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2014-04-18 23:07:16

A smaller, cheaper version of the ignition switch used by General Motors in its recalled vehicles may have been made to lower expenses, NHTSA and Center for Auto Safety say ROGERS, Ark. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Arkansas auto accident attorneys at Bailey & Oliver Law Firm will continue their investigation into injury and wrongful death claims associated with General Motor’s Feb. recall as new accusations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Center for Auto...

2014-04-18 16:21:19

Earthquake Models Help Identify Potentially Impacted Areas so Resiliency Plans, Resources and Materials Can Be Focused on Where They Will Be Needed Most SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Serving an active earthquake region, advanced preparation for natural disasters is a top priority for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to help ensure safe and reliable operations. During Earthquake Preparedness Month in April, and on the anniversary of the Great 1906 San Francisco...

2014-04-18 12:23:44

ATLANTA, April 18, 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 of all sizes that May 19 is the application deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Carter, Cocke, Greene, Johnson and Unicoi counties in Tennessee as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning May 1, 2013....

2014-04-18 12:23:39

ATLANTA, April 18, 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 of all sizes that May 19 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Mississippi as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning on Jan. 1, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The...

2014-04-18 12:23:36

ATLANTA, April 18, 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 of all sizes that May 19 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Escambia, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa and Walton counties in Florida as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning on Jan. 1, 2013....

More Frequent, Bigger Wildfires Burning Western US
2014-04-18 12:26:10

American Geophysical Union Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years – a trend that could continue as climate change causes temperatures to rise and drought to become more severe in the coming decades, according to new research. The number of wildfires over 1,000 acres in size in the region stretching from Nebraska to California increased by a rate of seven fires a year from 1984 to 2011, according to a new study...

People, Animals Forced To Evacuate After Peru's Ubinas Volcano Erupts
2014-04-18 07:33:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Authorities in Peru have called for the evacuation of 4,000 people living around the Ubinas volcano, which has been erupting ash clouds up to two miles into the sky. The evacuation includes people from two regional districts: Moquegua and Arequipa. According to Notimerica, the Ubinas volcano "is not only a threat to the human population in both districts, but the entire population of llamas (llamas , alpacas and vicuna ) which...

Mt. Everest Claims At Least 12 Lives In Peak's Single Deadliest Avalanche
2014-04-18 06:23:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An avalanche on the world’s highest mountain has killed at least 12 local guides during a climb on Friday. The snowpack release also injured three and several others are still unaccounted for in what is being the single deadliest accident on Mt. Everest, according to local officials. A groups of 50 climbers, mostly Nepali Sherpas, were hit by an avalanche at more than 20,000 feet, according to Tilak Ram Pandey, a spokesperson...

2014-04-17 23:01:18

EnviroGreen MD Duct Cleaning and Mold Removal explains why it’s important to clean air ducts. Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 With spring just around the corner, now is the time to get air ducts cleaned from EnviroGreen MD Cleaning and Mold Removal. The experts at EnviroGreen MD Cleaning and Mold Removal say that cleaning air ducts is necessary because if they are not maintained, the risk of air systems becoming contaminated with dust and other debris increases. Components of...

2014-04-17 20:21:09

DUBLIN, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qcm6ws/research_on_china) has announced the addition of the "Research on China Coal Tar Industry, 2013-2017" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qcm6ws/research_on_china ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) While limited by raw materials, the coal tar producing areas mainly located in Northern China...


Latest Disaster Accident Reference Libraries

Mercury Park Lane 1959
2014-04-17 12:46:27

Mercury automobiles was a brand of vehicles as a subsidy of the Ford Motor Company. It was established by the Edsel Ford in 1938. The Mercury brand was a luxury vehicle placed between the high end Ford and the base Lincoln models. In 1945, Mercury became half of the Lincoln division until it was phased out in 2011. The last Mercury produced was a Grand Marquis which left the assembly line on January 4, 2011. From 1958 to 1960, Edsel brand models were part of the Lincoln-Mercury group. The...

Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

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