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2011-09-23 12:00:00

Dr. Mamie A. Parker, former US Fish and Wildlife Service Assistant Director of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation and former Northeast Regional Director has joined the Marstel-Day Advisory Council. Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 Marstel-Day, an innovative environmental consulting and conservation company, is very pleased to welcome Dr. Mamie A. Parker, the former Assistant Director of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation and former Northeast Regional Director for the U.S. Fish...

2011-09-22 07:00:00

With over 25,000 injured in fires each year and an estimated $8.6 billion annually in property damage, wildfire safety and preparedness can save residents located in vulnerable areas not only their homes, but very possibly their lives. The following safety tips are a must-read for those residing in wildfire prone areas. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 According to FEMA over 4,000 Americans die and over 25,000 are injured in fires each year. Property loss as a result of wildfires is...

Historical Link Between Humans, Fire Investigated
2011-09-15 11:59:21

  Mankind's relationship with fire, and the ways people have historically used and managed these flames, are among the topics covered by a team of international researchers in a new study, published in Wednesday's edition of the Journal of Biogeography. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), "Fires have continuously occurred on Earth for at least the last 400 million years. But since the 1970s, the frequency of wildfires has increased at least four-fold, and the total...

2011-09-09 09:25:00

The up-coming launch of the FireWhat Wildland iOS App will make critical pre-arrival information available to the nationâs firefighters. Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2011 As the late months of summer heat up, the gloom of Fire Season is on the minds of many living in the Wildland Urban Interface areas of the United States. Firefighters have prepared all season for these types of events, and now, as recent fires in Texas have shown, Fire Season is upon us. Throughout the...

26,000 Acres Added To Petrified Forest National Park
2011-09-09 12:06:39

  The U.S. government announced on Thursday it has decided to add 26,000 acres to the National Park Service's Petrified Forest National Park. Congress expanded the boundaries of the park in 2004 from 93,500 acres to about 218,500 acres but did not immediately appropriate any money to buy the private inholdings. “The National Park Service and The Conservation Fund announced today the conservation of approximately 26,000 acres in northeast Arizona full of significant...

Tree Rings Provide Information About Past Forest Fires
2011-09-08 04:39:30

  A researcher from Texas A&M University had published research showing how tree rings can provide clues to events such as forest fires, some of which might date back hundreds of years. According to a September 7 press release from the College Station university, Associate Geography Professor Charles Lafon has worked with forests in the southern and central Appalachian Mountains. In fact, he states that he had identified one tree which allegedly had experienced more than a...

2011-09-07 11:09:57

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) aerial photography survey of 38,000 wildfire-burned acres in Idaho provided what is believed to be the first evidence that the invasive leafy spurge weed is displacing seedlings of native mountain big sagebrush. Terry Booth, a rangeland specialist with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Rangeland Resources Research Unit in Cheyenne, Wyo., designed the survey using a technique he developed called Very Large Scale Aerial (VLSA) imagery. The survey...

2011-09-06 19:35:00

As the state of Texas is overcome by countless wild fires, start-up company FireWhat Inc posts critical fire information to assist first responders in protecting the community. Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) September 06, 2011 As a fire of âœbiblical proportionsâ spreads through Bastrop County, Texas, the offices of FireWhat Incorporated have been working tirelessly to spread information out to the communityâs residents. As the FireWhat staff was...

2011-09-02 18:23:00

LITTLETON, Colo., Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ur-Energy Inc. (TSX:URE, NYSE Amex:URG) The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has conveyed to Ur-Energy (or the "Company") its schedule for the completion of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lost Creek Project in order to satisfy its obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act. The BLM also indicated that it anticipates completion of the Record of Decision for the Lost Creek Plan of Operations early in the summer...

2011-08-04 09:00:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FireScope Inc., the leader in aligning customers' technology performance to their business and customer experiences, today announced a partnership with RTP Technology, a leader in responsive system integration. RTP Technology has provided outstanding service and expertise to a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies in industries including financial services, retail, and service providers with a strategic focus on enterprise storage...