Tag Archives: Natural Disasters

European Satellite Used Laser Beam to Send Image to Earth

An image taken by a satellite has been sent to Earth using a new technology, laser beam, for the first time, which paved the way for instant streaming of satellite images to Earth. The image of Berlin taken by the Sentinel-1A satellite, was beamed to another satellite called Alphasat almost 36,000 km away and then beamed back to earth over ...

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2013 Natural Disasters’ Toll Highest Since 1970: IDMC Report

Just days before the UN Climate Summit 2014, a new report reveals 22 million people were internally displaced in 2013 as a result of disaster, three times as many as those internally displaced by conflict, due to the impact of climate change on people. The report, produced by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) as part of the Norwegian Refugee ...

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US 2011 Losses from Natural Disasters so far stand at $55 billion

The Hurricane Irene, though weakened by the time it touched the shore off New York to a mere tropical storm from Category 3 hurricane, has caused more than $20 billion in losses, say latest estimates. More than 15 people were reported dead during the its course of destruction. Taking into account two days of lost business activity in the range ...

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NOAA: Natural disasters alone caused a loss of $35 billion so far in 2011

Now that North Carolina has begun assessing the loss left behind by Hurricane Irene, a look at how natural disasters devastated the United States economy reveals $750 billion in losses to the nation in the last 31 years. The U.S. has sustained 108 weather-related disasters since 1980 with the total normalized lossesĀ  exceeding $750 billion, adjusted to 2011 figures using ...

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