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10 States Most at Risk Of Disaster

History is punctuated with disasters. Vesuvius, the China floods, the San Francisco earthquake, the Indian Ocean tsunami, and countless other catastrophes dot the timeline with damage, loss and destru…

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Sicily’s Mount Etna Erupts

Europe's highest active volcano, Italy's Mount Etna, erupted again this week. The eruption, which spewed blood-red molten lava and grey and white ash into the air, is the 24th in a series that started…

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Much of the East Coast is gripping for what is likely to be an historic and devastating hurricane. With Sandy expected to impact areas not used to such extreme conditions, tens of millions of people w…

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Understanding The Energy Of Earthquakes

In 2010, we saw floods in Pakistan, China and the United States, a massive earthquake in Haiti, crippling heatwaves in Russia, and massive ice melts in the Arctic...not to mention that it was the hott…

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Are You Ready For Global Wildfire Awareness Week?

May 1st marks the beginning of the International Association of Wildland Fire's (IAWF) Global Wildfire Awareness Week. The event will be celebrated all over the Northern Hemisphere, and runs until May…

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You Can Prepare For a Natural Disaster

"If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."  Dalai Lama Home sick, watching the world news on TV, Kleenex soaked with tears …

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When Haiti Falls Apart: Making Sense of Mass Tragedy

A little more than five years ago, I was on my honeymoon in Sri Lanka. It was a few days before Christmas and I was on a beach on the southern coast of the island trying, in my mind, to figure out how…

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