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Cyber-Resilience vs. Cyber-Security: Business Leaders Must Understand the Difference

  Tathra kids recognised on national stage for resilience to bushfire disaster The creation of a picture book as a way of helping children express themselves after the tragic March … Continue reading

15/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Venice floods cause mayor to declare a state of emergency

Australians ordered to flee flames as fires rage in east and west Australian officials on Wednesday ordered residents and tourists to get out of the way of fast-approaching flames as … Continue reading

14/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Australia Is Battling Some of the Most Dangerous Wildfires It’s Ever Seen

Aircraft fight Sydney blaze as Australians reel from bushfires Fires raged across a swathe of Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, destroying some homes and shrouding Sydney in smoke from a … Continue reading

13/11/2019 · Leave a comment

The 21st Century Corporation’s Competitive Edge: Building Stress Resilience

Cyberbullying: Help children build empathy and resilience as their identity develops Disturbing events related to cyberbullying in recent months and years have raised great concern among parents, youths and educators … Continue reading

12/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Inner strength: This is the research-backed way to increase grit

  New Study Uncovers Gap in Resilience Skills in America Resilience is the it word of 2019. From the headlines and sound bites on the topic in political, sports, and … Continue reading

11/11/2019 · Leave a comment

How To Train Your Brain For Resilience

‘Resilience’ screening to highlight effects of childhood trauma, how to fight them Spots remain for a screening of the one-hour documentary, “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of … Continue reading

10/11/2019 · Leave a comment

UK-Australian space tech scheme to boost Pacific climate resilience

UN chief underscores disaster-proofing infrastructure on Tsunami Day UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday underscored the importance of disaster proofing infrastructure on the occasion of World Tsunami Awareness Day. In … Continue reading

09/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Japan typhoon Hagibis: Ten flooded bullet trains scrapped

Disaster resilience strategy: getting ahead of climate change Hurricane Dorian’s devastation of parts of the Bahamas is again a sad reminder of the Caribbean’s vulnerability to natural disasters. The frequency … Continue reading

08/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Prism of Natural disasters: California’s Vast Income Inequalities

Indonesia: Experts warn of lingering tsunami risk Nearly a decade and a half ago, All eyes were on Aceh as a 9.3-magnitude earthquake and a tsunami towering nine meters high … Continue reading

07/11/2019 · Leave a comment

The best emergency apps for wildfires, earthquakes and other disasters

Invasive Grasses May Worsen Wildfires, Study Suggests The fires that have ignited in California, leading to mass evacuations and seemingly otherworldly scene may have gotten start from a surprise source…. … Continue reading

06/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Recognising role women play in disasters

Blue spaces: why time spent near water is the secret of happiness After her mother’s sudden death, Catherine Kelly felt the call of the sea. She was in her 20s … Continue reading

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New Technology Helps Prepare For Wildfire Disasters

California fires: Virginia Tech experts on wildfire, smoke, disaster response, post-disaster recovery Virginia Tech offers several interview opportunities with experts in wildfires, smoke and the impacts on health, resources for … Continue reading

04/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Burnt Out? Here’s a Comprehensive Guide to Recovery Methods That Research Says Actually Work

Burnt Out? Here’s a Comprehensive Guide to Recovery Methods That Research Says Actually Work While we have a clear definition of what burnout is, its three symptoms, and the six … Continue reading

03/11/2019 · Leave a comment

The Art of the Wobble: A Year of Lessons from the Oldest of the Old

  Japan moves to step up reconstruction funding in wake of Typhoon Hagibis The Cabinet decided Tuesday to increase government funding and assistance for reconstruction in Nagano and other prefectures … Continue reading

02/11/2019 · Leave a comment

How cities are rebuilding to be more resilient to natural disasters

Building flood resistance in Indonesia: new approaches being implemented (video) People and vehicles stranded in floodwaters, inundated business premises, interrupted connectivity, and access to other services cut off. Does this … Continue reading

01/11/2019 · Leave a comment

The 21st Century Corporation’s Competitive Edge: Building Stress Resilience

7 ways Hurricane Sandy started a tidal wave of resilience It’s been 7 years since Hurricane Sandy ransacked the East Coast. And, while bigger storms — with even more devastating … Continue reading

31/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Harvey linked to health problems in pregnant women, babies

Hurricane Harvey linked to health problems in pregnant women, babies Pregnant women and their newborns may be among the worst hit after a hurricane. A Texas study of women who … Continue reading

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Risk and resilience: effects of adverse childhood experiences

  Risk and resilience: effects of adverse childhood experiences In a recent conversation, someone suggested that many people are damaged in childhood. Then they spend the rest of their lives … Continue reading

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Build resilience in children and support caregivers

  Building resilience and changing old habits: How Change Ready is helping empower businesses Founder of Change Ready Simon Rountree wants CEOs and industry leaders to ask themselves this question: … Continue reading

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Typhoon Hagibis highlights need for multilingual emergency alerts in Japan

How businesses bounce back after conflicts: lessons from Côte d’Ivoire For developing countries to have lasting development, they must have economic systems that are resilient to shocks such as climate … Continue reading

27/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Lloyd’s Launches Disaster Resilience Partnership

Workshop on climate resilient reconstruction post Cyclone Idai set for Harare The Economic Commission for African (ECA) and partners, the Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Kingdom’s Met … Continue reading

26/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Making young minds resilient to disasters

The new norm: Japanese experts warn of more rain, raging rivers and submerged homes With torrential rain, raging rivers and submerged homes, the havoc wrought by Typhoon Hagibis was a … Continue reading

25/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilience, Not Recovery

  Deadly typhoon forces Japan to face its vulnerability to increasingly powerful storms Typhoon Hagibis, which pummeled Japan earlier this month and caused widespread flooding that killed at least 80, … Continue reading

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Women are more than twice as likely as men to suffer from PTSD. Studies are underway to find out why.

