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Boston Marathon revisited

Boston Marathon revisited

Shortly before this year’s Boston Marathon, Emily Hough met those directly involved and learnt how massive investment in resources, training and planning have led to a heightened scale of readiness

  • Looking Back
Brighton hotel bombing

Brighton hotel bombing

Thirty years ago, the IRA killed five people and injured dozens more when they targeted Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative Party Conference in Brighton, UK,

  • Looking Back
China's search and rescue

China's search and rescue

Guosheng Qu traces the history and evolution of China’s International Search and Rescue Team since its formation back in 2001, describing its many domestic and overseas missions

  • Analysis
  • Profile
Clearing the air

Clearing the air

Prompted by the dense brown fog that has affected much of China, the government’s strategy includes emergency plans for when weather conditions create spikes of hazardous air pollution. But will these measures prove effective?

  • Climate
  • Environment
Critical infrastructure and cyber-resilience

Critical infrastructure and cyber-resilience

Dinos Anthony Kerigan-Kyrou analyses some of the challenges of co-operation in cyber-resilience today, focusing on European collaboration and critical infrastructure in particular, and emphasising the need to tackle small problems before they become bigger

  • Resilience
  • Security
EU and the fight against Ebola

EU and the fight against Ebola

Anouk Delafortrie speaks to Dr Jean-Louis Mosser, a health expert from ECHO, who has been working with par tners in Guinea to bring the Ebola outbreak that claimed dozens of lives in Guinea earlier this year under control

  • Europe
Extreme events in the Caribbean

Extreme events in the Caribbean

Jeremy Collymore looks at the effects of several extreme weather events on economies and society in several Caribbean countries, extracting lessons for national disaster management systems

  • Climate
  • Environment
Facing biological risk

Facing biological risk

Nicolae Steiner presents a two-part article outlining elements of biodefence strategy, saying that governments should not only be prepared for bioterrorism, but also understand the consequences of such attacks interacting with spreading resistance to antibiotics

  • In Depth
Immediate reactions

Immediate reactions

In a world where there is a high expectancy of an attack by terrorists, Dave Sloggett looks at the issues of stereotyping initial situational awareness, saying that wrong decisions can lead to tragic outcomes for responders and victims alike

  • Resilience
  • Security
Korean ferry incident

Korean ferry incident

Elements of the South Korean passenger ferry Sewol incident bear resemblance to the Costa Concordia incident, not least the issue of when a ship’s Captain should decide to evacuate, reports Emily Hough, while Karen Collins discusses mass fatality response

  • Analysis
  • Profile
Major floods hit South Africa

Major floods hit South Africa

Throughout weeks of rain, rescue personnel had their hands full responding to flood emergencies and rising numbers of dead and missing in many areas.

  • Climate
  • Environment
Naval gazing

Naval gazing

Andy Marshall was granted unique access on behalf of CRJ during a disaster relief exercise earlier this year, in order to see how the Royal Navy supports the UK’s emergency services during a major incident

  • Analysis
  • Profile
Our future cities

Our future cities

Robert Hall explains how by tying together systems and networks holistically, it will be possible to manage the increasingly complex dynamics of modern cities with fewer resources and greater effi ciencies – far beyond their existing capacities

  • Events
Radioactive legacy

Radioactive legacy

Patrick McIlwee warns we are in danger of leaving a deadly radioactive legacy to future generations as ageing nuclear submarines are decommissioned or laid-up

  • Comment
Resilience in Antarctica

Resilience in Antarctica

Working in the Antarctic can be a bit like working on the moon, says Martin Boyle. It is extremely remote, inhospitable and inaccessible for a large part of the year, with very few people available to assist should something go wrong

  • Extreme Climate
  • Leadership
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