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  • USGS places seismic warning instruments around Panama’s Baru volcano

    A network of seismic instruments has been placed around Panama's Baru Volcano to help detect an eruption and mitigate danger to surrounding communities. The Panamanian government funded the instrumentation, completed by the University of Panama's Department of Geosciences, in swift response to a Joint Study of Panama's Baru Volcano, which revealed that it is a potentially active volcano that has ...

  • Caribbean region needs a tsunami warning centre

    Caribbean countries urgently need a regional tsunami warning centre to protect their densely populated coastlines, according to an article in Science today. There has been significant effort over the past six years to improve tsunami preparedness, but more funds and research are needed ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Earthquake model could help reduce risks in Middle East

    A detailed database of active seismic faults in the Middle East, and a model that maps earthquake risk and evaluates mitigation strategies, were presented by scientists at The Seismological Society of America annual meeting last week (13–15 April). But experts have warned that the model will only be of value if ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • SAIC to provide additional tsunami buoys to Australia

    Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a contract by Australia's Bureau of Meteorology to produce and deliver four SAIC Tsunami Buoy (STB) systems. The contract includes options for production and delivery of an additional five buoys that may be exercised at the bureau's discretion. SAIC is licensed by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...


  • Eaton Introduces Versatile Branch Line Restraint System for Increased Reliability and Safety

    Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of its latest B-Line series TOLCO Branch Line Restraint (BLR) system. The system is designed to help prevent the movement and damage of fire sprinkler branch lines during earthquakes that may harm the structure or nearby non-structural systems. The TOLCO BLR structural and pipe attachments are Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed and ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Mixed readiness for tsunamis in the Caribbean

    The Caribbean region is working hard to prepare for tsunamis, but has more to do, a workshop heard last week (13-15 May). Around 75 per cent of the region’s countries have emergency plans, delegates were told at the Ninth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Curlew Lake Resources Inc. Announces That It Has Been Successful in Assembling Land for a Drilling Exploration Program in Southern Alberta

    LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/29/10 -- Curlew Lake Resources Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: CWQ)(PINK SHEETS: CWLXF) announces it has been successful in acquiring Alberta Crown Petroleum and Natural Gas Leases in the Chin Coulee area of Southern Alberta. A seismic acquisition and interpretation program has been carried out that identified a number of anomalies supporting ...


    By Marketwire

  • New ocean threats underline need for urgent action to protect the high seas

    Gland, Switzerland, October 24, 2007 (IUCN) – New threats to the marine environment are arising from unregulated activities in areas beyond national jurisdiction such as ocean iron fertilization, seismic testing and bioprospecting, experts have warned. International marine policy experts convening in New York warned that, in conjunction with the predicted effects of climate change, these ...

  • Distant quakes can affect oil, gas fields

    The powerful earthquake that rocked Japan in 2011 set off tremors around a West Texas oil field, according to new research that suggests oil and gas drilling operations may make fault zones sensitive to shock waves from distant big quakes. It's long been known that large quakes can trigger minor jolts thousands of miles from the epicenter. Volcanically active spots like Yellowstone National Park ...


    By Associated Press

  • Curlew Lake Resources Inc. Announces That It Has Successfully Acquired 4,960 Acres in the Fairydell Area of Central Alberta Complementing Their Existing Freehold Acreage

    LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/17/10 -- Curlew Lake Resources Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: CWQ)(PINK SHEETS: CWLXF) announces that is has acquired freehold and Alberta Crown Petroleum and Natural Gas rights in a high-impact D-3 reef play in the Fairydell-Bon Accord area of central Alberta. The successful bid at yesterday's Alberta Crown land sale resulted in acquiring ...


    By Marketwire

  • Students from earthquake-ravaged Haiti to receive scholarships from purdue and the Voila Foundation

    Two students from Haiti will receive scholarships to study earth science at Purdue University as part of a long-term effort to educate the next generation of scientists about the earthquake hazards faced by that nation. Purdue and the Voila Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, are partnering to fund three years of graduate study for two students selected by a committee from the State ...

  • QuakeFinder Completes Major Expansion of Earthquake Sensor Network

    QuakeFinder, a private research organization dedicated to development of a system for forecasting major earthquakes, today announced that it has completed a major expansion of its network of instruments designed to detect electromagnetic signals that precede earthquakes. The QuakeFinder network now consists of more than 75 instruments, mainly located in California, and with smaller installations ...


    By Quake Finder

  • Hawaii volcano erupts causing concern for public health & safety

    Explosive eruptions and noxious gas emissions at Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii this week have got scientists working around the clock to understand what will happen next and how to keep the public out of harm's way. Scientists are monitoring gas emissions and seismic activity at Kilauea, which on March 19 experienced its first explosive eruption since 1924. The volcano is emitting ...

  • UN: $2.5 trillion in disaster losses since 2000

    Economic losses from disasters since 2000 are in the range of $2.5 trillion, a figure at least 50 percent higher than previous international estimates, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday. The U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction warned in the 246-page report that economic losses from floods, earthquakes and drought will continue to escalate unless businesses take action to reduce ...


    By Associated Press

  • Scraping the bottom of the oil barrel a significant new climate risk

    Exploitation of North America’s shale and tar-sand oil reserves could increase atmospheric CO2 levels by up to 15%, a new report from WWF-UK and the major UK financial group Co-Operative Financial Services (CFS) has warned. Extraction of the projected 1,115 billion barrels of recoverable oil from unconventional fuel sources such as Alberta’s oil sands and Colorado’s oil shale, which involve much ...


    By WWF UK

  • Sharing data could prevent some disasters, says report

    Humanitarian disasters resulting from earthquakes, floods and other natural calamities could in some cases be prevented if governments collected and shared hazard data internationally, according to a World Bank/UN report. Making information on potential hazards, such as seismic fault lines, flood plains and weather and climate patterns more accessible is a "relatively easy and effective measure" ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Rising levels of greenhouse gases may aggravate rising tide of noise from ships, oil exploration and military sonar

    The world's oceans and seas are becoming noisier as a result of increases in vessels; a rise in seismic surveys and because of the new generation of military sonars , an alliance of wildlife groups said today. They are concerned that the cacophony of sounds pervading the once seas are intensifying threats to marine mammals who use sound, sometimes over great distances, to communicate, forage for ...

  • New York Seeks to Block Nuclear Plant License Renewal

    New York state officials took their battle against relicensing of the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant on the Hudson River to another level today. New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, and Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano have submitted documents asking the federal government to deny the relicensing of Indian Point sought by owner-operator Entergy ...

  • Oil Developers Permitted to Penetrate Pristine Upper Amazon

    One of the most intact and biodiverse rainforest regions on Earth, located in the Upper Amazon Basin on the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border, is now threatened by imminent oil development, warns a conservation organization based in Washington with close ties to its counterpart groups in South America. Known as the Napo Moist Forest ecosystem, this region is renowned for its record-breaking diversity ...

  • Tsunami conspiracy theories in the Caribbean

    As soon as I arrived at last week’s meeting on tsunami science here in the Caribbean, I encountered two delegates who shared a worrying rumour with me: “Somebody knows something about a tsunami that’s coming soon.” That’s the way rumors work: with ill-defined but arresting claims like this one. As usual, the rumour is based on a (distorted) reality. The ...


    By SciDev.Net

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