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Reforming the European Union Solidarity Fund

The EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) was created in 2001 to enable the European Union (EU) to respond to major disasters (floods, earthquakes, severe droughts…) inside the EU and in countries involved in accession negotiations. 1,186 more words

PUBLICATIONS

New report on emergency risks in Victoria

A new report  (download pdf) from the Victorian government highlights the range of emergency risks that Victoria faces and their severity relative to each other. 270 more words

Australia

Make an erupting volcano!

Here is a really good video on how to make your own erupting volcano using bits and pieces you can find around the house… and a few bits you might need to go and buy from a craft shop. 40 more words

Fourth Anniversary of Gulf Oil Spill: Wildlife Is Still Suffering from Toxic Cover Up

Washington’s Blog
April 14, 2014
As we noted at the time, and on the first (and here), second and third anniversaries of BP’s Gulf oil spill, BP and the government made the spill much worse by dumping toxic dispersant in the water in an attempt to to sink – and so temporarily hide – the oil. 1,632 more words

Health And Wellness

No room for error? Fukushima basements mistakenly flooded with 200 tons of radioactive water

A pump at Japan’s battered Fukushima power plant has mistakenly flooded its basements with highly contaminated cooling-tank water. But the latest mishap follows a far more worrying discovery about one last year’s leak. 210 more words

World News

No room for error? Fukushima basements mistakenly flooded with 200 tons of radioactive water

A pump at Japan’s battered Fukushima power plant has mistakenly flooded its basements with highly contaminated cooling-tank water. But the latest mishap follows a far more worrying discovery about one last year’s leak. 210 more words

World News

Collecting Bike Stories in Serendipitous Meetings

Yesterday, I made a new friend. There are those who quietly lead very inspiring lives. For anyone who, like me, needs a little dusting off this morning before going back into the fray, I share this. 496 more words