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Sentinel-1
2014-08-27 04:00:58

European Space Agency Although it was only launched a few months ago and is still being commissioned, the new Sentinel-1A radar satellite has already shown that it can be used to generate 3D models of Earth’s surface and will be able to closely monitor land and ice surface deformation. As the first in a fleet of satellite missions for Europe’s Copernicus environmental monitoring program, Sentinel-1A was launched on 3 April. It carries an advanced radar instrument to image Earth’s...

2014-08-27 12:24:32

"Safe Kids" Program Helps Prevent Serious Injuries Inside and Outside the Home SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As children in the affected region go back to school in the aftermath of the Napa County earthquake, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) would like to take this opportunity to remind Northern and Central California families and educators to discuss with their students how to stay safe around electricity and natural gas inside and outside the home....

2014-08-27 12:23:05

CHICAGO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DMV.com - a one-stop resource for all DMV and motor vehicle information, has released a top ten list of things parents and motorists should keep in mind to ensure child safety during the back to school season. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140826/139882 "Given the significant number of motorists and pedestrians heading back on the road, we thought it was the right time to remind drivers and parents of the extra precautions necessary...

2014-08-27 12:22:18

Extraordinary selection of Chevy vehicles at Medved Autoplex DENVER, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Medved Autoplex serves the Denver, Colorado area with trustworthy service and a vast selection of automakers. Currently the dealer would like to focus in particular on the variety of Chevy vehicles it currently has available, especially the 2014 Chevy Cruze and Spark. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140827/140342 The 2014 Chevy Cruze has become available in a...

2014-08-27 12:20:58

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations is urging the 29.7 million motorists that are expected to travel on the highways this Labor Day weekend to follow the safety tips from the America's Road Team Captains, a team of professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO As motorists prepare for their last summer getaway, these safe professional drivers are offering advice on...

2014-08-26 23:17:17

ASU launches mobile app to increase safety-related communication across its campuses. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Arizona State University (ASU) joins schools in 16 other states to launch the LiveSafe mobile application. First in the state of Arizona, ASU is the latest university to choose the system as its primary method to foster safety-related, two-way communication between students, faculty, and campus safety officials. LiveSafe is built with the latest in smartphone...

2014-08-26 23:17:10

Dr. Peter Mansi, president of the International Association of Arson Investigators, visited the Ashland Fire & Safety Laboratory on the Eastern Kentucky University campus. Richmond, Ky. (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Dr. Peter Mansi, president of the International Association of Arson Investigators, a professional fire investigation association with 79 chapters and 8,000 members world-wide, took time from attending the 2014 IAAI Tennessee state meeting in Knoxville, TN, to travel to Eastern...

2014-08-26 23:14:55

Three-strikes proposal discussed last week by Texas Sunset Advisory Commission as a way to better protect elderly citizens without relying on the federal government. Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 A proposal currently being discussed in Texas could lead to a “three-strikes law,” targeting negligent nursing homes with a history of abuse. State Senator Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown made the proposal following the revocation of a local nursing home’s Medicare funding due to...

2014-08-26 23:05:13

Veteran storm chaser shares his insight on how to survive nature’s most dangerous weather. Arlington, Texas (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 He’s best known for his beautiful and dramatic cinematography of some of the planet’s most spectacular weather, including Hurricane Katrina making landfall, and the world’s first ever tornado captured on 3D video. Martin Lisius is the man Hollywood calls when they need high-end motion picture footage of dangerous storms. He’s also a person committed...

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...


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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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