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WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — New Light Technologies Inc. (NLT), a leading provider of integrated cloud, cybersecurity, software development, data analytics, geospatial, and scientific consulting services was awarded a new contract by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide modeling, analytics, systems development, and training services for the Response Geospatial Office (RGO). …

The Status of Science and Technology report is an important step for monitoring the progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework and an attempt to capture some of the progress across geographies, stakeholders, and disciplines towards the application of science and technology towards risk reduction in Asia-Pacific. Developed by a group of individuals from …

I shared my last week’s column with the HSU Geosciences capstone class and they came up with four excellent questions. The questions had one thing in common — they couldn’t be answered only using information from science. My academic training was hardcore math and science. Most of my classes focused on the physics of earthquakes …

Environmentalists in Mauritius, an island country in the Indian Ocean, say they are “expecting the worst” in a race to drain an estimated 2,500 tons of oil from a stricken Japanese ship before it breaks in half and further pollutes the sea. The MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef two weeks ago near the island nation off the eastern coast …

President Donald Trump approved a disaster declaration Saturday for Wyoming, the final state to get one, along with the US Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Illinois announced its second highest day of deaths Saturday with 1,293 new reported cases and 81 additional deaths. In South Florida, …

The top doctor at Rikers Island said the coronavirus-hit New York jail is a “public health disaster unfolding before our eyes” as he warned of the rapidly rising number of infections in the city’s jails. In just 12 days, Ross MacDonald, the jail’s chief physician, said confirmed cases at Rikers had soared from one to …

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has issued a “stay at home” order, directing Maryland residents not to leave their homes unless it’s for an “essential” purpose, such as getting food or medicine or going to work at a job that’s been deemed essential. The latest Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has issued a “stay at home” order, …

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced a declaration of local disaster for public health emergency late Thursday night. This after he announced five additional coronavirus cases in Dallas County, bringing the total to eight. The latest patients are a woman in her 70s, one man in his 40s, one man in his …

We all recognize them: Lincoln standing for a portrait, Lenin addressing Russian soldiers, a woman crouched beside a student’s body on the ground at Kent State University in 1970. But did you know those canonized points-in-time were altered?  Photo manipulation has been around for almost as long as the technology itself, a practice reserved for …

Demonstrators vape during a consumer advocate groups and vape storeowners rally outside of the White … [+] House to protest the proposed vaping flavor ban in Washington DC on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Jose Luis Magana / AFP) (Photo by JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Earlier this year, I …