emergency response

A 911 dispatcher in Fort Smith, Arkansas, spent her last day on the job berating a woman stuck in floodwaters.
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz is skeptical of the power grid deal proposed for Puerto Rico.
From strengthening wildlife conservation efforts to improving disaster response, researchers are finding new ways to use small, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to gather data, improve communication, and explore environments where humans and larger aircraft dare not go.
Crowded shelters are turning away displaced people and an interstate highway remains closed.
The woman, who asked to be identified only by her first initial, Q, is among an estimated 2,000 people who were briefly trapped
On the east coast of Ecuador, between cotton trees, tropical flowers and the raging sea, lies Manabí--one of the provinces hardest-hit by the earthquake of 16 April 2016, where hundreds of families have been left homeless.
Recently the PSRT brought together stakeholders from every corner of the globe and every sector, each with a unique role
“This is my second time living in communal camps, second time running away from civil war to protect myself. What made me
Read more stories in the “From where I stand...” editorial series. Zaad Al-khair, 17, is a Syrian refugee living in the Za’atari
I share this reality not to deter you from summer travel or overseas study plans. Just the opposite. Don't fall victim to fear. I am pointing this out to encourage you to be a vigilant traveler, and to have a plan in place prior to stepping on that plane for overseas departure.
Earthquake, San Francisco 1906 With each new quake, improved instrumentation yields a better understanding of fault behavior
Like Zahra, Basi's family fled Sinjar and resettled in an unfinished concrete building in Siji. They also did not know what
Zizmos is a 2015 Powerful Answers Award $1,000,000 Winner and is participating in the Powerful Answers Accelerator program
The new service could reduce response time and improve emergency care.
That's why a team of nurses from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York--some of whom were not even scheduled to work that day--traipsed on foot across the Bronx in fast-falling snow to knock on doors and deliver compassionate care to those who needed it but could not leave their homes.
When government health worker Brima Kamara arrived in Pate-Bana, a small town of some 2,000 souls in north-central Sierra Leone, it was eerily quiet, the sun-baked, red dirt streets empty.
I write following recent terrorist attacks around the world, from Paris, Beirut, and Mali to San Bernardino, as the presence of terror looms too large and too real. This presence is a call to action for those of us working in the arts and culture.
Two years of field testing taught us that putting your technology in the hands of field users is both an exciting opportunity to find new applications and a chance to find new ways for things to go wrong.