News tagged with natural hazards

Perspectives on the Nepal earthquake

As the death toll continues to rise in Nepal, Senior Lecturer Dr Ian Willis, and PhD student Evan Miles, from the Scott Polar Research Institute contemplate the fate of people in a remote part of the country, where they have ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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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 paradise to ...

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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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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USGS: Mission accomplished for Landsat 5

(—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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