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2014-09-16 08:22:20

SALEM, Ore., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- You spend a lot on auto insurance, and you want it to be there for you when you need it. Taking the right steps after an accident can help make sure you'll get the insurance coverage you deserve. The Oregon Insurance Division regulates insurance companies operating in Oregon, and offers the following tips for after an auto accident: -- Oregon law requires that you call the police, and also file a report with the DMV, if there is more...

2014-09-16 08:21:47

Rear View Safety will attend the 2014 BusCon Event as an exhibitor, marking the third consecutive year. Rear View Safety will be showing off its wide range of OEM backup camera systems and components, as well as showing support for increased safety practices throughout the industry as a whole. NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rear View Safety is proud to announce its return to the annual BusCon event taking place from September 15 to 17, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This...

Northeast Debates Benefits And Dangers Of Hydrofracking
2014-09-16 05:03:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a process used to release natural gas hidden deep underground. The process has been blamed for everything from earthquakes to sinkholes, but a new study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals that fracking is not the cause of contaminated water in Pennsylvania and Texas. Scientists from five universities collaborated on the study, finding that faulty well integrity is...

2014-09-16 04:21:04

Legal-Bay strives to service clients in the market for larger cash advance needs, while others in the industry tend to deny these types of requests. BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today that they have begun accepting larger lawsuit funding application requests now that the company has teamed with an investing partner dedicated to funding larger claims. Typically, the car accident and even truck or semi...

2014-09-15 23:03:45

EHS Today named Draper Laboratory to its 2014 list of “America’s Safest Companies,” which the publication released on Sept. 15. The award recognizes Draper’s efforts to drive not only the number of workplace injuries to zero, but to reduce the risk of such injuries to zero as well, according to Robert Najjar, Draper’s director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 EHS Today named Draper Laboratory to its 2014 list of “America’s...

2014-09-15 23:02:09

EtQ, a provider of Quality, Compliance and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) software, today announced its upcoming joint webinar, “How to Gain Control and Visibility in Your HACCP Process.” Farmingdale, N.Y. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 EtQ, a provider of Quality, Compliance and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) software, today announced its upcoming joint webinar, “How to Gain Control and Visibility in Your HACCP Process.” This webinar, hosted by Food Quality &...

2014-09-15 16:23:22

CLEVELAND, Sept.15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced that its recent work with WaterStep, a non-profit water purification agency, has enabled the organization to assist a greater number of disaster victims and those in need around the globe. With a presence in more than 30 countries, WaterStep delivers water treatment, health and hygiene training and disaster...

2014-09-15 12:28:21

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Ebola Treatment Unit was opened in Bong County, Liberia, today bringing the total number of facilities capable of treating the disease in the country to six. The facility was opened by International Medical Corps at the site about 120 miles north of Monrovia - only the second location in the country, outside of the capital, capable of treating patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus. With the opening of this...

2014-09-15 12:27:27

Just in time for National Health IT Week--September 15-19, 2014 PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark the important role health information technology plays in improving healthcare delivery, ECRI Institute and others across the U.S. have joined together to celebrate National Health Information Technology Week, September 15-19. The theme this year is "One Voice, One Vision: Transforming Health and Care."...

2014-09-15 12:21:14

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As fall weather arrives, Union Pacific Railroad is urging professional photographers to refrain from taking photographs of sports teams, high school seniors, wedding parties and other subjects on or near train tracks or trestles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110304/LA59497LOGO Last year, more than 900 people were injured or killed while trespassing on railroad property in the U.S., according to Federal Railroad Administration statistics....


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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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