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With focus on natural disasters, UN risk reduction forum opens in Mexico - UN News Centre


25 May 2017 – Opening a major United Nations conference on risk reduction in Cancun, Mexico, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed cautioned that the world would not reach its development goals without tackling climate change and disaster risk.

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:10:14 GMT | MORE DETAILS

EU set to foot bill for reconstruction costs after local disasters - BBC ... - BBC News


EU funding for reconstruction in local disaster zones will nearly double under new proposals.and more »

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:45:01 GMT | MORE DETAILS

How damage from May 2017 storms compares to the costliest Texas disasters ever - Laredo Morning Times


Laredo mayor Pete Saenz declared the city a disaster area Tuesday afternoon, meaning damages to the Gateway City exceed $900,000. City Fire Chief Steve Landin said Laredo crossed this threshold due to destruction at the World Trade Bridge alone, ...

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:11:13 GMT | MORE DETAILS

4 Ways President Trump's Budget Takes Aim at FEMA and Disaster ... - Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)


In a recent post I explained how cuts to FEMA's budget would make disasters more costly and harmful. The Trump administration's full budget proposal, released ...and more »

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:34:00 GMT | MORE DETAILS

The science of preparing cities for natural disasters - GreenBiz


As Robert Muir-Wood sees it, there's a basic flaw in how cities perceive disaster risk. City leaders tend to look back at recent history to understand how well prepared they are for big storms, earthquakes, tsunamis or volcanic eruptions. Instead, they ...

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:16:06 GMT | MORE DETAILS

BIGGEST LIAR: Alex Jones Says Government Weather Weapons Causing Natural Disasters - The Ring of Fire Network


Alex Jones believes that government “weather weapons”, and not climate change, are behind some of the worst natural disasters in the United States. By downplaying the role of climate change and promoting these conspiracy theories, he's doing severe ...and more »

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:04:57 GMT | MORE DETAILS

New, faster Internet protocol for disasters proposed - Network World


The Internet isn't fast enough, or bandwidth capacious enough for data-intensive emergency traffic during disaster response such as in hurricanes and earthquakes, scientists think. Video streams of flood scenes, say, along with laser mapping ...

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:02:31 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Risk of natural disasters doubled since 1975, study says - Daily Mail


Billions of people around the world are now exposed to devastating natural disasters, including earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions, according to a new study. In the last few decades, the risk has dramatically increased; the number of people ...

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:08:46 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Disasters, conflicts displaced nearly 2.8 million people within India in 2016: Report - Hindustan Times


Disasters, conflicts displaced nearly 2.8 million people within India in 2016: Report. “Conflict is largely linked to identity and ethnicity, and it has taken the form of violent secessionist and identity-based movements as well as localised violence ...

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:31:44 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Disasters Tied to Alcohol Abuse, PTSD in Young Victims - Medscape


SAN DIEGO, California — Adolescents with high exposure to major disasters have elevated levels of alcohol abuse and emotional trauma compared with their peers with lower exposure to these events, new research shows. Youth who lived through both ...

Sun, 21 May 2017 21:12:21 GMT | MORE DETAILS

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  • MOST RISKY AREAS FOR A Mw 6.5+ EARTHQUAKE IN MAY 2017
  • 01. JAPAN (7.28%)
  • 02. PAPUA NEW GUINEA (7.15%)
  • 03. CHILE (6.82%)
  • 04. INDONESIA (6.07%)
  • 05. CHINA (4.37%)
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  • 08. MEXICO (3.16%)
  • 09. PERU (2.25%)
  • 10. SEA OF OKHOTSK (2.22%)
  • 11. ALASKA (2.18%)
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  • 13. TURKEY (2.06%)
  • 14. VANUATU (2.04%)
  • 15. CALIFORNIA (2.03%)
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  • 01. SUNDAY (15.1739%)
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