Category Archives: Hazards

UN declares famine in parts of Somalia: What it means

Aid agencies use a five-phase system called the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification(IPC) to determine the severity of a food crisis. These five regions of Somalia fall in the Phase 5 category, which means that means more than two people per 10,000 die … Continue reading

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How to feed 90 million people

Every year, WFP feeds around 90 million people all over the world. But how do we do it? WORLDFOODPROGRAM

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Planet Earth Doesn’t Know How To Make It Any Clearer It Wants Everyone To Leave

An Onion News Parody: EARTH—According to a statement released to the press Tuesday, the planet Earth has “just about run out of ways” to let its roughly 6.9 billion human inhabitants know it wants them all to leave. Following a … Continue reading

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NOAA’s terrifying tornado time-lapse [VIDEO]

By now, most of us know last month was the busiest April ever for tornadic activity; with May hosting the deadliest single tornado on record, the whole country’s talking about the Fujita Scale, core bursting, and Helen Hunt like it’s 1996. For … Continue reading

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Iceland’s Grimsvotn Volcano Erupts

Iceland’s most active volcano started erupting Saturday — just over a year after another eruption on the North Atlantic island shut down European air traffic for days. Iceland’s Meteorological Office confirmed that an eruption had begun at the Grimsvotn volcano, … Continue reading

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New photographs released of tsunami hitting the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station in Japan

Tepco power station’s sea defences seen crumbling as wall of seawater overwhelms facility http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/may/20/japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-japan

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Climate change threatens emerging superpowers, warns report

Some of the “big economies of the future” are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a new study published today. UK consultancy Maplecroft identified Bangladesh and India as the two countries facing the greatest risks to their populations, … Continue reading

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Japan’s ancient tsunami warnings carved in stone

Weathered stone markers recalling the deadly tsunamis of centuries past dot the sawtooth coastline of northeast Japan, serving as silent warnings from the ancestors. One of the monuments on a wooded hillside marks the limit of the tiny village of … Continue reading

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Dramatic New Video of Japan Tsunami

We’ve seen a lot of footage of the tragic Japan tsunami, but this clip is the most horrifying yet. Entitled “South Sanriku — Tsunami seen from Shizugawa High School,” it’s shot from high ground, but toward the end of the video you can … Continue reading

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QUAKED – SKATING IN CHRISTCHURCH AFTER EARTHQUAKE

How to adapt to having your city trashed by an earthquake.  

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