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How to Prepare for (And Survive) a Flood

Startling images of the massive floods inundating Kentucky illustrate the scale of damage that can result from immense rainfall, which has caused rivers throughout the Bluegrass state to massively overflow their banks. On Monday, Governor Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency, announcing in a statement that the …Read more...
Tags: Weather, Kentucky, Environment, Articles, Lifehacks, Flood, Earth Sciences, The Associated Press, Emergency Management, Hydrology, Andy Beshear, Flash Flood, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident


Grab a Nextbase Dash Cam for $130 and Record Your Open Road Adventures

Nextbase Dash Cam | $130 | Best BuyRead more...
Tags: Science, Best Buy, Cameras, Dashcam, Technology Internet, Disaster Accident, Nextbase UK


NOAA Acknowledges the New Reality of Hurricane Season

We’re one step closer to officially moving up hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center announced Tuesday that it would formally start issuing its hurricane season tropical weather outlooks on May 15 this year, bumping it up from the traditional start of hurricane season on June 1. The move comes after a recent…Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Environment, Noaa, Meteorology, Tropical Cyclone, Arthur, National Hurricane Center, Atlantic Hurricane, Contents, Sean Sublette, Disaster Accident, Atlantic Hurricane Seasons, Pacific Hurricane


How to Keep Your Basement from Flooding When Snow and Ice Start to Melt

Over the past few weeks, many parts of the country have experienced serious winter weather—including areas that don’t normally see that kind of snow and ice. And eventually that snow and ice melts, creating more water than usual, and some homes can’t handle it. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to prevent…Read more...
Tags: Weather, Snow, Nature, Ice, Lifehacks, Earth Sciences, Hydrology, Stormwater Management, Water Ice, Basement, Sump Pump, Physical Geography, Weather Hazards, Disaster Accident, Ice Dam


Mystery Israel Oil Spill Is Its Worst Environmental Disaster in Years

Israel is scrambling to clean up black tar that has washed ashore on its beaches following an oil spill that officials are calling one of the worst environmental disasters in years.Read more...
Tags: Science, Israel, Environment, Articles, Oil Spills, Natural Environment, Ocean Pollution, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Hazards, Disaster Accident, Jiyeh Power Station Oil Spill


Check Out the Debris That Rained Down on a Colorado Suburb After a Plane's Engine Exploded

On Saturday, residents of a Colorado suburb witnessed a scene straight out of a disaster movie: The sound of an explosion overhead followed by huge chunks of metal raining down from above. Read more...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Transport, Aviation, Aviation Safety, Turbines, Aviation accidents and incidents, Human Activities, Disaster Accident, Turbine Engine Failure


How to Know When It's Time to Buy a New Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguishers are one of those things that you don’t tend to think about until you need one. And when you need one, there’s a good chance that it’s an actual emergency. You don’t want to be in a situation where you’re trying to get a fire under control, reach for your fire extinguisher, try to use it, and then…Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Public Safety, Inspection, Human Interest, Firefighting, Fire Extinguisher, Safety Equipment, Disaster Accident, Fire Control, Active Fire Protection, Fire Suppression, Wildfire Suppression




The Louisiana City Struck by Two Hurricanes Last Year Is Suffering in This Week's Deep Freeze

On Monday night, the temperature in Lake Charles, Louisiana dipped to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (7.8 degrees Celsius), more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit (17.2 degrees Celsius) below average. Hours later, just before the sun rose on Tuesday morning, the city’s power supply abruptly shut off, taking the six local water plants…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Storm, Tropical Cyclone, Atlantic Hurricanes, Laura, Hurricane Ike, Lake Charles Louisiana, Atlantic Hurricane, Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Cyclones, Vortices, Louisiana city, Hurricane Delta, Geography Of The United States, Disaster Accident


Don't Store Food Outdoors, Even if You Lose Power During the Winter

Situations that involve losing electricity are usually pretty stressful. That’s because you’re often not only dealing with the lack of power, but it typically happens in the context of something else, like a massive storm or natural disaster—like the extreme winter weather in Texas and many other parts of the country…Read more...
Tags: Food, Texas, Food Storage, Environment, Articles, Food And Drink, Food Safety, Lifehacks, Shelf Life, Refrigerator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Food Preservation, Frozen Food, Refrigeration, Disaster Accident


Ebola Has Returned to Africa and Officials Are Racing to Contain It

The deadly viral disease Ebola has once again surfaced in Africa, and health officials are rushing out vaccines and other measures to stop its spread. As of Tuesday, there have been at least 11 cases and seven deaths in two countries, including Guinea, which had a massive outbreak in 2013 that ultimately left 11,000…Read more...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Science, Medicine, Africa, Environment, Guinea, Medical Specialties, Disaster Accident, Health Medical Pharma, West African Ebola Virus Epidemic, Western African Ebola Virus Epidemic, Rvsv Zebov Vaccine


'We Can’t Just Hope Symptoms Will Go Away': The Mental Toll of Hurricanes on Kids

