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December 06, 2016
Syrian crisis altered region's land and water resources
Stanford CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2016
The Syrian civil war and subsequent refugee migration caused sudden changes in the area's land use and freshwater resources, according to satellite data analyzed by Stanford researchers. The findings, published in the Dec. 5 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, are the first to demonstrate detailed water management practices in an active war zone. Using satellite imagery processed in Google Earth Engine, Stanford researchers determined the conflict in Syria caused agricultural ... read more

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UT professor develops algorithm to improve online mapping of disaster areas
When an 8-magnitude earthquake struck Yingjie Hu's home province of Sichuan, China, in 2008, he was more than 1,000 miles away attending college in Shanghai. While Hu wanted to help, there wasn't mu ... more
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Ukraine moves giant new safety dome over Chernobyl
Ukraine on Tuesday unveiled the world's largest moveable metal structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's doomed fourth reactor to ensure the safety of Europeans for future generations. ... more
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Ukraine to unveil giant new safety dome over Chernobyl
Ukraine was on Tuesday due to unveil the world's largest moveable metal structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's doomed fourth reactor to ensure the safety of future generations across Europe. ... more
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13 held over China power plant collapse as toll hits 74: media
Chinese authorities have detained 13 people in connection with a construction collapse at a power station which killed at least 74 people, state media said Friday, the latest industrial accident in the country. ... more
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Timeline of Chernobyl nuclear disaster
The Chernobyl disaster in then Soviet Ukraine, the worst civil nuclear accident in history, left thousands of people dead or dying and contaminated up to three quarters of Europe. ... more
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China power plant collapse kills 67: media
At least 67 people were killed when part of a power station under construction in China collapsed Thursday, state media reported, the latest industrial accident in a country with a dismal safety record. ... more
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Mexican boy designs bullet-proof backpack
An 11-year-old Mexican boy who lives in a northern city plagued by drug violence and shootouts has designed a bullet-proof backpack with a GPS tracker and an alarm system. ... more
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Pentagon softens rules on carrying of firearms in US
The Pentagon has softened rules on US troops carrying firearms while at government facilities, an action prompted by a series of deadly attacks on uniformed personnel. ... more
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Scientists model mass gatherings, identify the risks of large crowds
The vast majority of mass gatherings come and go without major incident or serious injury. But there are risks lurking in crowds, and researchers at Uppsala University and Harvard University are working to tease them out. ... more
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Thousands flee Myanmar clashes to China: Beijing
At least 3,000 people have fled into China due to fighting in northern Myanmar, Beijing said Tuesday, as the death toll from clashes between the military and ethnic insurgents rose to 10. ... more
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After bloody year, Chicago looks to tougher gun laws
On a recent evening on Chicago's southwest side, an all-too-familiar scene unfolds: within sight of the Windy City's iconic downtown high-rises, dozens of police officers swarm. A 21-year-old man has been shot outside his home. ... more
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How to stop human-made droughts and floods before they start
Alberta's rivers are the main source of water for agriculture in Canada's Prairie provinces. But climate change and increased human interference mean that the flow of these headwaters is under threa ... more
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Fed-up MH370 families to hunt for debris in Madagascar
Relatives of MH370 passengers will travel to Madagascar next month in hopes of re-kindling efforts to find and recover seaborne debris from the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines jet, next-of-kin association Voice370 said Monday. ... more
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Tech would use drones and insect biobots to map disaster areas
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and insect cyborgs, or biobots, to ma ... more
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New Zealand navy ships 'shellshocked' quake tourists to safety
There were tears and hugs in New Zealand Thursday as "shellshocked" tourists who were stranded for days by a massive 7.8 earthquake finally disembarked safely from a warship. ... more
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Foreign medics treat wounded children in Iraq's Mosul
Foreign medics are helping Iraqi special forces personnel treat a growing number of children wounded by intense urban warfare inside the jihadist-held city of Mosul. ... more
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Giant safety arch begins sliding over Chernobyl
A giant arch shielding radioactive waste from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster began sliding into place Monday with a mission of keeping the site safe for generations to come. ... more
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China jails 49 over giant explosions
Chinese courts Wednesday jailed almost 50 people over last year's giant explosions in the port of Tianjin that killed 165 people, state media reported. ... more
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Iraqi investigators examine mass grave site near Mosul
Iraqi investigators carried out an initial examination on Tuesday of a mass grave site discovered in an area south of Mosul that was recently retaken from the Islamic State group. ... more
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Surrounded by big video screens and computers, a team works 24/7 to monitor the slightest threat of an accident at dams used by Brazil's Samarco iron ore mine. ... more
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Italy quake zones fear tourism collapse as displaced total rises
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Colombian president 'inspired' by N. Irish peace process
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said during a visit to Belfast on Thursday he was trying to follow Northern Ireland's path to peace and prosperity. ... more
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