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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 eruptions.

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 and costly climate ...

dateMar 14, 2015 in Environment
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Far more displaced by disasters than conflict

Disasters last year displaced three times more people than violent conflicts, showing the urgent need to improve resilience for vulnerable people when fighting climate change, according to a study issued Wednesday.

dateSep 17, 2014 in Environment
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Debating the future of infrastructure

Cities face much of the burden of preparing for global changes—whether climate shocks, rapid population growth, or population decline, when industries relocate. Beneath every skyline, a city's leaders and residents must ...

dateApr 15, 2014 in Environment
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The smart software fighting fire with #fire

Australia's key disaster management agencies have joined forces to tackle the problem of how to access and interpret information gathered during bushfires, and other natural disasters to help emergency services save lives ...

dateNov 28, 2013 in Other
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