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About GeoHazards International | Natural Hazards
org dedicated to preventing damage from disasters through preparedness, esp earthquake
orgs  ngo  disasters  infrastructrure 
september 2017 by ignatz
ALOHA Software | CAMEO (Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations) | US EPA
ALOHA allows you to enter details about a real or potential chemical release, and then it will generate threat zone estimates for various types of hazards. 
software  disasters  emergencies  hazmat  toxic 
august 2016 by ignatz
Cosmonaut Crashed Into Earth 'Crying In Rage' : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
Everyone knew the mission would fail — the technicians, the pilot and the friend who would replace him if he deserted the mission. But Soviet leaders demanded a triumph in space, and so in 1967, Vladimir Komarov allowed himself to be launched towards his own death.
space  history  ussr  disasters  wtf 
february 2016 by ignatz
2015 California Fire Map
map of the entire state on fire, basically
maps  geo  fire  disasters  california  visualization 
august 2015 by ignatz
Los Alfaques Disaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A tanker truck loaded with 23 tons of highly flammable liquefied propylene experienced a fire and subsequent BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) while on the N-340 highway directly in front of the Los Alfaques campsite, located between the road and the sea.
february 2012 by ignatz
How Not To Do It: Ruining Stuff. In the Pipeline:
fine stories in the comment re: what's the most expensive thing you've seen wrecked?
science  failure  disasters 
august 2011 by ignatz
bit-player » Blog Archive » A hole in the bottom of the ocean
A good perspective on the Gulf of Mexico disaster as an industrial accident and the necessity of an independent investigatory body.
oil  disasters  engineering  bp  deepwaterhorizon  politics  failure 
june 2010 by ignatz
My Hazards Awareness Map
Enter your California address to find out what's going to kill you.
california  disasters  mapping  geo  doom  earthquakes 
may 2010 by ignatz
2010 Fault Activity Map of California
new fault map of California hooked into Google maps
california  geology  earthquake  maps  gis  disasters 
april 2010 by ignatz
Buoy Alarm
Buoy Alarm actively monitors ocean buoys and broadcasts their reports. This is useful for surf forecasting as ocean buoy readings are often the first indicator of an approaching swell.
weather  disasters  geo  gis  mapping  forecasting  googlemaps  gmaps  twitter 
july 2009 by ignatz
Private Crews to Fight 'Dormant Volcano'
Giant deadly sugar fire. Also: 'Mayor Glenn "Pig" Jones expressed renewed hope Tuesday that the outside help will dampen the blaze.'
disasters  food  sugar  fire  industry  death 
february 2008 by ignatz
Naval Safety Center: Photos of the Week
Weekly photo illustrating some poor safety practice. Black humor goldmine.
safety  ha  disasters  photos  engineering  accidents 
january 2008 by ignatz
The Cargo Letter Vessel Casualties
It's just just any big web page about sunken ships. It's a really cracked one.
shipping  law  risks  disasters  kooks 
april 2007 by ignatz
Vasamuseet - About
Museum of the ship that sank on its first voyage because everyone ran to one side. No, really.
vasa  sweden  history  navalarchitecture  ships  disasters  doh  museums  failure 
july 2006 by ignatz
BLDGBLOG: (More) Ancient riverbeds
The Mississippi River goes where she wants; illustrated.
neworleans  mississippi  geography  water  disasters  katrina  rita  floods  rivers 
september 2005 by ignatz

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