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After the quake – how Nepal's tourist industry is bouncing back

After the quake – how Nepal's tourist industry is bouncing back | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Few of us can forget the harrowing images that flooded the media in the weeks that followed 25 April 2015 – the day a devastating earthquake shook Nepal to its core. Shocking scenes of bodies being pulled from mountains of rubble and centuries’ old temples reduced to dust captured the world’s attention.
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Satellite images trigger payouts for Kenyan farmers in grip of drought

Satellite images trigger payouts for Kenyan farmers in grip of drought | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Innovative insurance scheme gives a lifeline to vulnerable pastoralists, as three years of poor rains kill thousands of livestock across northern Kenya
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Sentinel satellites to monitor every volcano - BBC News

Sentinel satellites to monitor every volcano - BBC News | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
European satellites will routinely map every land volcano on Earth, looking for early eruption signs.
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The Children of Fukushima Return, Six Years After the Nuclear Disaster

The Children of Fukushima Return, Six Years After the Nuclear Disaster | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In Naraha, some classrooms have as few as six students, but the school’s reopening is a powerful sign of renewal for the town, which was evacuated after the meltdown in 2011.
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California, Drenched by Winter Rain, Is Told ‘Drought’s Over’

California, Drenched by Winter Rain, Is Told ‘Drought’s Over’ | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown ended the drought emergency for the vast majority of the state, a move that marked the formal end to a water shortage.
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The Lifesaving Potential of Underwater Earthquake Monitors

The Lifesaving Potential of Underwater Earthquake Monitors | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Sending sensors deep into the ocean could allow for earlier and more accurate tsunami warnings.
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Food aid from warehouse to plate: fighting South Sudan’s famine – in pictures

Food aid from warehouse to plate: fighting South Sudan’s famine – in pictures | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Last year, photographer Matt Black documented the logistics chain of international food aid from a warehouse hub in Dubai to Unity State in South Sudan, where famine has just been declared
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Somalia famine fears prompt UN call for 'immediate and massive' reaction

Somalia famine fears prompt UN call for 'immediate and massive' reaction | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Agencies and humanitarian groups voice fears that drought and rising prices could jeopardise the lives of more than 6 million people without swift action
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Madagascar drought: 330,000 people 'one step from famine', UN warns

Madagascar drought: 330,000 people 'one step from famine', UN warns | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Food and Agriculture Organisation says 330,000 people are on verge of ‘a food security catastrophe’ following sustained drought that has decimated crops
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A volcano on the doorstep of Rome is reawakening

A volcano on the doorstep of Rome is reawakening | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A dormant volcano just outside Rome could be slowly reawakening, scientists have said, raising fears of a Pompeii-style ash-and-rock cloud sweeping across the Italian capital. An eruption in the Colli Albani Volcanic District (CAVD), which is around 10km from Rome, would have a devastating impact on much of the city. 
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Central Italy rocked by two earthquakes

Central Italy rocked by two earthquakes | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
No deaths reported after twin earthquakes cause severe damage in the area that was hit two months ago.
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Hurricane Matthew in Haiti - Charter Activations - International Disasters Charter

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti - Charter Activations - International Disasters Charter | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it






Hurricane Matthew in Haiti
Tuesday, 04 October 2016




Type of Event:
Ocean Storm - Hurricane

Location of Event:
Haiti

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The Big Quake

The Big Quake | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
We investigate what could be the next most powerful earthquake and tsunami to ever strike in North America.
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'We've never seen this drought, this disease': Somali families bury their dead

'We've never seen this drought, this disease': Somali families bury their dead | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Jason Burke reports from Baidoa in Somalia, where more than 6 million people need assistance after two years without rain
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How Nepal quake turned women into builders - BBC News

How Nepal quake turned women into builders - BBC News | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Women are breaking with tradition and helping rebuild Nepal after the earthquake two years ago.
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Making Waves - Geographical

Making Waves - Geographical | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
An innovative new theory hopes to save millions of lives from the threat of tsunamis
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New Report Reveals What We’re Willing To Pay To Prevent Another BP Oil Spill

New Report Reveals What We’re Willing To Pay To Prevent Another BP Oil Spill | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Hint: It's a lot
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The 'Anticipatory Anxiety' of Waiting for Disaster

The 'Anticipatory Anxiety' of Waiting for Disaster | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Ecuadorians living in the shadow of the volcano Cotopaxi experience a unique kind of trauma while biding their time before it blows.
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Meet Zealandia: Earth's latest continent

Meet Zealandia: Earth's latest continent | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
New Zealand now sits on a massive new continent scientists have named Zealandia, according to a publication released by the Geological Society of America.
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How to tackle repetitive droughts in the Horn of Africa

How to tackle repetitive droughts in the Horn of Africa | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Investing in localised initiatives to mitigate drought can help the continent to break the cyclic nature of disasters.
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Crisis in the Horn of Africa: Somalia's Famine

Crisis in the Horn of Africa: Somalia's Famine | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
REWIND revisits a Fault Lines probe into Somalia's disastrous 2011 famine and the role of US counterterrorism.
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Rise in maternal deaths likely in Haiti, and UN expert speaks out on cholera

Rise in maternal deaths likely in Haiti, and UN expert speaks out on cholera | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Midwife tells of delivering babies by torchlight in flood waters, and fresh threat of cholera as row continues over 2011 outbreak
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Once again the world’s response to Haiti’s latest disaster was woeful. It now faces a cholera epidemic

Once again the world’s response to Haiti’s latest disaster was woeful. It now faces a cholera epidemic | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The world is falling grievously short in its response to the “absolutely grotesque” devastation inflicted on southwestern Haiti by Hurricane Matthew which in turn is threatening to unleash a new wave of cholera cases in the country, a top UN official is warning. “The low response is not fair to anybody, it is not fair to the people of Haiti and frankly it’s not fair to the people working in the response effort there at the moment,” Dr David Nabarro, a special advisor to Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, told The Independent.
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Earthquake strikes Italy shaking buildings in Rome

Earthquake strikes Italy shaking buildings in Rome | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Two strong earthquakes struck Italy on Wednesday night damaging buildings and causing people to evacuate their homes.  A 5.4 magnitude quake was followed two hours later by a larger quake measuring 6.0 on the richter scale, according to the US Geological Survey. The area affected is in central Italy 66km to the east of Perugia,
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Italy earthquake: Life after L'Aquila's heart was ripped out - BBC News

Italy earthquake: Life after L'Aquila's heart was ripped out - BBC News | IB GEOGRAPHY HAZARDS & DISASTERS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Italy's devastating earthquake of 24 August will rumble on in the lives of survivors for many years - that is the all-too-painful lesson of L'Aquila, the BBC's Patrick Jackson reports.
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