News tagged with disaster management

South Africa: Fight over rhino poaching escalates

(AP)—A U.S. firm recently gave smart phones to some game rangers in South Africa to help them track poachers who kill rhinos for their horns. An anti-poaching ad campaign in Vietnam, a key illegal market, ...

dateApr 24, 2013 in Ecology
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New Web-based relief tools emerging to help Haiti

(AP) -- Hundreds of tech volunteers spurred to action by Haiti's killer quake are adding a new dimension to disaster relief, developing new tools and services for first responders and the public in an unprecedented ...

dateJan 19, 2010 in Internet
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The smart software fighting fire with #fire

Australia's key disaster management agencies have joined forces to tackle the problem of how to access and interpret information gathered during bushfires, and other natural disasters to help emergency services ...

dateNov 28, 2013 in Other
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How Twitter fought the floods

Social media is revolutionising disaster management and community building during emergencies, a study into social networking during last year’s Queensland floods has found.

dateJan 11, 2012 in Other
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A team for an emergency

Earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes -- natural disasters always catch us by surprise, no matter how many early warning systems are in place. This makes it all the more important for rescue teams to get a quick overview of the ...

dateOct 17, 2011 in Robotics
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Pakistan says 12 mln affected by floods

(AP) -- Stormy weather grounded helicopters carrying emergency supplies to Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest Friday as authorities said 12 million people had been affected and 650,000 houses destroyed in ...

dateAug 06, 2010 in Environment
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