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What is "Disaster University?

What is "Disaster University?

The Asia-Pacific region has the highest number of deaths and economic losses from natural disaster more than any other area of the globe, according to a report from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. To that end, scientists and academics from the U.S., Japan and Indonesia are banding together to find proactive ways to combat the problem, according to an article in last week's New York Times. This three country collaboration is being called "Disaster University" and academics from the University of Hawaii are training colleagues from Tohoku University in Japan on how to...

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How to Ease the Pain of a Sunburn

You've all read plenty of articles on the importance of sunscreen with the appropriate SPF.  In fact, we even wrote an article last month on beach safety tips with the quote of "sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen: this cannot be emphasized enough."This article, however, is what to do if you nevertheless get sunburned by the ineffectual use of block or not using it altogether.First off, drink plenty of water if you get a burn.  Sunburns can be quite dehydrating so aim to drink eight cups of water daily to replenish your body's supply.  This is a smart thing to do in general...

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The American Red Cross Launches a Volunteer Oriented Team Red Cross App

The American Red Cross Launches a Volunteer Oriented Team Red Cross App

While this blog focuses on being prepared in all kinds of emergencies from natural disasters to man-made accidents, we haven't really focused on how individuals can actually help others when tragedy strikes.To this end, we just learned about a great new app recently launched by the American Red Cross that enables individuals to register to volunteer, receive digital notices about Red Cross disaster volunteer opportunities in their home area and get information on basic volunteer tasks.After downloading the free Team Red Cross App designed for iPhone and Android smart phones and tablets, interested do-gooders can create an account and thereafter learn...

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