impairment, the company booked a $1.54 billion net loss, or $15.78 per share, in the quarter.[Taylor Kuykendall]More ($): Lower expectations drive Peabody’s $1.42B impairment of largest U.S. coal minelast_img read more

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Operation Martillo: A year of hammering down narco-traffickers

first_img Infosurhoy: How are we planning to support these Caribbean nations, so we can create a no way out situation for the traffickers? Rear Admiral Charles D. Michel, Director of JIATF-S: Actually, the number one success of Operation Martillo has been the increased cooperation of all the nations that are participating in combating this threat to national, regional, and international security. All the nations along the Central American isthmus, the United States, European partners, Canadians, etc., have been working more closely than ever in my 30 years or so working this particular problem set, as a direct result of Operation Martillo. Getting to the figures side of the house, since we started Operation Martillo on Jan. 15, participating nations have interdicted about 127 metric tons (279,987.07 pounds) of cocaine, which is a huge quantity of cocaine, most of that policed up in the air or on the water before even getting to the land masses of Central America where traffickers create the corruption, crime and gang problems that are associated with illicit trafficking. In addition, we have been able to take down 56 go-fast boats – typically those go-fast boats carry about a metric ton of cocaine each –, six pangas, two motor vessels, two semi-submersible vessels, two sailing vessels, six vehicles, seven fishing vessels and 12 aircraft, as well as all those individuals who were operating those crafts who are now witnesses and evidence that we can use to not only take down those individuals who were operating those crafts, but most importantly, the organizations that have been sending those crafts towards their neighbors in an attempt to get the drugs to the markets where they are consumed. Rear Adm. Michel: We are actually in the process of looking at Operation Martillo. We don’t want to become stale; we want to make sure we are adjusting things. The reality of what we are going to have to do with Operation Martillo is, number one, we are going to have to deal with the resource challenges that all of us have. Unfortunately from the United States side, we are in a very difficult budget and resource environment. We are going to have to adjust to that downrange. We are going to make our assets even smarter that they are today, even more capable than they are today. We are going to have to increase our cooperation and capacity building with partner nations, all that type stuff we are going to have to do. But the maturation of Operation Martillo is going to take us beyond where we are right now. Right now we have been dealing with the go-fast and semi-submersible, but we are going to – in the next iteration of Operation Martillo – add on things like a container initiative. So we stood up a container intelligence cell at JIATF-S that is going to focus on container movements through the area and try to synchronize that with Operation Martillo. We are also going to try to synchronize our counter threat financing efforts, which deals with bulk movements of cash sometimes by the same go fast boats that deliver products up north and bring bulk cash down south. These organizations also have to finance their operations which create vulnerabilities that we can track their financial flows. So we are going to bolt those things on Operation Martillo and try to bring them into the fight. We are also going to try to work some sensing operations with non-core Martillo partners, these are partners that primarily because of geography are not in the threat stream, but we are going to try to work closely with them. For example, Peru, Chile, Brazil are examples of countries with which we are running some sensing operations around the flanks to make sure that while we have been focused on the Central American isthmus there is nothing we are missing on our flanks. So we are going to try to bolt on some operations there, in a very resource-challenged environment, so we are going to have to be really smart with the way we are doing things, but we are going to take Operation Martillo to another level beyond where it is now. Infosurhoy: We talked about the figures, but how about changes in illicit traffic routes. Have you seen a change during this year? Infosurhoy: Working with so many countries could be testing. Can you explain to us how you are resolving those challenges? By Dialogo January 08, 2013 Infosurhoy: Can you elaborate on any new techniques or procedures developed in countering illicit trafficking in the air or maritime domains as a result of Operation Martillo? Rear Adm. Michel: The reason that I am here at SOUTHCOM is to participate in the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC) where the Caribbean nations have come together to talk about regional security; and the number one security concern in the region is due to illicit trafficking. Here is what I reported to our Caribbean partners: we have not yet been able to sense significant shifts of those flows (of illicit drugs) from Central America, which constitutes over 90% of the flows that are moving in this particular region. The Caribbean still has flows, in the Eastern Caribbean primarily coming from Venezuela, and in the Central Caribbean coming from the north coast of Colombia and Venezuela up primarily Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic being the main area. They are still impacted by those threat streams, we work on those threat streams, not only with the partners in the area – and that’s the reason we are here in CANSEC – but also with regional partners… the French, the Dutch, the United Kingdom, who have significant presence in this area, as well as the Canadians. All trying to bring those scarce resources together to take and apply them against those threat streams. We have not yet seen significant shifts in the Central Caribbean or the Eastern Caribbean although we remain alert to those shifts because they could occur. Infosurhoy: Although Operation Martillo is led by JIATF-S, under the direction of SOUTHCOM, it has become a great example of a successful regional collaboration among partner nations. Do you consider that these successes that we can count today are direct results of that collaboration? Can you provide examples? center_img Rear Adm. Michel: Operation Martillo is owned by all the partners and