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2011-05-23 22:22:17

Johns Hopkins University bioethicists say disaster-response planning has generally overlooked the special needs of people who suffer from pre-existing and serious mental conditions. Survivors already diagnosed with schizophrenia, dementia, addictions and bipolar disorder are vulnerable long before a disaster strikes, they point out. In a commentary appearing in the June issue of the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, faculty from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics say that...

2011-05-09 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent outbreaks of deadly tornadoes across Southern and Midwest states are a reminder of the potential for natural disasters to cause property damage and take lives. They also serve as a reminder to take precautions that can lessen the impact. Throughout the month of May, Building Safety Month, International Code Council Members are providing opportunities for the public and builders to learn about building safety by sharing ideas...

2011-04-29 08:00:00

BEIJING, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides leading turn-key solutions in China for water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and the pollution control markets, announced today that the company will attend the 2nd Beijing International Disaster Reduction and Emergency Technology & Equipment Expo at the China World Trade Center in Beijing from May 8 to May 10, 2011. The...

2011-04-21 09:35:00

Students develop creative PSAs to explain why monetary donations are the best way to help after international disasters WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) today announced the winners of the 2011 PSAid: Public Service Announcements for International Disasters competition. The annual student contest asks students from across the country to create radio and print public service announcements (PSAs) that demonstrate...

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2011-04-20 06:00:00

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com As we count down the days until Earth Day, April 20 falls on the one year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe that brought on the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. The irony of the date is uncanny, but the true story regarding this anniversary is how well the Gulf of Mexico has recovered from this incident. Analysts continued to anticipate the worst last year as the oil kept gushing into the Gulf, closing federal waters and leaving...

2011-04-08 00:00:27

Recent catastrophic disasters and chaos in the Middle East have sparked fear around the world creating a renewed interest in modern shelters. Green Eye Technology provides luxury military-grade structures which can withstand the strongest storms as well as nuclear, biological or chemical disaster. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 7, 2011 The world is abuzz with fear that the end may be close. If recent headlines are any indication of what's to come, those fears might be valid. With catastrophic...

2011-03-17 19:53:48

The psychological impact of natural disasters such as the Japan earthquake can be revealed in the way people inherently respond to unpredictable situations, according to a psychology expert at Queen Mary, University of London. Dr Magda Osman, Psychology Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, and author of Controlling Uncertainty: Decision-making and Learning in Complex Worlds, said the disaster had a devastating immediate effect on tens of thousands of people in Japan but the true...

2011-03-02 13:05:39

When a disaster's physical evidence is gone -- debris removed, shooter arrested, ashes cold -- the psychological effects of the disaster on emergency responders and civilians involved still may burn. Emergency mental health, a field often overlooked in the chaos, is a vital component of any disaster response, but may not be well represented in emergency preparedness planning. Trained mental health responders to the Continental Flight 3407 disaster outside Buffalo in 2009 share their lessons...

2010-11-20 00:00:48

An innovative training program and toolkit launched today by World Wildlife Fund and the American Red Cross will provide field staff in humanitarian aid organizations, governments and conservation agencies with the resources to help ensure that disaster recovery and reconstruction efforts not only protect communities from future disasters but also are environmentally sustainable. Washington, DC (Vocus) November 19, 2010 An innovative training program and toolkit launched today by World...

2010-10-13 08:20:00

More than 2.5 billion people at risk in urban areas WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction today the American Red Cross is releasing the 2010 World Disasters Report with a warning that the next urban disaster could be even worse than the January earthquake in Haiti which killed an estimated 230,000 people. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo:...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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