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Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Modern-day nuclear power plants face two major issues: threats from natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, and finding available real estate near a body of water that could be...

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2014-04-16 23:17:03

Statistics revealed that 1.4 million crashes in New Jersey were linked to distracted driving, said a report. Wanting to help curb the number, Stisim Drive recommended to the public the driving simulation training. Jersey CIty, NJ (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Distracted driving has always been linked to various road accidents. In New Jersey, statistics showed that it was connected to 1.4 million crashes in the past decade, a post from nj.com related. In response to it, Stisim Drive suggested the...

2014-04-16 23:15:15

Attorney Steven M. Recht of the Recht Law Offices weighs in on a report indicating the number of pedestrian accidents declined in West Virginia in 2013, compared to the previous couple of years. Weirton, WV (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Commenting on a news report revealing pedestrian fatalities decreased in 2013 compared to the prior few years, West Virginia auto accident attorney Steven M. Recht of the Recht Law Offices said today that drivers across the state need to remain vigilant when...

2014-04-16 23:12:58

Driving a car at 200 miles per hour is a dangerous occupation, all the safety precautions built into the car and enforced on the track cannot protect against career ending disability. Having the proper insurance policy is a must for these high risk individuals. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a contender in the Duck Commander 500 when a wreck knocked him out of the race. After running his car on the grass, Earnhardt lost control of his car and ended up sliding...

2014-04-16 23:03:25

Being prepared can solidify one’s home and make restoration an easier task after a flood. These steps by Rainbow International can help you be better prepared for a flood. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Nothing can completely prepare homeowners for a natural disaster, but being prepared can make dealing with one more manageable. Natural disasters like flooding can be expensive to deal with and lack of preparation can be catastrophic for a homeowner. Being prepared can solidify...

2014-04-16 23:02:41

According to RF Safe, cell phone radiation health hazards are well documented in a new book by Martin Blank, PhD titled, “Overpowered: What Science Tells Us About the Dangers of Cell Phones and Other Wifi-age Devices.” RF Safe suggests enhancing measures of the precautionary approach by utilizing cell phone radiation safety accessories often overlooked by academic and health care professionals. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 RF Safe Corporation (http://www.rfsafe.com), the...

2014-04-16 16:33:33

Launch of Modern Emergency Preparedness Website KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as tax preparations come to a close for Americans, a new brand preaches preparation of a different sort. Boltwell today announced a new e-commerce website at www.boltwell.com, dedicated to modern emergency preparedness that turns what if's into no worries. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-04-16 16:23:08

National nonprofit recognized for raising public awareness about flood risks, evacuation zones and home safety options ORLANDO, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hurricane Conference award committee today presented the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) with the Outstanding Achievement Award in the public awareness category for its Peak Hurricane Season campaign. Specifically, FLASH was recognized for its national Satellite Media Tour (SMT). On...

2014-04-16 16:22:07

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4x8tpp/development) has announced the addition of the "Development Analysis of China Aviation Emergency Rescue, 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4x8tpp/development ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Aviation emergency medical aid refers to use helicopters or fixed wing aircrafts...

2014-04-16 12:28:22

BURLINGTON, Vt., April, 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Avalanche Nest-Egg a Vermont public benefit non-profit, is proud to announce it will be hosting its annual benefit concert and fundraising event this Friday April 18(th) in Stowe, Vermont at The Rusty Nail. www.rustynailvt.com Join us at the Nail to kick-start the party with live music by Vermont's Premier Rock, Folk, Funk, Band- The Aerolites. www.theaerolites.com It will be an all night event with drinks, dancing,...

2014-04-16 12:22:14

SEATTLE, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For many teens past and present, a high-school prom is a significant milestone celebrated with dinner, dancing and, according to the latest poll results from PEMCO Insurance, underage drinking. The PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll found that more than one-third (37 percent) of Washington and Portland, Ore., residents who attended a prom in years past admit to drinking or partying that night. A vast majority--nearly four out of five...


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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...

Santa María Volcano
2014-04-09 10:58:40

Santa María Volcano is an active stratovolcano that is located in Guatemala and is part of the Sierra Madre, a string of volcanoes that stretches across the western side of Guatemala. The volcanoes in this string were formed by subduction activity, when the Cocos Plate moved under the Caribbean Plate. An eruption in 1902 produced a crater that now holds a lava dome known as Santiaguito, which was created during another eruption in 1922. These domes hold active vents and in 1929, part of the...

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