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Study Offers Coastal Communities Better Way to Prepare for Devastating Storms

With massive coastal storms on the rise, a new study describes a method for stakeholders in vulnerable communities to be involved in preparing for, absorbing, recovering and adapting from devastation.
29-Nov-2016 8:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Miami Hispanic Immigrants Face Higher Toxic Chemical Risks Than U.S.-Born Hispanics

Toxic chemical and other environmental risks that Miami area Hispanics face are higher than those faced by the area’s U.S.-born Hispanic and white residents, but are almost identical to risks faced by the area’s black population.
25-Oct-2016 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Contrary to Cliché, the Elderly Will Take Medical Risks Given Enough Benefits

We know that the elderly are risk averse when it comes to their finances, but until now few studies have looked at how the elderly judge medical treatment risks, an increasingly vital issue.
26-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Accurate Tools Can Help Vulnerable Areas Prepare for Disasters, Recover Afterward

Assessments that tell policy makers how vulnerable and resilient their communities are to devastating floods and other destructive events aren’t always accurate, according to the first-ever validation of a wide range of available tools.
1-Sep-2016 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
28-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
25-Jul-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Next Flu Pandemic Could Double Past Cost Estimates

Policy makers’ and public health officials’ proper reactions could hold down the total costs to U.S. GDP of an influenza outbreak. Otherwise, costs could be nearly double previous estimates.
27-Jun-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What Makes the Public More Likely to Second-Guess Authorities During a Crisis?

In a digital age when people have many information sources, during a crisis they won’t always seek guidance from the government or other official channels. Why not?
17-May-2016 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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