Emergencies and Threats

 

Weather, War, Disease and Economic crisis can drastically alter any business.  Keep up to date with the latest disaster information and avoid being caught in the middle.

 

Here a number of Emergency Links

 

Weather and Natural Disasters

GM Contamination

HIV-AIDS

Tropical Diseases

Crop Pests                              

                       

 

 

Weather and Natural Disasters

 

www.nhc.noaa.gov

The National Hurricane Center brings up to date and historical hurricane information. Go to www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics.html for direct visual images

 

www.wunderground.com/tropical

Tropical weather and daily checking during hurricane season:

 

http://neic.usgs.gov/

Was that a truck or was that an earth tremor last night? Check out all recent data on the National Earthquake Information Center for a subscription to immediate reports log into  http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/data_services/data_services.htm

 

http://www.drought.noaa.gov

United States drought information found here. Also definitions of drought and other related info.

 

http://edcw2ks40.cr.usgs.gov/sa_floods

Southern Africa Flood & Drought Network: Latest info on the South African Drought and food security in the Region.

 

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov

 

This NASA site gives ample information of vegetation cover, pollution, temperatures, Global Warming with a large selection of clear satellite images.

 

http://volcanoes.usgs.gov

Monitoring of volcanic activity around the globe.

 

http://home.wfp.org/epweb/    (restricted access, wfpgo and ep password required)

The Emergency Preparedness Web is a tool to support the corporate information management needs of WFP for emergency preparedness and response worldwide. mobile home / epbrowser ep

 

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GM Contamination (are fears justified?; make your own opinion)

 

http://mars.cropsoil.uga.edu/~parrottlab/forum2.htm

This University of Georgia site provides tones of information on the true dangers and false rumors of GM foods. Do you have to worry? 

 

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HIV-AIDS

 

One of the biggest threats to Economic Development in the Developing World. How does it affect you and your business?

 

www.unaids.org

The UN AIDS organization provides up to date information on the Spread of the HIV virus

 

www.thebody.com

A HIV-AIDS information page with info on prevention, treatment, living with HIV-AIDS.

 

www.hivpositive.com

Information site on HIV-AIDS with video presentations and treatment descriptions

 


www.durex.com

Everything you always wanted to know about condoms but were afraid to ask

 

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Tropical Diseases

 

http://sprojects.mmi.mcgill.ca/tropmed/

This very good site is aimed at the traveler who wants to be informed about risks of, and prevention of, illness in a tropical setting. Gives descriptions of many different diseases, indications and treatments as well as geographical data.

 

www.who.int

World Health Organization gives a wide variety of information on health related issues, prevention and prevalence.

 

http://medlineplus.gov/

What is that drug the doctor prescribed? Avoid using too strong or even dangerous drugs by checking your prescription on this very informative US government site.

 

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Crop Pests

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/

University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) develops and promotes the use of integrated, ecologically sound pest management programs. Very good source of information on all types of pests and control mechanisms

 

www.nysaes.cornell.edu/ent/hortcrops/english

This WWW site will help to increase crop pest diagnosis and integrated pest management information capability among farmers of developing countries. Improvement in pest identification and pest biology and ecology will allow an increase in the adoption of IPM practices to control crop pest problems

 

http://library.thinkquest.org/C007974/2_0cat.htm

Mom. Look at this cute little octopus”   heeelp!!! 

A list of poisonous plants and animals. An Australian based site full of surprises