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Use of Technology

From Forbes magazine: How Technology Is Advancing Emergency Response And Survival During Natural Disasters

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Schooling Lost After Disasters

From NPR, a discussion of an aspect of disaster recovery that is not usually considered. See: Natural Disasters And The Implications Of Missing So Much School. Amidst the trauma and destruction, school districts across the U.S. have shouldered a heavy … Continue reading

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More on Recovery in Puerto Rico

From Bloomberg News, Dec. 14: Four Ways to Help Puerto Rico Now. From the Wash Post, Dec. 14: This is What Puerto Rico Needs from the Government Right Now. From the Wash Post, Dec. 15. Life Without Power.

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Climate Change and City Credit Ratings

When Climate Change Becomes a Credit Problem. Coming in the aftermath of hurricanes that severely damaged parts of Houston and much of the United States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico this year, the message from Moody’s was clear. Governments must … Continue reading

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Lack of Regulation Has Costly Outcomes

From Reuters, yet another take on the costly and sometimes tragic outcomes from lack of regulation and the problems of the National Flood Ins. Program. See: Unfettered building, scant oversight add to cost of hurricanes in U.S. In the wake … Continue reading

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Rethinking Electric Power Systems – updated

From the NYTimes: Rethinking Electric Power, Prompted by Politics and Disaster. An excerpt from the article: Researchers’ heads have danced with visions of self-sufficient microgrids and solar-harnessed battery systems as they dream of giving Puerto Rico a new power system … Continue reading

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Future Fire Risk in CA

From the NYTimes: In a Warming California, a Future of More Fire. The recent cycle of drought and deluge in California led to major fire risk. Climate change makes that cycle worse. Some Personal Preparedness Advice: Fleeing the California Wildfires: … Continue reading

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