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The Philippines' Geography Makes Aid Response Difficult

The Philippines' Geography Makes Aid Response Difficult | US Southwest Region |

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Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 30, 2013 10:59 PM

This is a devastating time for the people of the Philippines. All they have to worry about is staying alive and being close to there family members. Help is on the way. Everyone in the world should pitch in and try to help them in anyway they can. But what I would like to find out is why this has happen when it has not before in this country. This country I have not seen in the news before this big devastation had happened. I am also curious to find out how come the help aid is taking so long to arrive when people are dying because they have no food available for them because it has been destroyed or it is trapped under all the debris from all the buildings that have collapsed because they were not structured properly. this situation is a repeat of hurricane Katrina in the united states were all the house were not hurricane proof and were built in places known for disaster.

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 19, 2014 10:37 PM

Due to the fact the Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, it makes aid response very difficult. When natural disasters such as typhoons occur in the Philippines it can negatively affect hundreds of islands, making it difficult to help the people on every island. It can takes days for supplies to arrive on some of the islands, and sometimes people do not even receive necessary supplies such as food and water. Countries, which are composed of numerous islands, face many challenges.  

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 2014 7:09 PM

Fortunately, the Philippines has a relatively stable infrastructure so even though lots of areas were hit, the human fatalities and issues are not as bad as they could have been. Unfortunately, these are many islands and getting from one to the next is very difficult when all communications and landing areas are compromised.

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Desert Dust Intensifies Summer Rainfall in US Southwest

Desert Dust Intensifies Summer Rainfall in US Southwest | US Southwest Region |
Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that dust blown in over the U.S. Southwest increases precipitation during the North American Monsoon climate system.

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Service Seek Information on Eagle Deaths at Tehachapi Range Wind Farms

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caroline jezierski's curator insight, March 18, 2013 2:13 PM

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking for the public’s assistance as it investigates the recent death of a golden eagle at the North Sky River wind farm in Kern County, California.  The golden eagle was discovered January 29 near a wind turbine belonging to the wind farm, located approximately 12 miles northeast of the City of Tehachapi, California.