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April 16, 2015
Healthier communities recover better from disasters
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 16, 2015
U.S. communities and federal agencies should more intentionally seek to create healthier communities during disaster preparation and recovery efforts - something that rarely happens now, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. By adding a health "lens" to planning and recovery, a community can both mitigate the health damage caused by disasters and recover in ways that make the community healthier and more resilient than it was before. "We have an opportunity to transform our response to ... read more

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Honeywell emergency signal tracking system passes testing
A global tracking system from Honeywell has passed final acceptance tests for use in the European Space Agency's Galileo search-and-rescue satellite program. ... more
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Aid agencies ready for Yemeni refugee influx in Horn of Africa
Refugees from war-torn Yemen fleeing intense airstrikes are arriving in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, aid agencies said Wednesday, warning of a possible large influx ahead. ... more
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McMurdo receives certification for Kannad navigation interface
McMurdo Group has announced that it has received formal certification from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) for its Kannad Integra ARINC 429 Navig ... more
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Germany snubs Greece's war reparations call as 'dumb'
Germany snubbed Greece's call for more than 278 billion euros ($306 billion) in war payments Tuesday, calling it "dumb" to mix World War II claims with Athens' negotiations for more aid. ... more
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Radiation from Fukushima detected off Canada west coast
Traces of radioactivity originating from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2011 have been detected in a seawater sample collected near Canada's west coast, according to a radiation monitoring group. ... more
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Chemical plant blast, anti-pollution protest in China
More than 800 firefighters battled for almost 24 hours to put out a vast fire at a controversial chemical plant in the Chinese city of Zhangzhou, state media said Tuesday, the second accident at the site in two years. ... more
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Nine dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide: state media
Rescuers are searching for more than 20 miners buried by a landslide at a jade mine in remote war-torn northern Myanmar that killed at least nine people, state media reported Wednesday. ... more
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Baby among 15 killed by landslide in Indian Kashmir
Emergency workers in Indian Kashmir have recovered 15 bodies including that of a three-week-old baby after a landslide triggered by heavy rains buried several houses. ... more
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UN chief calls for more aid for Iraq displaced
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called in Baghdad Monday for Iraq and the international community to increase assistance for over 2.5 million people displaced by violence in the country. ... more
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UN vows to step up Iraq heritage protection
The head of the United Nations cultural body vowed in Baghdad Saturday to step up measures aimed at protecting Iraq's heritage, which has been systematically targeted by jihadist militants. ... more
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Twelve dead in Indonesian landslide
Twelve people were killed and 11 houses buried after a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said Sunday. ... more
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Soils help control radioactivity in Fukushima, Japan
Radiation suddenly contaminates the land your family has farmed and lived on for generations. Can soil play a role in protecting crops and human health? Research in Fukushima, Japan may lend an answ ... more
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German, British skiers killed in Swiss avalanches
Two skiers, a German and a British national, have been killed in avalanches in Switzerland, police said on Saturday. ... more
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Gust of severe storms damage: insurer Swiss Re
Damages from severe thunderstorms have been growing at a much faster rate than all other weather events over the past quarter century, according a report released Wednesday by Swiss Re. ... more
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UN ask for $30mn to help cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu
The United Nations on Tuesday launched an urgent appeal for nearly $30 million to provide life-saving assistance in Vanuatu after the island nation was ravaged by cyclone Pam. ... more
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Japan Plans 250-Mile Chain of Sea Walls to Fend Off Tsunamis
The Japanese government is busy planning to build a series of cement sea walls nearly five stories high along its coastline, saying it's part of an effort to block future tsunamis. A 2011 tsun ... more
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UN disaster meet criticised for lack of targets
Rich countries have been accused of "shirking their responsibility" as a global conference on reducing disaster impact ended with pledges to lower the human cost of catastrophes, but with no firm numerical targets. ... more
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Health, education fears for Vanuatu's child cyclone survivors
Josianna Napuat barely flinched when registered nurse Elizabeth William injected her with a measles vaccine outside her home in Vanuatu's capital Port Vila. ... more
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Fukushima reactor test offers detailed look inside
Confirmation this week that all the fuel inside one of Fukushima's broken reactors has long-since melted leaves the site's Japanese operator with the tricky task of eventually scooping it all out, experts say. ... more
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Cyclone Pam wrecks Vanuatu's tourism sector
A black-hulled boat bobs silently on the aquamarine waters of Port Vila's harbour in the tropical paradise of Vanuatu, a thatched roof perched on top like a straw hat. ... more
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Vanuatu slams lack of aid coordination, says food running out
Vanuatu has hit out at aid groups swarming the cyclone-ravaged Pacific nation over a lack of coordination, which it said cost precious time getting help to those in need, while warning food will run out in a week. ... more
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Mount Fuji climbers should wear helmets: Japan officials
Climbers tackling Japan's highest peak Mount Fuji will be urged to wear a helmet and goggles, authorities said Wednesday, after more than 60 people died when a nearby volcano erupted without warning last year. ... more
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Rapid coastal population growth may leave many exposed to sea-level rise
The number of people potentially exposed to future sea level rise and associated storm surge flooding may be highest in low-elevation coastal zones in Asia and Africa, according to new projections p ... more
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Aid starts flowing to Vanuatu as remote islands plead for help
Aid began arriving in some of cyclone-hit Vanuatu's worst affected islands Wednesday but others remain isolated, with flights over the Pacific nation showing desperate villagers spelling out the letter "H" for help. ... more
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