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Using math to improve disaster recovery

The text message Heidi Hurst received from her father contained only four words: "headed for higher ground." Sitting in a Harvard classroom, she felt helpless as her father frantically packed the car to escape floodwaters ...

dateNov 17, 2015 in Engineering
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Taking action for social change

What it means to be poor or vulnerable in today's society is not as obvious as it was a decade ago. The vocabulary of poverty in low income countries, traditionally expressed in 'one dollar a day' terms, no longer conveys ...

dateSep 23, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Australian state lists koala as 'vulnerable'

Australia's Queensland state will list the koala as a "vulnerable species" throughout the northeastern region, saying urban expansion, car accidents and dog attacks were threatening the much-loved furry animal.

dateMay 31, 2015 in Ecology
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