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2014-08-26 23:04:16

The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), the only U.S. organization devoted to the professional advancement of the hazardous materials management field, brings together leading hazardous materials professionals for its 2014 National Conference in New Orleans, LA from August 24-27, 2014. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), the only U.S. organization devoted to the professional advancement of the hazardous...

2014-08-26 20:20:46

North Bay Office Offers $30 Discounts on All Jobs in the Region After Devastating Quake SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Like aftershocks, the impacts of Sunday's 6.1-magnitude earthquake are being felt long after the quake itself. Throughout Napa County, the quake left extensive damage to homes, streets and buildings, even beyond what is immediately apparent. "As a community partner, we want to make sure that further property damage and water waste are minimized,"...

2014-08-26 16:20:49

WINNIPEG, 26 Aug. 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying an investigator to the site of a freight train derailment in Emerson, Manitoba. The train is operated by Burlington Northern and Santa Fe. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the...

2014-08-26 12:22:59

POINTE-CLAIRE, QC, Aug. 26, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Morris Trudeau, Mayor of Pointe-Claire, would like to inform the population that municipal authorities have discovered a leak of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyl) in the storm drainage system in front of the Reliance site on Hymus Boulevard. The situation was temporarily remedied by authorities of the City of Pointe-Claire and the City of Montreal who are now awaiting definitive action from the ministère du Développement durable, de...

2014-08-26 12:21:10

EDMONTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to assess the scene of a fatal aircraft accident that occurred yesterday near Provost, Alberta. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the...

2014-08-26 12:20:38

New Location Factors and Interactive Maps Show Where Your City Ranks When Population, Density and Precipitation are Considered for City Drivers IRVING, Texas, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company today released its tenth annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report®" and Brownsville ranked second safest among America's 200 largest cities(i) in terms of car collision frequency. The report underscores Allstate's commitment to keeping roadways safer for customers and...

2014-08-26 08:35:07

Large Majority Support FCC Rule Requiring Carriers to Provide Accurate Indoor Locations, Want Rule Enforced in

2014-08-26 08:25:38

Launches Year-Long Sustainability 360 Program on Wildfires, Drought and Water Issues, Climate Science and Native American Cultural Sustainability FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, wildfire season is trending longer, larger and more extreme. As fires continue to blaze in the West, Northern Arizona University (NAU) is launching a multi-part series, designed to provide education on critical issues related to wildfires. The series features expert commentary,...

2014-08-26 08:25:14

MEDINA, Ohio, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Slate Rock Safety, LLC, an ecommerce retailer and distributor of safety clothing specializing in flame resistant (FR) clothing, was selected by Inc. Magazine as one of "America's Fastest Growing Private Companies" for the third year in a row. Earning a spot on the Inc. 500 in 2012, and Inc. 5,000 in 2013, Slate Rock Safety landed spot number 2,008 on 2014's list.A major contributor to recent growth has been Slate Rock Safety Outfitters, a...

2014-08-26 08:23:10

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers in Arizona who install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Arizona. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle for installing a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet browsing....


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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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