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Researcher's Fieldwork Builds Understanding of Community Resilience, Recovery in Face of Disaster

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A researcher at the University of Kansas is part of a $20 million, five-year project funded by National Institute of Standards and Technology that enables engineers, computer scientists, economists, urban planners and sociologists to study how communities recover from disaster and become more resilient to future adversity.

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The Hidden Traumas of Disaster

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In the aftermath of disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, epidemics, armed conflict, and the like – it is difficult to describe the true extent of damage wrought on society.

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Handling Disasters Differently Critical For Coastal Cities

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The field of urban planning is gaining interest as cities around the world, including nearby Houston, are facing increased exposure to weather-related risks and hazards ranging from sea level rise and flooding to temperature build-up and urban heat island effect.

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Government Funding of Hospital Coalitions a Good Deal, ASU Research Finds

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New research by Arizona State University Professor Jonathan Helm finds that not only do health-care coalitions that share information have better patient outcomes, the benefits extend far beyond disasters.

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Texas Tech Researchers Develop Method to Assess Damage from Natural Disasters

The team from the Debris Impact Facility can measure debris volume using drones, then develop an information-based model to determine the cost of cleanup.

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National Wind Institute Awarded $1.46-Million Research Contract

Texas Tech University’s National Wind Institute (NWI) has been awarded a four-year research contract from Risk Management Solutions (RMS), a catastrophe risk modeling company, worth $1.46 million.

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Put Your Money Where Your Home Is: SJU Actuary's Natural Disaster Advice for Homeowners

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Grading Schools in Light of Hurricane Harvey Is "Unjust" According to Professor

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At a House Public Education Committee hearing last month, superintendents asked the state to waive the accountability ratings that are tied to students’ scores on state standardized tests this spring.

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North American Storm Clusters Could Produce 80 Percent More Rain

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Major clusters of summertime thunderstorms in North America will grow larger, more intense, and more frequent later this century in a changing climate

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Sea Level Rise Experts Discuss Projected Increases in Delaware

A geologist for the state of Delaware and a climate scientist unpack the results of a recent report on sea level rise and talk about how projected increases may affect the First State and other areas on the Atlantic Seaboard.







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