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2009-09-29 10:00:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- FireScope, a leading developer of IT Service Management solutions, today announced the release of FireScope Compliance, an innovative offering designed to slash the cost and labor spent on compliance and audit preparation. The traditional approach to IT compliance forces users down a narrow path of what the vendors have identified as candidates for administrative or automated controls. This leaves major gaps in coverage,...

2009-09-23 06:00:00

- Expects to Receive Final Approval Within 30 Days - PHOENIX, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bonanza Goldfields Corp (BONZ:OTCBB) announced today that it has successfully filed its Notice of Intent (NOI) with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and posted the necessary reclamation bonding with the State of Arizona per the BLM. Management expects to receive final NOI approval from the BLM within the next 30 days. Gold Exploration LLC, Bonanza's exploratory and development partner,...

2009-09-17 16:30:00

TreePeople and partners prepare for reforestation in fire-devastated national parks LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The historic Angeles Forest Station Fire devastated more than 160,500 acres of forest lands, including the heart of Los Angeles' upper watershed and the headwaters of the Los Angeles River. TreePeople's California Wildfire Restoration Initiative, a private/public partnership, is already receiving requests from volunteers to replant the fire-damaged...

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2009-09-04 14:55:00

Investigators said a four-alarm brush fire in San Jose, Calif., may have been caused by a pigeon perched on a high-voltage power line. Jennifer Zerwer, spokeswoman for Pacific Gas & Electric, said utility crews at the site of the fire, which blackened about 15 acres Wednesday in the city's Communications Hill area, discovered a downed 12-kilovolt power line and the charred remains of a pigeon at the spot where the fire is believed to have started, the San Jose Mercury News reported...

2009-09-02 17:36:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The summer of 2009 has been another season fighting inferno for Erickson Air-Crane, manufacturer of the world-renowned Helitanker and heavy-lift helicopters. As an essential tool for the Forest Service, the Aircranes are credited for helping contain several wildfires and are now hard at it on some of the worst fires of the season. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090902/SF69833) In Southern California, four of Erickson's Helitankers...

2009-09-02 13:22:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ --The summer of 2009 has been another season fighting inferno for Erickson Air-Crane, manufacturer of the world-renowned Helitanker and heavy-lift helicopters. As an essential tool for the Forest Service, the Aircranes are credited for helping contain several wildfires and are now hard at it on some of the worst fires of the season. In Southern California, four of Erickson's Helitankers are on the scenes battling several deadly wildfires which are...

2009-08-26 09:00:00

Grants to Help Rural Companies Battle Forest Fires Across PA HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary John Quigley announced that a record $604,710 has been awarded to help Pennsylvania's rural communities guard against fires in forests and other undeveloped areas. "A total of 162 volunteer fire companies serving rural areas and communities where forest fires are common will receive funds to help them battle...

2009-08-05 10:00:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- FireScope, a US-based developer of IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions, today announced its alliance with DLT Solutions. DLT is a leading provider of best-in-class IT products and services to the Federal industry. The partnership will allow more government agencies direct access to FireScope's award-winning solutions. "FireScope is very excited to join forces with DLT Solutions, a prominent leader in their sector," says Steven Cotton,...

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2009-07-29 12:27:23

Officials fear Australian could suffer even worse wildfires next summer than the deadly blazes that killed a record 173 people in February, AFP reported. The fire season could be the toughest in a decade, according to Victoria state premier John Brumby. Brumby said the prognosis in terms of this year's fire season is that it's going to be a "very, very tough fire season again." "All of the advice at the moment is that this will be as bad, if not worse, than anything that we've seen in the...

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2009-07-28 16:35:00

Resulting smoke and other particles from more fires could diminish air qualityAs the climate warms in the coming decades, atmospheric scientists at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and their colleagues expect that the frequency of wildfires will increase in many regions. The spike in the number of fires could also adversely affect air quality due to the greater presence of smoke.The study, led by SEAS Senior Research Fellow Jennifer Logan, was published in the June...