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Italy earthquake

Experts Available to Discuss Italy Earthquake, Transportation Impact, Seismic Imaging

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Hurricane Experts Available to Provide Analysis Throughout the Season

Florida State University’s experts are among the best in the nation when it comes to the study of hurricanes and their impact on people and property. These experts are available to answer media questions and provide perspective to news stories throughout the 2016 hurricane season.

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Earthquake, earthquake engineering, Earthquake expert , Trauma, Psychology, Seismology

Italy Earthquake: Experts Available to Discuss Engineering Seismology, Disaster Impact on Children

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Earthquake Prediction, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earthquakes, Earth & Environment, Machine Learning, Computer Aided, Acoustic

​​Expert on Earthquake Prediction Available: Quakes Foretold in Small-Scale Laboratory Experiments Backed by Machine Learning

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Disaster Zone Warning: Virginia Tech Expert Says Consider the Impact on Children

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Flooding, Louisiana flood, Louisiana Flooding, Louisiana, 9-11, 9-11 anniversary, 9-11 attacks, Marine, Evacuation, Disaster Management, Disaster Research Response, Boats

#LAflood Victims Rescue by Citizens' Boats Similar to 9/11 Heroics @UDelaware Profs Say.

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Manufactured Housing Should Not Be Used To House Louisiana Flood Victims

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A Faster Method of Rebuilding Destroyed Homes

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Texas legislators are investigating the benefits of RAPIDO, a pilot program developed with recommendations from Texas A&M University’s Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center (HRRC), that dramatically reduces the time it takes to rebuild homes destroyed by natural disasters.

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Louisiana flood

Experts Available to Speak on Historic Louisiana Flooding

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SJSU Meteorologist Explains Science Behind Rain/Flooding in Louisiana

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1967 Solar Storm Nearly Took US to Brink of War

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A solar storm that jammed radar and radio communications at the height of the Cold War could have led to a disastrous military conflict if not for the U.S. Air Force's budding efforts to monitor the sun's activity, a new study finds.

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Incident Command, Next Generation, next generation incident command, First Responder, Information Sharing, responder technology, responder tech, Open Source, Emergency Management

NICS, a Communication Platform for First Responders, Now Available Worldwide

DHS S&T has announced the Next-Generation Incident Command System (NICS,) an information sharing tool for first responders, is now available worldwide.

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Giant Forest Fires Exterminate Spotted Owls, Long-Term Study Finds

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Could periodic forest thinning and prescribed burns intended to prevent dangerous "megafires" help conserve owls in the long run? Or are those benefits outweighed by their short-term harm to owls? The answer depends in part on just how big and bad the fires are, according to a new study.

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Seismology, Earthquakes, Illapel, Chile, Steve Roecker, Nazca plate, South American plate, subduction zone earthquakes, Subduction zone

After the Quake – Data Can Help Predict Consequences of the Next Event

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Seismology geophysicist Steve Roecker is using a network of broadband seismometers to learn more about the complex overlap between tectonic plates that causes an 8.3 magnitude earthquake near Illapel, Chile in 2015.

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Flood Risk, Coastal Management, Emergency Preparedness, biodiversity issues, coastal homeowners, mitigate risks

Start-Up Company Uses Novel Technology to Mitigate Risks From Sea-Level Rise, Flooding

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Coastal Risk Consulting, a new start-up company formed by an FAU professor, has developed novel technology to assist coastal homeowners, businesses, and government to evaluate and mitigate risks from encroaching seas along Florida’s southeast coast as well as other vulnerable areas in the United States and overseas.

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Dr. Thomas Kirsch to lead National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Thomas Kirsch, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, has been selected as the next director of the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences following a nationwide search. The announcement was made July 28, 2016, by USU President Dr. Richard Thomas.

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As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.

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As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Well designed and executed emergency warnings can save lives, so risk experts are urging steps to create the most effective warnings for hurricanes, wildfires, and other environmental hazards.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lillian Spina-Caza, Dean Mary Simoni, augmented reality, Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, Village of Schoharie, N.Y., New York Council of the Arts , New York State Council of the Arts

Life After Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee: Using Augmented Reality to Renew Local Communities

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In late summer 2011, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee left extensive damage in the Capital Region, especially along creeks and riverbeds. In the aftermath, several communities, including the Village of Schoharie, worked to pick up the pieces, while dealing with the impact of extreme flooding, rainfall, and power outages. The impact was very personal for Lillian Spina-Caza, lecturer in the Department of Communication and Media at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, who is a Schoharie resident. Today, with assistance from a $90,000 grant from the New York State Council of the Arts, Spina-Caza and Schoharie Area Long Term Inc., (SALT) are working to develop the “Geo to Go” interactive website and augmented reality (AR) arts, cultural, and heritage trails project.

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UW-Madison Spinoff Keeps an Eye on Weather as It Returns to Madison

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MADISON — Understory, a company spawned by two University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students in 2012, designs and deploys flocks of miniature weather stations that create an unprecedented level of detail on measures such as wind, hail and rain.







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