Latest Disasters Stories

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.

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.

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.

2011-04-20 06:00:00

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 Us history.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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