The 'toxic ship' that caused an environmental disaster

The ship beginning its slow descent into the sea Earlier last month, a cargo ship carrying chemicals caught fire off the coast of Sri Lanka – leaving in its wake an environmental disaster that the island will likely have to live with for decades. For days it stood burning offContinue Reading

Ship Sinking Off Sri Lanka May Become A Lasting Disaster : NPR

A man walks past sacks containing debris washed ashore from the X-Press Pearl on a beach in Colombo on Thursday. The plastic pellets will break down and be more difficult to clean up over time, marine biologist Asha de Vos says. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle captionContinue Reading

Biden's policy shift in Yemen courts environmental disaster

A major disaster is unfolding in slow motion, with the international community seemingly incapable of taking any action other than public hand wringing. A crippled oil tanker, FSO Safer, has been moored just north of the port city of Hudaydah, Yemen’s main hub for humanitarian delivery, for more than fiveContinue Reading

Disaster recovery assistance in post-COVID environment: Mitigating risks of fraud while maintaining benefits of desktop validation

Despite the historic impact on our world, COVID-19 has led to remarkable innovation among families, schools, businesses and government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency  is no exception, as the agency recently developed a process for issuing public assistance (PA) disaster grants through desktop validation in lieu of on-site inspections. DesktopContinue Reading