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CRJ 11:4 out now

CRJ 11:4 out now

Details of what's coming up in the next issue of the CRJ, including articles on multi-agency exercises, data for resilience, a look at the Zika virus, humanitarian issues, leadership and management, terrorism and security and cutting edge technology

Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Climate disasters like heat-waves or droughts enhance the risk of armed conflicts in countries with high ethnic diversity, says the Potsdam Institute for Climate and Impact Research, based on new research

Has a new temperature record been broken?

Has a new temperature record been broken?

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) is set up a committee to examine whether Mitrabah, Kuwait, set a new highest temperature record for the Eastern hemisphere and Asia, with a reported temperature of 54.0°C (129.2°F) on July 21 2016

Ghost town training site is firefighters’ utopia

Ghost town training site is firefighters’ utopia

“I have a big smile on my face – it is every fire service trainer’s dream… here, you just walk around and see endless possibilities,” says Academy Station Manager, Tim Pringle

EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report

EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report

It will be no surprise to CRJ readers that the latest Europol TE-SAT report finds the overall threat to the security of the European Union has increased over recent years and remains on an upward trajectory

Researchers find antibiotic resistant bacteria after sewage spills

Researchers find antibiotic resistant bacteria after sewage spills

The strain of bacteria discovered is equipped with genes that can transfer antibiotic resistance, adding to a sewage spill's public health threat in Florida, USA

Self-assembling robots and their potential uses in emergencies

Self-assembling robots and their potential uses in emergencies

CRJ's R&D bloggers examine new robotic prototypes that can function in unique conditions, such as high temperatures, within water, and even when ingested into the body

Flood damage in Germany could multiply owing to climate change, study finds

Flood damage in Germany could multiply owing to climate change, study finds

Without appropriate adaptation, flood-related damage of currently about 500 million euros a year could multiply in the future

The value of psychometric testing in crisis management teams

The value of psychometric testing in crisis management teams

Based on his full article in the current edition of CRJ, Rob Shimmin looks at personality types and asks if there is any benefit in constructing a team with individuals with known differences in personality

‘Biohybrid’ robots could search for toxic leaks or locate aircraft black boxes under water

‘Biohybrid’ robots could search for toxic leaks or locate aircraft black boxes under water

"We're building a living machine – a biohybrid robot that's not completely organic – yet," says Victoria Webster, a PhD student who is leading this research

"Nobody wants to live near a hospital in Aleppo"

This is how Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs José Manuel García-Margallo summed up the tragedy of a city devastated by five years of civil war

Revised definition of UK 'Major Incident'

Revised definition of UK 'Major Incident'

Roger Gomm reports on how the Cabinet office has revised its definition of what constitutes a Major Incident, amid ongoing concern over the diversity and inconsistency of terms used by different responders to describe different incident types and triggers

A giant quake may lurk under Bangladesh and beyond

A giant quake may lurk under Bangladesh and beyond

A huge earthquake may be building beneath Bangladesh, the most densely populated nation on earth. Scientists say they have new evidence of increasing strain there, where two tectonic plates underlie the world's largest river delta

UK Investigatory Powers Bill and bulk personal datasets

UK Investigatory Powers Bill and bulk personal datasets

The UK Government has published a number of documents that provide guidance about the Investigatory Powers Bill. These will be of particular interest to those with an interest in counter terrorism matters, writes Roger Gomm

Soft flexible exosuit aids first responders

Soft flexible exosuit aids first responders

Our R&D bloggers look at a flexible lower limb robotic exosuit, which could help firefighters and others who have to carry heavy loads

Remember the millions of people living in urban armed conflict says ICRC

Remember the millions of people living in urban armed conflict says ICRC

Dr Hugo Slim of the ICRC urges States negotiating Habitat 3 to remember the needs of large urban populations in towns, cities and informal settlements suffering the consequences of attacks, displacement and increasing impoverishment

New app helps search and rescuers to locate missing people

New app helps search and rescuers to locate missing people

Our bloggers examine a new app that identifies high probability areas where an individual goes missing so searchers can initiate rapid response

Agriculture as a terrorist target: Time to address vulnerabilities

Agriculture as a terrorist target: Time to address vulnerabilities

The lack of risk assessments in the agricultural and environmental systems sectors has undoubtedly allowed them to become vulnerable to terrorist attacks, says Christoph Schroth