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Researchers question emergency water treatment guidelines
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) recommendations for treating water after a natural disaster or other emergencies call for more chlorine bleach than is necessary to kill disease-causing pathogens and are often impractical to carry out, a new study has found. View News Article (2014-04-17)


New Resilience Centre Launched By Cranfield University And The Defence Academy Of The UK
Cranfield University at Shrivenham, in partnership with the Defence Academy of the UK, has launched its new Resilience Centre which aims to provide co-ordinated management advice and training on risk and security and resilience matters. The centre has been founded on the extensive defence and security management and technology expertise available at both Cranfield University at Shrivenham and the... View News Article (2004-07-28)


Hips Don't Lie: Researchers Find More Accurate Technique To Determine Sex Of Skeletal Remains
Research from North Carolina State University offers a new means of determining the sex of skeletal human remains - an advance that may have significant impacts in the wake of disasters, the studying of ancient remains and the criminal justice system. View News Article (2010-07-07)


Greeks get space-based help in wake of deadly fires
Cleanup and rebuilding teams responding to the devastation across Greece caused by this summer's deadly fires are getting help from space. View News Article (2007-09-24)


Researchers study costs of 'dirty bomb' attack in L.A.
A dirty bomb attack centered on downtown Los Angeles' financial district could severely impact the region's economy to the tune of nearly $16 billion, fueled primarily by psychological effects that could persist for a decade. View News Article (2012-04-24)


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)

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