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More, Bigger Wildfires Burning Western U.S.

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Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years – a trend that could continue as climate change causes temperatures to rise and drought to become more severe in the coming decades, according to new research.

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After Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Residents Support Government Mitigation, But Not Footing the Bill

Only a small fraction of New Jersey residents are willing to pay more to reduce the likelihood of severe damage from future hurricanes that hit the state.

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Expert From @Uofnh to Investigate Washington #Landslide

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Media Advisory: GuLF STUDY Update: Four Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

In a telephone press conference, scientists from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, will discuss the Gulf Long-Term Follow-up Study (GuLF STUDY), and what they have learned to date about the 33,000 oil spill clean-up workers and volunteers enrolled in the study.

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Now Is the Time to Prepare for Tornado Season 2014

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Untrained Volunteers May Do Harm as Well as Good During Disasters

In the immediate aftermath of hurricanes, floods and other disasters, it’s not uncommon for people to turn out in large numbers to assist victims, clear debris and chip in on dozens of other tasks to get a community back on its feet.

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It – or Is It?

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UB Volcanologists Can Discuss Safety and Hazards Surrounding High-Risk Volcanoes in Populated Areas

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European Scholars Find Prior Experience Heightens Perceptions of Disaster Risks

Changes in risk perception about hurricanes and nuclear energy also explored in "Risk Analysis."

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Funding Problems Threaten U.S. Disaster Preparedness

In a report published by the Institute of Medicine, authors Jesse Pines, M.D., Seth Seabury, Ph.D., and William Pilkington, DPA, make seven recommendations to provide a road map to enhance the sustainability of preparedness efforts in the United States.

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