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2014-10-17 16:24:16

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Oct 16 hearings before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, no one asked why the deadly Ebola virus is no longer being treated as a "level 4" threat. Scientists who work with Ebola do it only in BSL-4 (biosafety level-4) laboratories, in which they are protected against breathing potentially contaminated air and have complete skin surface protection by means of an encapsulating "space...

2014-10-14 12:21:57

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Ebola cases continue to double every 3 weeks in West Africa, and 10,000 new cases per week are anticipated, the U.S. military is sending some 4,000 troops to help build hospital facilities with about 1,700 total beds. This is part of President Obama's effort to build an "air bridge" to West Africa. While at first it was stated that troops would not come into direct contact with Ebola victims, some will be working in mobile...

2014-07-30 12:25:33

TUCSON, Ariz., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of advocates from across the Southeast descended on Atlanta on Tuesday for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearings on rules intended to "dramatically cut emissions" from coal-fired electricity generating stations. The most dramatic cuts come from shutting plants down--and that is what will happen to those that cannot pay the enormous cost of meeting draconian rules. In fact, it may be impossible for many plants...

2014-07-17 12:21:27

TUCSON, Ariz., Jul 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Worldwide chaos and nuclear proliferation are bad news. The good news is that many people could survive a nuclear disaster unharmed if they know what to do. The bad news is rockets raining on Israel. The good news is that the Iron Dome stops most of them, and there are shelters for the people. The U.S. has neither. And most Americans have no knowledge about how to protect themselves. But they can easily learn. Since early July,...

2014-03-01 16:20:30

TUCSON, Ariz., March 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some see ominous possibilities as 6,000 Russian troops move into Ukraine, the U.S. Sixth Fleet moves toward Crimea, and NATO troops land in Western Ukraine. Signals from Washington are decidedly mixed. In a Feb 28 statement, Barack Obama stated: "The United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine." Less than 30 minutes later, he declared a...

2014-02-25 16:29:15

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians for Civil Defense in cooperation with the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona (MRCSA) has established a first-of-its-kind, automated NukAlert Fallout Measurement Station in Tucson, Arizona. The station is a rooftop radiation detection system with a measurement range from low-level background to 1,000R/hr. It can capture, hold, and measure fallout from a nuclear power plant failure, nuclear detonation, or...

2014-01-10 08:24:16

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the time of the Emergency Management Agency of Utah (UEMA) conference on Jan 9, 2014, Physicians for Civil Defense issued the following statement: All Americans, starting with first responders and emergency managers, need to know this basic life-saving principle: "Drop and cover if you see a sudden very bright light." Such a light will be followed by a deadly shock wave within seconds. Those who drop and cover will probably...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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