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2015-03-02 12:27:51

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey from the National Association of Realtors(®) found 96 percent of Realtors(®) have never been the victim of crime, but 40 percent have

2015-03-02 12:24:08

LINCOLN, Ill., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a one-time waiver of their Emergency Alert System (EAS) rules for the use a "live"

2015-03-02 12:22:11

NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past 15 years, there has been an average of over 10 million car accidents per year in the U.S. alone (U.S. Census Bureau 2012).

2015-03-02 08:31:47

JINARC(TM) slows the progression of kidney enlargement in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), which should help protect the kidneys from damage and failure

2015-02-27 23:22:04

The new Earth Safe Pipeline™ system provides instant leak detection and containment to prevent oil spills, protect the environment and ensure the safe transport of all petroleum products.

2015-02-27 23:19:53

Jaki McCarrick's play, Belfast Girls, about five young women who travel to Australia by ship in 1850 to escape the Irish Famine, will run as Artemisia’s American premiere from May 16, 2015

2015-02-27 23:17:30

Harmony Healthcare Promotes Mobility in the Nation's Skilled Nursing Facilities Topsfield, MA and Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 In an

2015-02-27 23:13:19

The CEI Group, Inc.

2015-02-27 23:12:59

Attendees Brave Winter Storm to View Storm Shelters, Hear Safety Recommendations Showcased at Annual Meeting Oklahoma City, Ok (PRWEB) February 26, 2015

2015-02-27 23:12:31

Mercury Marine launched four new engines at the 2015 Miami International Boat show, but what does the marketplace have to say about the new offerings? Fond du


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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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