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Apr 07, 2014 10:05 am |

Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come

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By Greenland’­s immense ice sheet is melting as a result of climate change.Credit Kadir van Lohuizen for The New York Times

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported on Monday, and ...
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Apr 07, 2014 09:24 am |

The 10 Cities Most At Risk Of Being Hit By Natural Disasters

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Swiss Re, a global reinsurance company, has analyzed the disaster potential for 616 of the world’s largest cities (PDF).

 

Each city is ranked according to its potential for earthquakes, storms, storm surges, tsunamis, and river floods. For each type of disaster, Swiss Re devised an extreme weather scenario in which defenses fail and the human ...

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Mar 29, 2014 11:43 am |

La Habra earthquake highlights need for tsunami preparedness in beach cities

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LONG BEACH >> Just one day after authorities held a tsunami evacuation drill in Huntington Beach, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake centered in La Habra rattled the Southland, highlighting the need for tsunami preparedness.

“I didn’t even know it was tsunami preparedness week, to tell you the truth,” Aleena ...

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Mar 29, 2014 11:34 am |

LAX union report on last year’s shooting calls for better emergency preparedness

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LOS ANGELES — Thousands of Los Angeles International Airport workers had no idea what to do when a gunman opened fire last year in a terminal because they were inadequately trained to deal with an emergency, according to a union report.

Members of SEIU United Service Workers ...

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Mar 29, 2014 11:19 am |

Video Games That Teach Emergency Preparedness

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Everyday we see new disasters strike around the world. From earthquakes, typhoons, to devastating fires, the list could go on and on. What makes the heartache even worse is that most of the time those hit with the disasters are ill-equipped to handle them. They have no ...

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Mar 29, 2014 11:00 am |

University of Southern California offers free emergency preparedness program

By: Ashley Bennett

The University of Southern California (USC) has unveiled a new program geared toward emergency preparedness and safety entitled the USC Community Emergency Preparedness Project (USC-CEPP). The project will be run through the USC’s Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE).

The project will work to both ...

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Mar 29, 2014 10:56 am |

Will global warming leave LA’s poor underwater?

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New research could help the city anticipate the impact of rising sea levels on its beaches and neighborhoods

LOS ANGELES — A contractor laughed when Robin Rudisill asked, more than five years ago, if she should consider the impact of rising sea levels in her plans for ...

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