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Wildfires Burning Western US Are More Frequent And Bigger

Wildfires Burning Western US Are More Frequent And Bigger

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...

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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 16:21:00

CONCORD, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA cited Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) today for willful serious safety violations that resulted in two workers being killed by a fast-moving train in Walnut Creek last October. The citations carry proposed penalties totaling $210,000. Cal/OSHA issued the citations for three willful serious violations after its investigation found the following: -- The two workers who were killed, Christopher D. Sheppard and...

2014-04-16 16:22:45

DUBLIN, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9zj5wv/chlorine_cl) has announced the addition of the "Chlorine (CL): 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9zj5wv/chlorine_cl ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Chlorine 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast is an absolutely essential resource for...

2014-04-16 12:11:34

Handling frozen fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard commercial freezer-trawlers and about a quarter of the injuries on freezer-longliner vessels operating off the coast of Alaska, new research from Oregon State University shows. Many of those injuries and others aboard the two types of vessels could be prevented with the right interventions, and the research methods used in the study could help identify and reduce injuries and fatalities in other types of commercial fishing,...

2014-04-16 08:23:28

VANCOUVER, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Sierra Metals Inc. (TSX:SMT)(BVL:SMT) ("Sierra Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that development is proceeding at the Monaco vein of its Santa Eduwiges mine in the Cusi district, Chihuahua, Mexico. Levels 1, 3 and 4 and being prepared for stoping and a ramp is being driven to Level 5. _____________________________________________________________________ |Press Release Highlights:...

2014-04-15 23:13:34

The mold at Shreve Memorial Library has returned, said a report. In order to help the public avoid the same recurring problem, My Cleaning Products recommended two organic mold remediation solutions to kill mold and prevents it comeback safely and effectively. Shreveport, LA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Mold has returned to Shreve Memorial Library in Louisiana. A report from shreveporttimes.com relayed the news on its post published on April 12, 2014. Meanwhile, wanting to help the public kill...

2014-04-15 23:08:04

Safety Services Company, a worldwide leader in occupational health and safety compliance products, today released an infographic illustrating the causes of, symptoms of, and solutions to, workplace stress. (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Safety Services Company, a worldwide leader in occupational health and safety compliance products, today released an infographic illustrating the causes of, symptoms of, and solutions to, workplace stress. “Stress is a widespread workplace issue that deserves...

2014-04-14 23:02:06

Kestrel Partner Lee Hung Scientific Ltd. Demonstrates Accuracy, Ruggedness and Mission Suitability of Kestrel Digital HST to Singapore’s Defense Science and Technology Agency Boothwyn, PA (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 For the human body, there are few environments more debilitating and damaging than extreme heat conditions. Military units that conduct troop training and operations in hot climates must take particular care to monitor and adjust for heat stress conditions to prevent soldier...

2014-04-11 16:20:30

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's statewide trout season begins on April 12, prompting the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to urge anglers and other woodland visitors to take steps to prevent wildfires. "We ask trout anglers and other visitors to be extremely careful because fire danger ranges from high to very high across much of the state," DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti said. "One act of carelessness could prove disastrous among...

2014-04-11 12:21:36

DALLAS, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Benzene Market & Its Derivatives (Ethylbenzene, Cumene, Cyclohexane, Nitrobenzene, and Alkylbenzene) Market by Application & Geography - Trends and Forecasts to 2018", defines and segments the benzene & its derivatives market with analysis and forecasting of the consumption volume and value. Browse 118 market data tables and 33 figures spread through 218 pages and in-depth TOC on "Benzene & Its...


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2013-04-30 13:41:59

1. vitreous body 2. ora serrata 3. ciliary muscle 4. ciliary zonules 5. canal of Schlemm 6. pupil 7. anterior chamber 8. cornea 9. iris 10. lens cortex 11. lens nucleus 12. ciliary process 13. conjunctiva 14. inferior oblique muscle 15. inferior rectus muscle 16. medial rectus muscle 17. retinal arteries and veins 18. optic disc 19. dura mater 20. central retinal artery 21. central retinal vein 22. optic nerve 23. vorticose vein 24. bulbar sheath 25. macula 26. fovea 27. sclera 28....

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2005-05-26 12:07:27

Beryllium is the chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Be and atomic number 4. A toxic bivalent element, beryllium is a steel grey, strong, light-weight yet brittle, alkaline earth metal, that is primarily used as a hardening agent in alloys (most notably, beryllium copper). Notable characteristics Beryllium has one of the highest melting points of the light metals. The modulus of elasticity of beryllium is approximately 1/3 greater than that of steel. It has...

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2005-05-26 09:07:13

Manganese is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Mn and atomic number 25. Notable characteristics Manganese is a gray-white metal, resembling iron. It is a hard metal and is very brittle, fusible with difficulty, but easily oxidized. Manganese metal is ferromagnetic only after special treatment. The most common oxidation states of manganese are +2, +3, +4, +6 and +7, though oxidation states from +1 to +7 are observed. Mn2+ often competes with Mg2+ in...

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2005-05-26 08:34:39

Orpiment is a common monoclinic crystalline mineral - Chemical Composition: As2S3, arsenic trisulfide - Molecular Weight: 246.04 gm - Hardness: 1.5-2 - Optical refractive index: Biaxial (-), a=2.4, b=2.81, g=3.02 Orpiment is a mineral that is found world-wide, and occurs as a sublimation product in volcanic fumaroles, low temperature hydrothermal veins, hot springs and as a byproduct of the decay of another arsenic mineral, realgar. It takes its name from the Latin...

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