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Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

East vs. West Coast Earthquakes

Why was an earthquake in Virginia felt at more than twice the distance than a similar-sized earthquake in California? Earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains can cause noticeable ground shaking at much farther distances than comparably sized earthquakes in the West. A magnitude 5.8 earthquake in 2011 in Mineral, Va., was felt up to 600

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

IAFC Partners with Intermedix and Esri to Build National Mutual Aid System

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), Intermedix and Esri agreed to build the National Mutual Aid System (NMAS), the next-generation version of IAFC’s Mutual Aid Net tool built in 2008. The NMAS will use Esri’s ArcGIS platform and Intermedix’s WebEOC software to manage and track emergency services resources during mutual aid responses. During large-scale

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Drones Help with California Wildfires

In support of CAL FIRE’s firefighting efforts in Northern California, the California Air National Guard’s 163d Attack Wing operating out of March Air Reserve Base is using MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) with full-motion video (optical and infrared) and ground imaging Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capability, which can see through clouds and smoke. “The 163d

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Study Suggests Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture May Be Underestimated

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — One of the most critical questions surrounding climate change is how it might affect the food supply for a growing global population. A new study by researchers from Brown and Tufts universities suggests that researchers have been overlooking how two key human responses to climate — how much land people

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

NORAD and USNORTHCOM Conduct ARDENT SENTRY 14 Exercise

North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command will begin exercise ARDENT SENTRY 14 today, a major annual exercise focused on Defense Support of Civil Authorities.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Climate Change a Growing “Threat Multiplier,” Says Pentagon

Climate change is a “threat multiplier” and a critical component of future defense strategy, according to the Pentagon’s Quadrennial Defense Review 2014 released yesterday.

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

World Bank and Japan Team to Improve Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries

With loss and damages from disasters increasing globally, Japan and the World Bank launched a new program today that will help improve disaster risk management in developing countries. Activities under this program will have a strong focus on strengthening resilience, including risk identification, risk reduction, preparedness and financial protection – connecting Japan’s knowledge with global

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Imagery Program Saves Costs and Provides Critical Information for Warfighters and First Responders

A Hanscom-managed program that continually provides critical imagery to warfighters and first responders is also reducing costs. Eagle Vision consists of five deployable satellite downlink stations that collect, process and distribute commercial satellite imagery in near-real-time. The data not only can be used to highlight areas of interest for U.S. or coalition warfighters in the

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Map of Secret Prison Network in Eritrea Pinpoints “Infrastructure of Repression”

Twenty years after gaining independence, Eritrea’s prisons are filled with thousands of political prisoners who are locked up in atrocious conditions without ever being charged with a crime, said Amnesty International Wednesday in a briefing that includes a map offering an unprecedented look at the network of secret prisons.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Harvard Researchers Publish Satellite Imagery-Based History of Conflict in Sudan

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Signal Program on Human Security and Technology (Signal Program) today released an unprecedented study of the ongoing conflict in Sudan based entirely on a fusion of archival satellite imagery and data in the public domain, most often the statements of the armed actors themselves. Sudan: Anatomy of a Conflict found that the

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