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Four Years Later, Marine Life Still Feeling Significant Impacts From Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico approaches, much of the region’s environment and marine life are still feeling the effects of the...

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2014-04-18 16:21:19

Earthquake Models Help Identify Potentially Impacted Areas so Resiliency Plans, Resources and Materials Can Be Focused on Where They Will Be Needed Most SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Serving an active earthquake region, advanced preparation for natural disasters is a top priority for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to help ensure safe and reliable operations. During Earthquake Preparedness Month in April, and on the anniversary of the Great 1906 San Francisco...

2014-04-18 12:23:44

ATLANTA, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that May 19 is the application deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Carter, Cocke, Greene, Johnson and Unicoi counties in Tennessee as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning May 1, 2013....

2014-04-18 12:23:39

ATLANTA, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that May 19 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Mississippi as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning on Jan. 1, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The...

2014-04-18 12:23:36

ATLANTA, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that May 19 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Escambia, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa and Walton counties in Florida as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning on Jan. 1, 2013....

2014-04-17 23:01:18

EnviroGreen MD Duct Cleaning and Mold Removal explains why it’s important to clean air ducts. Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 With spring just around the corner, now is the time to get air ducts cleaned from EnviroGreen MD Cleaning and Mold Removal. The experts at EnviroGreen MD Cleaning and Mold Removal say that cleaning air ducts is necessary because if they are not maintained, the risk of air systems becoming contaminated with dust and other debris increases. Components of...

2014-04-17 20:21:09

DUBLIN, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qcm6ws/research_on_china) has announced the addition of the "Research on China Coal Tar Industry, 2013-2017" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qcm6ws/research_on_china ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) While limited by raw materials, the coal tar producing areas mainly located in Northern China...

2014-04-17 20:20:37

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a federal judge's decision to decline a "Park It Now" motion that would ground all recalled GM vehicles until repairs are made, a number of GM recall injury victims and their families are preparing to petition the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in an attempt to get the defective cars off the road. Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, the personal injury firm leading the nation in GM...

2014-04-17 16:21:54

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Texas law firm Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP (HMG) released initial findings from Safety Research & Strategies, Inc. showing that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received over 500 consumer complaints about General Motors vehicles with faulty ignition switches. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140410/DA03259 Bob Hilliard, lead lawyer and partner at HMG, is leading the charge to make GM...

2014-04-17 16:21:21

Videos show the distraction to the brain from cell phone conversations while driving ITASCA, Ill., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today announced the winners of its Hands-free is not risk-free video contest as part of its Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign. A recent NSC poll found 8 out of 10 drivers mistakenly believe hands-free devices are safer than handheld. For this reason, NSC called on aspiring filmmakers to create short videos to debunk...

2014-04-17 16:21:00

CONCORD, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA cited Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) today for willful serious safety violations that resulted in two workers being killed by a fast-moving train in Walnut Creek last October. The citations carry proposed penalties totaling $210,000. Cal/OSHA issued the citations for three willful serious violations after its investigation found the following: -- The two workers who were killed, Christopher D. Sheppard and...


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Mercury Park Lane 1959
2014-04-17 12:46:27

Mercury automobiles was a brand of vehicles as a subsidy of the Ford Motor Company. It was established by the Edsel Ford in 1938. The Mercury brand was a luxury vehicle placed between the high end Ford and the base Lincoln models. In 1945, Mercury became half of the Lincoln division until it was phased out in 2011. The last Mercury produced was a Grand Marquis which left the assembly line on January 4, 2011. From 1958 to 1960, Edsel brand models were part of the Lincoln-Mercury group. The...

Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

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