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Mobile phones, social media 'easing disaster impact'

Mobile phones and social media are saving thousands of lives in disaster-prone countries but many vulnerable communities still need to be equipped with modern communications, the Red Cross said Thursday.

Oct 17, 2013
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Western Japan records hottest summer ever

The west of Japan had its hottest ever summer this year, official figures showed Monday after a season in which heatstroke killed dozens and hospitalised tens of thousands nationwide.

Sep 02, 2013
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Mapping the planet's ups and downs

(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Glasgow are using a new technique known as interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) to predict natural disasters around the world and manage their impact.

Aug 26, 2013
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