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Stay Dry: Using Google Earth to View ...
View FEMA Flood Hazard Information Using Google Earth The “Stay Dry” kmz file allows you to use Google Earth™ to view basic flood hazard  information from FEMA’s National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) using an address or  other location information. You can view flood hazard zones and boundaries, and Flood  Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) numbers and b [...]

It’s National Severe Weather Pr...

NSWPW Poster 2014
With the unwieldy name and typical tongue-twisting acronym, National Severe Weather Preparedness Week (NSWPW…NISSWAPOW?) kicks off this week (yesterday, Sunday March 2nd, actually). The NOAA site notes that In 2013, there were seven weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These [...]

How Bad is This Winter? Ask a Minneso...

A photo of a snowman perched on a branch
Minnesota’s Winter Misery Index since 1900 Pete Boulay, of the Minnesota Climate Working Group, out of the Minnesota State Climatology Office, has developed what he calls a “Winter Misery Index,” which weights snowfall, temperature, and snow depth to create a numerical scale of winter unhappiness. One point goes for each low [...]

Uncontrolled Spread of Disease Played...

Photograph of bone lesions of Ancient Harappa residents
In an article written by a multidisciplinary group of scientists, “Infection, Disease, and Biosocial Processes at the End of the Indus Civilization,” Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Appalachian State University and others, report that uncontrolled spread of disease, in particular tuberculosis and leprosy, playe [...]

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