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“The Science of Preparing Cities for Natural Disasters”

This article provides a review of the new book The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters, by its author, Robert Muir-Wood. He is the CEO of Risk Management Solutions.  Worth reading and considering his negative views … Continue reading

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Concerns about Federal Disaster Response Funding

Trump’s Response To Disaster Relief Raises Alarms. Concern mounts as hurricane and wildfire season nears.

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Understanding Tornadoes

Understanding tornadoes: 5 questions answered

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Book Review: How to Write an Emergency Plan

How to Write an Emergency Plan, by David Alexander (2016). Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press, UK. Paperback: 268 pages. ISBN/ISSN: 9781780460130. $36. U.S. Reviewer: Jean Slick, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Disaster and Emergency Management Program, Royal Roads University, Victoria, B.C., Canada Alexander’s … Continue reading

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Calgary Canada in the Spotlight

The province of Calgary has been the focal point of recent major disasters in Canada. Here is an account of actions underway: ‘Resilient Calgary’ to highlight natural disaster research, resilience in Alberta. Some excerpts: Three out of the four costliest … Continue reading

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Whitman on EPA Science

From former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman: No Room for Science in Trump Administration. Some excerpts: The fact that the Trump administration seems to have a fundamental disdain for science threatens to turn the United States into a backwater nation. … Continue reading

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Veterinarians in Japan Strengthen Animal Aid in Disasters

Japan’s vets form teams to strengthen animal aid during natural disasters.  A campaign is underway to create emergency response teams across Japan to provide aid for pets and livestock during natural disasters, following the establishment of such services in a … Continue reading

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