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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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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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Purdue Research Team Investigates Disaster Recovery

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Strong ties to the community and a bond between neighbors can help areas affected by natural disasters recover faster, according to a survey conducted by Purdue University students and faculty.

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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First-of-Its-Kind Tornado Panels Installed in Montgomery Home

A product designed by UAB engineers to help save lives during natural disasters is approved for use.

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WIU Students, Faculty Involved in Emergency Management Efforts Following June 22 Tornado Activity in Northern IL

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1970 Tornado Leads to Development of National Wind Institute

Faculty and staff recall the night of the F5 tornado and how the experience emphasized the need for wind research with regard to safety, shelter and construction.

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WIU Emergency Management Faculty and Grad Student Help Farmers with Tornado Debris Problems

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A faculty member and students in the Western Illinois University Emergency Management Program are looking at ways to help farmers address debris management in the aftermath of tornado disasters. According to WIU Emergency Management Program Coordinator Jack Rozdilsky, who is also an assistant professor in Western's health sciences and social work department, farmland areas in northern Illinois continue to be affected by the April 9 EF-4 tornado.

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Weather Channel's Cantore Experiences 3-D Tornado Simulation at Virginia Tech

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Meteorologists from The Weather Channel broadcast segments on the unique re-creation of the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech.

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UI Researchers Link Smoke From Fires to Tornado Intensity

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University of Iowa researchers have found that smoke from fires can intensify tornadoes. They examined the effects of smoke—resulting from spring agricultural land-clearing fires in Central America—transported across the Gulf of Mexico and encountering tornado conditions already in process in the United States.







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