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New Technology can Detect Heartbeats in Rubble

New Technology can Detect Heartbeats in Rubble | Natural Disaster | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 18, 2013 -
When natural disasters or human-made catastrophes topple buildings, search and rescue teams immediately set out to find victims trapped beneath the wreckage.

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I think this is a very good invention that could potentially save many lives. Lots of people are burried in rubble after earthquakes, it is hard to find them buried. But if they are unresposive it is even harder. This new technology can solve these problems and save lives. I think cities and states should invest in this to save lives. This can help prevent deaths and fatalities but it cannot completley stop them. 

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Paige Anderson's comment, October 3, 2013 6:02 PM
It must be so much easier it fine people, And being able to get to them sooner.
Alaina Rahn's comment, October 4, 2013 9:54 AM
I think this is a very good invention and could be very helpful. I think they could save a lot of people with this.
zachary nunnikhoven's comment, October 4, 2013 2:32 PM
I think that it is a very good thing that it is a very good thing that we have the technologie that we do today. With this hopefully many life's will be saved.
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Canada slow to initiate disaster prevention programs, experts warn - Canada.com

Canada slow to initiate disaster prevention programs, experts warn - Canada.com | Natural Disaster | Scoop.it
Canada slow to initiate disaster prevention programs, experts warn Canada.com A strategy to better protect Canadian communities from the devastation caused by natural and man-made disasters has been in a holding pattern for well over a decade,...
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If Canda doesn't have a natural disaster prevention program how are they supposed to handle the damages? What happens to those who lose their homes in natural disasters? I think Canada needs to get a program sooner than later. If they don't get one soon then I don't know if they will ever be ready. For all they know they could get hit by one real soon and they won't even be prepared. The US has a good program, we could help them find what they want to do and get them started.  

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'Devastating' quake health toll

'Devastating' quake health toll | Natural Disaster | Scoop.it
Earthquakes have a bigger impact on health than other natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes, US researchers say.

Via Alan Jones
Seth Meinders's insight:

If the earthquakes can cause more health problems than any other disaster I think we need to further our technology and safety precautions to better prepare us. We can design safer building that don't release as much harmful chemicals and dust and debris. I think buildings that contain chemicals should be built and fortified as best as it can. If those chemicals get out and kill people I think the person who designed it and the owner of the building should be held accountable for their problem that killed people.

 

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Kayla Langstraat's comment, October 1, 2013 9:41 AM
Earthquakes effect lots of people and I agree with Seth that we need to make safer buildings in places where earthquakes are more likely. I think it would be cool if somehow somebody discovered away to detect earthquakes very soon and figured out a way to stop them. This would be cool because peoples lives and homes and work places would be saved. If this can't be done we need to think of better ways for people to protect themselves when these natural disasters happen.
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Can Social Media Help During Disasters?

Can Social Media Help During Disasters? | Natural Disaster | Scoop.it

Over the past 30 years, the United States has endured many natural disasters each year, including earthquakes, wildfires, storms, floods and extreme heat.

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I think social media could help warn the users of incoming natural disasters so they can prepare themselves as soon as possible. Social Media can even get groups of people or organizations to go and help the affected area sooner too. If we are better prepared then the disaster can do less damage, saving lives and money. 

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Dontae Morgan's comment, October 1, 2013 9:48 AM
I think the only way the social media will help with anything is by warning and leting everyone that you ok when it goes by.
Alaina Rahn's comment, October 4, 2013 9:57 AM
I think that technology would be very helpful before the disaster. It can tell the people what is going to happen and when.
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Play Video - Globalnews.ca

Play Video - Globalnews.ca | Natural Disaster | Scoop.it
National Geographic Play Video Globalnews.ca DENVER – Colorado's flooding shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state's main petroleum-producing region and triggered at least two spills, temporarily suspending a multibillion-dollar...
Seth Meinders's insight:

Colorado floods are causing lots of damage to houses and buildings. Oil companies are even getting hit causing their oil to spill into the flood waters making it even more hazardous for humans and wildlife. Major industries like oil and chemical companies should remove anything that can contaminate the water or harm any living creatures. We can try to help contain the flood waters to stop it from spreading. 

