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2015-04-07 12:21:23

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has joined forces with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S.

2015-04-07 12:21:17

Philadelphia Truck Accident Attorney, Rand Spear, provides a few important tips for truck accident victims on how to file claims and get fully compensated. RICHARDSON, Texas, April

2015-04-07 12:20:55

Highway Safety Programs need flexibility, not more prescription WASHINGTON, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GHSA appreciates the Administration's recent release of its updated

2015-04-07 08:32:18

Guardian App By Rave Mobile Safety Now Bringing Added Protection to More Than 13,500 Students, Faculty and Staff at Georgia Regents' Main Campus and Medical Centers FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April

2015-04-07 08:24:34

SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Save Our Water! 38-76 million gallons of clean water a day are wasted down the drain and into the sewer by heating the common hot shower.

2015-04-06 23:01:34

SAE International announces that John Harding and Michael Lukuc are recipients of the SAE Delco Electronics Intelligent Transportation Systems Award.

2015-04-06 23:01:24

Approval allows additional testing to improve post-catastrophe claims response San Antonio (PRWEB) April 06, 2015 The Federal Aviation Administration

2015-04-06 23:01:18

Los Osos water damage and mold expert reports that damage is common to this coastal community.

2015-04-06 23:01:00

Blinded by debris and unable to drive, an Alaskan field technician was unable to help direct rescuers to his remote location.


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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...

Cotopaxi
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...

Karthala
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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