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2009-03-31 13:10:20

Science and aid agencies said that two volcanoes may erupt in heavily populated eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where years of fighting have already forced a million people from their homes. Scientists in Goma have registered high levels of seismic activity in recent weeks, which is considered an early warning sign of an impending eruption, around the Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira volcanoes. "There is heavy activity around Nyiragongo, but it's more centered on Nyamuragira, around 8 miles...

2009-03-13 11:20:18

Nyiragongo, an active African volcano, possesses lava unlike any other in the world, which may point toward its source being a new mantle plume says a University of Rochester geochemist. The lava composition indicates that a mantle plume"”an upwelling of intense heat from near the core of the Earth"”may be bubbling to life beneath the soil of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The findings are presented in the current issue of the journal Chemical Geology."This is the most...

2009-03-02 10:55:00

$325 Million Investment is Largest in Rwanda's History And Will Add 100 MW of Electricity NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ContourGlobal announced today that its subsidiary ContourGlobal Kivuwatt Ltd signed an agreement with the Republic of Rwanda to develop an integrated gas extraction and electricity generation facility which will provide 100 MW of natural gas fired electricity to Rwanda and the East African Region. ContourGlobal's $325 million Kivuwatt project will be the first...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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