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Twitter chief vows to help Indonesia fight disasters

Twitter chief Dick Costolo said Thursday the microblogging site planned to work with Indonesian authorities to warn people about natural disasters that regularly hit the archipelago, from earthquakes to volcanic ...

dateMar 26, 2015 in Internet
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UN disaster meeting opens in tsunami-hit Japan

Policymakers gathered for a ten-yearly meeting on disaster risk reduction Saturday, with hopes high that the conference in tsunami-hit Japan might provide a springboard for efforts to tackle natural disasters ...

dateMar 14, 2015 in Environment
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Preemptive design saving cities

Miho Mazereeuw is the founder of the Urban Risk Lab. She designs buildings and cities in anticipation of disasters. "Working in a field that has traditionally been the domain of emergency managers and engineers, ...

dateMar 09, 2015 in Other
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Applications of networked micro-drones

Micro-drones are already being put to use in a large number of areas: These small aircraft face extensive requirements when performing aerial observation tasks or when deployed in the field of disaster management. A newly ...

dateMar 04, 2015 in Engineering
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What we've learned from the Boxing Day tsunami

Much has been learned from the devastating experience of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, and it's had lasting benefits for disaster management plans in Australia, according to forensic staff from the University of Adelaide.

dateDec 19, 2014 in Environment
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Mapping the crisis of displaced peoples

Population displacement is a global problem, one that historically has been insufficiently quantified and analyzed, especially given its wide-ranging effects. Displacement can result from a number of factors, ...

dateNov 17, 2014 in Other
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