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Newswise: S&T-Funded SABER Helps Communities Get Back to Business During and After Disasters

S&T-Funded SABER Helps Communities Get Back to Business During and After Disasters

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Available both on the web and via a mobile app, SABER provides users with a means to upload and share real-time business status information with other organizations, particularly government aid entities such as FEMA, during an emergency or crisis.

Channels: Apps, Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Natural Disasters,

Released:
15-Jan-2020 3:10 PM EST
Newswise: Measuring Disaster Resilience and Response Capabilities with ResponderCQ

Measuring Disaster Resilience and Response Capabilities with ResponderCQ

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T funded the development of guidance and tools to help communities measure their “Capability Quotient (CQ),” which is the readiness to respond to risk and to respond to disruptions of any kind.

Channels: Education, Natural Disasters,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 9:30 AM EST
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Volunteer Tourism Can Aid Disaster Recovery

University of Technology, Sydney

Holidaying in a disaster zone might seem crazy, but "volunteer tourism" can actually help communities recover from natural disasters, a new study finds. And it can offer a unique and rewarding experience for volunteers, if done carefully.

Channels: All Journal News, Earthquakes, Natural Disasters, Entrepreneurship, Immigration, Travel and Transportation, Staff Picks,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Prayers Can Crowd Out Donations for Disaster Victims

University of Wyoming

People who offer prayers for victims of natural disasters may be less likely to donate to those victims, according to research by a University of Wyoming economist.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Natural Disasters, Hurricanes, Economics, Staff Picks,

Released:
26-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Communities must band together to protect against bushfires

Communities must band together to protect against bushfires

University of South Australia

As Australia confronts devastating bushfire conditions, people across the nation are doing all they can to ensure the safety of their homes, property and loved ones. But while many individuals are responding well to bushfire risks, a lack of preparation on the community level could be hampering their efforts, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Science, Geology, Wildlife, Natural Disasters,

Released:
24-Nov-2019 7:05 PM EST
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