Apr 01, 2013 -When a small thunderstorm cell that formed in central Iowa in June 2012 grew into a monster storm called a derecho, 22 people lost their lives, and residents from the Midwest to the East Coast suffered extensive property loss and power outages. Read about how the states of Maryland and Virginia used the experience to develop recommendations for making utilities and the cities they serve more resilient to future storms.
Nov 08, 2012 -LA Council approved a plan for city IDs for undocumented immigrants. Several companies in the security industry have stepped up to provide assistance after Hurricane Sandy. Boko Haram expands its reach And More.
Sep 21, 2012 -By the time public health alerts are issued and the media picks up the story, people have already been talking about an illness for weeks on social media. A new Web application, MappyHealth, uses Twitter to monitor and produce automatic reports on what people are talking about most. It's latest tool in the disease surveillance arsenal.