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

(—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 a more sustainable ...

dateFeb 01, 2013 in Environment
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New Zealand: Forget Kyoto, write new climate deal

Highlighting a rift between the rich countries and emerging economies like China, New Zealand's climate minister staunchly defended his government's decision to drop out of the emissions pact for developed nations, saying ...

dateDec 03, 2012 in Environment
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Scientists participate in ShakeOut exercises

(—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 5th annual Great ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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