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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia

Sep. 9, 2015 — The social vulnerability indices used in climate change and natural hazards research can also be used in other contexts such as disease outbreaks, new research suggests. The study illustrates how ... read more

Finding Missing People Faster

Sep. 9, 2015 — The mobile app, developed with the support of SAR teams around the nation, provides step-by-step instructions on search plans for first responders and response teams and provides search guidance, ... read more

Study Shows How Investments Reflected Shift in Environmental Views

Sep. 3, 2015 — A new study is the first to use financial investors' actions, rather than self-reported opinions, to investigate the trans-Atlantic difference in public opinion on climate change and the ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — In crisis situations, aid organizations have to manage the great numbers of volunteers who spontaneously appear wanting to help. Researchers have taken a look at how to better recruit, retain and ... read more

Psychological Consequences Remain Profound in Coastal Areas of Tohoku

Sep. 2, 2015 — A second round of aggregate findings from a study has revealed that depressive symptoms continue to be higher in coastal areas than in inland areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the ... read more

Smaller Cities in Developing World Often Unprepared for Disaster

Sep. 1, 2015 — While many planners focus on the threat of natural disasters to major metropolises around the world, a new study shows smaller cities are often even less equipped to handle such ... read more

Post-Hurricane Recovery Analysis

Aug. 26, 2015 — Ten years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast, researchers have analyzed and documented the recovery effort for the state. Initial reports on housing, infrastructure and ... read more

Flood Damage After Hurricane Katrina Could Have Been Prevented, Experts Say

Aug. 24, 2015 — A decade after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, experts say the flooding that caused over 1,800 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage could have been prevented had the U.S. Army Corps ... read more

Giving Pharmacists the Power to Combat Opioid Overdoses

Aug. 24, 2015 — In response to the growing opioid crisis, several states, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island, have granted pharmacists the authority to provide naloxone rescue kits without a prescription to ... read more

Blacks Hit Hardest by Public-Sector Job Losses During Recession

Aug. 24, 2015 — A new study found that public-sector job cuts during and after the Great Recession disproportionately impacted African-Americans, especially women, and have increased racial disparity in the public ... read more

Exploring the Link Between Globalization and Stress

Aug. 21, 2015 — A direct relationship exists between stress and globalization -- for instance, transnational corporations and transnational economics -- according to a recent ... read more

Identifying the Factors That Contribute to Flood Fatalities

Aug. 21, 2015 — Levels of economic development, population, investment, openness and education can all impact the total amount of human misery and economic devastation caused by floods, according to a new ... read more

Social Security, Social Safety

Aug. 20, 2015 — Security and safety could be improved if researchers from very disparate disciplines - humanities, computer science and politics - were to work together, according to new research. Moreover, such ... read more

World Should Heed Lessons from Hurricane Katrina, Economist Says

Aug. 20, 2015 — An environmental economist makes the case for coastal protection plans like those adopted by Louisiana for the world's most at-risk ... read more

Social Media Is Transforming Emergency Communications

Aug. 19, 2015 — Emergency organizations have only started using social media mainly as a response to the presence of the public in them. in the case of an emergency (a terror attack, hurricane or an earthquake), ... read more

Researchers Report on Hurricane Sandy's Mental Health Impact on Older Adults

Aug. 18, 2015 — Strong neighborhood relationships reduced the incidence of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder among older adults exposed to Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm that devastated the Northeast ... read more

Analytics for Resilience

Aug. 10, 2015 — Statistical models are playing an increasingly important role in risk analysis and helping the United States and other countries around the globe mitigate the effects of natural and human-made ... read more

Cybersecurity Experts to Discuss Tricky Balance Between Data Sharing and Privacy

Aug. 4, 2015 — In its efforts to curb criminal activity, should the government be allowed to see confidential consumer data collected by businesses? Or does the right to privacy trump such intrusions? The conflict ... read more

Not-for-Profit Hospitals May Not Trump for-Profits in Providing Uncompensated Care

Aug. 3, 2015 — While not-for-profit hospitals receive substantial tax benefits, some do not provide free or subsidized care for a higher percentage of patients living in poverty than their for-profit counterparts, ... read more

Internet Accessibility an Important Factor in Government Transparency

Aug. 3, 2015 — County governments in densely populated urban areas tend to be more transparent on their official websites if their citizens have good Internet access, a new study has ... read more

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