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EARTH: How Sandy changed storm warnings
Superstorm Sandy slammed against the U.S. Eastern Seaboard in October 2012, inundating iconic communities. View News Article (2013-09-26)

Clemson faculty explore how to convert shipping containers into emergency housing
Resources to solve the housing crisis in Haiti may already be on hand. Some Clemson University researchers have been experimenting with ways to convert shipping containers into emergency housing in the hurricane-prone Caribbean, where a surplus of the sturdy boxes often sits in port yards. View News Article (2010-01-18)

Hurricane Katrina survivors struggle with mental health years later, study says
Survivors of Hurricane Katrina have struggled with poor mental health for years after the storm, according to a new study of low-income mothers in the New Orleans area. View News Article (2012-01-26)

Elevated rates of mental health problems among survivors of tsunami
Adult and children in the tsunami-affected areas in Thailand have elevated rates of mental health problems such as symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression up to 9 months after the disaster View News Article (2006-08-02)

Rural America more prepared for disaster — also more vulnerable
From winter storms, to earthquakes, to terrorism — when a disaster strikes a community, who fares better, a rural community or an urban one? A new study at the University of Illinois attempts to understand the differences in how rural and urban citizens across the US respond to disaster. View News Article (2007-01-15)

Study Shows Lack of National Consensus on Teaching K-12 Students about Human-Environmental Impacts
The destruction caused by natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and human activities such as mountaintop removal mining are powerful examples of how the environment and society are tightly interwoven. View News Article (2006-06-30)

The bright future for natural gas in the United States
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has changed the energy landscape. We can now affordably produce natural gas from previously inaccessible rock formations, which has led to increasing natural gas consumption. View News Article (2012-12-12)

Children's Preexisting Symptoms Influence Their Reactions to Disaster Coverage on TV
After a natural disaster occurs, we often find ourselves glued to the TV, seeking out details about the extent of the damage and efforts at recovery. View News Article (2012-11-06)

Cholera vaccine could protect affected communities
A vaccine used to protect travelers from cholera, an infection characterized by diarrhea and severe dehydration, could also be used effectively among those living in cholera-prone (endemic) areas. View News Article (2007-11-27)

World Summit On The Information Society
Nearly 11 000 people, representing multilateral, international and national organisations, business and media from 176 countries met in Geneva last week at the World Summit on the Information Society to discuss how the information revolution can benefit the world community. In the 21st century a convergence of telecommunications, broadcasting, multimedia, and information and communication... View News Article (2003-12-15)

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