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Flood Risk Mapping is an important part of the National Flood Insurance Program, as it is the basis of the NFIP regulations and flood insurance requirements. FEMA flood zones are flood risk areas identified on the Flood Insurance Rate Map.

Special Flood Hazard Areas - High Risk
Special Flood Hazard Areas represent the area subject to inundation by 1% annual chance flood. Structures located within the SFHA have a 26% chance of flooding during the life of a standard 30-year mortgage. Federal floodplain management regulations and mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements app... More →
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Where does the UK energy come from, and how this has changed over time. Carbon capture and storage, and fracking are also defined. Types of floods are discussed and what can be done to protect humans, livestock and property. An overview of significant volcanic eruptions and the volcanic products that can cause damage on the ground and in the air.
Earthquakes are discussed, as well as sites located and a discussion on how they are characterized.

A list of factsheets (with PDFs) is presented on how geoscientists serve and protect the general public. This is a series of 12 A4 (col... More →
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In 2003, five masked gunmen attacked a Canadian mining-exploration camp in the Andes Mountains, killing a Peruvian geologist, wounding another and stealing radio equipment and satellite telephones, police said Wednesday. The night raid - and two other incidents involving Shining Path guerrillas that also were reported by police on Wednesday - indicate that a recent guerrilla resurgence is spreading southward across Peru's Ayacucho region.
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Catherine Matacic reports that when Xue Feng landed his first job after academia in 2000, he was delighted. His new employer, Englewood, Colorado based IHS, had high ambitions for the young geologist. His assignment was to overhaul how the company gathers corporate intelligence on oil and gas data in China. Feng embarked on his assignment with gusto, so much so that in 2005, when he was 40 years old, he suffered a mild heart attack. By 2005, he had obtained a rare, unclassified database of 30,000 oil wells in China from a private broker. The database promised substantial profits for IHS and, i... More →
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Kaylee Osowski reports that if the particular fault is active, proposed Chehalis River Dam could be affected. She attended a presentation in a dimmed room in front of a slideshow with an audience primarily made up of Lewis County fire chiefs, and a state geologist presenting, Timothy J. Walsh, Chief Geologist with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. He said a fault line between Centralia and Chehalis that crosses Interstate 5 has been researched very little. It is actually unknown whether or not the Doty Fault is active.

Plans are underway, however, to study this ... More →
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The Geology and Health Division is concerned with the intersection of geological conditions, whether natural or anthropogenic in origin, with health, disease, pathology and death in modern and fossil humans, animals and plants. The interests of the Geology and Health Division focus on geology and its interdisciplinary relationship to medicine, biology, chemistry, and other sciences. The Geology and Health Division will work to -

1. bring together an interdisciplinary range of scientists and practitioners interested in these issues,
2. facilitate the presentation and discussion... More →
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The ICMM has produced a guidance document, one of a range of documents on good practice in health and safety management. It is designed to support the principle of continual
improvement. It provides practical guidance on preventing the most serious types of health and safety incidents, referred to here as material unwanted events (MUEs).

This guidance document provides advice on how to identify and manage critical controls that can either prevent a serious incident occurring in the first place or minimize the consequences if a serious incident were to occur. Both types of contr... More →
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Martin, et al., report that arsenic in dust and aerosol generated by mining, mineral processing and metallurgical extraction industries, is a serious threat to human populations throughout the world. Major sources of contamination include smelting operations, coal combustion, hard-rock mining, as well as their associated waste products, including fly ash, mine wastes and tailings. The number of uncontained arsenic-rich mine waste sites throughout the world is of growing concern, as is the number of people at risk of exposure.

Inhalation exposures to arsenic-bearing dusts and aeroso... More →
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Representatives of the Committee on Post-Disaster Recovery of a Community Public Health, Medical, and Social Services, of the Board on Health Sciences Policy, and of members from the Institute of Medicine report that in the devastation that follows a major disaster, there is a need for multiple sectors to unite and devote new resources to support the rebuilding of infrastructure, the provision of health and social services, the restoration of care delivery systems, and other critical recovery needs. In some cases, billions of dollars from public, private and charitable sources are invested to ... More →
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As our experts at Evidence Solutions, Inc. get set to travel to conventions, one of our experts was notified by a friend that her laptop had disappeared at an airport security screening checkpoint. Never to be seen again. It is a good reminder we need to be extra vigilant while travelling.

As you travel keep the following in mind:

1) Do not leave your valuables anywhere they are not monitored. As our friend discovered, even a security check point with lots of Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) agents around can be a dangerous place to take your eye off of your val... More →
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The Sn-W Panasqueira mine, in activity since the mid-1890s, is one of the most important economic deposits in the world. Arsenopyrite is the main mineral present as well as rejected waste sulphide. The long history is testified by the presence of a huge amount of tailings, which release considerable quantities of heavy metalloids into the environment. This work assesses soil contamination and evaluates the ecological and human health risks due to exposure to hazardous materials.

