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2015-04-20 16:30:16

Head of Quality & Food Safety at Linde North America, Inc. MURRAY HILL and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sal Calandra, Head of Quality & Food Safety of

2015-04-20 16:29:20

PHOENIX, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Local media outlets are always on the lookout for a way to share news with the community, but a recent headline in Phoenix should have portrayed the positive

2015-04-20 16:22:56

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- One Earth Productions is launching a provocative fundraising campaign today to raise finishing funds for its feature film in production titled, "Stealing

2015-04-20 16:22:50

MURRAY HILL and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Linde

2015-04-20 12:34:50

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and Dell are joining forces to show how social

2015-04-20 12:21:57

Company attributes momentum to industry's only driver safety solution combining continuous monitoring and access to driving records across the U.S. and Canada ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

2015-04-20 12:20:39

Innovative service provides live weather condition updates from takeoff to landing for more on-time, safer and comfortable flights PHOENIX, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell Aerospace

nigeria
2015-04-20 09:11:02

At least 18 people have died and several others have fallen ill with a mysterious illness that first started sweeping through southwestern Nigeria last week, and both local medical experts and the World Health Organization are now scrambling to try to identify the ailment.

2015-04-20 08:24:24

TAMPA, Fla., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MagneGas Corporation (NASDAQ: MNGA) (the "Company"), today provides a letter to shareholders to address the recent accident at its Tarpon Springs


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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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