Disasters

Major Earthquake Rattles San Francisco Bay Area

Originally Published by Information Week - At 3:20 am Sunday, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the small community of American Canyon in California's wine-growing Napa County, causing power outages and damaging roads, homes and businesses. No fatalities were reported.

Posted on August 25th, 2014
Disasters

Inside California’s $7.5 billion drought-survival plan

Originally Published by New Scientist - With reservoirs at record lows and groundwater being rapidly depleted, the state is considering extreme measures to ride out an epic dry spell.

Posted on August 19th, 2014
Disasters

A messy 25-year-long nuclear clean-up

Originally Published by BBC- The town of Hanford, Washington, has long been the most contaminated nuclear waste site in the US. But critics say poor management has put the site in further danger.

Posted on June 11th, 2014
Disasters

7.2-magnitude earthquake in Mexico

USGS is reporting a 7.5-magnitude earthquake on April 18, 2015. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting a 7.2-magnitude earthquake – a very strong earthquake – that took place in central and southern Mexico this morning. It was originally reported as a 7.5-magnitude and then revised downward.

Posted on April 18th, 2014
Disasters

SERVIR-Africa: Sharing Data for Member Benefit

The SERVIR-Africa partnership with RCMRD promotes an increase in data sharing among RCMRD's member nations. A flood modeling system that will help member states anticipate and prepare for flooding is in its pilot stages.

Sarah Frazier, posted on April 6th, 2014
Disasters, Earth Observation, Quick Look

Tsunami warning issued after 8.2 quake in Chile

Originally Published by The EarthSky- A 8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Peru. Tsunami warnings have been issued for Chile, Ecuador, and Peru.

Posted on April 2nd, 2014
Disasters

Earthquake Rattles Los Angeles Area

Originally Published by NY Times - The magnitude-5.1 quake on Friday night was followed by at least 20 aftershocks, but the Los Angeles Fire Department said there were no immediate reports of significant damage.

Posted on March 29th, 2014
Disasters

Health Fears Prompt Crowdsourced Ocean Radioactivity Tracking Site

A new website by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) aims to collect ocean water samples from the public, along with donations to test them for radioactivity

Sarah Frazier, posted on March 15th, 2014
Disasters, Quick Look

From Three Mile Island to Fukushima Daiichi

Originally Published by IEEE - Three years ago, a tsunami came crashing down on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, leading to the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. As Associate Editor Eliza Strickland explains in this issue in “Dismantling Fukushima: The World's Toughest Demolition Project,” that accident still reverberates strongly in Japan, where all of the country’s nuclear plants are currently off line.

Posted on February 28th, 2014
Disasters

SERVIR partnership increases capabilities of Himalaya regional organization ICIMOD

SERVIR continues to put resources into the hands of local experts through its newest partnership with regional Himalaya development organization ICIMOD. With supplemental resources from SERVIR, ICIMOD has increased capacity in its member states and developed a forest fire monitoring system based on satellite data.

Sarah Frazier, posted on February 25th, 2014
Articles, Climate, Disasters, Earth Observation, Quick Look