Mental health and natural disasters may seem like something that doesn’t need too much scientific research: It seems obvious that going through a terrifying hurricane, especially if you’re young and impressionable, could really mess a person up. But it looks like we may need to prepare more than we thought for helping…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychiatry, Psychological Trauma, Anxiety Disorders, Abnormal Psychology, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Betty Lai, Medical Specialties, Disaster Accident, Health Medical Pharma, Victimology, Post Concussion Syndrome


Mercedes-Benz to Recall Nearly 1.3 Million Cars Over Glitch with eCall Emergency Locator

The U.S. division of Mercedes-Benz is recalling 1.29 million vehicles over an issue with its eCall emergency call system that may send out the wrong location information to emergency responders after a crash, potentially delaying a rescue in a critical moment. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Mercedes Benz, Motor Vehicles, Sedans, Station Wagons, Ecall, Disaster Accident, Hofele Design, Car Body Styles, Mercedes Benz Distribution Indonesia


How to Report Traffic Accidents in Apple Maps

Google may own Waze, but we’re finally starting to see a few of the features popularized by that transit-tracking app make their way to rival Apple Maps. For example, you can now—or will soon be able to—report traffic accidents in Maps during your trips. Speed traps, too, in case you spot one driving through one of…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Google, Technology, Siri, Software, Iphone 6, Iphone 4s, Waze, Lifehacks, iPhone 4, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Ios 14, Disaster Accident


Apple Maps Will Soon Get Waze's Best Features

Features familiar to the Waze crowd are coming soon to Apple Maps.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Science, Technology, Siri, Software, Waze, Apple Maps, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Web Mapping, Ios 14, Videotelephony, Route Planning Software, Technology Internet, Disaster Accident


How FEMA Can Cover Pandemic-Related Funeral Costs

In a joint press conference earlier this week, Senator Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced that the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) will now reimburse low-income families for COVID-related funeral and burial costs. Read more...
Tags: Funeral, Articles, Fema, Lifehacks, Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Chuck Schumer, Human Interest, Federal Emergency Management Administration FEMA, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Human Activities, Federal Government Of The United States, Disaster Accident


Chevron's Oil Spill Is Its Latest Injustice Foisted on Bay Area Communities

As the pandemic drags on, some residents of the Bay Area faced a different kind of health emergency on Tuesday: an oil spill. Around 600 gallons of an oil-and-water mixture spilled from a Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California into the San Francisco Bay, the company told local health authorities. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Richmond California, Standard Oil, Oil Spill, Chevron, San Francisco Bay, Bay Area, Oil Companies, Chevron Corporation, Chevron Richmond Refinery, Oil Refinery, Economy Of The United States, Disaster Accident, North Richmond California


Glacier Breaks, Unleashing a Monster Flash Flood in Himalayas

At least 20 people are dead and up to 125 still missing after a piece of a glacier in the Himalayas collapsed on Sunday, causing flash floods and destroying a dam in its path. Video footage shows a colossal rush of water and rocks roaring through a mountain valley in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand after a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Himalayas, Flood, Glacier, Moraine, Uttarakhand, Meltwater, Glaciology, Flash Flood, Physical Geography, Montane Ecology, Retreat Of Glaciers Since, Disaster Accident, Landforms, Glacial Landforms


New Zealand Scientists Built a ‘Volcano Bomb’ Cannon to Save Lives

Volcanoes can kill you in many different ways. Are you on their slopes? A volcanic avalanche of superheated ash and gas or a sneaky lava flow would do it. Far across the bay? A tsunami caused by a collapsing flank will be delivered to your door. On the other side of the planet? The aerosols jettisoned into the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Geology, New Zealand, Volcano, Volcanic hazards, Plate Tectonics, Volcanology, Auckland Volcanic Field, Igneous Petrology, Disaster Accident, Petrology, Types Of Volcanic Eruptions, Prediction Of Volcanic Activity


FAA to Oversee Investigation of Crashed SpaceX Starship Prototype

The explosive crash of a SpaceX prototype Starship rocket this week has prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to oversee an investigation into the incident. The news follows recent reports that SpaceX violated federal safety regulations late last year.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Transport, Faa, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Federal Aviation Administration, Aviation Safety, Businesspeople, Spacex Raptor, SpaceX Starship, Spacex Launch Vehicles, Disaster_accident, Cargo Spacecraft, Spacex South Texas Launch Site


How to Stop Your Armpits From Smelling

Your armpits are not complicated—but if you don’t properly tend to them, you could face the sweaty, smelly consequences. I, for one, have ruined many, many t-shirts simply by virtue of my leaky armpits, as my sweat mixes with antiperspirant, causing stains. Sometimes, these stains are permanent, forcing me to retire …Read more...
Tags: Weather, Anatomy, Labor, Environment, Social Issues, Lifehacks, Body Odor, Aerosols, Deodorant, Animal Physiology, Hyperhidrosis, Perspiration, Branches Of Biology, Disaster_accident, Health_medical_pharma, Exocrine System


