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Twitter To Warn Users About Emergencies, Natural Disasters - TechWeekEurope UK

CTV News Twitter To Warn Users About Emergencies, Natural Disasters TechWeekEurope UK Twitter has launched Alerts, a feature that warns its users about emergencies, natural disasters and other extreme events at times when other communications...
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I think this is a good thing. People are already on the internet and sometimes don't pay attention to the weather enough. This could be very helpful.

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Morgan Kroes's comment, September 30, 2013 10:31 AM
I think this is a really good idea. A lot of people are on the internet more then they probably should be, and won't pay attention to weather.
Jerod Garland's comment, October 3, 2013 4:26 PM
Great article, and great idea! With so many people using twitter to receive news and updates, this will go over very well with the younger generation.
Jerod Garland's comment, October 7, 2013 12:43 PM
This is a very effective way to get news around. Twitter has so many users and people use twitter so much that pretty much everybody will find out about the thing that was posted. The government does a very good job of getting things through to the people.
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China launches satellite to monitor natural disaster

China launches satellite to monitor natural disaster | natural disasters | Scoop.it
The satellite was carried by a small launch vehicle bearing the same name as the vessel Kuaizhou.
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I think that this is a good idea. It can help monitor weather better and help predict it better. This could lead to earlier warnings before disasters happen.

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Maps: US Natural Disaster Risk, Population Density and Nuclear Facilities | CrisisHQ.com

Maps: US Natural Disaster Risk, Population Density and Nuclear Facilities | CrisisHQ.com | natural disasters | Scoop.it
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This is a good map to show where certain natural disasters may strike. It kind of surprised me where some of these things could happen.

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Jerod Garland's comment, October 17, 2013 5:56 PM
What was surprising about it?
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How Mobile Devices Are Transforming Disaster Relief and Public Safety

How Mobile Devices Are Transforming Disaster Relief and Public Safety | natural disasters | Scoop.it
With the onset of climate change, there has been an increase in tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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I agree that mobile devices all around the world are helping save lives from natural disasters. They help because anytime you need to you can call and warm someone if there are storm warnings or bad weather/disasters heading their way. This gives people time to evacuate and try and get away from the approaching disaster, which saves many lives.

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Margaret Kooser's comment, October 2, 2013 1:47 PM
I think that mobile devices are used all the time for almost everything and the fact that they can be used for disaster relief is amazing. One of the most common ways to get your parent to buy you a phone is say, "What if theres an emergency." Well, this just proves that we are right. Having a natural disaster and being able to get ahold of help is important. Plus, when we arn't infront of the news and we don't know whats going on, you can pull out your mobile device and know what the emergency is.
Molly Langstraat's comment, October 2, 2013 4:13 PM
I think that mobile devices are helpful. If you are in trouble and need help you can pull out your phone and call for help. Mobile devices save many lives because people call 911 mostly from a mobile device.
Jerod Garland's comment, October 15, 2013 8:38 PM
Great article scoop. Rachel, Margaret, excellent thoughts!
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Natural Disasters Bigger Threat Than Terrorism, First Responders Say

Natural Disasters Bigger Threat Than Terrorism, First Responders Say | natural disasters | Scoop.it
"Twelve years ago, terrorism seemed to be the biggest safety threat to the D.C. region. Now many area emergency management officials think a bigger threat has emerged: natural disasters."
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This isn't surprising because we can somewhat "control" terrorism in our country but we cannot control when and where natural disasters occur.

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Helping organizations that provide relief to pets during natural disasters - Northdallasgazette

Helping organizations that provide relief to pets during natural disasters - Northdallasgazette | natural disasters | Scoop.it
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Helping organizations that provide relief to pets during natural disasters
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11728-Pets-in-Need When natural disasters strike, the stories of families displaced from their homes are often heart wrenching.
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I think this is very important because sometimes in a state of panic pets are left behind by there once loving owners. When a family is panicing to save their own lives they don't think to grab the dog tied up in the backyard. Leaving them there to fight through a natural disaster on its own which usually won't work and the pet ends up dying.

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Molly Langstraat's comment, October 2, 2013 4:09 PM
I think that this should be integrated with all natural disasters. Pets are often left behind in natural disasters and are affected greatly. This would save a lot of pets and could possibly get them back to their owners.
Marlee Morton's comment, October 3, 2013 2:45 PM
I'm a huge pet lover. I hate when a natural disaster hit, and the people just worry about themselves and their family. Pets are family to and they committed when they got the pet to take care of it therefore they should be a priority too. I think it is great though that there are programs that help rescue and give the care that is much needed to those animals.
Paige Anderson's comment, October 3, 2013 5:55 PM
Its hard to see the animals in plain and trying to live when Badthings happen like this.
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‘Disaster University’ Studies Ways to Minimize Death and Destruction in Asia-Pacific | TIME.com

‘Disaster University’ Studies Ways to Minimize Death and Destruction in Asia-Pacific | TIME.com | natural disasters | Scoop.it
With 800,000 fatalities from natural calamities in the past decade in Asia alone, answers are needed fast
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I think this is a good idea. It could end up helping a lot. It could save more lives and thats a really good thing. The less people that pass away in a disaster the better.

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Climate Change Aggravates Triple Threat Of Natural Disasters - KPBS

Climate Change Aggravates Triple Threat Of Natural Disasters - KPBS | natural disasters | Scoop.it
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While the Southwest is fixated on the devastating floods in Colorado and New Mexico, the death toll and damage from flooding in Mexico far surpasses our domestic problems.
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I think this is true because these past couple of years people have thought that the climate changes were affecting weather and I think people have noticed that it actually has affected it. 

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Molly Langstraat's comment, October 2, 2013 4:10 PM
I agree with this article. I think that the climate plays one of the greatest factors in natural disasters.
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Most Think Climate Change Will Cause More Natural Disasters, Poll Finds - The Weather Channel

Most Think Climate Change Will Cause More Natural Disasters, Poll Finds - The Weather Channel | natural disasters | Scoop.it
Most Think Climate Change Will Cause More Natural Disasters, Poll Finds The Weather Channel More than 80 percent of people around the world think climate change will lead to more natural disasters in the future, while nearly the same number fear...
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I think this is possible because look what pollution and global warming has done to the Earth.

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