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Last updated: 12/13/10 at 12:47 PM
The year in Internet: natural disasters, double rainbows, and Antoine DodsonA.V. Club New YorkWith 2011 just a couple of weeks away, the time has come for the Internet to take stock of the year that was using the ...and more »
From disasters to wars, Bunting reflects on 7 years as Kansas adjutant generalfox4kc.comBunting said Monday the Kansas National Guard and emergency management have been asked to respond to several events, from natural disasters in each of the ...and more »
The HinduSarah Palin Visits Haiti on Humanitarian MissionTonicFranklin Graham to visit Samaritan's Purse, a Christian organization that provides emergency relief to countries facing natural disasters or war. ...Palin's evangelical pilot Franklin Graham leads her Haiti tripUSA TodayOther Cholera, Franklin Graham, Haiti, Politics, sarah palin NewsKBOIall 796 news articles »
Bank Indonesia Offers Credit Relief to Disaster VictimsTempo InteraktifTEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Bank Indonesia is offering a special service to debtors affected by natural disasters. Through this policy, debtors will be ...and more »
Ulema Council to soon draft 'Disaster Fiqh'Jakarta PostMUI Central Java chapter head Ahmad Darodji said in Semarang Monday the ruling was “urgent” given the high number of natural disasters that had hit ...
Major snowstorm slams Midwest, collapses Metrodome stadium roofExaminer.comFor all the latest on all types of natural disasters, click the 'Subscribe' button at the top to receive an email whenever a new story is posted. ...and more »
Natural disasters: Andhra Pradesh seeks Central aidMSN IndiaKiran said the Centre sanctioned a sum of Rs 1260.84 crore for three natural disasters that occurred between June 2009 and May 2010 while the state ...KKR Seeks FCI Rule RelaxationFullhyd.comall 2 news articles »
Marion County updating plan for dealing with natural disastersStatesman JournalA natural hazards mitigation plan provides communities with a set of goals, action items, and resources designed to reduce risk from future natural disaster ...and more »
...to better understand how much natural disasters affect economies and their people. This requires disaggregated measures of natural disasters that can be reliably linked to households, the first challenge this paper tackles. In particular, a methodology is...
The World Bank
...less damage. Prevention is possible, and this book examines what it takes to do this cost-effectively. Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters looks at disasters primarily through an economic lens. Economists emphasize self-interest to explain how people choose...
Christian Science Monitor
Are you and your family prepared for a natural disaster?Ventura County StarIt is important to remember that California faces its share of natural disasters and is certainly not immune to terrorist attack. ...
Mumbai Catholic church to set up disaster managament cellDaily News & AnalysisBut we need a structure to deal with natural disasters.” In the past, city churches have assisted government agencies in relief operations during natural ...and more »
UAE urges better global response to disastersNationalIt would call for more robust strategies to deal with and respond to natural disasters, as well as to convene an international conference under the auspices ...and more »
World should emulate NZ - Helen ClarkStuff.co.nzCountries around the world should aspire to be as prepared as New Zealand for massive natural disasters like the Christchurch ...and more »
Natural disasters may hit shop pricesCBBC NewsroundFlooding and heavy rains in parts of Asia could soon mean an end to cheap clothing in the UK. It sounds bizarre, but it's all because countries in Asia ...
Iowa Approves $30 Million In I-JOBS AwardsGov Monitor“I created the I-JOBS initiative to build a better, stronger Iowa in response to the devastation of natural disasters. The awards announced today will do ...and more »
Natural disasters: when the gap between poverty and prosperity becomes a chasmThe Daily MaverickBut as Haiti and New Zealand demonstrated, nothing differentiates countries like a natural disaster. By SIPHO HLONGWANE. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit ...and more »
Namibia: Chasing the Dots ... State-Driven Natural DisastersAllAfrica.comThis is why we should look closer at natural disasters. We are seeing what we want to see and blanking out the inconvenient truths? ...and more »
PR UrgentTarps Show High Ernings For 2010PR UrgentDue to the natural disasters of 2010, poly tarps have shown a high volume of sales. It is really amazing how many uses the poly tarp seems to have. ...and more »
CBC.caKatrina, Five Years After: A Coastline Changed Forever?FOXNewsThis week, in a series titled "Hurricane Katrina: Five Years After," FoxNews.com looks back on the costliest natural disaster ever to strike the United ...Sad time in historyDaily American OnlinePoll: Most say US still unprepared for disastersThe Associated PressFive Years after Katrina: FOX13 Looks BackMyFox MemphisInStyle -WatertownDailyTimes.com -Politics Daily (blog)all 4,054 news articles »
Floods, Drought Will Prevent Gains in China's Grain Production This YearBloombergBy Bloomberg News - Sat Aug 28 06:54:58 GMT 2010 Natural disasters may block any increase in China's grain production this year as the worst floods in a ...and more »
Jamaica at risk from losing millions from natural disastersGo JamaicaThe report, which was completed in April last year, was released at a two-day workshop on Disaster Risk Indicators hosted by the Planning Institute of ...
