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How to Walk on Ice
One animal that has figured this out is a penguin.  Think of yourself as a penguin and you’ll be all right.

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Heat Related Injuries/Illnesses
Heat is the #2 weather-related killer in the United States (206), greater than hurricanes (9), floods (113), and lightning strikes (26) combined.  Only tornadoes had more fatalities (553).
Red Cross Resources
The American Red Cross has created this Disaster and Safety Library to assist you in preparing your home, school and workplace in the event of a disaster or emergency.  Here you will find fact sheets, preparedness checklists, recovery guides and other helpful information to keep you informed and safe.

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Cold Stress
January is the height of the cold season and we’re not talking about sniffles and sneezes, but the reality of working outdoors in freezing conditions, coupled with wind and driving snow.  Working outdoors in winter is often more than uncomfortable.  It can be life-threatening if hypothermia sets in.

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Surface Water Inundation Hazard
Heavy spring rains increase the potential for the inundation of underground coal mines from surface runoff.  Even moderate rainfall coupled with melting snow can result in significant runoff.

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Lightning Strikes Parked Truck
During an afternoon storm a parked Cat 789C truck was struck by lightning causing the three near side tyres to explode some 4 minutes after the strike.  The air blast and shock wave caused damage to the truck and broke several windows in the nearby buildings including the windscreen of a water truck that was parked nearby.  Some rim components were found 300m away from the truck.

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Walking Safely in Winter
You can take a few simple measures to make it safer to walk outdoors in the winter.  Remove snow and ice, put sand or salt on areas where people walk, and wear the right footwear.  These precautions all make a big difference.

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Winter Driving: Anti-Lock Braking Systems
ABS is a fantastic aid to driver safety, but only if you know what it does and how to use it in emergencies – which many people don’t.

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Climate Change Explained
There is clear evidence to show that climate change is happening.  Measurements show that the average temperature at the Earth’s surface has risen by about 0.8°C over the last century.  13 of the 14 warmest years on record have occurred in the 21st century and in the last 30 years each decade has been hotter than the previous one.

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Climate Change
Climate change is a long-term shift in the statistics of the weather (including its averages).  For example, it could show up as a change in climate normals (expected average values for temperature and precipitation) for a given place and time of year, from one decade to the next.

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The Economics of Climate Change
The Review first examines the evidence on the economic impacts of climate change itself, and explores the economics of stabilising greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.  The second half of the Review considers the complex policy challenges involved in managing the transition to a low-carbon economy and in ensuring that societies can adapt to the consequences of climate change that can no longer be avoided.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Science of Climate Change
This document was first published in 2002 to provide reliable, credible responses to the most frequently heard questions and arguments about climate change science.

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Winter Fires - Home Safety Tips
Provides fire prevention safety tips for those using alternative fuel sources and utilities to heat their homes.

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The Basics of Climate Change
Greenhouse gases emitted by human activities alter Earth’s energy balance and thus its climate.  Humans also affect climate by changing the nature of the land surfaces (for example by clearing forests for farming) and through the emission of pollutants that affect the amount and type of particles in the atmosphere.

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Historical Overview of Climate Change Science
As climate science and the Earth’s climate have continued to evolve over recent decades, increasing evidence of anthropogenic infl uences on climate change has been found.

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Tree Rings: Living Records of Climate
In this lesson, students analyze tree rings to draw conclusions about precipitation patterns in the past.  They also compare their own analysis with actual precipitation data (from NASA) to determine similarities and differences in precipitation patterns gathered over a given time period.

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Getting Ready for Winter Weather Work
Here are some reminders about dressing for the weather and staying strong, healthy, and safe this winter.

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Lightning danger, injuries and treatment
Lightning causes more deaths in an average year than all other meteorological events combined, including floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes.

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ThunderBolt® Storm Detector
The Lightweight, hand-held ThunderBolt® Storm Detector can detect and track storm activity from up to 75 miles.

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The Cold Stress Equation
Excellent graphic with supporting documentation to warn of the dangers of cold temperatures.

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Tornado Hits Rig Near El Reno, Oklahoma
An El Reno official says 20 workers at an oil and gas rig were hurt when a possible tornado moved through the area.

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Myths About Lightning
Common misconceptions associated with lightning and thunder storms.
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