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Ningaloo research aids disaster-recovery framework

Population parameters from spangled emperor at Ningaloo reef were used to calibrate the model of environmental offsets needed to restore resilience. Credit: Mike van Keulen.

Population parameters from spangled emperor at Ningaloo reef were used to calibrate the model of environmental offsets needed to restore resilience. Credit: Mike van Keulen.

The CSIRO and Australian National University researchers ran model simulations on 114 sub-populations of the popular recreational fish to examine how a real-world system might respond following a disturbance, to different management interventions. If a population is removed by a disturbance—a resource development or natural disaster—migration from nearby sub-populations can help restore the population to its original abundance. ANU Professor Quentin Grafton, says investing in the connections between these populations may improve resilience, or the speed of recovery, following a disturbance…

 

How Hurricane Katrina changed pet rescue forever

Ten years ago this month Hurricane Katrina blew into New Orleans from the Gulf of Mexico, flooding 80 percent of the city and leaving residents scrambling for dry ground. In the aftermath of the devastation, Terri Steuben, a California-based pet whisperer who can, in her own words, “talk telepathically to animals and hear what they say” was called to the scene by the Humane Society to help rescue the more than 100,000 animals that remained stranded in New Orleans and the surrounding areas…

 

Uttarakhand’s recovery after deluge due to people’s resilience: Rawat

Holding that Uttarakhand has overcome the effects of the 2013 disaster, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday attributed the state’s speedy recovery from the setback to the resilience of its people. In his address to the people of the state after unfurling the National Flag at the Parade Ground here to mark Independence Day, he said when he was making his speech on this occasion at the same venue last year the state was still battling the effects of the deluge of 2013. “But today I can say with a sense of pride that Uttarakhand has not only recovered from the effects of the unprecedented tragedy but is also marching ahead steadily on the path of development…

 

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