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2012-06-29 10:21:31

TAMPA, Fla., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As evacuations from the very dangerous Waldo Canyon wildfire continue in Colorado, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) urges home and business owners to make last-minute preparations to their home or business that could help the structure survive a wildfire attack. Wind-borne embers can travel more than a mile from an actual fire, according to the IBHS and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service. One no-cost, but highly...

2012-06-28 06:31:17

Website Offers Wildfire News Organized by Topic, Country WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- /EIN News/ EIN News, a leading media monitoring company, has added Wildfire News Today (wildfires.einnews.com) to its vast portfolio of websites that provide breaking news on industry, business, politics, sports, entertainment and many other topics.The website provides continuous news coverage of wildfires, see e.g.:- Wildfire Prevention News -...

Clay-based Coating May Show The Way To New Generation Of Green Flame Retardants
2012-06-28 10:46:09

In searching for better flame retardants for home furnishings–a large source of fuel in house fires–National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers defied the conventional wisdom and literally hit a wall, one made of clay. It wasn't a dead end, but rather a surprising result that may lead to a new generation of nonhalogenated, sustainable flame retardant technology for polyurethane foam. The thick, fast-forming coating that the NIST team created has a...

Wildfires Across Colorado Seen By NASA Satellites
2012-06-27 10:06:09

Nearly half of the United States' airborne fire suppression equipment was operating over Colorado on June 25, 2012, CNN reported, as tens of thousands of acres burned. Fires raged in southwestern Colorado, northeastern Colorado, and multiple locations in between. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on June 23, 2012. Red outlines approximate the locations of actively burning fires. The High Park and Weber Fires...

2012-06-20 02:22:07

SAN DIEGO, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With wildfire season already off to a dramatic start, MIR3, Inc., the innovator of real-time Intelligent Notification and response technology, is urging employers and municipalities to review their current business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plans to keep people safe and operations running if a wildfire threatens. According to the Denver Post, as of last week the High Park fire had already burned through 50,000 acres of Larimer County,...

2012-06-19 06:22:21

ARLINGTON, Va., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smoke from wildfires hung over Huntsville, Texas during the summer of 2011. Sean James, an eight-grader, watched with his family as the rainless, hot summer worsened the already existing drought and wildfires. In his first-place winning entry for the 2012 Earth Day Photo and Essay Contest, Sean conveyed his shock that an area so damaged by the devastating wildfires could recover so quickly. Sean's photograph captures a scene in...

2012-06-14 06:22:01

DALLAS, Pa., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that Daniel Figured has been named the director of the agency's Northeast Region. Figured, who previously served as the Northeast Region Law Enforcement Supervisor, fills the vacancy created when Steve J. Schweitzer retired on April 13, 2012. "It is a great pleasure to announce the selection of Dan Figured as the new Region Director for the Northeast Region of...

2012-06-14 06:21:21

LYONS, Ore., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As wildfires rage in many western states with reports that resources are stretched thin, many wildfire suppression resources sit idle. Over 10,000 private trained wildland firefighters are ready for assignment, however, to date very few of them have been utilized. Over 40% of the resources used by the federal agencies on fires have been professional private resources historically. Many fire contractors have within their ranks many years of fire...

2012-06-13 14:22:10

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Federation of California is calling on California regulators to investigate a chemical industry front group named Citizens for Fire Safety for possible violations of California law when it paid an expert witness who provided false testimony to legislators. California Government Code Section 86205 states "no lobbyist or lobbying firm may deceive or attempt to deceive any elected state officer, legislative official,...

2012-06-07 18:20:20

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comstock Mining Inc. (the "Company" or "Comstock") (NYSE Amex: LODE) announced it has taken the necessary actions to cure the alleged infractions just received from the Carson City District Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). These alleged infractions prompted the May 21st Notice requiring the Company to cease using certain lands deemed public by the BLM. Comstock maintains that the allegations in the Notice are not supported...