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Study Offers New Way To Predict Hurricane Strength And

Study Offers New Way To Predict Hurricane Strength And Destruction

By Kathleen Haughney, Florida State University A new study by Florida State University researchers demonstrates a different way of projecting a hurricane's strength and intensity that could give the public a better idea of a storm's potential...

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2014-09-19 23:08:20

In a forum to review progress of the Alliance, Bipartisan Policy Center Co-founder George Mitchell and Senior Fellow Olympia Snowe announced findings indicating that the Alliance has made “significant and laudable progress.” Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Below are remarks made by the Hon. Ellen Tauscher, Board Chair, Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety during the Bipartisan Policy Center workshop and discussion in Washington, D.C. Sept. 17, 2014. "Thank you all...

2014-09-19 23:08:04

McLean County woman sues DePuy, Johnson & Johnson over hip replacement device (case 14-L-1175). Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 A McLean County woman filed a lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court (case 14-L-1175), following a failed hip replacement using a DePuy XL Acetabular System. Carole Owen is suing DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. and Johnson & Johnson over allegations that they knew the product was defective. Flood Law Group, a nationally known personal injury law...

2014-09-19 23:01:34

Collaboration aims to protect employees and prevent tragedies due to unsafe working conditions. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety today announced an important partnership with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a recognized international leader in fire safety. The collaboration, formalized today in a Memorandum of Understanding signed by both organizations, will empower Alliance Members, factories, workers and other...

2014-09-19 23:00:26

Thousands of Unbound families are being evacuated from their homes while a tropical storm floods homes in Metro Manila and a grumbling Mayon Volcano is threatening to erupt in Legazpi. Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Unbound, an international humanitarian organization based in Kansas City, is responding to families in regions of the Philippines being affected by both a tropical storm and an active volcano. More than 1,060 families evacuated to the nearest public schools while...

2014-09-19 20:20:41

Hurricanes Norbert and Odile have led to unprecedented flooding in the Southwest, so make sure your tires are protected from slick roads with Ride-On's orange tire sealant LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ride-On, manufacturers of the amazing orange tire sealant that prevents dangerous blow-outs by filling in holes cause by sudden punctures, have some important information for Sun Belt motorists. In parts of the Southwest, warm El Nino oceans have led to unusually wet climates even...

2014-09-19 16:25:26

ATLANTA, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Crawford and Erie counties in Pennsylvania as a result of freeze from Jan. 2, 2014 through April 17, 2014....

2014-09-19 16:25:24

ATLANTA, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Ohio as a result of freeze from Jan. 2, 2014 through April 17, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The SBA's disaster declaration...

2014-09-19 16:20:48

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Child Passenger Safety Week wraps up, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching a new Car Seat Finder Tool, adding the ability to look up car seat recalls on its mobile app, and reminding parents and caregivers to register their child's car seat through its new campaign - "Don't Delay. Register Your Car Seat Today." Every 34 seconds, a child under the age of 13 is involved in a...

2014-09-19 08:25:46

Three helpful answers from USA.gov WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Traumatic situations are unexpected, sudden, and sometimes, violent. In many cases they do not leave visible signs of physical damage, but the emotional damage can be severe. People who have been through traumatic events or natural disasters can often experience strong emotions such as fear, sadness, and signs of depression. But it's important to be aware that these emotions are normal when they are...

2014-09-19 08:20:56

2015 Mazda 3 in Dayton, Ohio now available at Matt Castrucci Mazda DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Driving enthusiasts looking for a new car that offers both power and performance, now have an incredible choice. The 2015 Mazda 3 at Matt Castrucci Mazda gives drivers everything they look for in a new compact sedan and much more. The new Mazda 3 has built upon its already impressive reputation by adding more of Mazda's innovative SKYACTIV technology to the sporty...


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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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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