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2014-09-02 12:22:45

NEW ORLEANS, La., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) spearheading the litigation emanating from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill today announced that it has reached an approximately $1.1 billion settlement with Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (HESI) stemming from its role in the incident. The settlement, which will be overseen by Judge Carl A. Barbier of the Eastern District of Louisiana, includes two classes of eligible claimants. The...

2014-09-02 12:22:33

Settlement includes alleged punitive damage claims and assigned claims for commercial fishermen and property owners directly affected by oil MT. PLEASANT, S.C., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Halliburton Energy Services Inc. and the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee announced a $1.028 billion settlement for alleged punitive damage claims and claims held by the class that were created as part of the Economic and Property Damages Settlement in In re Oil Spill by the Oil...

2014-09-02 12:21:01

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania State Police investigated 686 crashes during the four-day Labor Day holiday weekend driving period. Thirteen people were killed and 211 others were injured in those 686 crashes. This total does not include crashes investigated by local police. The official holiday driving period was Aug. 29 through Sept. 1. During that time, troopers cited 813 individuals for not wearing seat belts and issued citations to 204...

2014-09-02 12:20:39

GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its assessment of Transport Canada's response to Recommendation A14-01, made following the release of the investigation report (A11H0002) into the 20 August 2011 controlled flight into terrain of a Boeing 737 in Resolute Bay, Nunavut. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and an ensuing post-crash fire. Eight passengers and all four crew members died, and three passengers were...

2014-09-02 08:23:34

U.S. Parents Spent Five Times the Energy on Back-to-School as Emergency Planning,Save the Children's 2014 Disaster Report Card Finds FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, 74 percent of parents with children in school or child care believe the federal government is not very prepared to protect their children from disaster. Yet the average parent spent only one hour on family emergency planning over the past year--and many spent no time at all, Save...

2014-09-01 23:04:12

Be disaster aware, take action to prepare Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster relief organization, is proud to be participating in the annual National Preparedness Month in September, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Campaign. National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort encouraging individuals, families, businesses, first responders, and communities to work together and take action to prepare for...

2014-09-01 08:20:19

DUBLIN, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Transportation Safety and Transportation Security Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Transportation safety and security systems are highly advanced systems, which are gaining popularity in recent times. Adequate safety and security remain a prerequisite for any transport system. These systems form part of aviation, cargo supply...

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2014-09-01 02:05:40

Fred Lewsey, University of Cambridge Researchers have created a ‘large-scale zoning plan’ that aims to limit the environmental costs of road expansion while maximizing its benefits for human development. More than 25 million kilometers of new roads will be built worldwide by 2050. Many of these roads will slice into Earth’s last wildernesses, where they bring an influx of destructive loggers, hunters and illegal miners. Now, an ambitious study has created a ‘global roadmap’...

2014-08-31 23:03:22

Hastings and Hastings, a discount accident lawyer in Phoenix Arizona that has grown in popularity in recent years is pleased to report having saved a client $10,833 on a settlement valued at $250,000. (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Hastings and Hastings, a discount accident lawyer in Phoenix Arizona that has grown in popularity in recent years is pleased to report having saved a client $10,833 on a settlement valued at $250,000. This is further proof that Hastings and Hastings is a Phoenix...

2014-08-31 23:02:54

A new list of accelerated nursing schools has been added to the popular nursing education website Accelerated-Nursing.com. (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Nursing remains one the few professions that doesn’t have to depend on the market or the economy for sustainability. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the employment of nurses will rise by 19 percent by the year 2022. Accelerated nursing schools offer students the ability to get a nursing degree in a dramatically reduced...


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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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