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Signs Of Activity Surface At Mount St. Helens As 10th Anniversary Of Last Eruption Nears

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ten years ago Wednesday, Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted after being quiet for nearly two decades, and now US Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are concerned that the volcano could...

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2014-09-30 16:28:00

Strong emergency operations center, polio eradication experience keys to success ATLANTA, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end thanks to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria's Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The official end to an Ebola outbreak comes when two of the 21-day incubation periods for Ebola...

2014-09-30 12:36:20

University of Arkansas's Flagship Campus in Fayetteville to Deploy Acclaimed Campus Safety Application from Rave Mobile Safety FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), the trusted software partner for campus and public safety, today announced that the University of Arkansas will be deploying the company's acclaimed Rave Guardian App by the end of the year at its main campus in Fayetteville to better protect its more than 26,000 students, faculty and staff....

2014-09-30 12:35:02

PERTH AMBOY, N.J., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in 2013 deadly weather caused more than $8 billion in property damage, and failing to prepare for extreme weather events has cost the United States $1.15 trillion in economic losses between 1980 and 2010. Recognizing how emergency preparedness strategies can mitigate damages and keep individuals and families safe, representatives from the American Red Cross, FEMA, PSE&G and...

2014-09-30 12:29:51

CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety announced today that Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD, MBA has joined the PPAHS Board of Advisors. Currently serving his last month as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Ascension Health's Saint Agnes Hospital (Baltimore) and Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Maryland, Dr. Rothfield will be assuming the role of System Chief Medical Officer at St. Vincent's...

2014-09-30 12:22:11

RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (A13P0165) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found the pilot of a Cessna 172 was not able to recover from a flight condition that led to a high-speed descent prior to colliding with terrain near Kamloops, British Columbia. The pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft suffered fatal injuries and the aircraft was destroyed. On 6 August 2013, a student pilot was flying a Cessna 172 operated by...

2014-09-30 12:22:09

Veteran driver has logged 5 million miles on the Dalton Highway accident-free ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynden Transport Driver John Schank will receive a letter of commendation from Alaska Governor Sean Parnell in a special ceremony Thursday, Oct. 2 at 1:50 p.m. at the Fairbanks Service Center, 3001 Peger Road. Schank will be recognized for 37 years of accident-free driving over one of the most treacherous roads in America, the Dalton Highway from...

2014-09-30 08:33:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hotze Runkle law firm in Austin, Texas has received the Nursing Home Complaint Center's Four Star Award for excellence for their representation of families dealing with a loss of a loved one in a Texas nursing home because of sepsis, or septic shock. The Nursing Home Complaint Center is strongly encouraging family members whose loved one now has sepsis, or has been diagnosed with septic shock, because of neglect at a nursing home, a rehab...

2014-09-30 08:32:53

KIGALI, Rwanda, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Health would like to inform Rwandans and all visitors to Rwanda that Rwanda is Ebola free. The lab results of the patient who was reported in the media this past week were negative for the Ebola Virus Disease. The government has put in place measures aimed at protecting Rwandans from Ebola. Surveillance systems and emergency management systems are in place. Health workers have been trained across the country and are...

2014-09-30 08:22:26

GHSA Chairman will also focus on distracted driving, pedestrian safety and teen drivers WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kendell Poole, Director of the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office, was re-elected for a third term as chairman of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), at the association's Annual Meeting, held earlier this month in Grand Rapids, Michigan. GHSA is the national nonprofit organization that represents the state and territorial...

2014-09-29 23:11:28

Spill Center authors an informational blog on a wide variety of important topics for hazardous material transportation carriers. Hudson, MA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Spill Center, a North American leader in spill support and environmental claims management, offers a wealth of information on its website and blog for companies at risk for accidental releases of hazardous materials and other pollution events. An important new blog entry discusses priorities that spill generators should...


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Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

Chaitén
2014-08-28 10:38:21

Chaitén is a volcanic caldera that is located in southern Chile that reaches an elevation of 3,681 feet. It is thought that this volcano once held a rhyolite obsidian lava dome that reached 3,156 in height, but this was destroyed after its most recent eruption in 2008. In the past, this volcano has released grey obsidian, which was used by pre-Columbian cultures to make many objects, some of which have been found 250 miles away from the volcano. Chaitén experienced the beginning of a new...

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