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2015-05-14 16:20:52

DORVAL, QC, May 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to the site of a fatal ultra-light aircraft accident in St-Lazare, Quebec.

2015-05-14 16:20:42

New Survey by State Farm probes distracted driving habits of Canadians AURORA, ON, May 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Times have changed.

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2015-05-14 15:51:53

Just a few days ago, on Tuesday, May 12, an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Philadelphia, killing seven and injuring over 200.

2015-05-14 12:34:22

MINNEAPOLIS, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Safety Week 2015, 4,504 construction workers on 60 Adolfson & Peterson Construction (A&P) job sites from Seattle, Washington to Charlotte,

2015-05-14 12:21:37

Share the Road Professionals Also Urge Caution in Construction Zones ARLINGTON, Va., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, elite drivers from American Trucking Associations'

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ATLANTA, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2015-05-14 08:34:59

PITTSBURGH, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Commission will discuss challenging aspects of patient

2015-05-14 08:25:38

During National Electrical Safety Month, LPI raises awareness for lightning, an overlooked electrical hazard HARTFORD, Conn., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- May is National

2015-05-14 08:25:08

DEESIDE, North Wales, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and leading standards development organization, opened a new laboratory for

2015-05-14 08:21:51

Learning Covers Driving, Fire, Loss Control & Crime Prevention and Legal Risks NEW YORK, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's


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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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