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CRJ comment on Brexit: What next for emergency resilience and response?

CRJ comment on Brexit: What next for emergency resilience and response?

The vote for the UK to leave the EU might shake in ways as yet unknown the foundations of all the work, efforts and passion that our readers and contributors have been striving together for in terms of unified safety, disaster prevention and response

CRJ 11:4 out now

CRJ 11:4 out now

Details of what's coming up in the next issue of the CRJ

Next flu pandemic could double past cost estimates

Next flu pandemic could double past cost estimates

A pandemic influenza outbreak in the United States could have widespread economic costs nearly double the total amounts experts have previously calculated, depending on how the public, government, and businesses responded to an epidemic

Predicting monsoon rainfall by examining ocean currents

Predicting monsoon rainfall by examining ocean currents

A project involving scientists from the UK and India to predict monsoon rainfall by studying ocean processes in the Bay of Bengal has been launched

Final conference of European Critical Infrastructure Protection project

Final conference of European Critical Infrastructure Protection project

Advisory Panel Member Lina Kolesnikova reports from the EUCONCIP conference in Brussels, held earlier this month

The humanitarian potential of nanorods that expel water

The humanitarian potential of nanorods that expel water

The team foresees a future where this phenomenon could improve quality of life. They see their discovery as a potential humanitarian lifesaver, describing it as: "A paradigm shift in water purification and separation," in their paper

Risk of Zika to Southern Europe

Risk of Zika to Southern Europe

An analysis of temperatures, vectorial capacity, basic reproductive number (R0), and air traveller flows suggests parts of Southern Europe may be at risk for Zika outbreaks between June and August

Orlando gay nightclub shooting: 50 killed, suspect is Omar Mateen

Orlando gay nightclub shooting: 50 killed, suspect is Omar Mateen

Fifty people are now known to have died in a shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the city's mayor Buddy Dyer has said

Climate change mitigation: Turning CO2 into rock

Climate change mitigation: Turning CO2 into rock

An international team of scientists has found a potentially viable way to remove anthropogenic (caused or influenced by humans) carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere – turn it into rock

Storms that battered Australia's east coast are a harbinger of things to come

Storms that battered Australia's east coast are a harbinger of things to come

Storms that battered Australia's east coast are a harbinger of things to come and a stark reminder of the need for a national effort to monitor the growing threat from climate change, warn coastal researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Security challenges facing the Balkans

Security challenges facing the Balkans

Lina Kolesnikova reports on a conference that looked at crime in the Balkans, including human rights, the impact of the refugee crisis, growing fears of radicalisation in certain countries - just a few of the serious problems facing the Balkans today

Low cost weather centres to help prevent flash flooding in Sri Lanka

Low cost weather centres to help prevent flash flooding in Sri Lanka

Soumya Balasubramanya and Yann Chemin describe how open-source mobile weather monitoring centres are being installed to reduce the risk of flash floods in Sri Lanka

XStat treats gunshot wound on coalition soldier in first field use

XStat treats gunshot wound on coalition soldier in first field use

The XStat haemostatic device covered in the R&D Blog in May 2015 has been successfully deployed on a soldier in a field setting, the first documented clinical use of the product since its release, write Shannon Rafferty and Ian Portelli

What makes the public more likely to second-guess authorities during a crisis?

What makes the public more likely to second-guess authorities during a crisis?

In a digital age when people have many information sources, during a crisis they will not always seek guidance from the government or other official channels. But when might they?

Bringing CERT and SAR training to Nepal

Bringing CERT and SAR training to Nepal

Dr Behrouz Moghaddasi, a physician from Iran and founder of that country's Search and Rescue Team, is now in Nepal, seeking to improve safety and preparedness by setting up a new institute

R&D Blog: Cognitive systems in disaster response

R&D Blog: Cognitive systems in disaster response

Eighty per cent of data today is invisible to today’s technologies. With cognitive systems, a technology that mimics the way our brain thinks, much of this data can be understood and used to solve challenges in disaster response

The hazards of managing spontaneous volunteers during emergencies

The hazards of managing spontaneous volunteers during emergencies

Asfandeyar Niazi says that although Pakistan now has rescue teams and a respectable, and expanding, emergency medical service, there is still the need for a unified incident command system

Using virtual reality training to save lives in disasters

Using virtual reality training to save lives in disasters

Our bloggers say that, with the advent of Virtual Reality technology, it may be possible to replicate real life situations more accurately and learn from our experiences without any added trauma