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2014-10-17 12:25:47

Featuring 12 World-Class Athletes, including X-Games Gold Medalist, Nick Goepper TRUCKEE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The High Fives Foundation announces the release of the fourth installation of their B.A.S.I.C.S. Program Service in a documentary titled, "#KnowYourPark." The film will be available online at 10 A.M. EDT on October 17 paralleling the world premiere cinematic event in Truckee, Calif. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141016/152676 #KnowYourPark is a...

2014-10-17 12:24:12

DUBLIN, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Investment Prospect Analysis on Hazardous Waste Treatment Market in China, 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 In 2013, the total output of hazardous waste in China was 34.65 million tons, slightly dropped compared that of 2012 which was 34.9 million tons. However, the above data are published by Environmental Protection Department, and they are...

2014-10-17 12:23:07

Hawaii and Bermuda under Threat of Major Storms NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pacific and Atlantic oceans are the site this week of separate weather events that highlight the inherent risks of living on an island, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). In the central Pacific, more than two months after Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall on the Big Island, Tropical Storm Ana is reminding Hawaii residents of the need for the right...

2014-10-17 12:21:28

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Aircraft Group (AAG®), the Northeast's largest premier executive Sikorsky S-76® helicopter service, is proud to announce that it has earned International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage II Registration, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to safety and its Safety Management System (SMS). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO Certificates of Registration are issued by...

2014-10-17 12:21:11

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Associated Aircraft Group (AAG®), Wappingers Falls, New York, is the newest company to join the ACSF. Along with 100 other companies, AAG supports the ACSF's vision to enable on-demand air charter providers and fractional program managers to achieve the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO "AAG has a...

2014-10-17 12:20:52

Whether harvesting corn, sugar beets, potatoes, soybeans, rice or Christmas trees OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year prior to and during harvest, all agriculture professionals are reminded to be aware and practice safe driving procedures when bringing in their crops. Many fields are adjacent to Union Pacific Railroad tracks and producers often use private railroad crossings to travel from field to field. Union Pacific urges producers to stay safe when crossing the tracks...

2014-10-17 08:25:35

Legacy Food Storage, Others See 300 Percent Increase in Demand; Offers Five Tips to Help Prepare For Any Emergency SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers are stocking up on food and other emergency supplies due to concerns about a potential Ebola outbreak in the United States. In the last three weeks, Legacy Food Storage has seen a 300 percent increase in demand over the same three-week period last year - and the company isn't alone....

2014-10-17 08:20:29

FOURTH-ANNUAL STUDENT ROADWATCH OBSERVES DANGEROUS DRIVING HABITS SACRAMENTO Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California drivers can make significant gains in focus while behind the wheel, reveals a new study funded by The Allstate Foundation. Students who monitored 80 intersections at schools across California this week recorded more than 8,000 cases of distracted driving in a single hour. Student researchers from 28 counties participated in this week's Roadwatch--an annual...

2014-10-16 23:15:14

Hastings and Hastings, a Phoenix Arizona-based personal injury law firm, announces new case evaluation assistance for clients. Proper case evaluation is an important aspect of the overall personal injury claim process. (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Hastings and Hastings, a Phoenix Arizona-based personal injury law firm, announces new case evaluation assistance for clients. Proper case evaluation is an important aspect of the overall personal injury claim process. It offers clients the...

2014-10-16 23:12:43

Its important to think of potentially harmful situations that can occur around the holidays. Preparation can get you through, should something unforeseen happen. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Halloween is a fun time of year where everyone can admire costumes and decorations as well as enjoy various treats. There are too many people, however, that avoid thinking of potentially harmful situations that often occur around holidays. Everyone should take the time to carefully review...


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

Karthala
2014-10-04 18:01:05

Karthala, also known  as Mount Karthala, is an active shield volcano that is located in the island nation of Comoros. Along with a smaller shield volcano, this volcano makes up the largest island in the archipelago known as Grande Comore and it reaches an elevation of 7,746 feet. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the area, erupting at least twenty times since the beginning of the nineteenth century. These eruptions have mostly affected the volcano’s caldera, leaving the majority of...

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