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How science is replacing pigs: Flood forecasting in the Philippines

When monsoon rains arrive in the Philippines the floodwaters rise and for some, the cries of pigs raise the alarm. Already this year, hundreds of thousands of people living in the Metropolitan Manila area have been forced to leave their homes to escape the water. But increasingly, knowing more about the science behind how and when the floods will come Read full article »

L’Aquila quake: Italy scientists guilty of manslaughter

Six Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L'Aquila. A regional court found them guilty of multiple manslaughter. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20025626 Read full article »

Internal Displacement

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Chile hopes earthquake technology can help save lives

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Issac tar balls came from BP oil spill, tests confirm

Laboratory proves globs of oil found on two Louisiana beaches after hurricane Isaac came from the 2010 Gulf oil spill http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/07/issac-tar-balls-bp-oil-spill Read full article »

Deepwater Horizon: BP accused of gross negligence

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BP oil spill: Louisiana ruin remains

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