fire science News

  • First Fire First For GE

    GE and Huaneng Guilin Gas Distributed Energy Co. Ltd. said that the first fire of a GE 6F.01 gas turbine has been successfully completed, marking the first application globally for GE’s latest F-class gas turbine. The first fire is a critical milestone during which the gas turbine is switched on and reaches full speed.  The milestone follows several months of installation and ...

  • UL Highlights Breakthroughs In `New Science`

    NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 24, 2012/PRNewswire/ -- UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a world leader in advancing safety science, launched "New Science," a powerful initiative showcasing important ways UL is making the world safer through fundamental discovery, testing methodologies and equipment, software and ...


    By UL LLC

  • EPA updates science assessment for dioxins

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its non-cancer science assessment for dioxins, which was last reviewed in the 1980s. Dioxins are toxic chemicals that naturally exist in the environment and can be released into the environment through forest fires, backyard burning of trash, certain industrial activities, and residue from past commercial burning of waste. ...

  • Protecting soil in fire-ravaged landscapes

    Following a wildfire, there is often the potential for devastating storm-induced erosion and mudslides. To prevent this possibility, teams of scientists work on these scared landscapes to quickly assess the erosion potential and potential mitigation strategies. By using digital soil and fire severity data, coupled with a Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the process is made much simpler. A ...

  • Fire Debris May Spread Asbestos

    If a fire occurs in a building constructed between 1935 and 1970 near your home, you may want to avoid spending time outside in your yard and call an asbestos remediation professional immediately. The deadly asbestos fibers, which may have been released by the fire, can spread in the air and settle on nearby properties, putting you and your neighbors at risk. A recent incident in Scotland ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The future of natural gas - Its on fire

    Natural gas will play a leading role in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions over the next several decades, largely by replacing older, inefficient coal plants with highly efficient combined-cycle gas generation. That"s the conclusion reached by a comprehensive study of the future of natural gas conducted by an MIT study group comprised of 30 MIT faculty members, researchers, and graduate students. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fairview high school wins Colorado science bowl

    Students from Fairview High School Team 1 won the Colorado High School Science Bowl today. They will go on to the 21st National Science Bowl in Washington D.C. on Apr. 28 – May 2, where they will compete for the national title against more than 450 students from 68 high schools.   The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began the Science Bowl tradition in 1991 as a way to encourage high ...

  • Despite attacks from critics,climate science will prevail

    Science thrives on debate. Only by challenging scientific findings do we expose weak arguments and substantiate strong ones. But the process relies on the debate being devoid of political taint and grounded in sound scientific knowledge. Sadly, that has not been the case in the recent barrage of criticism leveled against climate science. The readers of Yale Environment 360 are by now familiar ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Smoke Damage Claims on the Rise from Recent Fires

    Environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide testing solutions for commercial and residential properties for thorough fire and smoke damage investigations. A devastating natural gas fire in San Bruno, California and a raging wildfire on the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado are major news stories this month.  Not only have these fires caused death and destruction where they ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Future fire – still a wide open climate question

    How the frequency and intensity of wildfires and intentional biomass burning will change in a future climate requires closer scientific attention, according to CSIRO’s Dr Melita Keywood. Dr Keywood said it is likely that fire – one of nature’s primary carbon-cycling mechanisms – will become an increasingly important driver of atmospheric change as the world ...

  • PhoCheck+ Provides Optimal Breathing Safety For Fire Fighters

    Used widely within the Fire Service Industry, the PhoCheck+ 1000 from Ion Science provides crucial testing of air compressors for safe, uncontaminated use of breathing apparatus. Evidence shows that oils and greases used to lubricate air compressors cause contamination of air that has been compressed into the tank, resulting in fire fighters experiencing an unpleasant ‘chemical taste’ ...


    By Ion Science

  • Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos in their own Fire House

    Firefighters knowingly risk everything to protect their neighbors and communities, and working inside the fire house would seem to be the least dangerous part of their jobs. Unfortunately, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • NASA Releases Visual Tour of Earth`s Fires

    NASA has released a series of new satellite data visualizations that show tens of millions of fires detected worldwide from space since 2002. The visualizations show fire observations made by the MODerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS, instruments onboard NASA's Terra and Aqua ...

  • Fire prevention in the intersection between wildland and urban areas

    As agricultural land is abandoned and urban landscapes spread, the area where wildland and urban areas meet is growing, potentially increasing the risk of wildfires. A recent study proposes a new method to characterise and map large areas of wildland-urban interfaces as a tool for fire prevention and land management. More than 50,000 wildland fires in southern Europe affect 500,000 hectares of ...

  • Fires cause Immediate Damage and Smoke Damage Claims

    The building consulting experts at EC2 provide testing solutions for commercial and residential properties for fire and smoke damage investigations across the greater Chicago area and throughout Illinois.   The Chicago Fire Department (CFD) can trace their roots back to before 1833.  They are one of the largest fire departments in the United States and each year respond to countless ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Carbon Sciences Announces GTL Solution for Power Plant CO2 Mitigation

    Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make liquid transportation fuels from natural gas and carbon dioxide, today announced that the company will offer a complete, gas-to-liquids (GTL) solution for power plants, transforming problematic CO2 emissions into valuable transportation fuels. Byron Elton, CEO of Carbon Sciences, commented, "There are 8,000 ...


    By Carbon Sciences, Inc.

  • A science policy webinar: Wetlands function and response to extreme events

    Our nation’s wetlands serve as a filter for much of our water system, provide wildlife habitat, and flood regulation. When disasters strike, the impacts to these wetlands can be significant, jeopardizing the ecosystem services that they provide. As a result, foresight about how to manage these areas in the face of disaster is critical. Join leading researchers as they provide information ...

  • Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools Wins 26th Colorado Science Bowl

    Students from Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools won the Colorado High School Science Bowl today. They will represent the state of Colorado at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Science Bowl in Washington D.C., April 28- May 2, where they will compete against more than 400 students from 70 high schools for the national title. The DOE Science Bowl began in 1991 as a way to encourage ...

  • Ozone case shows Bush meddling in science, say watchdogs

    President George W. Bush's decision to intervene in setting air pollution standards is part of a longstanding administration pattern of meddling in environmental science, watchdog groups said on Friday. In cases this week dealing with polar bears, ozone smog and environmental research, groups that monitor these decisions faulted the Bush administration for slighting science in favour of politics. ...


  • Carbon Sciences' Gas-to-Liquid Technology Featured in TGDaily.com and Pipeline Magazine

    Articles Tout Company's Swift Market-Ready Timeline and Beneficial Impact on Energy and ClimateSANTA BARBARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/09/10 -- Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform greenhouse gases into gasoline and other portable fuels, today announced its latest media coverage in TGDaily.com and Pipeline magazine. Reaching nearly 415,000 ...


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