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2014-05-22 12:23:11

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to educate Americans about how to prevent accidental wildfires, Disney is joining the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring scenes and characters from Disneytoon Studios' upcoming animated film "Planes: Fire & Rescue." The PSAs are an extension of the Wildfire Prevention PSA campaign, featuring the...

2014-05-22 08:22:40

Eco Red Shield(TM) Orders Heading into All Types of Climates in Multiple Locations VISTA, Calif., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc. (OTCBB: ECOB) announced today the Company is experiencing an ever increasing operational tempo across the Country with orders shipping to Hawaii for Blazer Industries, and rail cars in support of multi-family projects in Colorado for Shelter Products. Additionally, both Southern California based ECOB facilities continues to produce...

United States' Cultural Heritage At Risk Due To Changing Climate
2014-05-20 14:19:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From Faneuil Hall in Boston to the Bering Land Bridge National Monument in Alaska, Americans treasure numerous national landmarks and a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists has found that many of these sites are under threat from the effects of climate change. “Today these sites face a perilous and uncertain future in a world of rising sea levels, more frequent wildfires, increased flooding, and other damaging effects of...

2014-05-19 16:25:08

Provides Warning Poster and Audio PSA NEWTOWN, Conn., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cost of fighting wildfires will increase by nearly $500 million this year, according to new federal study, bringing the annual total to $1.8 billion--a staggering amount that does not include other tolls on property, wildlife, habitat and humans. With that in mind, the National Shooting Sports Foundation encourages target shooters and hunters to do their part to help prevent wildfires,...

california wildfires
2014-05-16 09:15:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: May 16, 2014 (9:15AM CDT) The ongoing California wildfires have apparently claimed their first victim, as firefighters discovered a badly burned body in a transient encampment in Carlsbad, city officials confirmed on Friday. According to Erik Ortiz and Erin McClam of NBC News, the body was found in the area of Ambrosia and Calliandra. The individual has not yet been identified, and officials said that there were no...

2014-05-14 20:21:51

George Saadian and his team at Fire Protection Group, Inc. are an invaluable resource during record heat and drought in Southern California. LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This is proving to be a record year for fire danger in Southern California - and Fire Protection Group, Inc. lead engineer George Saadian has taken note. After suffering a drought last year, the winter months brought little relief, with the first quarter of 2014 - a period that usually provides the...

2014-05-13 08:24:38

Created by U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters, and the Ad Council in 1944, in partnership with FCB West, Smokey Bear is the center of the longest running PSA campaign in U.S. history WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smokey Bear, one of the most well-known icons in advertising history, is starring in a new round of public service advertisements (PSAs) to celebrate his 70(th) birthday and further his famous message, "Only You Can Prevent...

2014-04-29 08:27:45

National Wildfire Community Preparation Day is May 3, 2014 BLOOMINGTON, Ill., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildfires are a serious threat to lives and property. The combination of drought, high winds and an excess of dried vegetation in forests and grasslands has made fire seasons progressively worse over the past 50 years. In 2014 alone, more than 16,400 fires have burned 266,000 acres across the United States. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

FEMA Launches Campaign To Prepare Americans For Natural Disasters
2014-04-29 07:54:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A collaborative campaign has been launched to prepare Americans for natural disasters. The campaign – called “America’s PrepareAthon!” – encourages people around the country to practice preparedness now before the next disaster or national emergency strikes. America’s PrepareAthon! is directed as part of President Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness and is being led by the Federal Emergency...

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...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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