The Only Carbon Capture Plant in the U.S. Just Closed

Early last year, the Trump administration’s Department of Energy celebrated a special birthday. “Happy Third Operating Anniversary, Petra Nova!” the agency trumpeted in a press release. The release boasted of a coal-fired power plant in Texas that seemed to have done the impossible: It successfully removed carbon…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Articles, Nature, Coal, Department Of Energy, Trump, Carbon Capture And Storage, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Petra Nova, Emissions Reduction, Technology_internet, Disaster_accident, Coal Pollution Mitigation, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle


These '80s West Coast Avengers Comics May Be the Key to Solving WandaVision's Mysteries

With the Scarlet Witch and Vision’s romantic history in Marvel’s comics being the enthralling, convoluted mess that it is, there was a wealth of source material for WandaVision’s creative team to draw from while conceiving the story for Disney+. Because there’s been relatively little of the Scarlet Witch or Vision in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Young Avengers, Avengers, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Marvel Comics Characters, West Coast Avengers, Wanda Maximoff, Fictional Characters, Scarlet Witch and Vision, WandaVision, Disney Because, Agatha Harkness, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture, Disaster_accident


Biden Administration Set to Give Puerto Rico $1.3 billion in Aid Trump Held Hostage

The Biden administration announced on Monday that it was gearing up to release a $1.3 billion tranche of aid money that was initially earmarked for Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria recovery until the Trump White House held it hostage.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Environment, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Countries, Puerto Rico, Trump White House, Atlantic Hurricane Season, Hurricane Maria, Tropical Cyclones, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture, Business_finance, Disaster_accident


February Is Here With an Avalanche of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

February may be the shortest month, but the book gods are not holding back whatsoever with this flood of sweet new releases. Read on for forest monsters, space explorers, princesses with dark fates, unwitting inter-dimensional travelers, and so much more!Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Genres, Speculative Fiction, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture, Disaster_accident, The Sword Of Truth, Apocalyptic And Post Apocalyptic Fiction


How Researchers Used GM Car Crash Data And Frozen To Explain A Grisly 62-Year-Old Mystery

I am a fan of the strange and unusual, so when our Editor-in-Chief Rory Carroll spotted this fascinating story in National Geographic about the Dyatlov Pass incident, he immediately sent it to me. He was right to do so, as this is one of my favorite mysteries and it seems it may have actually finally been solved…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Snow, Nature, Avalanche, Gm, National Geographic, Rory Carroll, Kholat, Dyatlov Pass Incident, Creative Works, Weather Hazards, Technology_internet, Disaster_accident, Devils Pass


Toothbrushes Might Not Be Covered in Poo After All

If you’ve worried that your toothbrush, being usually in the same room as your toilet, is perpetually covered in microscopic fecal matter, well, here’s some relief. According to a new study, our brushes are full of bacteria found in our mouths, but they’re not full of bacteria from our guts. In other words, our…Read more...
Tags: Science, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Microbiome, Mouth, Antimicrobial resistance, Health Sciences, Human Microbiome, Oral Hygiene, Branches Of Biology, Technology_internet, Disaster_accident, Tooth Brushing, Human Tooth


I Threw $1,000 Into That Stonks Game Because Why Not

My partner and I spent $1000 on a game yesterday. We didn’t spend it on Pokémon cards, or Fortnite V-bucks, or decide to become whales in Genshin Impact. But, at my insistence, we combined some funds, downloaded the Robinhood trading app, and bought some stock.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Reddit, Websites, Robinhood, Gamestop, Technology_internet, Disaster_accident, Rwallstreetbets, Economy Of California


QAnon Congresswoman Also Believes a Space Laser Sparked California's Deadliest Wildfire

It appears no conspiracy is too outlandish for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to peddle. There’s QAnon, false flag conspiracies about the Parkland shooting, and the whole election fraud lie. Now we can add a new one: That the deadly 2018 Camp Fire was ignited, intentionally, by a space laser so California could build a…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Articles, Social Issues, Wildfire, Conspiracy Theories, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Alt Right, QAnon, Camp Fire, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Pseudohistory, Disaster_accident, Religion_belief, Fringe Theory, Terrorism In The United States


FDA Warns Hand Sanitizers Imported From Mexico Contain Toxic Unlisted Ingredients

The Food and Drug Administration has issued an unprecedented alert, warning that Americans are being poisoned by a long list of hand sanitizers imported from Mexico during the covid-19 pandemic. More than 900 Americans have reportedly been poisoned this month alone, according to figures obtained by CBS News.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Mexico, Food And Drug Administration, Hand, Hygiene, Hand Sanitizer, Methanol, CBS News Read, Disinfectants, Branches Of Biology, Antiseptics, Disaster_accident, Dispensers, Methanol Toxicity, Kimberly Clark De Mexico