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Future New York City flooding risk examined

Rising sea levels caused by a warming climate threaten future damage to New York City, but the paths of stronger future storms may shift offshore, changing the coastal risk for the city, according to a team of climate scientists.

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Disaster makes people with depressive symptoms less healthy

People who exhibit even a few depressive symptoms before a major life stressor, such as a disaster, may experience an increase in inflammation - a major risk factor for heart disease and other negative health conditions - after the event, according to new research from Rice University.

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Where the Emergency Management Framework for Canada falls down

Pat Curran and Tor Fosnæs respond to the release of Canada’s Federal Provincial Territorial Emergency Management Framework (FPT EMF) and point to what the authors consider a serious flaw in that framework: namely that business continuity functions, listed as pillars of the plan, are not actually delineated or promoted by adopting the framework.

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