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2015-05-28 16:31:49

Dentists, Physicians and Veterinarians Who Experience Operational, Logistical or Financial Issues Encouraged to Call 800-999-9729 MELVILLE, N.Y., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry

2015-05-28 16:24:50

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The devastating effects of a hurricane extends beyond the coastal areas where the storm lands.

2015-05-28 16:24:48

"What Hurricane Are You?" Quiz Featured in Hurricane Guide for 2015 DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers can find out if they are spontaneous and unpredictable

2015-05-28 12:36:20

A grant now available through the Ohio School Facilities Commission has enabled eligible schools to receive funds to install emergency communication systems such as school panic buttons.

2015-05-28 12:32:19

AARP Fraud Watch Network Warns Residents of Fake Contractors CHICAGO, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With spring transitioning into summer new threats loom over communities throughout

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WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Kaldis-Coffee-Roasting-Recalls-Cup-Sleeves/

2015-05-28 12:26:27

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has announced the selection of

2015-05-28 12:22:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Police officers across the state have access to a new mobile web application designed to improve the safety and efficiency of traffic

2015-05-28 08:27:14

Jordan for Nepal Aims to Raise $100k to Bring Life-Sustaining Fresh Water to Nepal CHARLESTON, S.C., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In May of 2010, 13-year-old Jordan Romero became the

2015-05-28 08:26:28

Inaugural 24-hour "Giving Day" will support those in need in communities across the country WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is launching

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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

2014-10-04 18:01:05

Karthala, also known  as Mount Karthala, is an active shield volcano that is located in the island nation of Comoros. Along with a smaller shield volcano, this volcano makes up the largest island in the archipelago known as Grande Comore and it reaches an elevation of 7,746 feet. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the area, erupting at least twenty times since the beginning of the nineteenth century. These eruptions have mostly affected the volcano’s caldera, leaving the majority of...

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