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2015-03-25 12:35:44

From Guiding Medical Actions over the Phone to Coordinating Massive Life Saving Rescue Operations, America's Telecommunicators Are the Unsung Heroes of Emergency Response FRAMINGHAM, Mass.,

2015-03-25 12:33:41

NEW YORK, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly one in four US construction workers is Latino.

2015-03-25 12:31:25

WASHINGTON and ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new study made available online today in the Journal of Patient Safety, researchers from Adventist Health

2015-03-25 12:25:51

Fort Worth Car Wreck Lawyer Amy Witherite highlights the ways an injured victim can prove fault. DALLAS, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- To prevail on a personal injury claim arising

2015-03-25 12:21:38

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's oil and freight railroad industries have developed a new education module for first responders as part of a holistic effort to

2015-03-25 12:20:55

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Department of Energy report on crude oil properties and transportation safety published today highlights the continued need for efforts

2015-03-25 12:20:54

QUÉBEC, March 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (M13L0185) into the 15 December 2013 loss of tow and subsequent grounding

2015-03-25 08:37:04

DENVER, CO, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Intermap Technologies (TSX:IMP), (ITMSF:BB), a leading provider of location-based solutions, today released a new version of InsitePro, a SaaS product that

2015-03-25 08:27:04

Selection announced during 90th Anniversary of Race for Mercy, when sled-dog relay teams saved village of Nome, Alaska, from deadly diphtheria outbreak WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-03-25 08:21:44

Even though texting while driving remains legal in Texas, everyone from experts in car crash analysis to telecommunications companies advises against it. RICHARDSON, Texas, Mar.


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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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