Before Katrina, There Was New York's 1896 Heat WaveU.S. News & World ReportI think this is perhaps the most forgotten natural disaster in American history. We associate natural disasters with the moment the disaster ...
More Counties Declared Natural Disasters From Spring StormsWisconsin Ag ConnectionAs a result, the US Department of Agriculture has declared Chippewa, Eau Claire, Trempealeau and Door Counties as Natural Disaster Areas. ...
Daily MailChaucer pays the price for a string of natural disastersDaily MailAfter so-called fees for ' facultative' insurance - big one-off disasters - rose sharply in the wake of Chile's earthquake, Chaucer (down 1p at 45p) will ...and more »
CBC.caAllen says unity is key to tackling natural disasters such as Gulf spillTheDay.comThe country needs an "agile and flexible" government to respond to disasters such as the Gulf oil spill and Hurricane Katrina, ...Reflecting on the Gulf oil spill: corruption and deceit are to blame for accidentCarolinian (subscription)Daily Buzz: Oil-Eating Microbe Saves the GulfWoman's Day (blog)National Service Agency Convenes Nonprofits and Government Agencies to Respond ...PR Newswire (press release)2TheAdvocate -Gov Monitor -Heliumall 3,003 news articles »
...The science that AB32 is based on is flawed. The above demonstrates how really flawed AB32 is. The increasing impact of natural disasters over recent decades has been well documented, especially the direct economic losses and losses that were insured. Claims...
NC Media Watch
Film captures mind-set of a quake-battered nationMiamiHerald.com12 earthquake -- one of the world's worst natural disasters, said Cardona, who is directing the first documentary produced by The Miami Herald and El Nuevo ...and more »
Team responds to animal emergenciesLebanon Daily NewsIt's well known that natural disasters such as tornadoes and hurricanes take human lives and destroy property. ...
3514 Chinese killed in natural disasters in 2010Calcutta Tube (blog)Beijing, July 8 (IANS) Natural disasters in 2010 have left 3514 people dead and 486 missing in China, and caused economic losses worth 211.39 billion yuan ...
CBC.caWe have abandoned the HaitiansThe GuardianHow countries recover from major natural disasters can define their future political and social destinies. The Boxing Day tsunami in 2004, which killed ...Haiti appeal passes £100m levelBBC NewsEmpowering Haiti: A grassroots plan for disaster response six months after the ...ReliefWeb (press release)The Haiti earthquake six months onIndependentEkklesiaall 759 news articles »
Zim vulnerable to disasters: thinktankThe ZimbabweanHARARE – Zimbabwe is among seven countries considered to be in the “extreme risk” category for states vulnerable to the economic impact of natural disasters ...Haiti and Mozambique most vulnerable to economic losses from 'natural disasters'PreventionWeb (press release)Haiti most at risk from natural disasters: surveystv.tvall 4 news articles »
...disasters in China in the first half of this year have left 3,514 people dead and 486 missing, and caused about 211.39 billion yuan (31.19 billion U.S. dollars) in direct economic losses, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Thursday. Disasters, including earthquakes,...
People's Daily Online
PC WorldNatural Disasters and Global Warming Fuel the Malware FlamesPC WorldOne of the easiest targets for spam and malware is natural disasters. When events like the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, or the massive volcano eruption ...and more »
Natural Disasters Happen. Will Your Home Be Ready?New York TimesBut the odds are far greater that a natural disaster — a hurricane, wildfire or windstorm, for instance — will affect you. Tossing your valuables into the ...and more »
...maybe there is a better way to fund these efforts. However, it has long been my belief that politicians secretly love natural disasters. In fact, didn't the current White House Chief of Staff even say that in the not too distant future. They are a terrible...