stakeholders who contribute to this enterprise. JIATF-S plays an important role because we facilitate things, but many of these assets don’t work for JIATF-S. For example, in this semi-submersible takedown (…) the Costa Rican Coast Guard, the Panamanian Aeronaval Service that participated, they don’t work for JIATF-S, they work for their countries but they were able to contribute their assets in a unity of effort format to take advantage of all the other international, U.S. and partner nation assets that were out there, as well as the intelligence capabilities, in order to take down that semi-submersible vessel. Is that hard? Darn right, that’s hard! But Operation Martillo has created that framework to provide for a true unity of effort, coalition, interagency, whole of government operations, and that is a level of difficulty that is unprecedented in my opinion anywhere else on the planet, for this type of target set. And I would include even some of the kinetic theaters that are going on overseas because the difficulty of dealing with these guys is that you have to take them down, you have to collect evidence, you have to put them in the judicial system, you have to get these guys in jail, and that adds another whole level of complexity and difficulty on coalition operations. Rear Adm. Michel: No question about it! Over two third of the interdictions that we have been able to put together with Operation Martillo have been done with partner nations. That is the highest figure in history and frankly, I want to continue to build that out because this is truly a coalition effort. Just last week, an international effort took down a semi-submersible craft near the border of Costa Rica and Panama. That craft, which is virtually undetectable, had an estimated 6,000 kilograms of cocaine on board, that’s a wholesale value of about $150 million, and street value of about two or three times that amount. It would have been devastating if that craft had made it to its intended destination, which was the eastern area of Honduras. Honduras is already the most violent country on Earth, largely because the cocaine trade works its way across there. Another six metric tons of that would have been devastating. But that semi-submersible craft was taken down by an international effort consisting of Costa Rican Coast Guard vessels, Panamanian SENAN [National Aeronaval Service], a Canadian P-3, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (P-3), U.S. Navy (P-3), a Coast Guard aircraft and a Coast Guard cutter, all working together to take down that target. That’s an example of the type of international cooperation that is unprecedented and a direct result of Operation Martillo. And that resulted in six metric tons of cocaine been taken down, as well as the witnesses and the evidences that will allow us to ultimately to take down the network that started these activities. Infosurhoy: Looking at 2013, what are the main goals for Operation Martillo? MIAMI, U.S.A. – Almost a year after Operation Martillo embarked on cornering go-fasts, semi-submersibles, and even panga boats on the waters along the Central American isthmus, the multinational coalition effort spearheaded by U.S. Joint Interagency Task Force – South (JIATF-S) can boast of an impressive roster of figures that proves its success in hammering down illicit traffickers in our hemisphere. Still, during a recent interview with Infosurhoy, JIATF-S director Rear Admiral Charles D. Michel, opted to focus on what he considers the true beauty of Operation Martillo: the unparalleled cooperation between countries from different parts of the world, something that, he assured, he had never seen in his “30 years of working with this particular problem set.” During the interview, Rear Adm. Michel offered details on how this collaboration is actually achieved and what the next targets are for an operation that can’t afford to get stale. Rear Adm. Michel: The takedown of this semi-submersible vessel is an example of the ability to develop a high-caliber intelligence to be able to get these very dark, highly mobile asymmetric targets, and the operational procedures in place to be able to deal with every type of partner, from partners like the Canadians and their P-3s which are high-end equipment, to partners who have more challenges on resources such as the Costa Rican Coast Guard which has very small vessels with very little detection and monitoring capabilities. The operational procedures, the command and control backbone, the information sharing ability to do that on a tactical actionable basis where you may only have a short time available to work, our target set, all that type of stuff is what we want to build on the future and it is exportable to other realms. That, coincidentally was one of the things that I brought to the group at CANSEC for the Caribbean nations to be able to try to replicate those types of procedures and successes we have in Operation Martillo (…) in order to achieve a truly regional, strategic effect. Rear Adm. Michel: Yes, but we are not done yet. Operation Martillo is designed to deny or significantly hamper the ability of the traffickers to operate in the littoral routes along both sides of the Central American isthmus and force them into the deep-water routes. We have not achieved that on both sides of the isthmus. On the Caribbean side we have been able to change some of the trafficking patterns. We have seen strategic shifts in trafficking patterns in the Western Caribbean. In the Eastern Pacific side we are still working on that. We have seen some shifts but on the Pacific side we have a lot more challenges than we do on the Caribbean side in significantly changing those routes. One thing I will say about routes outside of Central America is that we have not yet been able to sense significant shifts into other routes, for example deeper into the Eastern Pacific or to Asia, or through the Central Caribbean or Eastern Caribbean. Those routes are essentially the same as they were before but we are constantly trying to sense those routes. We also have not seen shifts in conveyances yet, the traffickers still prefer to use about 80% maritime, about 20% air. I haven’t seen significant shifts to other things such as containers or other types of crafts yet, but we are constantly monitoring that. This is a very elusive adversary who does everything possible to hide things from us, so it remains challenging. Infosurhoy: Admiral, in figures, what would you say are the most important achievements of Operation Martillo during its first year of existence? last_img read more

