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Smallpox: Last refuge of an ultimate killer

Smallpox: Last refuge of an ultimate killer | Disaster Management | Scoop.it
If a virus killed millions, why keep it alive? Two places on Earth guard the last vials of smallpox, but Rachel Nuwer finds that they may not be there for long
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How to Create a Business Continuity Plan

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A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is the least expensive insurance any company can have (especially for small companies, as it costs virtually nothing to produce). It details how employees will stay in touch and keep doing their jobs in the...

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Inspectors Visit All but 2 of Syria's Declared Chemical Sites - New York Times

Inspectors Visit All but 2 of Syria's Declared Chemical Sites - New York Times | Disaster Management | Scoop.it

Aljazeera.com Inspectors Visit All but 2 of Syria's Declared Chemical Sites New York Times GENEVA — International inspectors have completed verification of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal at 21 of the 23 sites identified by the government, but...


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Methane Leak Kills Six Spanish Coal Miners

Ten other miners are believed to be trapped in the deep mine in Leon, the Spanish newspaper El Pais reports.

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What is the Value of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan?

What is the Value of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan? | Disaster Management | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 29, 2012 12:05 AM


Floods, fires, earthquakes, storms, civil unrest, criminal activity and a host of other unpredictable events, can bring a business to its knees in an instant, requiring an urgent and planned response if the business is to survive the disaster bestowed upon them.


Unfortunately, in all of the well known and lesser known disasters that have had significant impacts on the small business sector throughout the world in recent years, a large number of the effected businesses failed to ever re-open for business.


This excellent article, suggests that to ensure that your business has a chance of re-opening after a large or small disaster event, you must plan have a business continuity and disaster recovery plan and it provides some basic guidance as to how to create your own plan.

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U.S. may require stronger tank cars for hazmat ...

U.S. may require stronger tank cars for hazmat ... | Disaster Management | Scoop.it

Rail tank cars, which are moving an increasing volume of crude oil and other hazardous materials, may have to be stronger and better able to withstand a crash, U.S. regulators said. (U.S.


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Delaying climate policy would triple short-term mitigation costs

Delaying climate policy would triple short-term mitigation costs | Disaster Management | Scoop.it
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Sep 18, 2013 -
Further delay in the implementation of comprehensive international climate policies could substantially increase the short-term costs of climate change mitigation.

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