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Natural Disasters, April 18

It was on this day in 1906 an earthquake in San Francisco destroyed most of the city.  In 1880 an F4 tornado killed 99 people in Marshfield, Missouri.

Natural Disasters

Six Killed, Nine Missing In Avalanche On Everest

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to climb the world’s highest peak, killing at least six… 328 more words

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getting back into it

So yes, it has been more than three months than my last post, bringing up the question: what have I been doing since then?  Answer: nothing.   732 more words


3 More Washington Mudslide Victims Identified

(EVERETT, Wash.) — Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso last month, leaving four names left on the list of the missing. 85 more words

CRS -- Green Infrastructure and Issues in Managing Urban Stormwater

Green Infrastructure and Issues in Managing Urban Stormwater (PDF)
Source: Congressional Research Service (via National Agricultural Law Center)

For decades, stormwater, or runoff, was considered largely a problem of excess rainwater or snowmelt impacting communities.

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Congressional Research Service

“There is nothing ‘natural’ about natural disasters. We should understand that the disaster part results solely from human influences.”

Ekbal Hussain, University of Leeds

Natural Hazard

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