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Of the Popocatépetl Volcano Eruption

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Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano re-emerged to activity in 1994, after lying dormant for half a century. The volcano has experienced regular explosive activity since. As sunlight faded on February 27, this great new webcamsdemexico recording was captured from the nearby city of Puebla. The volcano continued to spew ash as orange hues drifted through the skies, creating a picturesque scene. (YouTube/webcamsdemexico)

The Popocatepetl volcano spews ash and steam, seen from the water canals of Xochimilco, as the sun rises in Mexico City, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The Popocatepetl volcano spews ash and steam, seen from the water canals of Xochimilco, as the sun rises in Mexico City, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Earlier in the week, the volcano forced the cancellation of flights at the nearby Puebla International Airport for two consecutive days. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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    Of the Popocatépetl Volcano Eruption

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    Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano continued to vent steam, gas, and ash into the atmosphere on December 29 and December 30. Over a 24-hour period, up to 5:15 pm GMT on December 30, Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENEPRED) reported “77 low-intensity exhalations” and 10 explosions of “moderate intensity” from the volcano. This video was described as showing an eruption at 1:24 pm, local time, on December 30. (Facebook/Webcams de Mexico)

    In this Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 photo, a plume of smoke, ash and steam rises from the Popocatepetl volcano, seen from the town of San Nicolas de los Ranchos, Mexico. According to Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Centre, CENAPRED, the volcano’s exhalation reached a height of 2.5 kms. (8200 ft.), and the alert level remains the same. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

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      Of the Mount Popocatepetl Eruption

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      Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupts – video Tuesday 9 July 2013 07.42 EDT The Popocatepetl volcano, east of Mexico City, spits out clouds of ash and smoke, some two miles high, in footage filmed from military aircraft. Mexico’s authorities have raised the volcano alert but stopped short of an evacuation. Popocatepetl’s activity has intensified in the last two months.

      Volcán Popocatépetl lanza cenizas sobre estados vecinos de la Сiudad de México 23:44 09/10/2014 El volcán Popocatépetl, localizado a 70 kilómetros al sureste de la Ciudad de México, registró en las últimas 24 horas 102 exhalaciones acompañadas por emisiones de vapor de agua y gas y ceniza, que cayeron en los estados de Morelos y Puebla que colindan con la capital, reportó este jueves el Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (Cenapred).”Las condiciones de nubosidad han permitido observar al volcán de manera continua y con emisión continua de vapor de agua y gas en dirección oeste”, indicó el organismo.

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        Of the Mount Popocatépetl Eruption

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        El Popocatépetl levanta una columna de ceniza de 2 kilómetros 06 de octubre de 2014 (CNNMéxico) — El volcán Popocatépetl registró este lunes una explosión que provocó una columna sostenida de cenizas que se elevó 2 kilómetros, según informó el Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (Cenapred). En las últimas 24 horas, el volcán ubicado en el centro de México registró un total de 110 exhalaciones de baja intensidad, acompañadas por emisiones de vapor de agua y gas.

        Monarch butterflies take to the sky in Mexico in this handout photo provided September 30, 2014. The 3,000-mile (4,800-km) mass migration of monarch butterflies in North America is one of the insect world’s fantastic feats, with millions embarking on the arduous journey from as far north as Canada down into Mexico and the California coast each autumn. Scientists who scoured the genome of these colorful insects offered new insight October 1, 2014 into this annual airborne adventure. They pinpointed a single gene related to flight muscle efficiency that plays a major role in the monarch butterfly’s migration. REUTERS/Sonia Altizer/Handout via Reuters (MEXICO – Tags: ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)

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          Of the Mexican Hatch Valley Chili Peppers

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          Farmers harvest chile peppers in Hatch, New Mexico in an undated photo provided by the New Mexico Tourism Department. Locals say the year-round sunshine in the southern part of the state, combined with nutritious soil in the Hatch Valley, make the area’s chiles the finest in the world. But few like to talk about the diminishing harvests. According to the U.S. and New Mexico Departments of Agriculture, the size of the New Mexico chile pepper harvest shrank by more than 40 percent over the last decade, from nearly 110,000 tons in 2004 to some 65,000 tons in 2013. About 82 percent of chile peppers consumed in the United States are imported, and producers in New Mexico have had to fight to make their brand stand apart – in much the way farmers label their “Florida” oranges or “California” grapes. REUTERS/New Mexico Tourism Department/handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES – Tags: AGRICULTURE TRAVEL)

          A farmer harvests chile peppers in Hatch, New Mexico in an undated photo provided by the New Mexico Tourism Department. Locals say the year-round sunshine in the southern part of the state, combined with nutritious soil in the Hatch Valley, make the area’s chiles the finest in the world. But few like to talk about the diminishing harvests. According to the U.S. and New Mexico Departments of Agriculture, the size of the New Mexico chile pepper harvest shrank by more than 40 percent over the last decade, from nearly 110,000 tons in 2004 to some 65,000 tons in 2013. About 82 percent of chile peppers consumed in the United States are imported, and producers in New Mexico have had to fight to make their brand stand apart – in much the way farmers label their “Florida” oranges or “California” grapes. REUTERS/New Mexico Tourism Department/handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES – Tags: AGRICULTURE TRAVEL)

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            Of the Mount Popocatepetl Eruption

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            Lanza Popocatépetl gran fumarola de ceniza 25. Sep. 2014 CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, México, sep. 25, 2014.- Alrededor de las 7:30 de la mañana el volcán Popocatépetl registró dos emisiones de ceniza. Estas son consideradas como fumarolas menores de liberación de energía. Son fumarolas que no alcanzan más de 1km de altura y desprenden la ceniza depositada en la base del cráter.