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Massimiliano Allegri commits future to Juventus by signing new deal until 2020

first_imgDouble-winning head coach Massimiliano Allegri has committed his future to Juventus just days after suffering a heavy defeat in the Champions League final.The 49-year-old Italian, who guided Juve to the Serie A title and Coppa Italia glory only to watch his team lose to Real Madrid in Saturday’s European Cup final in Cardiff, will remain in charge until 2020.A statement published on Juve’s official website on Wednesday read: “Massimiliano Allegri has renewed his relationship with Juventus until June 30, 2020.“Since his arrival in July 2014, he has allowed the team to continue on its path of growth in Italy, which began three years earlier, and increasingly consolidate its position as a top European team.“In this case there is nothing better than to let the statistics do the talking: under his leadership, in Italy Juventus have won three league titles, three Italian Cups and one Italian Super Cup, thus rewritten the history of Italian football, having won six consecutive league titles and three national cups one after the other: a triple double.“And then in Europe, where Juventus, with two Champions League finals in three seasons and fifth place in the UEFA rankings, is now one of the most acclaimed teams.“In other words, Juve and Allegri have grown up together. They are continuing to do so.”Allegri, who won the Scudetto with AC Milan in 2011, was widely regarded as an unpopular appointment when he succeeded the successful Antonio Conte at Juve three years ago.However, he soon won the Bianconeri faithful round by winning the league in his first season, which ended with a Champions League final appearance against Barcelona that Juve lost 3-1.He won the Coppa Italia in 2015, too, and made it another league and cup double in his second year in the Turin dugout.In May the Bianconeri sealed their sixth straight Scudetto – an Italian record – and the third under Allegri, while an impressive European campaign secured another shot at continental glory.Juve lost in Cardiff, though, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice in a 4-1 Real victory.Critics suggested Allegri might seek a new challenge, but following talks with the Juventus hierarchy he has decided to sign a contract tying him to the Allianz Stadium for the next three seasons. 1 Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri last_img read more

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Targeted weed control improves irrigated farm land

first_imgThe RotoWiper, a revolutionary rotary wiper herbicide applicator, is available for rent to local landowners and land managers to help control weeds in and around Tehama County.The Resource Conservation District of Tehama County has made this tool available to the public for the last five years and encourages its use now and throughout the summer before undesirable pesky weeds carpet pasture and rangelands.Weeds take in moisture and trace elements from the soil that challenge the productivity …last_img

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Aaron Rodgers ruthlessly exposes Raiders’ weaknesses on defense

first_imgThis wasn’t Chase Daniel or Jacoby Brissett. It was Aaron Rodgers, looking as good as Aaron Rodgers has ever looked.So maybe you cut the Raiders’ defense a little slack Sunday after a 42-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, given Rodgers’ standing as a Hall of Fame quarterback in waiting.Unless it happens again over the next three weeks when the opposing quarterbacks are DeShaun Watson, Matthew Stafford and Philip Rivers.If it does, the Raiders can forget about playoff aspirations and go back to the drawing board in their endless struggle to put together rush and coverage to a point where they can at least be an annoyance for a top-flight quarterback. And it won’t matter whether Derek Carr learns to grasp the ball with two hands while going for the end zone pylon. Truth be told, Carr’s offense against the Packers, even with his ginormous mistake, operated much closer to a playoff level than did the defense.For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.Rodgers completed 25 of 31 passes for 429 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions for the Packers. That’s a perfect 158.3 according to the NFL passer rating system, and it doesn’t take into account his 3-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.Green Bay receivers, even without the injured Davante Adams, were breaking open all day. Those who were covered caught the ball anyway. Nine of Rodgers’ completions went for 314 yards, an average of 34.9 yards per play.“There’s no excuse for giving up big plays like that,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden told reporters afterward. “We gave up a big play at the end of the first half and a big play to start the third quarter, and we can’t play like that. We just can’t do it.” Asked how the Raiders could solve their big-play woes on defense, Gruden said, “I’m not going to comment on that right now. I’m just going to say it’s a combination of Rodgers making great plays, and we’ve got to do a better job coaching, playing, and that we will do.”Harris told reporters Rodgers was something out of the ordinary.“He knows what you are in before you even start moving around,” Harris said. “They had some receivers we thought might not play, but it didn’t really matter because as long as (No.) 12 is back there, he will make that offense go.”Opposing quarterbacks over the next three games aren’t Rodgers, but they’re better than what the Raiders have seen so far with the exception of Mahomes.Next up is Watson and the Houston Texans. Watson is coming off a 308-yard passing day in a loss to Indianapolis and has a top-flight target in DeAndre Hopkins.If the Raiders win, they’d come off their five-game road trip from hell at 4-3 overall and get five of the next seven at home. The Packers loss would be written off as Rodgers being Rodgers.But if Rodgers simply provided a blue print for which others will follow against the Raiders, finishing over .500 will be next to impossible.SEASON PASS DIGITAL OFFERIf you have not already, we strongly encourage you to sign up for a digital subscription, which gives you access to all content on the Mercury News and East Bay Times websites. With your support, we can continue bringing these stories — and much more — to your screens. Here’s where to sign up for the season pass: Mercury News, East Bay Times. Raiders Straight Talk: Derek Carr speculation won’t stop any time soon Raiders’ Trent Brown goes to I.R., Jacobs won’t play against Chargers Boy gets caught in Black Hole frenzy, leaves with Derek Carr’s towel How 6-8 Raiders can still make NFL playoffs after 4-game losing streak Raiders Hudson, Brown make Pro Bowl; Waller, Jacobs do not The Raiders had just one sack, and it came from rookie defensive end Maxx Crosby in the first half. The best lick on Rodgers came from linebacker Nick Morrow on a blitz up the middle. Rodgers managed to get the ball away for an incomplete pass before being knocked to the turf in the end zone.Otherwise, it was mostly Rodgers hooking fish in a barrel, and he may as well have been on a captain’s chair in a bass boat. Rodgers was even better than Patrick Mahomes when he took the Raiders apart in the second quarter in Week 2 at the Coliseum.Therein lies the problem. Rodgers and Mahomes are the only two quarterbacks the Raiders have played who approach the elite level.Veteran Joe Flacco can’t get the Broncos going in Denver. Kirk Cousins was efficient without being spectacular in a run-first Minnesota attack. Brissett missed open throws in Indianapolis, his receivers dropped passes and he threw the game-deciding interception to Erik Harris, who returned it for a touchdown.Daniel of the Chicago Bears gifted the Raiders two interceptions in London where Morrow and Gareon Conley looked like intended receivers.Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Jones catches a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)Against the Packers, Daryl Worley and Conley were giving up big plays, and tight ends resumed their destruction against Raiders safeties. When it was over, the final game book didn’t have a defender getting his hands on a single pass.Which isn’t surprising given the time Rodgers had to pick and choose.“Today was the best pocket we’ve had all season,” Rodgers told reporters.He got no argument from Crosby, author of the lone sack.“Collectively, we didn’t get enough push up front,” Crosby said.  “We didn’t get in his face enough. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer. He did a good job. But defensively we hurt ourselves all game.”Like our Oakland Raiders Facebook page for more Raiders news, commentary and conversation. Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther will take some heat, but he can’t get his secondary closer to receivers or pass rushers to the quarterback simply by the power of suggestion. Whenever the Raiders did blitz, Rodgers seemed to find an open target. Blitzing is the solution for couch coordinators everywhere, yet suicide against quarterbacks like Rodgers, Tom Brady or Drew Brees.Now comes the part where the Raiders have to find a way to fix rush and coverage issues with 10 games still to play.There were Sunday reports from ESPN that the Raiders would “buyers” at the Oct. 29 trade deadline, seeking linebackers and pass rushers.Easier said than done. Players available at this point are there for a reason. Few teams trade a viable pass rusher, and if so, it’s because of big-time behavioral or contractual concerns.Related Articleslast_img read more

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Corporate travel demand still subdued on Cathay

first_imgCorporate travel demand remains below par on Cathay Pacific as the group’s November passenger traffic took a 5 per cent hit due to air traffic control changes in Hong Kong.But there were more signs the airline’s important cargo business was improving due to strengthening exports from Hong Kong and mainland China.The combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon (formerly Dragonair) network carried 2.64  million passengers, down 5.1 per cent on the same month a year ago. It has risen by just 0.7 per cent in the first 11 months of the year compared to a 2.5 per cent rise in capacity.The passenger load factor fell  1.4 percentage points,  to 83.5 per cent, as a 2.3 per cent decrease in capacity was outstripped by the fall in traffic. “The decrease in passenger traffic during November was expected as we operated fewer flights primarily to complement the cutover of the new air traffic control system at Hong Kong International Airport,’’  Cathay Pacific general manager revenue management Patricia Hwang said in a statement.“November is traditionally a peak month for corporate travel, and while we did see some positive movement in this area, demand proved softer than in previous years. “Sales in the United States were impacted by the presidential election, while Mainland China sales continued to weaken as a result of overcapacity in the market. Competition remains intense, with yield under considerable pressure.” The two airlines carried 167,520 tonnes of cargo and mail in November, an increase of 4.6 per cent  compared to the same month last year, and the load factor rose 1.1 points to 68.1 per cent.Cathay Pacific general manager cargo sales & marketing Mark Sutch said the growth was backed by strong exports of new products from Mainland China and Hong Kong, as well as special products from Northeast Asia and the Americas.“During the peak, there were more ocean-to-air conversions,’’ he said. “Apart from an increased load factor, yields have also improved month-on-month.’’Cathay launched a twice-weekly freighter service to Portland, Oregon, In November as well as a once-a-week service to Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport in Australia.last_img read more

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USDA designates 14 Ohio counties as primary natural disaster areas

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 14 Ohio counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Adams, Belmont, Champaign, Clark, Guernsey, Highland, Madison, Miami, Monroe, Noble, Portage, Stark, Summit, and Trumbull counties who suffered losses due to excessive rain and flooding that occurred from Jan. 1 through Sept. 4, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.This natural disaster designation allows FSA to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts.Producers in the contiguous Ohio counties Ashtabula, Brown, Carroll, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Darke, Fayette, Franklin, Geauga, Greene, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Logan, Mahoning, Medina, Montgomery, Morgan, Muskingum, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Shelby, Tuscarawas, Union, Washington, and Wayne, along with Lewis and Mason counties in Kentucky; Crawford and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania; and Marshall, Ohio, Tyler, and Wetzel counties in West Virginia, are also eligible to apply for emergency loans.The deadline to apply for these emergency loans is June 3, 2020.The Secretary previously announced several Ohio counties as primary natural disaster areas. A listing of all disaster designations can be found at fsa.usda.gov.FSA will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability.FSA has a variety of additional programs to help farmers recover from the impacts of this disaster. FSA programs that do not require a disaster declaration include: Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program; Emergency Conservation Program; Livestock Forage Disaster Program; Livestock Indemnity Program; Operating and Farm Ownership Loans; and the Tree Assistance Program.Farmers may contact their local USDA service center for further information on eligibility requirements and application procedures for these and other programs. Additional information is also available online at farmers.gov/recover.last_img read more

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“Captain Jacques Yves Cousteau” GCJ9YK GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – 7/26/2010

first_imgThe Virtual Cache titled, “Captain Jacques Yves Cousteau” (GCJ9YK) takes divers forty feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.  At this location you’ll discover a plaque honoring Caption Jacques Yves Cousteau.This difficulty 4, terrain 5 Virtual Cache delivers geocachers to what’s reported to be one of the most popular dive sites on the West Coast of North America.  The dive site is located off Catalina Island, California.  According to the cache page, you must use SCUBA gear to reach the cache and dive with a partner.PezCachers, Jill and Ken, created the geocache.They say, “We enjoy placing caches that have some sort of history to them and are fun to find. GCJ9YK is a fine example of that. When we placed the cache in 2004, there were very few underwater caches and we thought it would be fun to see how many geocachers were divers. Turns out there are a lot! Thanks for bringing attention to the great legend who gave us a vision and the key to the silent world.”PezCachers asks three questions before you’re able to claim the cache. Beside answering to those questions at this Virtual Cache, you’ll also discover much more: wrecks, drop-offs and come face to face with countless colorful fish.Explore all the Geocaches of the Week here.EDITOR’S NOTE: Virtual Caches are no longer available for creation on Geocaching.com.  These types of caches are now considered waymarks on Waymarking.com.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedDive in and earn a smiley! – The Blue Hole – Half Moon Caye (GC2KFB8) — Geocache of the WeekMay 28, 2014In “Community”Horka Pumpenhaus — Geocache of the WeekNovember 23, 2016In “Community”Geocaching with SealsApril 14, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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December 3 2010On November 26 the day after the

first_imgDecember 3, 2010On November 26, the day after the Thanksgiving feasting and celebrations, a hike was scheduled to walk off some of the calories consumed.A group from Arcosanti met some Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument and other friends interested in rock art to hike to petroglyph sites nearby.The petroglyph sites had been previously marked with GPS coordinates. There were prehistoric Native American designs and animal images as well as Spanish inscriptions from the later historic period.It was a beautiful day for hiking in the Agua Fria National Monument.last_img

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