Storm Christoph: UK flood response improving, but lockdown confused the messaging

Clear messaging is crucial when dealing with multiple disasters.

Lee Miles, Professor of Crisis & Disaster Management, Bournemouth University • conversation
yesterday ~5 min

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Free online tool calculates risk of COVID-19 transmission in poorly-ventilated spaces

The vital role of ventilation in the spread of COVID-19 has been quantified by researchers, who have found that in poorly-ventilated spaces, the virus can

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 20, 2021 ~6 min

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How to stay safe with a fast-spreading new coronavirus variant on the loose

The new variant has been estimated to be 50% more transmissible. It's already been detected in at least 10 US states.

Byron Erath, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University • conversation
Jan. 17, 2021 ~7 min

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How to stay safe with a new fast-spreading coronavirus variant on the loose

The new variant has been estimated to be 50% more transmissible. It's already been detected in at least 10 US states.

Byron Erath, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University • conversation
Jan. 17, 2021 ~7 min

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After a record 22 billion-dollar disasters in 2020, it's time to overhaul US disaster policy – here's how

NOAA released its list of climate and weather disasters that cost the nation more than $1 billion each. Like many climate and weather events this past year, it shattered the record.

Deb Niemeier, Clark Distinguished Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland • conversation
Jan. 8, 2021 ~11 min

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After a record 22 billion-dollar disasters in 2020, it's time to make US disaster policy more effective and equitable – here's how

NOAA released its list of climate and weather disasters that cost the nation more than $1 billion each. Like many climate and weather events this past year, it shattered the record.

Deb Niemeier, Clark Distinguished Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland • conversation
Jan. 8, 2021 ~11 min

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Preserving cultural and historic treasures in a changing climate may mean transforming them

With growing drought, rising seas and heavier storms, how do we protect Venice and other world treasures? The answer: creative, proactive measures that may alter them in important ways.

Erin Seekamp, Professor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University • conversation
Nov. 13, 2020 ~8 min

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Krakatoa is still active, and we are not ready for the tsunamis another eruption would generate

Indonesia has a warning system for tsunamis generated by earthquakes – but not volcanoes.

Ravindra Jayaratne, Reader in Coastal Engineering, University of East London • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Being outdoors doesn’t mean you're safe from COVID-19 – a White House event showed what not to do

The wind will disperse some virus-carrying respiratory droplets, but not everything. Masks can make the difference.

Thomas A. Russo, Professor and Chief, Infectious Disease, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York • conversation
Oct. 8, 2020 ~7 min

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How many people will migrate due to rising sea levels? Our best guesses aren't good enough

Rising sea levels may trap more people than are displaced.

Shouro Dasgupta, Lecturer in Environmental Economics, Università Ca'Foscari • conversation
Sept. 25, 2020 ~7 min

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