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2014-02-21 20:21:11

The Fire Protection Group, Inc. team provides Southern Californians with the measures they need to defend against an increased threat of wildfire. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- George Saadian and his team at Fire Protection Group, Inc. know that fire prevention requires constant vigilance, as the threat of wild fire can come from almost anywhere. For years, their reputation has grown, due in large part to the expertise they've show while providing fire sprinklers and...

2014-02-12 08:24:03

Funds to support wildfire risk reduction projects for communities BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature is both beautiful and dangerous. As more and more people choose to live in and around the forests and grasslands of this country, the challenge of preparing communities for the devastation of wildfire becomes more complex. To help communities prepare residents for the possibility of a wildfire, State Farm® is providing funding to the National Fire Protection...

Ancient Earth Was Warmer Due To Forest Emissions And Wildfires
2014-02-06 04:13:00

[ Watch the Video: Wildfires Heated Up The Early Earth ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, wildfires could explain why the Earth was so hot three million years ago. Researchers at Yale University found that volatile compounds released by ancient Earth’s forests and smoke from wildfires caused more global warming than atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide. This study provides evidence...

2014-01-24 23:24:48

Strong insurance policies can provide for you in unforeseen circumstances, get sound advice before disaster strikes. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 The blaze in California, named the Colby fire, has taken it’s toll on the landscape by destroying five homes, damaging several other structures, and forcing approximately 3600 residents to evacuate for safety purposes on Thursday, January 16th. The wildfire was allegedly accidentally started by three campers in the foothills of the San...

2014-01-14 08:34:35

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the leader in enterprise security, today announced enhancements to its enterprise security platform that increase advanced threat detection and prevention capabilities for its customers worldwide. Most significantly, this includes enhancements to the Palo Alto Networks WildFire(TM) service that enable quick discovery and elimination of previously unknown malware, zero-day exploits, and advanced persistent...

2014-01-08 12:20:29

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With a record-breaking year for low rainfall in California, aerial firefighters are on alert during what has historically been a post-fire season period for the drought-plagued state. Indicative of the seriousness of the extremely high fire danger right now, Rogers Helicopters received an exclusive use contract extension from the US Forest Service (USFS) for one of its Bell 212 helicopters, according to Robin Rogers, the...

2014-01-06 16:30:56

Morta Team Expertise and Technologies Contribute to Palo Alto Networks' Proven WildFire Threat Detection and Prevention Capabilities SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), today announced it has acquired Morta Security, a Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity company operating in stealth mode since 2012. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130508/SF04701LOGO) The acquisition of Morta...

2013-12-03 23:01:38

To boost efforts, SunSeeker has partnered with Spirit USA to offer discount cards to generous contributors. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 The SunSeeker Fire Blanket, a revolutionary new fire blanket, is currently in development and seeking donations for prototype testing that will ultimately reach the hands of firefighters. SunSeeker’s movement for a safer fire shelter has garnered much attention in the western United States, especially in Arizona, a region where wildfire...

2013-11-26 14:07:57

As trees grow larger in even-aged stands, competition develops among them. Competition weakens trees, as they contend for soil moisture, nutrients, and sunlight. Competition also increases trees’ risk to bark beetles and diseases, and subsequently leads to a buildup of dead fuels. A recent study, led by Dr. Jianwei Zhang, research forester at the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station, considered if the onset of this risk could be determined. The study, which appears in...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.