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2015-05-08 12:22:07

PONCITLAN, Mexico, May 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Criminal investigators under Mexico's Attorney General (Procuradaria General de la Republica - PGR) raided the chemical plant of Grupo Celanese

2015-05-08 04:22:14

TOKYO, May 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- -Future Concept Model of Fire Truck Capable of Extinguishing Fires without Using Water Will Be on Display- -New System Uses Inexhaustible Air at Disaster

2015-05-07 23:07:50

Governor Nathan Deal Renews Commitment to Reduce the Number of Crash Related Deaths and Injuries Among Georgia Teens El Dorado Hills, CA.

2015-05-07 23:07:07

From Aprilaire, the experts in indoor air quality: As spring rains freshen the air outside, increased moisture may cause musty smells indoors. Madison, Wisconsin

2015-05-07 16:34:46

OTTAWA, May 7, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association Journal today published a scathing condemnation of Health Canada's safety guidelines for cell phones and Wifi.

2015-05-07 12:21:41

RICHMOND, BC, May 7, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (M14P0121) into the 12 June 2014, capsizing and sinking of the

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2015-05-07 09:54:05

An autonomous big rig build by German automotive giant, Daimler, has been approved for use in the state of Nevada, making it the first vehicle of its kind to become road-legal in the US.

2015-05-07 08:50:54

Baltimore County deploys nation's first Multi-Media Service driven Contact Center solution for NG9-1-1, leveraging the power of Unify's OpenScape platform BOCA RATON, Fla.,

2015-05-07 08:20:46

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Atlantic Tower Services (ATS), a full-service equipment maintenance, repair and installation service


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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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