Alaska Weathers the Storm

ENVIRONMENT The National Weather Service says there have been no reports of injuries or serious damage in the monster storm that smacked into the western Aleutians over the weekend. (Alaska Dispatch News) Use our resources to understand extreme natural events in Alaska. Teachers, scroll all the way down for a short list of key resources in our “Teachers’ Toolkit.” Discussion Ideas Read through our activity … Continue reading Alaska Weathers the Storm

Crisis Mapping the Philippines

TECHNOLOGY When disaster strikes, chaos can ensue—especially on social media, where thousands of Tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagrams can overwhelm human capacity to get a clear picture of who needs what. “Crisis mapper” Patrick Meier is harnessing the information-gathering power of social media to improve the speed and effectiveness of typhoon-relief efforts in the Philippines. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to learn more about … Continue reading Crisis Mapping the Philippines