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Disasters

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  • Goldberg: Seduced by the cult of experts

    When asked what posed the greatest challenge to statesmen, Harold Macmillan, the former British prime minister, responded, "Events, my dear boy, events." That's because events tend to throw everybody off their plan. For example, Hurricane Irene ended...
  • Brian Marsden dies at 73; astronomer who tracked comets and asteroids

    Brian Marsden dies at 73; astronomer who tracked comets and asteroids
    Astronomer Brian G. Marsden, a comet and asteroid tracker who stood sentinel to protect the Earth from collisions with interplanetary rocks and other remnants of the solar system's creation, died Thursday of cancer at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in...
  • Ready for hurricane? Don't forget your pet

    Ready for hurricane? Don't forget your pet
    With hurricane season starting June 1, don't forget to make arrangements for your pet in case of a storm. "People tend to think about people, but your pet needs to be taken care of also," said Lisa Mendheim, spokeswoman for Broward County Animal Care and...
  • Secure important paperwork before hurricane season starts

    Secure important paperwork before hurricane season starts
    With hurricane season starting Wednesday, now is the time to start rounding up important documents for safekeeping, including insurance policies and videos or lists documenting what you own. Cyberspace has made it easier for South Floridians to...
  • Hurricane forces many changes of plans

    Seddef Everest had been looking forward to touring Baltimore this weekend with her boyfriend, Dan McDole, who was visiting from Queens. But Hurricane Irene struck, shutting down the water taxi and making other destinations seem uninviting to the fourth-...
  • Do people fail to respond to tornado warnings?

    Do people fail to respond to tornado warnings?
    The violent tornado that ravaged Joplin, Mo., killing at least 117, had hospital employees rushing to transport patients to safety at the last few minutes and forced others into refrigerators for shelter. There was 20 minutes of advance warning provided...
  • Preparing for a zombie apocalypse? The CDC weighs in

    Preparing for a zombie apocalypse? The CDC weighs in
    Preparing for disasters has always been part of the mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from hurricanes to flu pandemics. It was only a matter of time, then, before they decided to weigh in on another calamity of great concern to...
  • Are Networked Teens Healthier?

    Are Networked Teens Healthier?
    With his gaze fixed on a tiny screen, hearing plugged by earbuds and fingers flying, the average teenager may look like a disaster in the making: socially stunted, terminally distracted and looking for trouble. But look beyond the dizzying array of...
  • Isolated and angry amid Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Isolated and angry amid Fukushima nuclear crisis
    An awful realization is setting in for those trapped in the vicinity of the crippled Fukushima nuclear complex: People are afraid to help them. Residents describe spooky scenes of municipal cars driving down near-empty streets telling people to stay...
  • Tornado sirens startle some, send schools into 'storm mode'

    Tornado sirens startle some, send schools into 'storm mode'
    ST. JOSEPH COUNTY – An off-duty firefighter said he spotted a funnel cloud at Mayflower and State Road 23 around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, sending tornado sirens blaring throughout St. Joseph County. Rob Rose is a trained storm spotter. He's...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Cooling on global warming

    "What the heck went wrong?" That, apparently, is the question roiling the environmental community as it realizes that the fight against climate change has fizzled. As Brad Plumer writes in the New Republic, everything was looking great in 2008 for a...