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Can Slow Creep Along Thrust Faults Help Forecast Megaquakes?

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In Japan and areas like the Pacific Northwest where megathrust earthquakes are common, scientists may be able to better forecast large quakes based on periodic increases and decreases in the rate of slow, quiet slipping along the fault.

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University of Missouri Program Provides Tools for Educators Supporting Children Involved in Natural Disasters, Crises

The Disaster and Community Crisis Center (DCC) at the University of Missouri is developing tools that can help children and youth affected during this disaster as well as future events. Recently, the program released animated, online disaster preparedness videos that will aid teachers and counselors who work with school-aged children.

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Less ‘Gloom and Doom’, More Action Needed Ahead of Winter Storm

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Top Stories 11 Dec 2015; New Forensic Science Breakthroughs, Breast Cancer Treatment Difference by Age, Racial Disparities in Dialysis, and More...

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At 2015 SRA Meeting: Automaker Liability, World Refugee Crises, Risk and Resilience

Journalists are invited as guests to find great news leads and meet experts at the Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA, December 6-10, 2015.

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Mobile Phone Data Helps Ongoing Quake Relief Effort in Nepal

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Researchers from the University of Southampton are using mobile phone data to monitor the movement of people affected by the earthquake in Nepal and help with the continuing relief effort in the country.

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Using Google Street View to Assess the Engineering Impact of Natural Disasters on Buildings

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Photographs from Google Street View before and after a major natural disaster could help researchers and civil engineers to assess the damage to buildings and improve resistance against future events, according to new research from the University of Southampton.

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Hurricane Patricia: FSU Experts Available to Comment on Hurricane

FSU's internationally recognized experts are available to provide commentary on Hurricane Patricia.

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Experts Available to Discuss Patricia, Strongest Hurricane on Record

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USGS Raises Questions About NASA Study Claiming 99.9% Chance of a Magnitude-5 or Greater Earthquake Striking Los Angeles Within Three Years

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After scientists led by NASA publish a study in the journal Earth and Space Science, the U.S. Geological Survey issues statement that raises doubts on the studies earthquake forecasts for the greater Los Angeles area.

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#UIC expert available to discuss privatization of public infrastructure in the wake of South Carolina's flood damage

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International Research Team Finds Thriving Wildlife Populations in Chernobyl

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A team of international researchers, including James Beasley, assistant professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and the Warnell School Forestry and Natural Resources, has discovered abundant populations of wildlife at Chernobyl, the site of the 1986 nuclear accident.

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How High's the Water Mama? @VTresearch Experts Can Tell You What's Next

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14 Million People Could Lose Power From Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin could result in power failure for as many as 14 million people, according to power outage forecasts by researchers at Texas A&M University and University of Michigan.

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American Volcanoes: Complacency, Uncertainty Contribute to Risks

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To combat complacency and improve disaster preparedness, a University at Buffalo researcher is heading a new project focusing on two locations: Kīlauea in the Hawaiian Islands, and the Long Valley caldera and volcanic field in eastern central California.

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New Book Details Long-Term Impact of Katrina on New Orleans-Area Children

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A new book details, over a seven year period, the impact of Hurricane Katrina on children in New Orleans and surrounding areas. It includes insights into why and how children's post-disaster trajectories differed and provides policy recommendations for lessening children's suffering in the next disaster.

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For Journalists Covering the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Following Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Experts Are Available

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Disaster Research Experts to Discuss Lasting Impacts of Hurricane Katrina

Leading up to the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, nationally acclaimed disaster experts will gather at Tulane University for a one-day conference highlighting interdisciplinary research on outcomes for storm survivors.

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Flood Damage After Katrina Could Have Been Prevented, S&T Expert Says

A decade after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, experts say the flooding that caused over 1,800 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage could have been prevented had the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retained an external review board to double-check its flood-wall designs.