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Feb 09, 2014 10:25 am |

Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Study for the City of Los Angeles

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NOTE: I was pleased to play a small part in this study by providing information. I appreciate the acknowledgement of my participation in this report in Appendix 3: Sea-Level Rise Impacts and Flooding Risks in the Context of Social Vulnerability: An Assessment for the City of Los Angeles by Dr. Julia A. Ekstrom and ...

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Feb 09, 2014 09:36 am |

The Many Disasters Behind the West Virginia Chemical Disaster

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By Zoë Schlanger

When 10,000 gallons of industrial chemicals leak out of a tank built in the 1930s, one mile upriver from a treatment plant that supplies water to hundreds of thousands of people, it may be time for regulators to ask themselves some unpleasant questions.

That’s what is happening now in ...

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Feb 09, 2014 09:30 am |

Great March for Climate Action, March 1, 2014

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On Saturday, March 1, at 9:00 a.m. (8:30 a.m. press conference), join the SoCal Climate Action Coalition 350 and its regional partners to help kick off the Great March for Climate Action. Thousands are projected to join the mobilized mass movement starting in the Port of Los Angeles, with hundreds continuing to march 3,000 ...

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Feb 09, 2014 09:16 am |

FEMA Promises To Revise State Disaster Planning Guidance To Require Consideration Of Climate Change Impacts

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Earlier this month, NRDC got encouraging news from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) about its intentions to update its guidance for state hazard mitigation planning: the agency will be revising the guidance to more explicitly require state governments to consider  the impacts of climate change and prioritize preparedness. A revised draft from FEMA ...

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Feb 09, 2014 09:07 am |

2013’s Global Disasters Killed More, Cost Less, Report Says

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Natural disasters in 2013 killed more than 20,000 people and caused around $125 billion in damages, reported reinsurer Munich Re on Tuesday, Jan. 7. The year’s disaster-related death toll was higher than 2012, but below the average of the previous 10 years, which was 106,000. The company also reported that monetary losses ...

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