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Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes (3rd Edition) videos, images, comments, reviews, and purchase information

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PrepCom1 - Preparatory Process - Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR)

PrepCom1 - Preparatory Process - Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
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The first Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee meeting (PrepCom) for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from 14-15 July 2014in Geneva at the Palais de Nations, where it will begin to develop the future framework for disaster risk reduction. An advanced copy of a note by the secretariat, “Suggested elements for the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction” is now available to support this process.  

This note and other official documents for the first PrepCom are also available on the World Conference website at http://www.wcdrr.org/preparatory/prepcom1.

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Students complete rigorous training for disaster preparedness - Brainerd Daily Dispatch

Students complete rigorous training for disaster preparedness - Brainerd Daily Dispatch | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
Students complete rigorous training for disaster preparedness Brainerd Daily Dispatch The curriculum included disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, search and rescue, CERT organization, disaster psychology, terrorism and...
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Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria – FRONTLINE

Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria – FRONTLINE | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
FRONTLINE investigates the rise of deadly drug-resistant bacteria.
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'Above normal' hurricane season coming. Is New York ready for another Sandy? - Christian Science Monitor

'Above normal' hurricane season coming. Is New York ready for another Sandy? - Christian Science Monitor | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
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New Orleans is America's comeback city: Bobby Jindal

New Orleans is America's comeback city: Bobby Jindal | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
Eight years ago this month, Hurricane Katrina struck our shores, devastated our state and left the city of New Orleans in peril. Many people thought the city would never fully recover, but state and local leaders have worked together to...
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Nuclear Expert: Water now at Fukushima plant has 3 times more cesium than Chernobyl’s total release

Nuclear Expert: Water now at Fukushima plant has 3 times more cesium than Chernobyl’s total release | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
Expert: Water at #Fukushima has 3X the cesium than Chernobyl release— “Underscores scale of this never-ending threat” http://t.co/YvoNiaIC1l
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“That underscores the scale of this never-ending threat”

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I Still Have Hope for Fukushima's Mitigation - from Majia's Blog

I Still Have Hope for Fukushima's Mitigation - from Majia's Blog | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
I Still Have Hope for Fukushima's Mitigation - from Majia's Blog http://t.co/PH1bRkbMf8
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Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes (3rd Edition) videos, images, comments, reviews, and purchase information

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Serval Mesh Founders Aim To Create Disaster-Proof Mobile Network

Serval Mesh Founders Aim To Create Disaster-Proof Mobile Network | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
Several Australian telecommunications researchers have started taking steps to build a disaster-proof mobile network and are looking for more funding to expand their cause.
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Americans Praise Gov't Work on Natural Disasters, Parks - Gallup.com

Americans Praise Gov't Work on Natural Disasters, Parks - Gallup.com | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
Americans Praise Gov't Work on Natural Disasters, Parks Gallup.com PRINCETON, NJ -- Three-quarters of Americans are satisfied with the work the federal government does in responding to natural disasters, and nearly as many applaud the government's...
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US unveils humanoid robot test bed

US unveils humanoid robot test bed | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
A humanoid robot called Atlas could pave the way for intelligent machines to help in the wake of natural disasters.
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Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention book download

Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention book download | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention book download

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Robotic Roaches May Soon Help Disaster Recovery, As Swarms Crawl Through Collapsed Buildings [VIDEO]

Robotic Roaches May Soon Help Disaster Recovery, As Swarms Crawl Through Collapsed Buildings [VIDEO] | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
Automatically piloted cockroaches may help disaster recovery in the future, when earthquakes and bombs collapse buildings.
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Roboticists at North Carolina State University announced Tuesday they had connected Microsoft's motion-sensing Kinect system to the newly developed electronic interface, which spurs the roach into motion by sending small electrical signals to the antennae and cerci. An electrical impulse to the antennae signals an obstacle ahead, whereas the same to the cerci mimics the effect of a detected air current nearby — causing the animal to flee from predation, or a giant human hand about to smash it.

