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2015-05-20 08:34:25

NEW YORK, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bella Wiener, a high school senior from Bend, OR, is preparing to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro June 17-27, 2015.

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2015-05-18 14:23:32

The odds of a major eruption at the Kilauea volcano are ever in its favor.

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2015-05-15 12:38:35

Uh, sign us up for the next time they shoot lasers into jelly to model the plumbing of volcanoes.

lost lake
2015-05-06 08:35:13

Few places in the world are as aptly named as Lost Lake, a mysterious body of water located in the mountains of Oregon that completely vanishes once per year, disappearing through a hole in its north side, according to various recently-published media reports.

axial seamount
2015-05-05 12:48:12

Predictions that an active underwater volcano located some 300 miles off the Washington and Oregon coasts would erupt sometime this year may have come true, as Axial Seamount appears to have shown signs indicative of an eruption over the past few weeks.

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2015-05-02 09:57:36

The massive asteroid that crashed into the ocean near the coast of Mexico millions of years ago (and is believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs) was likely the catalyst for a series of worldwide volcanic eruptions contributed to the extinction event, new research claims.

yellowstone magma
2015-04-24 10:58:55

Seismologists from the University of Utah have discovered a massive pool of hot, partly molten rock hidden deep beneath Yellowstone’s supervolcano – a reservoir that is more than four times larger than the shallower, more well-known magma chamber there.

2015-04-20 12:34:44

PARIS, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - Mexico is the second largest medical device market in Latin America after Brazil - The local distributor,

2015-04-15 12:30:55

PARIS, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - 300 physicians and surgeons gathered in Lisbon at the International Conference of Cellvizio Users to discuss

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2015-04-04 12:38:23

Sweet! Underground moon cities might be possible if large lunar lava tubes exist beneath the lunar surface that could protect people from extreme temperature and radiation.


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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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