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2014-08-15 12:22:42

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees at Peabody Energy's Cottage Grove Mine in Southern Illinois have reached a safety milestone, surpassing three years without an incident causing employees to miss a day of work. "Our employees at Cottage Grove have achieved a tremendous safety milestone, and one that inspires pride in all of us at Peabody," said Peabody President - Americas Kemal Williamson. "Safety is a core value, part of our mission and a way of life here. Our...

2014-08-14 23:10:46

The Edwards Law Firm interprets the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s most recent accident data from FedEx, UPS and Con-Way freight carriers for motorists across the country. TULSA, Okla. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The Edwards Law Firm’s truck accident attorneys have compiled data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS) to provide motorists with accurate crash information among three of the nation’s top...

2014-08-14 23:10:23

Safety Services Company is releasing a new infographic to help raise employee awareness regarding the dangers of the roadway. Tempe, Ariz. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Safety Services Company is offering employers a new infographic to help raise employee awareness regarding the dangers of the roadway. Motor vehicle-related incidents are consistently the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the United States. In fact, 36% of occupational fatalities reported by the Bureau of Labor...

2014-08-14 23:07:58

Cristobal Galindo Law, a Houston injury law firm, is announcing the launch of its new, informative website filled with helpful material on accidents, premises liability, and worksite injuries. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Being the victim of an accident, whether on the road, at work, or in a building, is a frightening experience. Often, injury-causing accidents leave victims with serious and permanent damage. Knowing what to do and where to turn after a life-changing event such...

2014-08-14 16:26:28

Seeking Innovation Ideas Addressing All Areas Related To Hazardous Waste Disposal CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a health care innovation marketplace, today announced a worldwide search for ideas to improve the disposal of hazardous waste material in hospitals and healthcare facilities. The search seeks to address one of the most inefficient and costly areas of opportunity within healthcare. Innovation ideas including, but not limited to, new...

2014-08-14 12:30:18

Insurance Aggregator #1 Producer of Farm & Ranch in Kansas for Nationwide Agribusiness AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Agents of America, LLC (CAA) today announced it has been named the largest producer of farm and ranch for Nationwide Agribusiness in Kansas, and the 2(nd) largest in Texas. CAA ended the year with $9.8 million in farm and ranch direct written premium with Nationwide Agribusiness in 2013. CAA is also a leader in farm and ranch new business...

2014-08-14 12:28:21

LANDOVER, Md., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a recall by McCormick & Company, Inc., Giant Food announced it removed from sale McCormick Ground Oregano due to potential Salmonella contamination. The following product is included in this recall: -- McCormick Ground Oregano,.75 oz., UPC 5210000356, with a Best By date of AUG 21 16 H or AUG 22 16 H Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause...

2014-08-14 12:20:34

Expanded Facility Will Better Serve Customers and Regional Demand for Catastrophe Services WESTCHESTER, Ill., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), a business unit of KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR), and the leading live and live-online salvage auto auction company, today announced the expansion of its IAA Omaha branch located in Springfield, Nebraska, approximately 7.5 miles from Omaha. The expansion adds approximately 11 acres, providing access to...

space weather
2014-08-14 10:04:20

Royal Astronomical Society A public consultation on space weather, an area of interest to many RAS Fellows, is currently under way. Space weather is caused by natural processes which affect the conditions in nearby space and the Earth's upper atmosphere - including solar flares, coronal mass ejections etc. Much like normal weather, space weather is usually changeable but harmless, however occasionally extreme events occur which may be highly disruptive. Activities which can be...

Scientists Can Identify Skin Creams That Contain Toxic Mercury
2014-08-14 03:53:38

American Chemical Society As countries try to rid themselves of toxic mercury pollution, some people are slathering and even injecting creams containing the metal onto or under their skin to lighten it, putting themselves and others at risk for serious health problems. To find those most at risk, scientists are reporting today that they can now identify these creams and intervene much faster than before. They're speaking at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American...


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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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