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Friday, January 26, 2018

January 26

What happened this week?

Earthquake hits Gulf of Alaska, prompting tsunami warningsA 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early on Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast. ... Read more
Interesting Facts

No, the Moon can’t help you predict the next earthquake. The popular myth that strong earthquakes happen during certain Moon phases has no basis in science, according to new research. ... Read more

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

A technology many hoped would fight climate change would cause even bigger environmental problems, scientists sayWidespread use of a futuristic energy technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere would create severe environmental problems, scientists argue in a new critique, casting doubt on one potential method of helping humanity escape the worst effects of climate change. ... Read more

Geoengineering Would Bring About A Different Kind Of Climate Change NightmareThe world is warming, perhaps unstoppably – and the only solution is to blanket the sky with aerosols. Sunlight levels will drop, the days will darken, and the planet’s path to overheating will be diverted. ... Read more

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