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Forensics Expert Available to Discuss Why Identifying Fire Victims Is So Difficult?

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Making a Difference: UVA Community Is Giving Back in Wake of Natural Disasters

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This story features UVA Darden alumna Elizabeth Moody Ross (MBA '04) who worked in the Home Depot command center to ensure plywood was available to help rebuild areas hit by natural disasters.

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During Crisis, Exposure to Conflicting Information Is Linked to Stress, UCI-led study finds

Exposure to high rates of conflicting information during an emergency is linked to increased levels of stress, and those who rely on text messages or social media reports from unofficial sources are more frequently exposed to rumors and experience greater distress, according to research led by the University of California, Irvine.

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Northern CA Wildfires Generate 1.5 Million Views of UC San Diego’s ‘Firemap’ Resource

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A web-based tool recently developed by UC San Diego researchers under an NSF grant to perform data-driven predictive modeling and real-time tracking of fires has already been viewed about one million times and generated more than 115,000 unique visitors since the outbreak of numerous wildfires across Northern California late last weekend.

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Understanding Wildfire Spread

Check out how UNC Charlotte is studying wildfire spread in this video featuring researchers from the Lee College of Engineering.

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Warming Seas Could Lead to 70 Percent Increase in Hurricane-Related Financial Loss

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Financial losses could increase by more than 70 percent by 2100 if oceans warm at the worst-case-scenario rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to a new study. The study used hurricane modeling and information in FEMA's HAZUS database to reach its conclusions.

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Tough Challenges Ahead for California Firefighters, Residents, According to Virginia Tech Fire Expert

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ASU Expert Available to Talk About Wildfires

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What’s in That Smoke?

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Engineering Staff Hold Back Hurricane Harvey to Save Ben Taub Hospital

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With over 26 inches of rain and high winds in a 24-hour-span, engineering and facility management staff faced the biggest challenge of their career--keeping Hurricane Harvey at bay to protect the operations of Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital. They did in remarkable fashion.







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