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    Coombs, a 25 year old, who was vacationing in Alaska. He and his two climbing friends were caught up in an avalanche in Mt. Foraker. They were knocked 800 feet down the mountain. Coombs was knocked unconscious and woke up 6 hours later dangling from his rope. He had sustained a fractured ankle, a broken collar bone and two broken vertebrae in his neck. His 2 friends did not survive the avalanche. The next four days he struggled to climb down to their base camp and then traversed another five miles to

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    an encounter with a bear

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    the sticky snow, like bees on honey. Ever so slightly, I was able to dodge the rocks and small trees at the last second, screaming in fear all the while. I was able to halt as I dug my pole into the snow, ceasing all movement except for the tiny avalanche above. I stopped about three feet away from the cliff warning sign. After catching my breath and collecting myself, I looked up at the beast; it’s mouth wide open, full of jagged teeth and... ... middle of paper ... ... its moose noise and followed

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    Abstract Ethanol has a long history of being added to gasoline to increase octane and to help the engine burn cleaner and more efficiently. There are benefits and disadvantages; until technology advances more, the ethanol mix E85 will only be available to those who buy select models that are capable to run on E85. There are numerous costs involved in this technology, due to limited demand and limited technology. Most of the people who own E85-capable vehicles do not fill them with ethanol due to

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    Before we get started, I guess we should actually distinguish, ‘What IS the Burgess Shale?’ Well, it is said to be a “shrouded legend” deep in the Canadian Rockies discovered in the early 1900s by Charles D. Walcott, notorious Smithsonian Secretary (Adler 2013). According to Haug, Caron, and Haug in their research article ‘Demecology in the Cambrian: Synchronized Molting in Arthropods from the Burgess Shale’ the Burgess is “arguably the best-known Konservat-Lagerstätte”. While the Burgess Shale is

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    Mount Saint Helens

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    The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful areas that you will find in the United States. It is filled with some of the most breathtaking mountains that one could only imagine. We may look at them and think that they are just mountains that have grown over geological time, but they are more than that. In reality, a lot of them are volcanoes. The most popular one is Mount St. Helens. Mt. St. Helens is located in southwest Washington, just 50 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. It is

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    The Stromboli Volcano is located at Aeolian Islands, Italy reference to picture 1 page 6. Stromboli is one of the 3 active volcanoes in Italy. Its is one of the eight islands of Aeolian Islands. The name Stromboli is from the greek name Strongule which is because of the round swelling form. The coordinates are 38.79 N, 15.21 E along with the summit elevation 926 m located near the Tyrrhenian Sea. Stromboli is an island north of the Sicily and is one of the most active volcano, it is the 3rd most

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    it won't erupt soon! Kohala volcano is extinct. Kohala is so old, that it experienced, and recorded a reversal of magnetic field 780,000 years ago. Kohala is a shield volcano cut by multiple gorges. Between 250,000 and 300,000 years ago, a huge avalanche consumed a slice of the volcano’s northeast flank more than 12 miles wide at the shoreline. The debris spilled more than 80 miles out and onto the ocean floor. The lasting effects can still be seen today in the sheer cliff walls of the windward

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    Exploring Mount Rainier National Park

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    Icelandic Society

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    Iceland is the one of the country where has the highest quality of life in the world. Most people get educated and have ability to access social services. Moreover, it is well known of beautiful nature country where has abundant of natural resources, which is considerably essential for economy and tourism.These all factors can be displayed that Iceland has well standard of living without any big problem like the other countries. However, every society has the strength and the weakness. Iceland also

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    Executive Summary On September 20th, 2002, a disaster struck unprepared villages in North Ossetia, Russia. Colossal debris flow resulting from the complete detachment of the Kolka (Evans et al, 2009; Kotlyakov et al, 2004). Glacier travelled at extreme velocities reaching a distance of about 20km from the glacial bed down the Genaldon valley to Kamadon (Kotlyakov et al, 2004). A mudflow travelled an additional 15km stopping a few kilometers short of Gisel (Haeberli et al, 2004). The slide claimed

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