Women are more than twice as likely as men to suffer from PTSD. Studies are underway to find out why. In 1991, Karestan Koenen was a recent college graduate and … Continue reading

23/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters: The new normal?

Everything is gone’: Japan left reeling from worst storm in decades In the east of the city, whole neighbourhoods were left submerged. All that could be seen, as rescuers began … Continue reading

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Dormant For 500 Years, A Potentially Deadly Fault In California Has Started To Move

What Cyber Resilience is Not About … Although the theme is gaining momentum, there is a certain amount of confusion around what cyber resilience really means for organisations. For many, … Continue reading

21/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Who is ‘looting’ and who is ‘finding food’? How image gatekeepers shape the news

  Why Building Emotional Resilience Is So Critical for African Americans An African-American woman worries about her brother, husband, or son being stopped by the police. Or, for the millionth … Continue reading

20/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Study: California’s big July quakes strain major fault

‘I Have Rights:’ How Undocumented Laborers Are Exploited During Disaster Recovery Mario used to work. A lot. Twelve-hour workdays and seven-day workweeks are kind of the expectation when your job … Continue reading

19/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilience Is NOT What You Think It Is

  Typhoon Hagibis swept away Fukushima nuclear decontamination waste bags into river The historic rainfall from Typhoon Hagibis that spawned widespread devastating flooding over the weekend in Japan caused several … Continue reading

18/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Why Typhoon Hagibis packed such a deadly, devastating punch in Japan

  Forest wildfires: Europe sending help to Lebanon (VIDEO) A firefighter has died as wildfires spread southeast of the Lebanese capital Beirut and in the north. Neighbouring Cyprus has stepped … Continue reading

17/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Clean-up, rescue efforts in Japan as typhoon toll nears 70

  Flooded bullet trains show Japan’s risks from disasters The typhoon that ravaged Japan last week hit with unusual speed and ferocity, leaving homes buried in mud and people stranded … Continue reading

16/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Why India wants to tie up with other countries to build disaster-resilient infrastructure

Cause-specific mortality and natural disasters: the urgent need for change The sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019) was held in Geneva on the 15th May … Continue reading

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Organizational vs. operational resilience: What’s the difference?

Can the Pacific Islands be insured? The Pacific Islands are grappling with the effects of disasters and climate change, which have the potential to make entire countries inhospitable, posing significant … Continue reading

15/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Maria survivor designs DroneAid open source disaster relief tool

You’re not resilient if you don’t have WAR In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, smart organisations are focusing on building resilience into their corporate DNA. Resilience implies the … Continue reading

14/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Costs of natural disasters are increasing at the high end

  Quality ‘watchword for disaster resilience’ A leading engineer has called for a national effort to build quality into infrastructure and low-income housing in order to strengthen the nation’s resilience … Continue reading

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Natural disasters make people more religious

In New Orleans, making music from hurricane leftovers Leah Hennessy steps into a telephone booth in the center of the Music Box Village, a permanent outdoor arts exhibition, and lifts … Continue reading

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Social connections boost resilience among elderly after disaster

  How can governments help more after natural disasters? “Insurers prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Governments, however, appear surprised when a catastrophe strikes. Governments can help … Continue reading

11/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Five techniques to build resilience

How do we avoid burnout in the workplace? Workaholism is so rife in our culture that even the office decor at the likes of WeWork demands us to ‘hustle harder’ … Continue reading

10/10/2019 · Leave a comment

How Recovery Can Make Entrepreneurs More Resilient – and More Successful

Cyber resilience will make or break the dream of autonomous vehicles at scale Imagine this: autonomous vehicles dominate the streets. Unmanned people movers and delivery vehicles powered by environmentally-friendly powertrains … Continue reading

09/10/2019 · Leave a comment

How to forge reputational resilience

Building resilience into a portfolio Uncertain times can leave investors exposed, particularly those who have neglected to build resilience into their portfolio. As the economic cycle matures and the outcome … Continue reading

08/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Reacting to disasters: the need for dignity and mindfulness

UNDRR welcomes the launch of the global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, welcomed the launch of the global Coalition … Continue reading

07/10/2019 · Leave a comment

A Call to Action for Corporate America: Change Disaster Response from Relief to Resiliency

How one Texas town built IT resilience For cities and towns across America, recent ransomware attacks are a stark wakeup call signaling the importance of mitigating risk, strengthening data protection … Continue reading