            The snow-covered Popocatepetl volcano spews a cloud of steam high into the air as seen from Huejotzingo, on the outskirts of Mexico City September 25, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO – Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

            El monitoreo del Volcán Popocatépetl se realiza de forma continua las 24 horas. Cualquier cambio en la actividad será reportado oportunamente. ( webcam Imágen del volcán Popocatépetl del día 25 de Septiembre de 2014″ Cenapred)

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              Of the Washington State White Sun

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              The sun sets over Jarrell Cove State Park at the north end of Harstine Island, Wash., on Aug. 1, 2014. The North Puget Sound and its iconic boating destinations such as the San Juan Islands and Deception Pass cast a pretty large shadow over the waters south of the Tacoma Narrows. And while sailboats, kayaks and watercraft head north, those who head south find waters that are typically calmer and less crowded. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Craig Hill)

              The sun is reflected in leaked oil on the shores of an irrigation canal that flows into the river San Juan in Cadereyta August 22, 2014. An oil pipeline spill that contaminated a river in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon will take months to clean up, the country’s top water authority said on Thursday. The 24-inch Madero-Cadereyta pipeline, owned by national oil company Pemex, was ruptured when thieves attempted to tap into it, the company said on Sunday. David Korenfeld, head of Mexico’s national water commission, said that residents near the contaminated parts of the river, located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the state capital of Monterrey, were advised not to consume the water. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO – Tags: DISASTER BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

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                Of the Popocatepetl Volcano Diety

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                People from the villages surrounding the Popocatepetl volcano make their yearly pilgrimage up the volcano, in Mexico, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Every year on March 12, residents make their way to a rock formation on the slopes of the volcano to celebrate the day of Don Gregorio Chino Popocatepetl, as the volcano is known to them, with offerings of food, music, dance and fireworks. People of this region consider the Popocatepetl a deity to be worshipped and respected. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

                People who live in nearby villages make their yearly pilgrimage up the slopes of the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Every year on March 12, when the sun rises, hundreds of pilgrims head out from the towns of Santiago Xalintzintla, Tlamacas and San Nicolas de Los Ranchos in van and trucks to drive part way up the 17,886-foot (5,450-meter) volcano for their daylong celebration. They walk higher up bringing grapes, corn, watermelon, chicken and tequila hoping to appease “Don Goyo,” as they call the mountain, from the Nahuatl language. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

                People from the villages surrounding the Popocatepetl volcano trek up its slopes to a rock formation, to make offerings and play music in asking the mountain to spare them from eruptions in Mexico, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. When the sun rises, hundreds of pilgrims head out from the towns of Santiago Xalintzintla, Tlamacas and San Nicolas de Los Ranchos in van and trucks to drive, then walk up the 17,886-foot (5,450-meter) volcano for their daylong celebration. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

                People who live in nearby villages make their yearly pilgrimage as they walk up the slopes of the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Every year on March 12, residents make their way up the volcano celebrate the day of Don Gregorio Chino Popocatepetl, as the volcano is known to them, with food, music, dance and fireworks. When the sun rises, hundreds of pilgrims head out from the towns of Santiago Xalintzintla, Tlamacas and San Nicolas de Los Ranchos in van and trucks to drive, then walk up the 17,886-foot (5,450-meter) volcano for their daylong celebration. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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                  Of the Mexican Siamese-Twin Grey Whale Calves

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                  Scientists find conjoined gray whale calves in Baja California lagoon; discovery could be a first Jan 06, 2014 Unfortunately, the twins discovered in Scammon’s Lagoon did not survive. They might have been miscarried because they were deformed and underveloped. However, the carcass measured about 13 feet long, close to normal size for newborn gray whales.

                  In this photo released on Wednesday Jan. 8, 2014 by Mexico’s National Natural Protected Areas Commission, or CONANP, two conjoined gray whale calves lie dead in a beach in the Ojo de Liebre lagoon, near the town of Guerrero Negro in the Baja Peninsula, Mexico on Jan. 5, 2014. According to government authorities, fishermen found the calves, that were linked at the waist, with two full heads and tail fins. (AP Photo/CONANP)

                  Rare conjoined grey whale calves were discovered on Monday in a Mexican Lagoon. This could be the first documented case of its kind. (Jan. 9) (AP Photo/CONANP)

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                    Of the Popocatépetl Volcano Eruption

                    Volcanic Plume from Popocatépetl Mexico’s Popocatépetl Volcano released a plume in early March 2013. On March 8, Volcano Discovery reported an ash plume reaching roughly 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) above the volcano crater, or about 7 kilometers (4 miles) above sea level. On March 6, the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA’s Aura satellite detected elevated levels of sulfur dioxide in the region, and the U.S. Air Force Weather Agency warned of potential ash and steam emissions the next day.

                    An aerial view of Anak Krakatau volcano spewing ash and smoke in the Sunda strait February 24, 2013. Picture taken February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

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