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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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Article ID: 689307

EPA Administrator’s Global Warming Remarks Uninformed, Not Factual, Experts Agree

Northwestern University

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9-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689288

Researchers Compare Pollution Levels Before And After Hurricane Harvey

Texas A&M University

Although understanding the wide-ranging effects of disasters is vital for an effective public health response, a lack of baseline data has made it difficult to attribute post-disaster changes in environmental conditions to the impacts of disasters.

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9-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689105

S&T-Funded Tools Help Get Ahead of Storms

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T's HV-X platform integrates forecast and planning data to provide emergency managers with decision support tools for use in advance of and during tropical weather.

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6-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 689108

Professor to Study Mental Health of Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico

New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Last year, Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, becoming one of the worst natural disasters in U.S territory. Ivelisse Torres Fernandez, an assistant professor at New Mexico State University and a native of Puerto Rico, has begun a study to examine the mental health of aid workers who are helping residents in Puerto Rico and are victims of the storm.

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6-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 689025

Building to Withstand Natural Disasters Pays Off, New Research Shows

University of Colorado Boulder

A new study has found that for every $1 spent to exceed building codes and make new structures more hazard-resistant, society saves $4. Retrofitting saves $6. Doing both could prevent 600 deaths, 1 million injuries and 4,000 cases of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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5-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688809

Handling Disasters Differently Critical For Coastal Cities

Texas A&M University

The field of urban planning is gaining interest as cities around the world, including nearby Houston, are facing increased exposure to weather-related risks and hazards ranging from sea level rise and flooding to temperature build-up and urban heat island effect.

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1-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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