To The Center
Insurance War Stories From Natural DisastersNew York Times (blog)What lessons have you learned (good or bad) in the wake of your own brushes with natural disaster? What were you glad you'd done to prepare, ...and more »
Disasters' Silver Lining: GreenWall Street JournalAP When a large number of people die, such as after a massive fire, shooting or natural disaster, Michael Richardson's 15-person ...SBA, Agility Recovery Solutions Launch Small Business PreparednessProgramACA Internationalall 78 news articles »
Louisiana governor Jindal takes active role in dealing with spillWashington PostBut his speech -- urging smaller government and criticizing money for monitoring another source of natural disasters, volcanoes -- was criticized as flat ...and more »
Only Kent (blog)Puerto Rico Earthquake Damage Assessment and Casualties (PICTURES)CNM News NetworkThe earthquake in Puerto Rico is just the latest in a slew of recent natural disasters. From several worldwide earthquakes to the catastrophic flooding in ...Puerto Rico Earthquake 5.9 2010 Full Details,Guide And Reviews ExclusiveStyleblipsPuerto Rico Earthquake 2010 - Sign of More Quakes to ComeGather.comPuerto Rico rattled by early Sunday morning earthquakeExaminer.comall 296 news articles »
Emergency preparedness hearing in McAllenKGBT-TV"We are prepared for whatever hurricanes or natural disasters come our way this year," said Tony Pena, Hidalgo County's Emergency Coordinator. ...Gulf oil spill, hurricane readiness among topics for Texas House committee ...Monitorall 3 news articles »
Government in generalWashington Post (blog)... "tend to make the system even more complex and centralized, and more vulnerable to the next national-security surprise, the next natural disaster, ...and more »
Globe and MailSODAHEAD SLIDESHOW: Worst Man Made TragediesSodaHead NewsBut unlike Hurricane Katrina and the other natural disasters the area has endured, this tragedy was man made and therefore avoidable. ...Land commissioner: Oil spill unlikely to reach Texas coastMonitorGulf Oil Disaster May Cast Long and Costly Economic ShadowLiveScience.comGulf oil spillDetroit Free Press (blog)Pensacola News Journal -KEYC -Sacramento Beeall 13,722 news articles »
Natural Disasters Fill Seers' Calendar in 2012Gold SeekBe warned that his outlook is not for the squeamish and that it suggests 2012 could be a year in which natural disasters impact hundreds of millions of ...and more »
The Real Cost Of Natural DisastersSan Francisco ChronicleBeyond the loss of life and livelihoods, natural disasters generate a huge bill that must be paid to compensate the victims and replace or repair lost ...and more »
...change, Mr. Aquah prescribed the planting of trees to act as wind breakers. He lamented that the devastations arising from natural disasters, particularly in Cross River State, has "posed a very serious socio-economic challenge to the state and nation as huge...
...a variety of more recent earthquakes with consequences still felt today. This richly illustrated pictorial history of natural disasters has been composed from a large selection of images from a wide variety of sources, mostly private collections. These include...
Earthtimes (press release)Allianz sees profits hurt by natural disastersBusinessWeekAllianz said that because of expenses of around euro500 million for major losses from natural disasters in the quarter -- mainly earthquakes in Chile and ...Allianz sees profits hurt by natural disastersBusinessWeekAllianz Sees 1Q Operating Profit Up 21%Wall Street JournalAllianz's first-quarter operating profit up 21%MarketWatchExpatica Germanyall 50 news articles »
...of new and upcoming books addressing a specific aspect of environmentalism. This week we’re recommending books about natural disasters. The AMS Weather Book: The Ultimate Guide to America's Weather (by Jack Williams, $24, University of Chicago Press, 2009):...
Sierra Club Blog
Daily MailCould toads be used to warn humans of impending natural disasters?Daily MailScientists have discovered that common toads have a sixth sense about natural disasters - and can predict when an earthquake is about to strike. ...and more »