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EDM Monday Briefing: CA Wildfires, U.S. Drought, Violence in Germany, Pokemon Go

Emergency and disaster management briefing for July 25, 2016: California battles multiple wildfires, drought conditions in the U.S. worsen, Germany reels from multiple violent incidents, Pokemon Go causes an uptick in emergency room visits, the Premier of Alberta calls for disaster assistance reform, and another shooting occurs at a Florida nightclub.

EDM Wednesday Briefing: Officer Shot, School Bus Crash, Hurricane Otto, Wildfires

EDM Wednesday Briefing: Earthquake in Ecuador, Sri Lankan Mudslides, Oil Spill Charges Filed, Yellow Fever, Fort McMurray Fire Rages On

Another earthquake strikes Ecuador, torrential rains create a major landslide in Sri Lanka, the company responsible for a Santa Barbara oil spill faces criminal charges, a WHO panel will convene on yellow fever outbreak concerns, a fire damages tracks in New York, and the Fort McMurray fire is still raging out of control.

Disaster Relief for Ecuador: Cash Donations Recommended

Things That We Will Lose in the Fire

We are learning--very painfully--that our actions over time have consequences. When we build cities on the shore, they will be swept away by hurricanes, tsunamis, or inundated by sea level rise; if we build them on a fault line, they will be destroyed by earthquake; and if we build them in a forest, they are likely to burn. We're not good at either listening or learning. Let's work on that.

Science Says: Hotter Weather Turbocharges US West Wildfires