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2014-10-22 00:20:17

Technology developed in China to convert waste cooking oil into jet fuel HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) today opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil, commonly referred to as "gutter oil" in China, into sustainable aviation biofuel. The two companies estimate that 500 million gallons (1.8 billion liters) of biofuel could be made annually in China from used cooking oil....

2014-10-21 23:13:13

Public swimming pools have specific injuries that come up regularly during a lifeguard's shift. Lifeguard Master has introduced first aid kits specifically designed for public swimming pools. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Pool first aid kits can be some of the most important tools a lifeguard keeps with them. In an emergency, this kit will be at the front line and what the lifeguard will grab first. Many items in a first aid kit are use to treat a victim in an emergency....

2014-10-21 23:13:08

Coal public awareness campaign, Huntington Banks team up for 'Recognition Night' for WVU Trauma Center Morgantown, WV (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Remember The Miners, the not-for-profit public awareness campaign whose mission is to tell the story of the men and women of the coal industry, partnered with Huntington Banks of West Virginia to sponsor the 5th Annual Night of Recognition of the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center at West Virginia University. Each year, the highly skilled...

2014-10-21 23:12:39

Online incontinence supply retailer Comfort Plus has added a line of bathroom safety products to their online store. The safety line includes benches, seats, and grab bars for the toilet and shower, helping Comfort Plus customers and their caregivers make the bathroom a safer place. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 According to the Center for Disease Control, thousands of accidents happen in the bathroom each year. Many of these accidents could have been prevented with the right safety equipment...

2014-10-21 23:11:07

Value-Check™ will make it easier for businesses with light-duty applications to utilize reliable safety products. Broomfield, CO (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Checkers Industrial Safety Products announced that they are introducing a line of economy-priced safety products under the name “Value-Check™”. The new products offered under the Value-Check™ brand will expand upon many of the leading lines already offered Checkers, such as cable protectors, wheel chocks, warning whips, and...

2014-10-21 23:05:56

Study from Health Quality Advisors and iVantage Health Analytics rates each Congressional district by the preventable deaths and injuries in its hospitals. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 A new report rates each Congressional district by the preventable deaths and injuries its hospitals cause every year and examines whether districts represented by Republicans or Democrats provide better care. "The Politics of Patient Harm: Medical Error and the Safest Congressional...

2014-10-21 23:05:50

Hazardous materials responders are training for real life scenarios at the new Environment Health and Safety Training Center. Employees and clients receive training to better prepare them for any scenario encountered. Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 SWS Environmental Services (SWSES) is proud to announce the recent completion and opening of its Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Training Center located in Fort Worth, Texas. This 4,000 square foot training facility,...

2014-10-21 23:05:12

Animal health product manufacturer earns highest level of SQF quality certification after September audit Menomonie, Wis. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Global animal health company Vets Plus, Inc. has received SQF (Safe Quality Food) Code 7.2 Level 3 certification for manufacture of dietary supplements after a rigorous audit of the manufacturing facilities for food safety and quality management systems in September. This is the highest level of certification standards set by Safe Quality Food...

2014-10-21 23:04:40

SCOTTISH software developers, Gael Ltd, announced today at the 2014 NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition that it has partnered with the ISSP to enhance the role of global safety professionals through their education, training, certification and standards programs Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 As an ISSP corporate partner, Gael – who provide quality, safety and risk management solutions and services to over 2,500 organizations globally – will provide technology...

2014-10-21 23:03:38

Recent high-profile motor vehicle accidents have brought national attention to the dangers of drowsy driving. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project is addressing this pervasive threat to public health and transportation safety by launching the “Awake at the Wheel” public education campaign, which will educate drivers of all ages about the risks of driving while drowsy in order to reduce avoidable accidents and save lives. Darien, Ill. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Recent...


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

Karthala
2014-10-04 18:01:05

Karthala, also known  as Mount Karthala, is an active shield volcano that is located in the island nation of Comoros. Along with a smaller shield volcano, this volcano makes up the largest island in the archipelago known as Grande Comore and it reaches an elevation of 7,746 feet. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the area, erupting at least twenty times since the beginning of the nineteenth century. These eruptions have mostly affected the volcano’s caldera, leaving the majority of...

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