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Zika Virus Preparation

Zika Virus Preparation There are no vaccines or treatment for Zika, the quickly spreading mosquito borne virus that may be responsible for thousands of birth defects. The most effective way to avoid the disease is not to get bit by a mosquito. Here, six crucial steps to protect yourself from Zika virus-infected mosquitoes. 1. Pick the right mosquito repellent The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends products with active ingredients DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus, picaridin, or IR 3535. “DEET is the...

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Ten Easy Ways To Prepare For A Disaster

Ten Easy Ways To Prepare For A Disaster Here are ten easy ways you and your family can prepare for a disaster. The Department of Homeland Security, the Red Cross, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and many other organizations have a wealth of information on the topic. To keep things simple, we’ve narrowed it down a bit. Follow #natlprep on Twitter for more tips and info about National Preparedness Month. 1. Know what disaster you’ll face Raining giant meatballs = probably unlikely. Part of preparation is knowing...

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Climate Change : The Apocalypse?

Climate Change : The Apocalypse? Climate Change; Snowmageddon, snowpocalypse, snowzilla, just snow. Superstorm Sandy, receding shorelines, and more. Hurricanes Isaac, Ivan, and Irene, with cousins Rammasun, Bopha, and Haiyan. The parade of geological changes and extreme weather events around the world since 2011 has been stunning. Perhaps that’s part of why, as the Public Religion Research Institute reported on Friday, “The number of Americans who believe that natural disasters are evidence of the apocalypse has...

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A Preview of What El Niño Could Bring

A Preview of What El Niño Could Bring The storm that slammed into the high desert and mountains of Southern California last fall was one for the record books. Intense rain sent massive mudflows onto highways, picking up cars and pushing them into one another. Hundreds of vehicles were trapped in mud up to 20 feet deep; in some cases, motorists were stranded overnight. In one spot in the Antelope Valley, the storm dumped 1.81 inches of rain in 30 minutes on Thursday, in what the National Weather Service described as a 1,000-year...

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Our Sun Could Produce a Superflare Like This

Our Sun Could Produce a Superflare Like This Scientists have spotted a superflare, a massive solar flare, on a star quite similar to our sun. And, given the similarities of the stars, they say our sun too could produce such a brilliant and potentially destructive flash. The properties of the superflare on KIC9655129, the other star, are similar to the sun’s smaller solar flares, suggesting the physics causing the flarescould be the same, the researchers point out in a paper published this fall in The Astrophysical Journal. Solar...

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Sea Level Will Swamp Miami and Other Coastal Cities

Sea Level Will Swamp Miami and Other Coastal Cities Say goodbye to Miami and New Orleans. No matter what we do to curb global warming, these and other beloved U.S. cities will sink below rising seas, according to a study Monday. But making extreme carbon cuts and moving to renewable energy could save millions of people living in iconic coastal areas of the United States, said the findings in the Oct. 12 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed journal. Scientists have already established that if we do...

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Climate change to collapse ocean’s food chain

University of Adelaide ecologists say that expected ocean acidification and climate change is raising the risk of producing a reduction in diversity and numbers of different species – Adelaide, Australia – The University of Adelaide team of marine ecologists say that the expected ocean acidification and warming is likely to produce a reduction in diversity and numbers of various key species that underpin marine ecosystems around the world. Associate Professor Nagelkerken and...

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Crossing Your Fingers – Not Enough?

Crossing Your Fingers – Not Enough? A new survey shows that while about half of Americans have experienced a significant emergency, many people still are not ready for the unexpected because they do not know what to do. To help people take needed preparedness steps, the American Red Cross is launching a new  public awareness campaign. The American Red Cross has launched the campaign – Do More Than Cross Your Fingers this month.  A major focus of this campaign is to get people thinking and planning about preparedness more,...

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Severe ‘Food Shocks’ More Likely Due to Extreme Weather

 Our attempts to smooth out food production can sometimes have unexpected results and can cause severe population desperation…and a global crisis. The article explains that extreme weather such as intense storms, droughts and heatwaves will cause more frequent and severe food shortages as the global climate and food supply systems change, British and American experts warned on Friday. Because the pressure on the world’s food supplies is so great, and the increase in extreme...

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Major Solar Flare Erupts from the Sun, Strongest of 2013

Yet another proving point to the fact that the sun is getting more volatile everyday until it’s supposed peak in later 2013. It seems that the sun is heating up and will be sending and EMP out soon. It will knock out most of our electrical infrastructure, such as phones, electrical grids, cars and most of all transportation. Click Here to visit this news item for more information. Be Prepared, Read the Thrival Theory...

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