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Citizen Scientists Safeguarding Communities Around The ‘Throat Of Fire’ Volcano
2014-08-25 03:28:11

Citizen scientists are saving the lives of people living in the shadow of deadly volcanoes according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

2008-08-19 12:00:24

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- This August, Amazon Beauty launches AMAZONBEAUTYSECRET.COM with a special week-long trip to the Amazon Rainforest at Ecuador's Luna Runtun Adventure Spa. This six-month "One With Nature Contest" will result in the announcement of one lucky winner.

2008-02-06 13:00:00

A volcano located 80 miles south of Quito, Ecuador ejected molten rock, gas and ash on Wednesday.

2008-01-11 16:02:49

Thursday’s volcanic eruption may have just been a warm-up. Tungurahua, a volcano in Ecuador which has been active since 1999 began releasing high levels of energy on December 22, 2007, less than a month ago. On Thursday, Tungurahua flung firey rocks and a column of ash and steam shot 1.5 miles above the crater. Prior to this eruption, 1,000 villagers were evacuated from the western slopes; experts had warned that Tungurahua is poised for a major eruption within a few days to a few weeks.

2006-10-02 17:22:14

All across the volcano-dotted landscape of this Andean nation, millions of people have become accustomed to living in the shadow of mountains that can lay waste to their villages and farms in a matter of hours.

2006-08-18 15:49:25

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Rescuers on Friday searched for four people believed buried under rocks spewed by Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano, which forced thousands from their homes and killed one man in an eruption a day earlier.

2006-08-17 18:30:00

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spewed molten rock on Thursday that enveloped nearby houses, leaving one man dead, another person missing and forcing thousands from their homes.

2006-08-17 09:37:57

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spewed molten rock, ash and gases and a local mayor reported 60 people missing, as authorities on Thursday evacuated hundreds of families from the threatened area.

2006-07-15 19:42:35

By Alonso Soto PINGUE, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spewed ash, gas and molten rock for a second day on Saturday, driving hundreds of evacuated villagers into nearby schools and churches in search of refuge.

2006-07-14 22:09:35

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spewed ash, gases and molten rocks on Friday, forcing authorities to evacuate four nearby villages after the crater registered its most volatile activity since a 1999 eruption.

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Mount Carihuairazo
2014-10-04 17:42:58

Mount Carihuairazo is a volcanic caldera, most likely extinct, that is located in Ecuador. It is part of the Cordillera Occidental in the Andes Mountain range and reaches an elevation of 16,463 feet. This volcano, which is neighbored by Mount Chimborazo, is part of the Reserva de Produccion Faunistica Chimborazo, which protects the ecosystems and habitats of the vicuña,llama, and alpaca, all native species to the area. The volcano’s name is a mixture of three Quichu words Cari, huay, and...

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  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
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The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.