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The ‘Holy Grail’ for earthquake scientists has been accidentally destroyed

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Experts in resilience discuss efforts to protect communities from disaster, enhance recovery efforts, increase awareness about the value of incorporating resilience, and implement resilience projects that provide additional benefits to the community…

 

The ‘Holy Grail’ for earthquake scientists has been accidentally destroyed

For nearly half a century, thousands trekked to Rose and Prospect streets to behold a slice of sidewalk that, by conventional standards, had no curb appeal.  Pulled apart so that it no longer aligned, the humble curb wasn’t much to look at. But for earthquake scientists, it was a kind of Holy Grail, perfectly illustrating the seismic forces at work underneath this Bay Area neighborhood…

 

Congress argues again over who should pay for fighting wildfires

As the wildfire season rages in the western US, another seasonal flare-up is underway in Washington D.C.: Congress is deadlocked over how firefighting should be funded.  Some members of Congress say it should be paid for like other relief efforts for natural disasters, instead of the US Forest Service having to borrow from its own programs aimed at preventing fires. Others say the Forest Service and the Obama administration should rein in the agency’s budget for forest management. …

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