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2014-09-09 12:25:17

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering will host its second annual Mpact Week, a five-day event showcasing research, education, and innovations, October 16-22, 2014, on its College Park campus. This year's theme is Disaster Resilience and the role engineers play in developing innovative solutions to help prevent, mitigate, and respond to disasters. In the last decade, an increasing number of...

2014-09-09 12:24:45

Industry Leader Brings Experience and Track Record to Performance Media Agency LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury Media, the largest independent full-service performance media company in the U.S., has named Andrew McLean Chief Executive Officer. Widely recognized for his leadership of media agencies and client focused operations, McLean brings over 25 years of strategic marketing and media experience to Mercury. "Andrew is the ideal individual to lead our future...

2014-09-09 12:22:42

NEEDHAM, Mass., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A free webinar detailing how Environmental, Health and Safety managers can use Microsoft(®) SharePoint(®) to easily automate and streamline EHS data collection, processing, and reporting throughout an organization is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Environmental, health and safety programs require the ongoing routine tasks of data collection, data processing, data analysis, corrective action tracking, and report generation. The...

2014-09-09 12:20:43

The company's tours allow passengers to observe current lava flows from the air, including those in remote areas not open to the public. KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Island Air, Hawaii's oldest air tour company, is now offering tours that make it possible to observe dramatic views of Kiluaea's current lava eruptions from the air. The company's narrated "Twilight" and "Hilo Volcano" tours give passengers a unique perspective of the glowing lava below,...

2014-09-09 08:34:35

Oil Claim Calculator Software Offers the Only Fully Automated Software Solution for Policy 495 Calculations for BP Claims FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., PANAMA CITY, Fla., NEW ORLEANS, La., MOBILE, La., HOUSTON, Texas , MOBILE La., And BILOXI, Miss., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- If you knew that your client's recovery, and your fees were at risk by NOT performing your own Policy 495 calculations, then would you do something about it? Persuant to the 5(th) Circuit's ruling, the...

2014-09-09 08:34:33

ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations that Oct. 6 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Maine as a result of flooding, excessive heat/rain, lightning and high winds between April 1 and Oct. 31, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO...

2014-09-09 08:31:25

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sani Professional®, the food safety division of Professional Disposables International (PDI), has announced the launch of the Sani Professional® Food Safety Advisory Council (SPFSAC). Recognizing the critical nature of food safety in today's broader foodservice industry, the SPFSAC is dedicated to raising awareness of best practices in the prevention of foodborne illness across a broad spectrum of foodservice operations via education...

2014-09-09 08:23:20

HOUSTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heavy rainfall this winter may cause dangerous levels of mold to develop in houses vulnerable to water damage. Getting a residential mold inspection performed by a certified professional lets Houston residents take care of mold formation before it develops into a serious problem. An El Nino occurs when an upwelling of cold water off the coast of South America pushes warmer water into the western basin of the Pacific Ocean. These warm waters...

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2014-09-09 03:30:06

Janet Anderson and Jessica Eagan, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Keeping a spare on hand simply makes sense. Just as drivers keep spare tires on hand to replace a flat or blowout, NASA routinely maintains “spares,” too. These flight hardware backups allow NASA to seamlessly continue work in the unlikely event something goes down for a repair. When projects end, these handy spares can sometimes find second lives in new areas for use. Researchers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight...

2014-09-09 00:20:34

Long Island District Attorney, California Highway Patrol Commissioner and Four Innovative Programs Honored GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) presented its 2014 highway safety awards to two individuals who have made a national impact on issues related to impaired driving and highway safety and four programs focusing on the nation's most pressing highway safety problems at a luncheon as part of its Annual Meeting...


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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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