Treasured items become deadly projectiles if not secured by great inventions like Quakehold or clear museum wax/putty during earthquakes. I learned this lesson well through many years in the Bay area of California. A number of my mother's treasured Hummel figurines are now headless or handless.
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Ben Krause of J/P Haitian Relief Organization describes how failures of communication, coordination and collaboration make disaster relief so much harder. XPRIZE Insights is a video series that highlights the leading thinkers of our time.
Japan occupies a special place in the recent history of human development because of its early support for the idea that reducing disaster risk is essential if we are to make progress on sustainable development.
To get a sense for the financial impact of this activity, we looked at the distribution of job valuations for seismic retrofit permits across the time series.
We cannot let up until Keystone North is vanquished, but all signs continue to point to the president nixing TransCanada's cross-border permit. The latest flashing sign is a White House promise to veto a Keystone pipeline bill just passed by Congress.
A 2.4 magnitude earthquake ushered in the New Year near the old Texas Stadium in Irving, TX. The event was yet one more in a series of frequent seismi...
Five years ago on Jan. 12, my friend Charles had just left his office in Port-au-Prince when the 7 magnitude earthquake hit. Once he learned that his wife and children were safe, he ran to find his sister at her university.
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The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 35,000 people in Sri Lanka, injuring more than 21,000. Over 1,000 children were orphaned and more than 7,000 children lost one parent.
The notion that we see our electoral politics as akin to the 2004 Indonesian tsunami or any of the countless other natural disasters which have killed millions without warning is telling. And what it suggests about who we are politically is of far greater concern than which party narrowly captures the Senate in November.
Uzbekistan is an amazing place with very friendly people. Enjoy Tashkent, explore the city by foot and make an effort to meet some of the locals.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions could boost the economy rather than slow it, according to a new study by the Global Commission on the Economy and Cl...
Our cause and effect for our crippling drought are much more cut and dry than how and when the next tremblor is going to strike.
Perhaps not surprisingly, people have been quick to snicker about the Napa earthquake, downplaying its severity. To some extent, this makes sense -- the area was lucky. But while it's easy to cast judgment from afar and say, it's important to remember that these buildings meant something to their inhabitants.
Bottle shock. Crushed. Shaken, not stirred. Whatever word you choose to describe it, the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Napa Valley early Sunday morning has left behind more than spilled wine.