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2015-03-19 23:00:55

Moana Marine’s wind and solar powered water treatment plants provide drinking water and electricity to communities devastated by the massive king tides that follow in the wake of Cyclone Pam

2015-03-19 16:20:47

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As CSX continues its commitment to first responder preparation, the company today presented a $25,000 grant to the Hazardous Materials/CBRNE

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2015-03-19 14:57:13

Since 2011, NASA’s MESSENGER probe has been orbiting and gathering data on Mercury and the latest published research based on mission data has revealed never-before-seen features on our Solar System’s third planet.

lunar volcanic eruption
2015-03-19 14:29:08

A team of scientists have discovered that a volcanic eruption on the Moon was much larger than previously thought – with debris from the eruption covering an area about the size of South Carolina.

2015-03-19 12:30:42

AUSTIN, Texas, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas fire service organizations representing over 54,000 Texas firefighters are joining with national fire organizations to endorse Representative

2015-03-19 12:29:32

LONDON, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Members of Health and Safety Community Gather in London to kick-off Second UK Health

2015-03-19 08:29:01

LONDON, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A global audience is set to attend the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health's (IOSH) annual conference this year.

2015-03-19 08:20:27

MONACO, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Yacht DRAGONFLY has been deployed under Owner's instructions to Vanuatu following the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam.

2015-03-18 23:09:59

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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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dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
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