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Research On Large Storm Waves Could Help Lessen Their Impact On Coasts

October 29, 2019

When cyclones or other massive oceanic storms make landfall, their giant waves batter coastlines and sometimes cause widespread…
New strategies to ease coastal flooding

October 21, 2019

As sea levels rise worldwide, coastal areas of the United States are seeing increased flooding, causing damage to…
Vulnerable coastlines could be protected with fake floating forests

June 4, 2019

Natural disasters are dangerous to people and property, but they are also extremely damaging to natural shorelines and…
Better way to determine coastal flooding risk

May 8, 2019

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new methodology for building computer models that paves the way…
OSU ramping up research to better predict wildfire behavior

February 26, 2019

On the heels of Oregon’s most expensive wildfire season ever in 2018, researchers at Oregon State University are…
Near Real-Time Mapping Technology Could Improve Natural Disaster Decision Making

February 15, 2019

Natural disasters can happen in the blink of an eye. Even when some come with warnings days in…
Advanced modelling techniques could improve how cities deal with floods

January 28, 2019

A city’s ability to safeguard the public in the event of a flood could be greatly improved by…
Media coverage of disasters can have lasting effects on children’s mental health

December 11, 2018

In 2018, American children have been exposed to multiple disasters – ravaging wildfires in California, to major Hurricanes…
NASA’s ARIA Maps California Wildfires from Space

November 13, 2018

California continues to be plagued by wildfires – including the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp…
3 Ways AI is Being Used to Predict, Prevent, and Manage Natural Disasters

November 11, 2018

Using artificial intelligence to gain a better understanding of natural disasters is not an entirely new practice, however,…
6 Key Considerations for a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan

October 25, 2018

Disasters, industrial accidents and other catastrophic incidents are events that can strike any organization without warning. One of…
An online tool to save your life during a disaster?

September 12, 2018

Purdue University researchers develop platform to help survive hurricanes, natural disasters. Just a few minutes of warning during…
These Tiny Sensors Could Warn of Earthquakes Before They Happen

July 6, 2018

The potentially devastating effects of earthquakes make it necessary to continually research ways to minimize the damage. One…
Heated Dilemmas of Disaster Control

June 22, 2018

As hurricane season commences on the East Coast and the West Coast heads into fire season, there’s no…
Seismometer Readings Could Offer Debris Flow Early Warning

June 7, 2018

In the wake of the largest wildfire in California’s history, the December 2017 Thomas Fire, a powerful storm…
Call For Code

June 1, 2018

Developers have revolutionized the way people live and interact with virtually everyone and everything. Where most people see…
Before the Flood Arrives: Help from the Satellites

April 28, 2018

New NASA Study May Improve Future River-Observing Satellites River floods are one of the most common and devastating…
From A-bombs to Zika: Virginia Tech institute to guide planning for major disaster scenarios

February 8, 2018

What would happen if a nuclear device were detonated in downtown Washington, D.C., and what can be done…
Severe Weather Preparedness Tips for Your Apartment Community

December 21, 2017

Severe weather can be destructive. Whether your region is exposed to tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, blizzards or other severe…
Technique spots warning signs of extreme events

September 25, 2017

Many extreme events — from a rogue wave that rises up from calm waters, to an  instability inside…
Being selfish can save lives – research showed that rushing to save others may increase the fatalities

June 28, 2017

We are taught to be selfless as much as possible. In a dangerous situation we think we should…
Study reveals America’s most flood-vulnerable communities

June 27, 2017

Flooding is not only the most common natural disaster — it’s the natural disaster that kills the greatest…
Economic recovery elusive after natural disasters

June 14, 2017

Devastation from natural disasters large and small take lives and destroy property, and new research shows they can…
Population only part of tornado casualty story

May 25, 2017

New research out of Florida State University shows that the strength of a tornado has a significantly larger…
New Real-Time Tsunami Detection System Relies on GPS and Other Satellite Systems

May 22, 2017

A team of researchers from Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena,…
New tool could help predict, prevent surging waters in flood plains

May 17, 2017

A group of international scientists studying China’s Yellow River has created a new tool that could help officials…
Using Big Data to Aid Disaster Response

May 12, 2017

The idea of utilizing data mapping technologies in solving crises is very viable and has been adopted by…
Reusable sponge that soaks up oil, could revolutionize oil spill and diesel cleanup

March 8, 2017

When the Deepwater Horizon drilling pipe blew out seven years ago, beginning the worst oil spill in U.S.…
The Deepwater Horizon Aftermath

December 21, 2016

The oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH)…
How Finland is preparing for the oil spill in the Gulf of Finland in case it happens?

December 16, 2016

Baltic Sea is a relatively clean and safe body of water. The biggest possibility of oil spill happening…
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