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International News Archive - April 21, 2012

100 Times More Groundwater In Africa Than Surface Water

Researchers say they have created the most detailed map yet of groundwater across the entire continent of Africa.

Eruption Threat Level Increased At Volcano Near Mexican Capital

The Popocatepetl volcano located outside of Mexico City has started spewing ash and fragments of glowing, molten rock thousands of feet down its slopes, forcing officials at one of the world's largest cities to increase the volcano's alert level.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.