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Jordan Zemanek's comment, October 1, 2013 9:34 AM
Due to the floods that are causing a lot of damage to many structures in Colorado, it would be smart to start clean up as soon as possible to avoid future oil spills across Colorado and focus on cleaning those up as well. The oil that has seeped upwards can cause a lot of damage to the soil and other parts of the environment. Animals and plant life will be destroyed if nothing is done to clean it up.
Kayla Langstraat's comment, October 1, 2013 9:37 AM
I think that people should be more smart as to where they put oil companies so that way flooding doesn't effect them. Oil spills are a bad thing because it harms wildlife and their ecosystems. Oil spills are very hard to pick up after, especially when things are flooded too. The flood waters carry the oil places and make the oil harm more than if there wasn't flood waters. Floods ruin enough stuff, but oil on top of that is really bad.
Dontae Morgan's comment, October 1, 2013 9:47 AM
I think that whenever we get the chance we should clean everything up as fast as possible. Another thing is to start like a rescue thing to help animals and humans that were hurt during the flood. And the last thing is trying to figure a way on how or what to do about all the oil tht was wasted .
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How Density Makes Us Safer During Natural Disasters

How Density Makes Us Safer During Natural Disasters | Natural Disaster | Scoop.it
After Hurricane Sandy, tight neighborhoods and centralized infrastructure recovered more quickly than spread-out areas.

Via Lorraine Chaffer
Seth Meinders's insight:

If buildings closer together recocer better I think areas that typically get hit by hurricanes or tropical storms need to build their buildings closer. If we build them closer than the cost of damage should be less. This can protect people and save money the US needs. If the area is more spread apart they are more likely to recieve more damage. 

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Hannah Van Gorp's comment, September 30, 2013 11:25 AM
yes. but if we build them closer together, what will happen when one of the buildings structure gives way? the other buildings will be in the way and will also be damaged.
Jordan Zemanek's comment, October 1, 2013 9:38 AM
If the buildings like in these areas are closer together, it i good and bad. Windows and other things could fall from above but in some cases it protects people as well as saving money at the same time. Less energy is a plus when this happens, and others could find shelter from disasters like storms easier.
Iloria Phoenix's comment, October 2, 2013 10:34 PM
I think that when it comes to tropical storms damaging buildings it is a no win situation because do matter what way you build them they will still be affected by the storm. Building the buildings closer together might help some costs from damage but it seems to me that the damage cost depends on how strong a storm is.
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Erratic US 'weather whiplash' accounts for billions of dollars in global losses

Erratic US 'weather whiplash' accounts for billions of dollars in global losses | Natural Disaster | Scoop.it
Frequent and intense weather events in the US cited in climate studies as series of natural disasters plague region

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Seth Meinders's insight:

I think that we need a better emgerncy fund or plan made so when thes disasters do strike, we don't lose so much money and make our economy worse. $28  billion is a lot of money, that money has better uses if we save it up. If we save money for big disasters for a while, we will have a good amount for the rebuilding of the affected area, but it won't ruin the economy. If we don't have a plan or way to protect ourselves from going too far into debt. We have enough debt as it is, and the economy isn't the greatest as it is already. We don't need it getting worse.

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kayla ryun's comment, October 1, 2013 9:39 AM
I agree I think people need to be more alert before a disaster strikes.
Iloria Phoenix's comment, October 2, 2013 10:37 PM
I also agree our government should save up money and have a back up plan for when natural disasters occur. This could really help us deal with these disaster quickly and effectively.
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Natural disasters declared in 12 Missouri counties hit by severe storms, flooding - KSHB

Natural disasters declared in 12 Missouri counties hit by severe storms, flooding - KSHB | Natural Disaster | Scoop.it
Natural disasters declared in 12 Missouri counties hit by severe storms, flooding
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(AP) - Farmers in a dozen Missouri counties could be eligible for emergency loans through the U.S. Agriculture Department for damage from severe spring weather.
Seth Meinders's insight:

The U.S. continues to be bashed again and again by natural disasters. Ranging from wildfires to floods. Missoury has been hit by floodings in 12 counties. It is bad enough that some have lost their crops and others are now qualified for emergency loands the U.S. Agriculture Departmen for damage. I think this is a good thing since the farmers have put it so much time and money into their crops. For some this is the only way to make money and the only way to eat. They should get some of the loans to cover what they lost so they can continue to provide for themselves and their family.

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