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2014-10-16 16:20:46

UPS Road Code Safe Driving Program Teaches Teens about Dangers of Distracted Driving and Hosts Free, Educational Event during National Teen Driver Safety Week ATLANTA, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The leading cause of death among teens in the United States is motor vehicle crashes, with phones causing one in every five teen distracted driving fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To help keep teens safe on the road, The UPS Foundation teamed up with...

2014-10-16 16:20:44

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and Truck Safety Coalition today released the results of a survey today released the results of a survey conducted by Lake Research Partners demonstrating overwhelming public opposition, 80%, to Congress raising the number of hours a semi-truck driver is allowed to work in a week. This issue was recently brought to public attention after a semi-truck driver crashed into a limobus injuring Tracy Morgan and...

2014-10-16 12:29:21

Halloween Meand Danger for Pets -- 5 tips to keep pets safe CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Treats, costumes, decorations and parties all present potential hazards for pet owners. October may be the start of a long and prosperous season for retailers, but it's the beginning of a dangerous time for pets. According to the team at Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center (www.ChicagoPetEmergency.com), the stretch of holidays from Halloween through New Year's Eve is a...

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2014-10-16 03:00:03

Provided by Nan Broadbent, Seismological Society of America Hydraulic fracturing triggered a series of small earthquakes in 2013 on a previously unmapped fault in Harrison County, Ohio, according to a study published in the journal Seismological Research Letters (SRL). Nearly 400 small earthquakes occurred between Oct. 1 and Dec. 13, 2013, including 10 "positive" magnitude earthquake, none of which were reported felt by the public. The 10 positive magnitude earthquakes, which ranged...

san francisco
2014-10-16 03:00:15

Provided by Nan Broadbent, Seismological Society of America Four urban sections of the San Andreas Fault system in Northern California have stored enough energy to produce major earthquakes, according to a new study that measures fault creep. Three fault sections – Hayward, Rodgers Creek and Green Valley – are nearing or past their average recurrence interval, according to the study published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA). The earthquake cycle...

2014-10-16 08:22:12

New study from Straight Talk Wireless reveals parents and their teens exhibit dangerous driving habits MIAMI, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study conducted by leading US no contract cell phone service provider, Straight Talk Wireless, finds that parents are texting while driving more than teenagers (33 percent vs. 24 percent) - and these new drivers are watching their parents very closely. Eighty percent of teen drivers responded that their parents are the most important influence on...

2014-10-16 08:21:56

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced estimated catastrophe losses for the month of September 2014 of $250 million, pre-tax ($163 million after-tax), and an estimated $517 million, pre-tax ($336 million after-tax), for third quarter 2014. Catastrophe losses occurring in the third quarter comprised 29 events at an estimated cost of $384 million, pre-tax, plus increased reserve reestimates of prior reported catastrophe losses. One...

facebook safety check
2014-10-16 06:40:30

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook has unveiled a new feature that most people probably wish they will never have to use: Safety Check, a tool designed to make it easier for members of the social network to keep in contact in case of natural disaster. Inspired by the use of technology and social media during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Safety Check makes it easier for users of the social network to let others know they are okay, as well as check...

Dust Bowl drought
2014-10-16 05:04:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone has heard of the Dust Bowl, but understanding its true devastation is difficult. In the midst of the Great Depression, crops began to die and the dust began to fly. The four droughts of the 1930s crippled the country, lengthening the depression and causing the single greatest migration of people the US has ever seen. A new study from NASA and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has revealed that the drought of 1934 was not...

2014-10-15 23:12:51

FloLogic Inc.’s new FloLogic System 3.5 robust automatic water monitoring and shutoff system is designed for indoor, outdoor and now below grade installations. It’s the ideal way to eliminate the risk of an uncontrolled water leak, and prevent catastrophic property damage – which is the most preventable claim in the insurance industry today. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Homeowners, business owners, builders, property managers, plumbers, home and commercial building...


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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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.