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2014-06-11 12:22:49

PORTLAND, Ore., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildfires have already scorched thousands of acres, and "fire season" is still ahead. But after the smoke clears and evacuation orders are lifted, how do we protect people, property, and infrastructure from post-fire erosion, debris flows, and flooding hazards before the winter rains arrive? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO StormCon announces the addition of "Fire & Rain: Rapid Assessment and Emergency...

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2014-06-06 07:06:12

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forests affected by fires 66 million years ago during the last days of the dinosaurs recovered no differently than they do today, according to a team of researchers from McGill University and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. The team discovered the first fossil-record evidence of forest fire ecology during an expedition in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, at Grasslands National Park in an area known as the Frenchman Formation around...

2014-05-30 23:03:27

CEO of Caylym, Rick Goddard and Communications Director for the Wildfire Research Network,Tony Morris, speak with Lyons Filmer on the future of fighting wildfires. Fresno CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Radio Hostess Lyons Filmer sat down with Caylym’s Rick Goddard and the founder of Wildfire Research Network, Tony Morris to discuss the crisis facing California with regards to wildfire and the future of aerial firefighting. Listen to the interview here: Morris began the discussion noting the...

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...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.