Aug 12, 2010 -This week the World Health Organization declared the H1N1 “swine” flu pandemic over, renewing calls that the organization should change the criteria for its six-level pandemic scale or risk increased ambivalence toward public health threats.
Aug 11, 2010 -A Russian journalist says the massive wildfires currently consuming much of Russia's European forests have exposed a critical vulnerability in the country's disaster preparedness: the society's utter lack of trustworthy news and information.
Aug 05, 2010 -The Department of Homeland Security has not taken seriously the threat that a high-altitude detonation of a nuclear weapon could fry the nation's power grid, a physicist told lawmakers yesterday.
Jul 21, 2010 -At War with the Weather represents a tour de force in the analysis of how natural disasters—specifically hurricanes—are mitigated, insured against, and recovered from in the United States.
Jul 02, 2010 -The so-called smart grid is all the rage, but rushing headlong into networked utilities may not be wise, according to John Bumgarner, the chief technology officer for the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, in July's podcast.
May 27, 2010 -The lack of a uniform product testing program for emergency communications equipment means first responders could buy radios they believe are interoperable but fail to deliver during a disaster, a government official told Congress today.