After the terrible earthquake in Turkey and Syria last week—with thousands and thousands of casualties—rescuers have been scrambling to discover survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings. Search and rescue dogs are assisting at some locations. However, future disasters may … [Read more...] about Backpack-wearing rats are being trained to find earthquake survivors
How to keep your furry friends safe in an emergency
Having a pet is a rewarding experience but comes with plenty of new and perhaps unfamiliar responsibilities. For instance, figuring out how to handle extreme weather and natural disasters (which are increasing in frequency) can be particularly challenging. Here are some tips … [Read more...] about How to keep your furry friends safe in an emergency
How to prepare your home for a windstorm
Last weekend, Storm Eunice (also known as Storm Zeynep in Germany and Storm Nora in Denmark) devastated much of the UK and Western Europe, ranking as one of the three worst storms recorded since 1970, according to KNMI, a Dutch meteorological office. The storm’s high winds … [Read more...] about How to prepare your home for a windstorm
100 percent renewable energy could prevent natural disaster blackouts
With storms growing in intensity the world over, such as Storm Eunice in Europe, solutions for enduring extreme weather are greater than ever. Adapting energy grids is particularly important to avoid blackouts. Recent research shows, fortunately, that switching entirely to … [Read more...] about 100 percent renewable energy could prevent natural disaster blackouts
Could migratory birds provide early tsunami detection?
If you’ve ever had the unfortunate experience of witnessing a tsunami, tornado, or major tropical storm, you may have noticed a curious trend: the lack of birds. Although not fully backed by scientific evidence yet, researchers are investigating the anecdotal evidence that birds … [Read more...] about Could migratory birds provide early tsunami detection?