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CRJ 13:1 out now

CRJ 13:1 out now

Extreme weather, interview with INSARAG, business continuity & resilience, peace building, conflict & terrorism and much more

Deadly mudslides follow wildfires in Southern California

Deadly mudslides follow wildfires in Southern California

USA: Seventeen people are confirmed dead in Southern California after heavy rains triggered flooding and mudslides; around 163 people were taken to hospita

Natural hazards: Working for a resilient power grid in Europe

Natural hazards: Working for a resilient power grid in Europe

New European Commission Joint Research Centre report analyses the characteristics of different natural hazards, how they influence power grid recovery time and the most effective mitigation strategies

UK scientists will help to prevent the global spread of new diseases

UK scientists will help to prevent the global spread of new diseases

The landmark project will help to increase vaccine coverage across the globe and improve the response to deadly outbreaks through the rapid deployment of life-saving vaccines

Shrinking glacier cover could lead to increased volcanic activity in Iceland, warn scientists

Shrinking glacier cover could lead to increased volcanic activity in Iceland, warn scientists

A study has found there was less volcanic activity in Iceland when glacier cover was more extensive. As the glaciers melted, volcanic eruptions increased owing to changes in surface pressure

Climate change will displace millions in coming decades; nations should prepare now to help them

Climate change will displace millions in coming decades; nations should prepare now to help them

By the middle of this century, experts estimate that climate change is likely to displace between 150 and 300 million people. If this group formed a country, it would be the fourth-largest in the world

Enzyme manipulation could halt Ebola from spreading

Enzyme manipulation could halt Ebola from spreading

A single enzyme – that is all the researchers behind a new study need to manipulate to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading, according to new research

 ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 Innovation Awards application closing date announced

ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 Innovation Awards application closing date announced

Time is running out and so is your opportunity to be identified at the forefront of innovation and awarded for your unique and breakthrough technology!

Facilitating two-way public communication in crisis and disaster management

Facilitating two-way public communication in crisis and disaster management

Susan Anson, Katrina Petersen and Hayley Watson outline projects that have examined the role communication, and particularly two-way communication, plays in crisis and disaster management

Using interconnected communication systems and navigation to facilitate rescue response

Using interconnected communication systems and navigation to facilitate rescue response

Increasing individual preparedness during times of disaster by engaging and empowering communities has demonstrated improved outcomes in national resilience and security, writes Frida Velcani

The demise of the Golden Hour

The demise of the Golden Hour

The change in media to incorporate rolling 24-hour news channels and, most significantly, the introduction of mobile telephony, has had a dramatic effect on the focus of those leading initial response activities, says David Stewart

London's Met Police wins national PR & communications awards

London's Met Police wins national PR & communications awards

The MPS was recognised for its communications handling of the Westminster and London Bridge attacks

Arctic search and rescue capability for mass rescue operations

Arctic search and rescue capability for mass rescue operations

Martin Boyle says that operations in remote Polar Regions can be extremely challenging and demanding at the best of times, and changing environmental conditions have seen an increase in regional activity as sea ice records have been broken

US National Incident Management System – 2017 update

US National Incident Management System – 2017 update

The US NIMS update is based on experience from the unforgiving environment of real world events to improve future performance. The essence of this blog is to highlight some of these points, writes Editorial Advisory Panel Member Brian Dillon

Exploiting limbic reactions to protect crowds in emergencies

Exploiting limbic reactions to protect crowds in emergencies

Editorial Advisory Panel Member Lina Kolesnikova suggests that perhaps the reactions of 'run', 'hide' and 'fight' could be harnessed to protect crowded places in emergencies

Iran earthquake: The disaster, impact and response

Iran earthquake: The disaster, impact and response

Mostafa Mohaghegh, Senior Adviser for Cooperation and Co-ordination, IFRC, and CRJ Editorial Advisory Panel Member, provides an initial short report on the earthquake that struck Iran on November 12, 2017

Could 3-D woven clothes reduce the need for air conditioning?

Could 3-D woven clothes reduce the need for air conditioning?

The comfort of air conditioning comes at a cost – both to financially and to the environment. Researchers have developed a self-cooling 3-D printed fabric that could solve the problem

Accessible radiation detection

Accessible radiation detection

Our R&D bloggers look at a portable dosimeter that could help to protect those who work in dangerous environments