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Newswise: When it comes to Smart Cities, St. Louis is Leading by Example
Released: 7-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
When it comes to Smart Cities, St. Louis is Leading by Example
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

St. Louis was selected as the site for the first SCIRA exercise. The pilot program brought together first responders, city managers and other stakeholders, and through a series of realistic disaster scenarios, demonstrated how smart city technology can transform municipal emergency response.

Newswise: Finding renewal in the aftermath of floods
Released: 19-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Finding renewal in the aftermath of floods
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Four years after the disastrous flooding in southern West Virginia, new research highlights the role faith-based groups and other community organizations have played in the relief and recovery efforts.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Homeowner Handbooks Help Prepare for Natural Disasters
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters is a critical resource for anyone wanting to reduce the risks to their family and property from natural hazards. The handbook covers essential information on emergency preparedness, evacuation planning, flood/wind insurance, and steps to protect life and property.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Simulations Indicate Heightened Risks When Pandemic and Hurricane Season Overlap
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

As coastal communities prepare for the possibility of hurricanes this summer and fall, they are doing so amid the uncertain landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic — a crisis that has already taxed health care systems, governments, and supply chains. A faculty and student team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been modeling how the combined disasters may make community recovery vastly more difficult. What they have found serves as a stark warning to policymakers preparing for hurricane season.

Newswise: S&T Brings Partners Together to InSPIRE Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Innovation
Released: 19-May-2020 4:45 PM EDT
S&T Brings Partners Together to InSPIRE Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Innovation
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

To help communities prepare for disasters and rebuild in the aftermath, DHS S&T partnered with NAPSG to convene experts from around the country to share best practices and identify practical solutions related to information sharing, geospatial technologies, and leadership.

Released: 7-May-2020 12:15 PM EDT
FSU Research: For better emergency management planning, consider stress and frustration
Florida State University

When a hurricane is dangerous enough to prompt evacuations, thousands of people find themselves fleeing at once. Emergency planning officials want to know the best ways to safely and quickly evacuate their residents. That’s often meant focusing on a single objective, like moving people out of danger in the fastest way possible. But researchers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and Florida State University’s Department of Psychology have developed models that account for multiple considerations in a crisis, including the physical and mental demands on evacuees, especially vulnerable populations.

Newswise: The Growing Impact of the Team Awareness Kit
Released: 5-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT
The Growing Impact of the Team Awareness Kit
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Team Awareness Kit (TAK) is the emerging DHS-wide solution for situational awareness. Its exceptional tactical value has been proven time and again.

Released: 15-Apr-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Researchers Create New Tools for Disaster Response Volunteers
North Carolina State University

In the wake of a disaster, many people want to help. Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Alabama have developed tools to help emergency response and relief managers coordinate volunteer efforts in order to do the most good.

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Released: 2-Apr-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Climate-related disasters increase risks of conflict in vulnerable countries
University of Melbourne

Researchers have found strong evidence that the risk for armed conflict is higher after a climate-related disaster, but only in vulnerable countries.

Newswise: Supercomputer Models Accurately Simulate Tsunamis from Volcanic Events
Released: 4-Mar-2020 12:55 PM EST
Supercomputer Models Accurately Simulate Tsunamis from Volcanic Events
University of California San Diego

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island (URI) used San Diego Supercomputer Center’s (SDSC) Comet supercomputer to show that high-performance computer modeling can accurately simulate tsunamis from volcanic events. Such models could lead to early-warning systems that could save lives and help minimize catastrophic property damage.

Newswise: Early treatment for PTSD after a disaster has lasting effects
Released: 14-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST
Early treatment for PTSD after a disaster has lasting effects
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

In 1988, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the northern Armenian city of Spitak. The temblor destroyed cities and is estimated to have killed between 25,000 and 35,000 people, many of whom were schoolchildren.

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Released: 4-Feb-2020 4:50 PM EST
Peeking at the plumbing of one of the Aleutian's most-active volcanoes
Carnegie Institution for Science

A new approach to analyzing seismic data reveals deep vertical zones of low seismic velocity in the plumbing system underlying Alaska's Cleveland volcano, one of the most-active of the more than 70 Aleutian volcanoes

Released: 30-Jan-2020 4:55 PM EST
Cornell co-leads effort to use big data to combat catastrophes
Cornell University

With a team of experts in fields including data science, statistics, computer science, finance, energy, agriculture, ecology, hydrology, climate and space weather, The Predictive Risk Investigation System for Multilayer Dynamic Interconnection Analysis (PRISM), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will integrate data across different areas to improve risk prediction.

Released: 30-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
GW Study Identifies Need for Disaster Preparedness Training for Dermatologists
George Washington University

A new survey from dermatology and emergency medicine researchers at the George Washington University suggests that the dermatology community is inadequately prepared for a biological disaster and would benefit from a formal preparedness training program.

Newswise: UAlbany Atmospheric Scientist Leads $2 Million Project to Study Hurricane Intensity
Released: 30-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST
UAlbany Atmospheric Scientist Leads $2 Million Project to Study Hurricane Intensity
University at Albany, State University of New York

Atmospheric scientist Brian Tang has been awarded $2.145 million from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to help forecasters better understand and predict the rapid intensification of hurricanes.

