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ediacaran life
2015-04-24 10:45:18

Long, long before the dinosaurs of the Jurassic Period, the Earth went through the Devonian and the Cambrian periods. And before those, the Ediacaran.

2015-04-23 16:24:04

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SMLP) announced today that the board of directors of its general partner, Summit Midstream GP, LLC,

2015-04-23 12:23:19

VANCOUVER, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Sarama Resources Ltd. ("Sarama" or the "Company") is pleased to advise that Savary Gold Corp.

2015-04-23 12:23:18

NYSE - AG TSX - FRFrankfurt - FMVMexico - AG VANCOUVER, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (AG: NYSE; FR: TSX) (the "Company" or "First

2015-04-22 20:21:19

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SMLP) announced today that it will report financial results for the first quarter of 2015 on Wednesday,

2015-04-22 16:24:08

TULSA, Okla., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) announced today the appointment of their 2014 SEG International Exposition to the prestigious

2015-04-22 12:25:04

TSX - FRNYSE - AGFrankfurt - FMVMexico - AG VANCOUVER, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - First Majestic Silver Corp.

2015-04-21 12:25:31

Multiple drill -ready targets; outstanding exploration upside; potential to rapidly delineate gold resources Symbol: ASX: CHN TSX: CXN Shares outstanding:

2015-04-21 12:24:57

Use of CO2 in Statoil's Bakken hydraulic fracturing operations expected to increase oil recovery while significantly reducing amount of water used. HOUSTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/


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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...

Chimborazo
2014-10-04 18:25:34

Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. This volcano reaches an elevation of 20,564 feet and although it is not the tallest mountain measured above sea level, its proximity to the equator makes its summit the farthest away from the center of the earth. The origin of its name is unknown, but it could have received its name from several words in the Quichua or Quechua language or from the Cayapa language....

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...

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Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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