News tagged with disaster management

Scientists participate in ShakeOut exercises

(Phys.org)—On Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:18 a.m. PDT, more than 9.3 million Californians, including employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., "dropped, covered and held on" during the ...

Oct 19, 2012
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Two million sick from Pakistan floods

Two million Pakistanis have fallen ill from diseases since monsoon rains left the southern region under several feet of water, the country's disaster authority said Thursday.

Sep 22, 2011
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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 ...

Jan 19, 2010
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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 ...

Nov 28, 2013
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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, ...

Apr 24, 2013
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Half of Indonesians at risk of landslides

More than half of Indonesia's population live in areas at risk of landslides, an official said Thursday, with traditional farming methods blamed for the widespread vulnerability.

Mar 28, 2013
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