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Article ID: 703777

Coping With Threats from Hurricanes, Wildfires and Rising Sea Levels

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Risk assessment and risk mitigation practices can be beneficial in creating adaptation plans and making mitigation decisions for coastal communities. As scientists ponder the possibility of category six hurricanes, previous disaster prevention plans are no longer adequate for current threats from severe weather.

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12-Nov-2018 9:50 AM EST
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Article ID: 699431

Will We Be Ready for the Next Harvey?

Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

Public program featuring thought leaders on the topic of funding community resilience in the face of more acute and chronic natural disasters.

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23-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699038

Climate Change Sea Level Rises Could Increase Risk for More Devastating Tsunamis Worldwide

Virginia Tech

As sea levels rise due to climate change, so do the global hazards and potential devastating damages from tsunamis, according to a new study by a partnership that included Virginia Tech.

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15-Aug-2018 12:25 PM EDT
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    8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

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Article ID: 683826

Aitape Skull Likely Belongs to World’s Oldest Tsunami Victim

University of Notre Dame

Mark Golitko, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, worked with colleagues from the Field Museum in Chicago and institutes in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea to study the Aitape skull and the area it was found in.

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25-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 683670

Queen’s University Belfast Researcher Creates Communications System That Can Battle a Natural Disaster

Queen's University Belfast

A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize after he created a robust wireless communications system which can battle through an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

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24-Oct-2017 7:05 AM EDT

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