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AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Survey Provides In-Depth Data on Americans' Driving Habits WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On average, Americans drive 29.2 miles per

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National Auto Body Council Encourages Teen Drivers around the Country to Put Down the Phone and Enjoy the Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences Oak Creek, WI (PRWEB)

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US Fleet Tracking talks about why monitoring fleets with GPS trackers is helpful for business Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) April 15, 2015 In the fast-paced

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Frank Gasztonyi Recognized for His Outstanding Contributions in Technical Standards Development at ISC West 2015 LONG BEACH, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2015

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Through eLearning Training, Employers Set the Standard for Safe Driving Expectations and Behaviors Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 15, 2015 OpenSesame, the

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LONDON, ON, April 15, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) recently mandated new Working at Heights training that demands all training providers to apply to a rigorous four-part

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OTTAWA, April 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Why you should take note The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate

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National Safety Council recognizes the next generation of safety leaders ITASCA, Ill., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National


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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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adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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