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Article ID: 691856

Research Finds Dramatic Increase in Flooding on Coastal Roads

University of New Hampshire

High tide floods, or so-called “nuisance flooding,” that happen along shore roadways during seasonal high tides or minor wind events are occurring far more frequently than ever before. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that in the past 20 years roads along the East Coast have experienced a 90 percent increase in flooding – often making the roads in these communities impassable, causing delays, as well as stress, and impacting transportation of goods and services.

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28-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691729

Expert Makes Case for “New” Disaster Training

University of Georgia

In the face of more frequent and deadly events, University of Georgia disaster management expert Curt Harris argues that more regular citizens need to be prepared to help others in the event of a disaster.

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26-Mar-2018 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691240

UTHealth Receives $2.6 Million From Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund for Behavioral Health Care at Integrated UT Physicians Clinics

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund has awarded $2.6 million to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for a technology-supported program for patients with unmet post-Harvey behavioral health needs.

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15-Mar-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691146

Scientists Design Conceptual Asteroid Deflector and Evaluate It Against Massive Potential Threat

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Scientists have designed a conceptual spacecraft to deflect Earth-bound asteroids and evaluated whether it would be able to nudge a massive asteroid – which has a remote chance to hitting Earth in 2135 – off course.

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14-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 690411

Assessing the Impact of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico’s Forests

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Building on methods they used to assess the impact of hurricanes such as Katrina, Gustav, and Rita on forests and tree mortality, scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have produced a rapid mapping of the disturbance intensity across Puerto Rico’s forests with the help of Google Earth Engine.

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1-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 690344

Mothers Need Better Safe Infant Feeding Support Post-Disaster, UGA Study Finds

University of Georgia

A new study from the University of Georgia highlights the need for humanitarian aid groups to be trained in safe infant and young child feeding protocols, following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, which killed nearly 9,000 people and damaged almost half a million homes.

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1-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 690229

When Disaster Doesn't Strike: New Book Explores the Study of Highly Reliable Organizations

University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

A new book edited by researchers at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management and the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business offers research insights from the study of Highly Reliable Organizations (HROs), a field that has emerged over the past three decades and has revolutionized the way high-profile disasters are evaluated and prevented.

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27-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689834

Study: Corporations Can Benefit from Altruism During a Crisis

North Carolina State University

New research finds that altruism – and social media – can help corporations cultivate trust with consumers on mobile devices during and after natural disasters, such as hurricanes.

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20-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689545

Researcher's Fieldwork Builds Understanding of Community Resilience, Recovery in Face of Disaster

University of Kansas

A researcher at the University of Kansas is part of a $20 million, five-year project funded by National Institute of Standards and Technology that enables engineers, computer scientists, economists, urban planners and sociologists to study how communities recover from disaster and become more resilient to future adversity.

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14-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689528

The Hidden Traumas of Disaster

Texas A&M University

In the aftermath of disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, epidemics, armed conflict, and the like – it is difficult to describe the true extent of damage wrought on society.

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14-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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