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Noam Chomsky on surviving the 21st century

A great talk given by Professor Noam Chomsky at Durham University on a range of topics having to do with ‘survival in the 21st century’. One of the most well-known public intellectual speakers in the world today, Chomsky has made significant contributions to linguistics, philosophy, politics and various other fields. 78 more words

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Rubbish patches in ocean

Plastic rubbish and other debris in the ocean is an increasing environmental problem and ecological hazard. Unfortunately many of the things we waste often persist in the environment in surprising yet extremely damaging ways. 322 more words

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Twitter and wildfires: Microblogging emergency information

Catrin Edgeley, a student on the MSc in Risk programme at Durham University, explains the pros and cons of using microblogging sites such as Twitter and Facebook to relay emergency information about wildfire hazards. 782 more words
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New scholarships offered for MSc/MA Programmes in Risk

IHRR in conjunction with Collingwood College, is offering new scholarships for the Risk Masters.

The scholarships, made possible thanks to a generous donation from a Durham alumnus, are open to applicants commencing their studies in 2014 and who are wishing to study one of the courses below: 433 more words

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Fires in Indonesia

Dense smoke clouds in central Sumatra, Indonesia produced by human-made fires, many of which are a result of palm oil and pulpwood plantations. Indonesia is the world’s largest… 124 more words

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Landslide losses – raising the profile in the USA

Landslide losses in the USA

The two dramatic landslides of the last few weeks in the USA has undoubtedly raised the profile of this natural hazard.  468 more words

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