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2014-04-23 16:23:07

WISE COUNTY, Texas, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Dallas jury awarded a local family $3 million for the illnesses they suffered from exposure to contaminated ground water, solid toxic waste and airborne chemicals generated by natural gas fracking operations surrounding their 40-acre ranch. The verdict against Aruba Petroleum is seen as a landmark decision for opponents of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, the process of drilling and injecting high-pressure fluid into the ground...

2014-04-23 16:21:02

DUBLIN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d4k8r5/transportation) has announced the addition of the "Transportation Safety and Transportation Security Market Modes & Systems - Worldwide Market Forecasts (2013 - 2018)" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d4k8r5/transportation ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The world's air, land, and...

2014-04-23 16:21:01

OTTAWA, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced decisive actions to address the Transportation Safety Board of Canada's initial recommendations regarding the ongoing investigation into the Lac-Mégantic train derailment. Following the tragic accident last summer, Transport Canada took immediate steps to protect Canadians and the communities along our country's railway lines. The Government of Canada is building upon this work by introducing...

2014-04-23 12:29:29

The American Health Care Association has announced that it will have a Hawaiian theme for this year's National Nursing Home Week May 11th through the 17th. Gold Crest Care Center of New York City is participating in the week-long celebration with Hawaiian themed activities throughout the week. NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amidst tree-lined streets of the pleasant Pelham Gardens area of the Bronx, in an area with beautiful private homes sits the Gold Crest Care Center. The...

2014-04-23 12:29:06

CHICAGO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a lunch and learn session on the recently released OB VTE Safety Recommendations at the upcoming annual conference of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The ACOG annual meeting is being held in Chicago from April 26-30, 2014. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131024/CG03341LOGO The OB VTE Safety...

2014-04-23 12:21:02

National Rankings & State-Specific Information Provided During April 24 Call WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from a new government report show that if all the structurally deficient bridges in the United States were placed end-to-end, it would take you 25 hours driving 60 miles per hour to cross them. That's like driving the 1,500 miles between Boston and Miami. And it's a problem that's close to home. The Washington, D.C.-based American Road &...

2014-04-23 08:34:49

ATLANTA, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Covington, Escambia and Geneva counties in Alabama as a result of freeze and frost on Jan. 7 - 31, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO...

2014-04-23 08:34:44

ATLANTA, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Florida as a result of freeze and frost on Jan. 7 - 31, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The disaster declaration includes the...

2014-04-23 08:22:50

NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SurePure, Inc. (OTCBB:SURP) a global leader in liquid photopurification, today announced a breakthrough in the microbiological purification of contaminated marine diesel fuel, using SurePure's technology as an alternative to biocide addition or excessive micro-filtration. The contamination of diesel fuel is a significant problem for the maritime shipping industry, leading to extensive waste of fuel and environmental contamination. The...

2014-04-22 23:13:35

The FoodHandler, Inc., SafeBites (TM) Webinar Series will begin on May 21. During the complimentary five-session series, foodservice industry experts will share food safety best practices with foodservice operators. St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 FoodHandler, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of high-quality food safety solutions, announces the launch of a complimentary food safety webinar series for foodservice operators. The FoodHandler SafeBites (TM) webinar series...


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Mercury Park Lane 1959
2014-04-17 12:46:27

Mercury automobiles was a brand of vehicles as a subsidy of the Ford Motor Company. It was established by the Edsel Ford in 1938. The Mercury brand was a luxury vehicle placed between the high end Ford and the base Lincoln models. In 1945, Mercury became half of the Lincoln division until it was phased out in 2011. The last Mercury produced was a Grand Marquis which left the assembly line on January 4, 2011. From 1958 to 1960, Edsel brand models were part of the Lincoln-Mercury group. The...

Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

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