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Released: 27-Jan-2020 3:40 PM EST
Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm
Lancaster University

A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows.

Newswise: Children to bear the burden of negative health effects from climate change
Released: 27-Jan-2020 11:35 AM EST
Children to bear the burden of negative health effects from climate change
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a “Viewpoint” article published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by Susan E. Pacheco, MD, an expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 21-Jan-2020 10:00 AM EST
Rutgers Geology Museum Hosts Open House
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Presentations on natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes and their impacts will be held in Scott Hall and are open to the public at the Rutgers Geology Museum’s 52nd Annual Open House. There will also be hands-on activity sessions for kids, a mineral sale and rock and mineral identification in Scott Hall, and make-and-take stations in the Rutgers Geology Museum. Field Station Dinosaurs will bring its baby Hadrosaurus puppet and will also offer hands-on activities for visitors. All events are free and no preregistration is required.

Newswise: S&T-Funded SABER Helps Communities Get Back to Business During and After Disasters
Released: 15-Jan-2020 3:10 PM EST
S&T-Funded SABER Helps Communities Get Back to Business During and After Disasters
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Available both on the web and via a mobile app, SABER provides users with a means to upload and share real-time business status information with other organizations, particularly government aid entities such as FEMA, during an emergency or crisis.

Newswise: Measuring Disaster Resilience and Response Capabilities with ResponderCQ
Released: 8-Jan-2020 9:30 AM EST
Measuring Disaster Resilience and Response Capabilities with ResponderCQ
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T funded the development of guidance and tools to help communities measure their “Capability Quotient (CQ),” which is the readiness to respond to risk and to respond to disruptions of any kind.

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Released: 6-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
Volunteer Tourism Can Aid Disaster Recovery
University of Technology, Sydney

Holidaying in a disaster zone might seem crazy, but "volunteer tourism" can actually help communities recover from natural disasters, a new study finds. And it can offer a unique and rewarding experience for volunteers, if done carefully.

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Released: 26-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
Prayers Can Crowd Out Donations for Disaster Victims
University of Wyoming

People who offer prayers for victims of natural disasters may be less likely to donate to those victims, according to research by a University of Wyoming economist.

Newswise: Communities must band together to protect against bushfires
Released: 24-Nov-2019 7:05 PM EST
Communities must band together to protect against bushfires
University of South Australia

As Australia confronts devastating bushfire conditions, people across the nation are doing all they can to ensure the safety of their homes, property and loved ones. But while many individuals are responding well to bushfire risks, a lack of preparation on the community level could be hampering their efforts, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

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Released: 29-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
SUNY and CUNY Chancellors Convene National Conference at UAlbany to Explore Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, and Response In Face of Climate Change
University at Albany, State University of New York

The University at Albany is hosting a national conference designed to explore ways that higher education institutions can strengthen disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts in an era of increasingly extreme weather caused by climate change.

Released: 11-Oct-2019 3:05 AM EDT
Population Aging to Create Pockets of Climate Vulnerability in the US
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Population aging projections across the US show a divide between cities and rural areas, which could lead to pockets of vulnerability to climate change.

Newswise: University of Vermont to Join FAA’s ASSURE Consortium
Released: 1-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
University of Vermont to Join FAA’s ASSURE Consortium
University of Vermont

The University of Vermont will conduct research on the safe use of drones during emergencies for the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the FAA’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE. The university has just joined the consortium of research universities.

Released: 30-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT
UWM to Offer Tuition, Application Help to Bahamas Students Impacted by Hurricane
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE_The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is offering tuition and admissions assistance to students from the Bahamas impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

Released: 24-Sep-2019 9:15 AM EDT
New Collaborative Hazard and Disaster Research Network Aims to Advance Innovation
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

A new grant from the National Science Foundation will support the creation of a national network of researchers in systems engineering seeking to develop innovative methods for mitigating, responding to, and learning from hazards and disasters.

Released: 19-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT
When natural disasters hit, men and women respond differently
University of Colorado Boulder

Women tend to take cover or prepare for evacuations sooner, but often have trouble convincing the men in their lives to join them, according to a new study exploring how gender influences response to natural disasters

Newswise: The Amazon and You
Released: 17-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
The Amazon and You
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

What happens within a country can no longer be considered its concern alone in a global age? Article by Richard N. Haass. Originally published at Project Syndicate September 13, 2019.

Newswise: WEBB Banks and Third Wave Volunteers Seek Urgent Support for the Bahamas Hurricane Relief Effort
Released: 5-Sep-2019 9:05 PM EDT
WEBB Banks and Third Wave Volunteers Seek Urgent Support for the Bahamas Hurricane Relief Effort
SafeProof.org

The current urgent needs of the Bahamian People require a massive infusion of aid. WEBB Banks has taken a leading role in obtaining the necessary donations that will enable Third Wave Volunteers to quickly and efficiently respond to the dire situation currently afflicting the Bahamas.

Released: 5-Sep-2019 3:30 PM EDT
Orlando Health Launches International Fundraising Campaign To Aid in Bahamian Hurricane Relief Efforts
Orlando Health

Describes how the international community can join with Orlando Health in supporting Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas


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