News tagged with emergency responses

Facing disaster while averting tragedy

Nobody can foresee disaster, but changing climate conditions are prompting smart communities increasingly to prepare for them with solid emergency response plans and protocols. Images as recent as those from the 2011 wildfire ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Social Sciences
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After the flood: Harnessing the power of mud

(Phys.org)—On the 60th anniversary of the 'big flood' that devastated the coastline of eastern England, new research shows that integrating 'natural' sea defences such as salt marshes with sea walls is ...

dateFeb 01, 2013 in Environment
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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 ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Rice research IDs vulnerable bridges (w/ Video)

Preliminary results from research at Rice University show more than a dozen Gulf Coast bridges on or near Galveston Island would likely suffer severe damage if subjected to a hurricane with a similar landfall ...

dateJun 05, 2012 in Engineering
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