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Eyes in sky help when catastrophe strikes

Almost unknown to the public, a constellation of satellite guardians is flying overhead, and all it takes is a phone call for them to intervene when a country is hit by a storm, earthquake, tsunami or flood.

Apr 03, 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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Google adds street views inside Japan nuclear zone

Concrete rubble litters streets lined with shuttered shops and dark windows. A collapsed roof juts from the ground. A ship sits stranded on a stretch of dirt flattened when the tsunami roared across the coastline. ...

Mar 28, 2013
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Japan's cleanup lags from tsunami, nuke accident

(AP)—Two years after the triple calamities of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster ravaged Japan's northeastern Pacific coast, debris containing asbestos, lead, PCBs—and perhaps most worrying—radioactive ...

Mar 10, 2013
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