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  • How Will We Protect American Infrastructure from Cyberattacks
    by Staff on June 22, 2021 at 11:38 am

    6/22/21 Infrastructure protection Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Infrastructure — it’s one of those words we think we understand, but it can be a hard concept to wrap our brains around. We may vaguely imagine electrical grids or railroads, but infrastructure also includes many other services that are essential for keeping our homes, schools and businesses thriving. It includes roads and transportation, telecommunications networks, water and sewage systems, and electricity. And today, much of it is connected to the internet. read more

  • Earlier Flood Forecasting Could Help Avoid Disaster in Japan
    by Staff on June 22, 2021 at 11:37 am

    6/22/21 Flood warnings Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments In Japan, thousands of homes and businesses and hundreds of lives have been lost to typhoons. But now, researchers have revealed that a new flood forecasting system could provide earlier flood warnings, giving people more time to prepare or evacuate, and potentially saving lives. read more

  • Texas Must Address Groundwater Future: Study
    by Staff on June 22, 2021 at 11:36 am

    6/22/21 Water security Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Long-term water security is essential for the future of Texas, and the state acutely needs a common law system that can balance world-scale agricultural activity, industrial development and urban growth while also protecting private property rights, according to new research from Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policyand Texas State University’s The Meadows C read more

  • Overseas Climate Change Could Devastate U.K.
    by Staff on June 22, 2021 at 11:34 am

    6/22/21 Coastal challenges Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments An Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) expert has warned that the effects of climate change overseas could have a potentially devastating impact on the economy here in the UK. read more

  • Why Gain-of-Function Research Matters
    by Guest Writer on June 21, 2021 at 11:40 am

    6/21/21 Gain-of-function research Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments There are unanswered questions about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, so both the U.S. government and scientists have called for a deeper examination of the validity of claims that a virus could have escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China. read more

  • It’s Time to Talk about Lab Safety
    by Staff on June 21, 2021 at 11:39 am

    6/21/21 Lab safety Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Dr. Filippa Lentzos, a senior lecturer in science and international security at King’s College London, and Dr. Gregory Koblentz, Director of Biodefense Graduate Program, have launched GlobalBioLabs.org, an interactive web-based map of global Biosafety Level 4 facilities and biorisk management policies. read more

  • White House Launches Broader Scrutiny of Foreign Tech
    by Guest Writer on June 21, 2021 at 11:38 am

    6/21/21 Foreign tech Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments An executive order signed by President Joe Biden earlier this month dropped a Trump-era measure that barred Americans from downloading TikTok and several other Chinese smartphone apps. But analysts say the order also broadens the scrutiny of foreign-controlled technology. read more

  • Puerto Rico is Prone to More Flooding Than the Island is Prepared to Handle
    by Staff on June 21, 2021 at 11:38 am

    6/21/21 Disasters Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Puerto Rico is not ready for another hurricane season, let alone the effects of climate change, according to a new study that shows the island’s outstanding capacity to produce record-breaking floods and trigger a large number of landslides. read more

  • Acceleration of Coastal Overtopping around the World
    by Staff on June 21, 2021 at 11:36 am

    6/20/21 Coastal challenges Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The combination of sea level rise, tides, storm surge and waves has increased the overtopping of natural and artificial coastal protection by nearly 50 percent in the last two decades. This revelation comes from an international study coordinated by IRD, involving international partners?. The study was published in  Nature Communications . read more

  • Coastal Cities of the Future
    by Guest Writer on June 21, 2021 at 11:34 am

    6/20/21 Coastal challenges Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Managed retreat can expand solutions to climate change. University of Delaware disaster researcher A.R. Siders said it’s time to put all the options on the table when it comes to discussing climate change adaptation. read more

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