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2014-10-10 20:20:38

National Radon Action Week is an important time for homeowners to educate themselves on the dangers of radon. Radon is a problem that affects millions of homes across the country, it has been estimated that 1 out of 15 homes are affected in the United States. This is the time to get informed in order to stay safe and healthy inside your home. LANSING, Mich., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Radon Action Week is October 20th - 26th for 2014, occurring the 3rd week of October...

2014-10-10 16:20:24

OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today issued this statement on the tabling in the House of Commons of the Government's response to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities interim report, Interim Report on Rail Safety Review. "I am pleased that the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities has released its interim report on railway safety in Canada. The report raises important issues and...

Corals Find Refuge In Mangrove Habitat
2014-10-10 03:07:35

Provided By USGS Certain types of corals, invertebrates of the sea that have been on Earth for millions of years, appear to have found a way to survive some of their most destructive threats by attaching to and growing under mangrove roots. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and Eckerd College recently published research on a newly discovered refuge for reef-building corals in mangrove habitats of the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than 30 species of reef corals were found growing...

2014-10-10 12:24:44

OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Many Canadians enjoy eating leftovers from family dinners and from dining out as a time-saving and budget-friendly meal. It is important to remember that leftovers need to be properly handled to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness. It's estimated that there are approximately 4 million cases of food-related illnesses in Canada every year. Many of these illnesses could be prevented by following proper food handling and preparation techniques. Here are some...

2014-10-10 12:23:48

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that the following voluntary recall alert was posted in cooperation with the firm listed below. Recalls can be viewed at www.cpsc.gov. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20030904/USCSCLOGO Company Name Product Name Quantity Hazard Sling Fabric Café Sets About 18,000 The...

2014-10-10 12:21:38

CLEVELAND, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion East Ohio reminds customers that an annual gas heating system inspection by a qualified, reputable heating contractor can ensure that they provide maximum winter safety, comfort and efficiency. Besides helping customers receive maximum value for their heating dollars, an annual appliance inspection can prevent any potential carbon monoxide problems. Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors provide a second line of defense, but they should not be used...

2014-10-10 08:21:04

Without police traffic accident reports, people may fail to assert claims for their personal injuries, Keith E. Gregory & Associates explains. LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six months since Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Metro) announced that it would no longer respond to car accidents not involving any injuries, some people have abandoned claims for the injuries they have suffered from car accidents. "Since Metro stopped going to the accident scene in many...

2014-10-09 23:13:00

In October of 2013, Safety Track released the first LIVE streaming video fleet camera. Now, Safety Track has a chance to win a $150,000 development grant from Chase bank. Belleville, MI (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Safety Track has been a leader in the GPS Fleet Tracking and Fleet Safety since 2002. With the Release of the UCIT (you-see-it) Camera system, the first live streaming 3g fleet Camera System in North America, companies all over the US, Canada, Mexico and Africa have taken advantage...

2014-10-09 23:11:59

First Choice Emergency Room’s South Shore Harbour Location Set to Move to New Facility Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, announced plans to relocate the South Shore Harbour site to a larger facility less than a quarter mile from its original location. “We are excited to be relocating our original location to a new, larger facility and continuing to deliver the highest quality...

2014-10-09 23:05:23

10/14 Panel discussion and networking event at Refraction Reston co-working space features leaders from makerspace global and DC-area communities Reston, VA (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 The Refraction Reston co-working space will host a special speaker event on October 14, 2014, “How makerspaces are transforming disaster relief and aid efforts.” The evening panel discussion and networking event will feature makerspace pioneer Sam Bloch, whose Communitere disaster relief organization...


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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'.