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The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

24 September 2019

Hoehne, Colorado, United States

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Las Animas County in Colorado is a large rural and remote area which makes it difficult for emergency responders to access people in a timely manner. To address this, emergency medical responder (EMR) classes are bein...

The Daily Climate

Laurie Mazur

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29 August 2019

Missoula, Montana, United States

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Adapting to climate change takes planning and partnerships. In Missoula, Montana, partnerships with nonprofits like Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) and Climate Smart Missoula reinforce the city’s climate planning. TEX c...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Wyatt Massey

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27 August 2019

Decatur, Alabama, United States

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Rather than wait for disaster to strike, a network of churches across the Southern United States brings volunteers together to pack buckets with the essentials to prepare for families whose homes have been damaged by ...

CBS News

Nichole Marks

21 July 2019

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Designing room for rivers and coastlines can mitigate catastrophe. Following a massive flood in 1953, the Dutch government reallocated its resources toward disaster prevention and mitigation. Through measures like bui...

Greater Greater Washington

Natasha Riddle

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27 June 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

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Solar energy allows for housing that is both affordable and resilient to climate change and other emergencies. In Washington D.C., Jubilee Housing, non-profit that creates affordable housing, partnered with New Partne...

azcentral

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert

Andrew Nicla

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18 June 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Arizona’s Department of Transportation is taking steps to reduce dust-related car crashes with the help of over $50 million in federal funding. Changes include making the highway wider, improving radar detection of du...

Ensia

David Soll

13 June 2019

United States

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The rollout of the Green New Deal signals a changing culture and mindset toward climate change. While many past responses have been on the individual level – not using plastic straws or carrying reusable bags when goi...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

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3 June 2019

Ganjam, Odisha, India

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A group of women in the state of Odisha, India works as the district's disaster responders in an area that has seen a record number of monsoons and other tropical storms. The women, many of whom live in the region's m...

KQED

Lauren Sommer

3 June 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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In the Rancho Santa Fe neighborhood of California, one neighborhood was designed and built to protect homes from wildfires. Included in the design was certain regulations, like regulating weeds, brush, and mulch, and ...

Rolling Stone

Andrea Marks

16 May 2019

United States

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Climate change is impacting not just the environment but the way in which humans are able to exist within the altered landscape. As ecosystems shift, storms worsen and loss of homes continues to rise, the mental healt...

Half Moon Bay Review

Libby Leyden

15 May 2019

San Mateo, California, United States

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San Mateo County’s coastside residents have created their own, volunteer-based disaster response system. Considering that they make up just 5% of the county’s population, and are just as much at risk for natural disas...

KXAN Austin

Erin Cargile

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29 April 2019

West, Texas, United States

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After a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, the state has developed a safety course that focuses on fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate – one of the causes of the deadly fire years ago. While the course is still ...

Ensia

Laurie Mazur

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23 April 2019

De Soto, Missouri, United States

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Connecting residents affected by flooding to networks of expertise turns victims into activists. In De Soto, Missouri, the Citizen’s Committee for Flood Relief found support from Higher Ground, a nonprofit organizatio...

KXAN Austin

Erin Cargile

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16 April 2019

West, Texas, United States

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Following a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant, cities in Texas are taking preventative measures. Emergency Management Specialists have updated and are employing software that tracks hazardous material storage in ...

NBC News

Elizabeth Chuck

14 April 2019

United States

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With no standard measures on how to best equip schools in the face of a shooting, many districts are trying new methods. Alternatives like age-appropriate language, training just teachers, sensory support, or having g...

KXAN Austin

Erin Cargile

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26 March 2019

Llano, Texas, United States

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In Texas, smaller towns are looking to one another for ideas to prevent dangerous encounters with flash flooding. Travis County is one such place, using multi-layered approaches to prevent drivers from crossing floode...

Sky-Hi News

Lance Maggart

3 March 2019

Winter Park, Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, Winter Park ski patrollers are making an effort to utilize the most effective avalanche safety training in order to create a more efficient and successful search and rescue team. Colorado Rapid Avalanche...

FastCompany

Hallie Golden

26 February 2019

Washington, United States

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Collecting data in the moments after a natural disaster occurs is key to understanding their impact as well as increasing preparedness. When a disaster strikes, the RAPID Facility, a partnership between several univer...

Hakai Magazine

Erica Gies

21 February 2019

Washington, United States

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The University of Washington and Northwestern tribes have partnered to use their collective knowledge to create an online tool that helps regional tribes prepare for the effects of climate change. The tools uses clima...

Government Technology (GovTech)

David Raths

1 February 2019

Sonoma, California, United States

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As natural disasters become more prevalent - and more destructive - government at all levels is doing more to ensure that emergency alerts can reach everyone with mobile phones in the event of an evacuation or safety ...

East Bay Express

Clara Hogan

30 January 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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The question is not if, but when the next major earthquake will hit the Bay Area of California. To prepare for the impact of the natural disaster, Oakland if following in the footsteps of neighboring San Francisco by ...

Ensia

Dave Levitan

2 January 2019

United States

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Climate change is proving to have a significant impact on more than just the weather. From an influx of diseases due to more natural disasters to extreme heat, climate change is taking a toll on the health of many wor...

The Guardian

Tom White

30 December 2018

Newcastle, England

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Thanks to technology used in "Formula One teams and engine manufacturers like Rolls Royce," Newcastle is digitally replicating the entire city in order to project potential natural disaster occurrence and population i...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

17 December 2018

Colorado, United States

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After their peak in the 1990s, avalanche fatalities have leveled off thanks to a culture of avalanche awareness. Despite the growing number of backcountry enthusiasts in western states, a combination of improved avala...

Colorado Public Radio

Jenny Brundin

13 December 2018

Littleton, Colorado, United States

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After a high school in Colorado experienced a devastating act of gun violence, the state has taken steps to prevent similar incidences from happening in the future. From a Behavior and Emotional Screening System syste...

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