06/10/2019 · Leave a comment

The 7Cs of Team Resilience

Veteran Launches Intelligence System to Increase Health IQs and Human Resilience In 2019, employees are living in an era where physical and mental health are becoming imperatives, at home and … Continue reading

05/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Lorenzo Completed Extratropical Transition – What Does That Mean

Six killed as typhoon Mitag sweeps parts of South Korea Six people were killed when typhoon Mitag passed through the country on Thursday, South Korea’s government said. Mitag, the 18th … Continue reading

04/10/2019 · Leave a comment

How to cope when you’re feeling overwhelmed

  Artistic Responses to Natural Disasters: The Case of New Orleans Alongside the ruins of asymmetrical warfare, we are now living in an era of unimaginable natural destruction. The irreversible … Continue reading

03/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Do Sharks Know When Hurricanes Are Coming?

Hurricane Lorenzo Is The Strongest Hurricane On Record In The Eastern Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Lorenzo is a powerful category four storm this evening, packing maximum winds of 145 MPH far … Continue reading

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Climate change more than doubled the odds of Houston’s most recent deluge, study finds

How to Make Sandbags to Contain Flooding Caused by severe weather, such as thunderstorms, hurricanes and tsunamis, flooding damages property, disrupts ecosystems and kills people. Smart city planning reduces the … Continue reading

01/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Death toll in east Indonesia quake rises

Drought-hit Australian towns prepare for ‘unimaginable’ water crisis The little town of Guyra in eastern Australia lies next to a freshwater lagoon just half a day’s drive from Sydney, but … Continue reading

30/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Being prepared for disasters starts with learning from the past

  When a hurricane strikes, diseases know no borders It is critical to enhance the public health emergency preparedness of the Caribbean, a region that is vulnerable to natural disasters … Continue reading

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Typhoons and other disasters force Japan to rethink its city vs rural living plans for the future

  Worst Natural Disasters in the US in the Last 10 Years “Incidents of extreme weather are projected to increase as a result of climate change,” according to the National … Continue reading

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Prepping for natural disasters as a business

  Natural disasters spell trouble for housing, lending The growing frequency of natural disasters in Australia could ultimately result in a dent to the housing and the home-lending markets, according … Continue reading

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Australia’s beach lifestyle could be under threat from climate change, according to a new UN report

Weatherwatch: why slow-motion natural disasters don’t make the news Media interest in natural disasters concentrates on events such as hurricanes that happen over a short period in a specific area. … Continue reading

26/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Making the business case for hurricane protection

  Hurricane Dorian Left 1.5 Billion Pounds of Debris in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas Officials are grappling with how to deal with 1.5 billion pounds of debris left behind in Marsh … Continue reading

25/09/2019 · Leave a comment

When natural disaster strikes, men and women respond differently

  Beyond ‘business as usual’. Addressing the climate change crisis Every year, insurers see first-hand the devastation natural disasters inflict on people and communities around the world. From flooding in … Continue reading

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Investing in resilience

  Africa, Europe share disaster risk reduction experiences Disaster risk managers from Africa have been participating in a five-day study tour in Europe this week organised by the United Nations … Continue reading

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A good business leader will be prepared for the next disaster. Here’s how.

‘Everything Was Broken.’ The Photographer Who Captured the Most Haunting Photographs of Dorian and Its Aftermath Associated Press staff photographer Ramon Espinosa is no stranger to covering hurricanes. He’s been … Continue reading

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Study shows pre-disaster collaboration key to community resilience

Study shows pre-disaster collaboration key to community resilience New Orleans, LA – LSU Health New Orleans-led research reports that the key to improving community resiliency following disasters is a dynamic … Continue reading

21/09/2019 · Leave a comment

How This Entrepreneur Bounced Back After a Failed Pitch Meeting

  This Simple Conversation Can Help Employees Fight Stress and Build Resilience Work is the most common source of stress for adults in the U.S., stemming largely from employees’ perception … Continue reading

20/09/2019 · Leave a comment

How to prep for (and recover from) natural disasters

Teaching youth to prepare for emergencies When a magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook Donald “Diesel” Embrey’s hometown in 2011, the Virginia high school student sprang into action. Since Embrey was a member … Continue reading

19/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Lessons from Dorian

  How to strength train your ’emotional resilience’ before disaster strikes Not to brag, but I think I’m on my way to wining the gold medal in emotional resilience. Emotional … Continue reading

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Breaking silos in disaster management

Jamaica remembers Hurricane Gilbert, but is the island prepared for a Dorian? On September 12, 1988, at the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, a storm named Gilbert hit a … Continue reading

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The Great Flood of 2019: A Complete Picture of a Slow-Motion Disaster

Avoiding Disaster Fraud: Ensuring Donations Reach Victims When disheartening images appear in the media about areas devastated by natural disasters such as hurricanes, we commonly seek ways to contribute toward … Continue reading

16/09/2019 · Leave a comment

How ‘perky’ are you? Why happiness is the key to workplace productivity

  Resilience protects pregnant women against negative effects of stress Resilience–understood as the set of personal resources that help individuals deal effectively with adversity, protecting them from the negative health … