So naturally I figured the geoblogosphere could use some posters of their own. Maybe I'll make this a Sunday thing, since I can never remember to do a Friday Field Foto.
Here's Geo Insights poster #1!
|Nation||City||Price in USD Regular/Gallon|
|Puerto Rico||San Juan||$1.74|
Many European nations tax gasoline heavily, with taxes making up as much as 75 percent of the cost of a gallon of gasoline, said a spokesperson for AirInc.And these prices are from three years ago.
In a few Latin America and Middle-East nations, such as Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, oil is produced by a government-owned company and local gasoline prices are kept low as a benefit to the nation's citizens, he said.
"That evacuation included the Volcano House hotel within the park, with guests at the hotel moved to the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort in Hilo, [Big Island Mayor Harry] Kim said. He said staffing at the park would be limited to required personnel only.Here's another comment from Kim in the AP:
Civil defense officials at 9 p.m. last night announced voluntary evacuations for five communities northeast of Halema'uma'u crater as sulfur dioxide fumes in the area are expected to intensify today.
The voluntary evacuation advisory covered the Mauna Loa Estates, Ohia Estates and Volcano Golf Course subdivisions as well as the Volcano Village and Keauhou Ranch areas."
"As far as we know the number was light because the sulfur dioxide levels really did not materialize to the degree that was much anticipated," Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim said. "What did happen during the day is that we did have some ... brief periods of high levels of sulfur dioxide in the affected areas, mainly in the national park areas."Vog is nasty stuff. Usually it's Kona that has the most problems with it, enough so that they put out daily advisories of vog levels, much like air quality notices or pollen counts on the mainland. On my trips, it was barely noticeable, which was quite lucky - although that's not to say that I didn't have encounters with volcanic gases.