News tagged with natural hazard

Preparing communities to tackle extreme weather

Global warming means more extreme weather, everywhere. A new research project is looking at how Norwegian communities - already experienced with harsh weather - are coping with even more difficult weather conditions.

dateApr 16, 2015 in Environment
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What's beneath Hawaii's most active volcano?

Step away from the villages and idyllic beaches of Hawaii, and you may think you've been transported to the moon. Walking along the lava flows of the Kilauea volcano, the landscape changes from a lush tropical ...

dateMar 03, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Risk is much more than a game

Wildfires and flooding affect many more people in the USA than earthquakes and landslide and yet the dread, the perceived risk, of the latter two is much greater than for those hazards that are more frequent and cause greater ...

dateMay 23, 2014 in Social Sciences
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How costly are natural hazards?

Costs of natural hazards are at historically high levels, and show an increasing trend. Cost assessments of natural hazards often only cover direct costs and even these are assumed to be at least 50% higher ...

dateApr 28, 2014 in Environment
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Outsmarting nature during disasters

The dramatic images of natural disasters in recent years, including hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the Tohoku, Japan, earthquake and tsunami, show that nature, not the people preparing for hazards, often wins the high-stakes ...

dateFeb 17, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Screening eco-innovation level

Reducing the use of natural resources and lowering the amount of harmful substances across the life-cycle of a product or process has become a must for innovation. But smaller companies have yet to make it ...

dateAug 23, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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USGS: Mission accomplished for Landsat 5

(Phys.org)—Today the U.S. Geological Survey announced that Landsat 5 will be decommissioned over the coming months, bringing to a close the longest-operating Earth observing satellite mission in history.  By any measure, ...

dateJan 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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