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2009-11-22 07:52:19

Authorities are asking residents in some parts of south Australia to evacuate their homes as an impending heat wave prompted the nation to issue its first "catastrophic" brush fire warning. Unseasonably hot and dry weather combined with strong winds to fan scores of blazes in the country's southeastern states, many of which were sparked by overnight lightning strikes. Nathan Rees, New South Wales state premier, says, "It has never been this hot, dry or windy in combination in November ever...

2009-11-05 12:44:00

Pew ad calls on Congress to support bill to make ban on mining near park permanent WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After nearly 100,000 members of the public called for protecting the Grand Canyon from mining, a Pew Environment Group ad (http://www.pewminingreform.org/pdf/WishAd.pdf) today urged Congress to support legislation that would permanently ban new mining claims on public lands surrounding the park. Under the antiquated mining law of 1872, more than one thousand...

2009-11-02 05:00:00

FOX ISLAND, Wash., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Black Hawk Exploration, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BHWX) ("Black Hawk") announces plans to advance the Blue Lithium 56 claim 1,120 acre land position in the Clayton Valley, Esmeralda County Nevada. Hunsaker, Inc., consulting geologists to Black Hawk have recommended an initial drill program for Lithium bearing brines. The brines are expected to occur between 600 and 800 feet based on the 1980's U.S. Geological Survey work completed in the...

2009-10-19 16:58:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildfires are in the news, with images of devastation and ruin. And as humans struggle to build their lives after a fire, so do the plants and animals of Southern California. Learn more about the ecology of wildfires as the Orange County Great Park concludes its Fall Natural History Lecture series, a series of evening events offering new insights into our natural and dynamic Southern Californian environment. The final lecture in the Fall...

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...


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