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These Maps Show How Millions of People Are Vulnerable to Deadly Snakebites

For most people in the United States, venomous snakes rank pretty low on the list of things to worry about on a daily basis. But for millions of people around the world, especially those who live in t... read more

Rise of the Superstorms

Why did the strength of these storms take so many ... of the Florida peninsula less than that, it shows everyone could be in danger. As a consequence, those in the most vulnerable areas, some 6- to 7, ... read more

Tropical Forests Suffered Near-Record Tree Losses in 2017

“These new numbers show an alarming situation ... blanketing Southeast Asia in deadly smoke. In 2016, Indonesia’s government imposed a new moratorium on the conversion of peatland, while Norway pledge... read more

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Staying alive: insight on surviving encounters with dangerous wildlife

“People can avoid snakebites by watching where they walk and put their ... “In 1980, Washington’s human population was 4.2 million, and since then it’s grown by a million people every decade,” said Ri... read more


Finding a weak link in the frightful parasite Schistosoma

More than 250 million people ... parasites should be most vulnerable." Lee says the next research step will be to follow these five stem cells as they continue to differentiate and form tissues. "We w... read more

These graphics show how to pick locks and break padlocks

This graphic shows a common lock design — and ... according to "100 Deadly Skills." Despite the seeming robustness of padlocks, their design actually leaves them vulnerable. All that is required to br... read more

As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses

Which cities do you consider most vulnerable to flooding? Historically people settled low-lying coastal plains and river deltas. These were ... the sea as a deadly risk and everything related to rain ... read more

Irma approaching Tampa Bay area with hurricane-force winds; 5 dead, 3.5M without power

The deadly hurricane, which is now a Category 2 storm ... and one person died in a single-vehicle crash in Orange County. At least 27 people were killed in the Caribbean. Millions of Floridians are un... read more

California needs to rethink urban fire risk after wine country tragedy

What is missing from these maps, however, is extreme weather patterns ... There are numerous reports of how difficult and deadly it was to evacuate during the Tubbs fire. Apparently many people had al... read more

An Epidemic 14 Years Ago Shows How Zika Could Unfold in the US

If the Zika virus comes to the United States, we could face the threat of the same sort of virgin soil epidemic—an infection arriving in a population that has never been exposed to it before—that has ... read more

Colombia, Peru disasters show growing risk from ‘coastal El Niño’

Across Latin America, millions of people squat on unclaimed land in illegal settlements known as invasiones. The settlers are usually aware of the risks they run by building on areas vulnerable to ... ... read more

California needs to rethink urban fire risk, starting with where it builds houses

What is missing from these maps, however, is extreme weather patterns ... There are numerous reports of how difficult and deadly it was to evacuate during the Tubbs fire. Apparently many people had al... read more



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