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Director of Emergency Management talks about preparedness - Walton Sun

Director of Emergency Management talks about preparedness - Walton Sun | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
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Pollution-guzzling, Air-cleaning Buildings

Pollution-guzzling, Air-cleaning Buildings | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it

Seven million premature deaths in a single year were the result of air pollution exposure, the World Health Organization reported recently. That’s one in eight of total global deaths in 2012. This new finding doubles previous estimates, confirming that air pollution is now the world’s single largest environmental health risk. Cities around the world are increasingly turning to technology for solutions, and here are some of the most innovative designs...

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Norm Miller's curator insight, May 31, 11:46 AM

More integration with nature and more technology that caotures pollution.

Stephen Kavanagh's curator insight, June 1, 8:29 AM

We have a right to clean air!!! Support our environment!!!

TavistockCollegeGeog's curator insight, June 30, 9:25 AM

Great synoptic links to the Technological fix unit in A2 Geography. Good case study for health risk management. Where does this fit on the Kuznet Curve?

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Investors Achieve Strong Results on Climate Change, Supply Chains, Water Risks During 2013 Proxy Season – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

Investors Achieve Strong Results on Climate Change, Supply Chains, Water Risks During 2013 Proxy Season – Press Releases on CSRwire.com | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
Press Releases get your corporate social responsibility news and information out to journalists, investors, and industry professionals utilizing CSRwire’s targeted reach.
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East Africa Climate Change Network.'s curator insight, November 9, 2013 6:13 AM

Supply Chain intervention on climate change

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Hurricane center repeats active storm season outlook

Hurricane center repeats active storm season outlook | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
Hurricane season's peak is headed straight for us, and weather officials Thursday repeated warning of a busy storm season ahead (Hurricane season's peak is headed straight for us, and weather officials are repeating warnings of a busy season:
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Ground Beneath Fukushima Sinking, Nuke Water Has 3 Times More Cesium Than Chernobyl's Total Release | Alternative

Ground Beneath Fukushima Sinking, Nuke Water Has 3 Times More Cesium Than Chernobyl's Total Release | Alternative | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
“It is an emergency – has been since 11 March 2011 and will continue to be long into the future,” said Shaun Burnie, an independent nuclear consultant. He says onsite contaminated water contains three times the caesium released from the 1986...
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Radioactive Wolves ~ Full Episode | Nature | PBS

Radioactive Wolves ~ Full Episode | Nature | PBS | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
What happens to nature after a nuclear accident? And how does wildlife deal with the world it inherits after human inhabitants have fled? The historic (WATCH: "Radioactive Wolves" ~ Chernobyl 25 years on.
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GIFT2013: Increase of extreme events in a warming world

GIFT presentation by Stefan Rahmstorf (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany) at the 2013 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union...
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PreventionWeb.net: Serving the information needs of the disaster reduction community

PreventionWeb.net:  Serving the information needs of the disaster reduction community | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it

PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)


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Much more is needed to make international disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts long-lasting and effective. Key to this improvement is shifting the balance from financing standalone projects towards integrating risk into the heart of vulnerability reduction institutions

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DARPA-Funded Robot Designed for Disaster Relief Tasks

DARPA-Funded Robot Designed for Disaster Relief Tasks | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it

The 6-foot 2-inches tall, 330-pound Atlas robot, built by Boston Dynamics, is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and it’s designed to help humankind deal with future disasters.

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The hope is to develop machines that can intervene and help make a disaster less severe, Pratt said, adding that a good example occurred during the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

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Hurricane Sandy Was 1-in-700-Year Event

Hurricane Sandy Was 1-in-700-Year Event | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
The path that Hurricane Sandy took to slam into the East Coast was so rare that it was a 1-in-700-year event, though climate change could affect the frequency of severe storms in the future.
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Study raises new concern about earthquakes and fracking fluids

Study raises new concern about earthquakes and fracking fluids | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Powerful earthquakes thousands of miles away can trigger swarms of minor quakes near wastewater-injection wells like those used in oil and gas recovery, scientists reported on Thursday, (Study raises new concern about earthquakes...
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Nature's Fury: 30 Chilling Photos of Natural Hazards

Nature's Fury: 30 Chilling Photos of Natural Hazards | Environmental Hazards and Health Effects | Scoop.it
Supercell Thunderstorm in Montana - Photograph by Sean Heavey From violent volcanoes to horrifying hurricanes, Mother Nature's fury is a sight to behold. With so much human conflict and suffering, ...
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