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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
dittany
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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