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Saturday, June 15, 2013

June 14, 2013

What happened this week?

Residents hope for best, brace for worst as wildfire sizzles near Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Colorado (CNN) - As early Saturday, 473 homes had been destroyed, with at least 15 others suffering partial damage. This is the second time in a year that the Colorado Springs area has faced a mammoth wildfire. Last summer's Waldo Canyon Fire burned down about 350 homes and 18,000 acres. ... Read more

Interesting Facts

Earthquake acoustics could warn of impending tsunami
Stanford scientists have identified key acoustic characteristics of the 2011 Japan earthquake that indicated it would cause a large tsunami, and suggested that the technique could be applied worldwide to create an early warning system for massive tsunamis... Read more

B.C. due for mega-earthquake along coast
The last massive earthquake that shook the south coast of British Columbia took place on Jan. 26, 1700, say researchers who have been able to use sediment samples taken from the sea floor off the coast of Vancouver Island to reveal the Pacific coast's seismic history...Read more

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Risk Management: Fixed & Mobile Enterprise Adoption Trends

Risk management practices related to telecommunications management have evolved as cloud computing and mobility have broadened the span of accessibility to business information. In this regard, the emphasis of risk management is primarily focused on information security and technical integrity..Read more

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