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FEMA's new data visualization tool maps where disasters hit
Government Technology
Every county in the nation has faced disaster at one point in history, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has created an interactive map to ensure no one forgets that.
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Shark safety becomes a game of drones in California
ABC News
With the recent shark attacks, officials are concerned. Click to watch a video regarding the use of drones in the fight against shark attacks.
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White House to grant $110 million to drought-stricken states
Reuters via The Huffington Post
The White House said that it would spend an additional $110 million to help farmers and communities in western states hit hard by drought and wildfires.
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Lessons from LA's failed fast-food ban
Governing
In the fight against obesity, urban leaders have proposed everything from menu-labeling to soda bans to prohibitions on trans fats. So far only a scant number of bans or restrictions have been implemented across the country, making it difficult to gauge policies' effectiveness. But that's slowly starting to change.
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'Safety Truck': Back screens on trucks may pave way for safer overtaking
RT
The Korean tech-giant Samsung has created a "Safety Truck," which aims to reduce crashes when drivers attempt to overtake long vehicles on one-way roads. The solution is quite straight-forward using cameras, wireless video feeds and huge display screens.
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Global risks: Pool knowledge to stem losses from disasters
Nature.com
In April and May, two massive earthquakes in Nepal killed more than 8,400 people, injured 20,000 and reduced 300,000 houses to rubble. In March, Cyclone Pam destroyed homes, schools, infrastructure and livelihoods on the Pacific island of Vanuatu, affecting half the population, including 82,000 children. Both nations will take years to recover.
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Colorado High Court rules that workers can be fired for using pot off-duty
Claims Journal
Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. The state Supreme Court ruled 5-1 that a medical marijuana patient who was fired after failing a drug test cannot get his job back. The case was being watched closely by employers and pot smokers in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana.
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Federal transit officials find significant flaws in Metro's system for ensuring safety
The Washington Post
Federal transit officials have found significant flaws in Metro's system for ensuring that trains and buses operate safely, members of Congress said.
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Does your state restrict the use of license plate readers?
Emergency Management
Modern law enforcement agencies use a number of technologies to help them do their jobs. Among them is automated license plate recognition — a high-tech way of scanning and reading license plates in public places and checking them against hotlists to help police locate cars sought in connection with crimes.
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Is your data center prepared to withstand a natural disaster?
CloudTech
Research from Zenium Technology Partners has found that 1 in 2 organizations are not operating a data center that could continue to function after a national disaster.
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3 steps to making schools resilient to natural disasters
The World Bank
When the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, it caused the total or partial collapse of more than 2,000 schools and damaged over 5,000 schools. The massive disruption caused by the earthquake and aftershocks on school infrastructure has reverberated into children's development.
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10 best and worst states for teen drivers
Property Casualty 360
Here's a great thing about teenagers: Clients need you to insure them when they get their driver's license and first cars. And the summer months are when the most newly minted drivers get on the road. However, according to WalletHub, this teenage rite of passage is becoming a death sentence for thousands of teens each year, with car accidents being the leading cause of death among people aged 16 to 19. On average, 250 teens are killed in car accidents each month of the summer season.
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