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El Niño stunts children's growth in Peru
Extreme weather events, such as El Niño, can have long-lasting effects on health, according to research published in the open access journal Climate Change Responses.  View News Article (2014-11-25)

A world novelty for an improved tsunami early warning
After completing their simulation component in the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System (GITEWS), the team for tsunami modelling of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association has presented the currently leading software system for tsunami events with the potential for catastrophe. View News Article (2008-07-10)

Understanding the scent of death
Well-trained cadaver dogs can be remarkably adept at discerning the smell of human remains from those of animals. View News Article (2016-04-07)

Better method for forecasting hurricane season
A better method for predicting the number of hurricanes in an upcoming season has been developed by a team of University of Arizona atmospheric scientists.  View News Article (2015-04-01)

Sri Lankan children affected by war, tsunami, daily stressors
Two studies on children in Sri Lanka who survived the 2004 tsunami and ongoing civil war there found that it's not these stressful events alone that contributed to the youths' psychological health, but also daily stressors like domestic violence that are exacerbated by traumatic events and continue after the disasters. View News Article (2010-07-15)

Tweets during 2013 Colorado floods gave engineers valuable data on infrastructure damage
Tweets sent during last year's massive flooding on Colorado's Front Range were able to detail the scope of damage to the area's infrastructure, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder. View News Article (2014-09-04)

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)

Geological foundations for smart cities: Comparing early Rome and Naples
Geological knowledge is essential for the sustainable development of a "smart city" -- one that harmonizes with the geology of its territory. View News Article (2015-04-30)

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)

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