The metal assemblage identified in soil (Ag-As-Bi-Cd-Cu-W-Zn, potentially toxic elements (PTEs)) reflect... More →
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C.C. Clark, et al., report that the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is conducting research on jackleg use and related accidents in underground metal mines. This paper provides an analysis and overview of jackleg drill usage, accidents, operational characteristics and alternatives, based on information from injury reports, legacy research, stakeholder input and published literature. The results indicate that jackleg drills are involved in more groundfall accidents in underground metal mines than any other drill, and jackleg-drill-related injuries are most prev... More →
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The May 6 earthquake lies at the northern end of the New Madrid seismic zone, which ruptured in three Magnitude-7 or greater earthquakes in the winter of 1811-1812. The events occurred a few weeks apart on December 16, January 23, and February 7. They damaged the frontier communities in the area and were felt throughout the central and eastern U.S (Hough and Page, 2011). Sand blows, where groundwater shoots up through the soil and erupts at the surface, and other evidence of severe liquefaction, occurred in the sediments of the Mississippi Embayment where the water table is within a few feet o... More →
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Pablo Fonseca Q. reports that according to the NGO statements, in 2015, Latin America had the dubious honor of being the region with the highest number of conservationist murders ... 122. Brazil took the lion share with 50 killings. The investigation found that conflicts mostly involved mining (42 cases), agro-business (20), logging (15) and hydroelectric projects (15).

Wetizner explained that the Cauca area has seen an increase in movements by armed groups who regard gold as an easy way to get cash. To compound the problem, the national government grants extraction concessions in p... More →
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A new report predicts that a mega-earthquake could kill an estimated 13,000 people and destroy a sizable portion of the Pacific Northwest. By the time the shaking has ceased and the tsunami has receded, the region will be unrecognizable. Kenneth Murphy, who directs FEMA Region X, the division responsible for Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska, indicates that the operating assumption is that everything west of Interstate 5 will be damaged.

To the north of California famous San Andreas fault is a less known, but possibly more deadly, fault line. The Cascadia subduction zone runs so... More →
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Centeno, et al., have assembled a special issue Geoscience dealing with current and future medical geology including ... elevated levels of arsenic in drinking water in dozens of countries including the U.S., mercury emissions from coal combustion and its bioaccumulation in the environment, the impacts of mercury, arsenic, and lead mobilizations in surface and groundwater in regions were artisanal gold mining is conducted, the residual health impacts of geologic processes such as volcanic emissions, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and geogenic dust, exposure to fibrous minerals such as asbe... More →
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A U-Tube video captures the event in Russia including the cause, the effect, the impact and associated hazards. Good to experience so the next time it happens you will know what to do....i.e., duck and cover.
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Micah B. Hahn, et al., report that West Nile virus (WNV) is a leading cause of mosquito -borne disease in the U.S. Annual seasonal outbreaks vary in size and location. Predicting where and when higher than normal WNV transmission will occur can help direct limited public health resources. They developed models for the contiguous U.S. to identify meteorological anomalies associated with above average incidence of WNV neuroinvasive disease from 2004 to 2012. They used county-level WNV data reported to ArboNET and meteorological data from the North American Land Data Assimilation System.
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Experts are unsure what caused a giant hole in Siberia earlier this week. The phenomenon was revealed in incredible footage from a helicopter. It is in the Yamal Peninsula, also known as the end of the world. At the time some thought it may have been caused by a meteorite, but predominant theories now suggest it is a pingo or the result of a gas explosion from deep below surface. A pingo is an accumulation of ice underground that melts, leaving a hole.

The explosion theory is based on the abundance of gas in the area. An expedition is currently underway to learn more about the feat... More →
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David Jacobson reports that M 6.2 Italy earthquake left many parts of the medieval city of Amatrice in ruin. In the old part of the city, most buildings were made of unreinforced masonry, leaving them susceptible to collapse. Amatrice was all but destroyed in three large shocks over 19 days in 1703, and so the part of the town that was highly damaged on 24 August 2016 was composed of buildings largely constructed about 300 years ago. In contrast, the newer construction in the east side of the town came through the M 6.2 quake relatively unscathed.

The damage map above includes data ... More →
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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS) is an interdisciplinary and international journal dedicated to the public discussion and open access publication of high quality studies and original research on natural hazards and their consequences. Embracing a holistic Earth System Science approach, NHESS serves a wide and diversified community of research scientists, practitioners and decision makers concerned with natural hazards detection, monitoring and modelling, vulnerability and risk assessment, and the design and implementation of mitigation and adaptation strategies, including econ... More →
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David Jacobson reports that a new study by researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and USGS has revealed that the Newport-Inglewood/Rose Canyon fault zone, which extends offshore from San Diego to Los Angeles, is capable of rupturing in M=7.3+ earthquakes. Such a quake could cause significant damage to some of the most densely populated areas in California.

The Newport...Inglewood...Rose Canyon fault zone is a strike-slip system in Southern California, and is part of the Pacific-North American plate boundary. Prior to this study, ... More →
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The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The Pocket Guide presents key information and data in abbreviated tabular form for 677 chemicals or substance groupings (e.g., manganese compounds, tellurium compounds, inorganic tin compounds, etc.) that are found in the work environment.

The industrial hygiene information found in the Pocket Guide should help users recognize and control occupational chemical hazards. The chemicals or substances contained in thi... More →
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OSHA Fact Sheet on working outdoors or in confined, high temperature areas.
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Jeremy McKern opines that a few weeks ago he was at an underground mine because the radios were not working. If you have ever been to an underground mine or if you work in an underground mine, you know this is a common problem. Most companies that are supplying Radio Systems, Tracking, and other wireless systems for underground mines, tunnels, and confined spaces simply do not supply the right training, and after sales support to make sure that these systems continue to work year after year.

There are many vendors who do a great job at this, but his experience in these industries ov... More →
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