Tip sheets that focus on earthquake safety that is also applicable for all types of disaster preparedness for people with disabilities, including information that is helpful in preparing for emergencies such as power outages, fires, floods, hurricanes, nuclear power plant accidents, tornados, tsunamis, volcanoes, winter storms and very cold or very hot weather.
The need for proper recognition, collection, and preservation of physical evidence is apparent to all who are involved in the criminal justice system. Physical evidence can directly or indirectly lead to the solution of a crime. Charging and prosecution decisions may be affected by the quality of the physical evidence supporting the case. The Wisconsin State Crime Laboratories provide an important link between collection and court presentation of such evidence. This handbook is offered in the belief that increased knowledge leads to understanding and that understanding leads to excellence.
This report offers practical tips on how to prepare for The Big One. It is important to understand that seismic codes are designed to protect people inside of buildings – they do not result in earthquake-proof houses.
Guide to understanding insurance coverage of damage from natural catastrophes including hail, flood, storms, wildfires, wind, lightning and earthquakes.
Most people who live in places that are exposed to serious hazards, are aware of the risks they face, including earthquakes, tropical cyclones, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, floods, landslides and droughts. Yet they still live there because they need to or have no alternative and rationalize the risks. Sometimes there is cultural reluctance to deal with the issues that create vulnerabilities and damage living spaces.
(2014 update) Our understanding of climate change impacts and adaptation has improved, both as a result of new research and through experience. Led by Natural Resources Canada, the development of this report involved over 90 authors and 115 expert reviewers.
(Oct 2010) We must find more effective ways to tackle risks to our national security – taking an integrated approach, both across government and internationally, to identify risks early and treat the causes, rather than having to deal with the consequences. Our approach recognizes that when we fail to prevent conflict and are obliged to intervene militarily, it costs far more. And that is why we will expand our ability to deploy military and civilian experts together to support stabilization efforts and build capacity in other states, as a long-term investment in a more stable world.
(Oct 2010) The wide variety of new threats calls for a radical transformation in the way we think about national security, and organize ourselves to protect it. This Strategy is about gearing Britain up for this new age of uncertainty – weighing up the threats we face, and preparing to deal with them. But a strategy is of little value without the tools to implement it, so alongside this National Security Strategy we will tomorrow publish a Strategic Defence and Security Review.
The capability for global resource competition to serve as a driver for conflict has established the need to more fully examine the relationship between energy resources and conflict. In particular, oil resources have emerged as a potential driver for both internal and external conflict. By James E. McGinley.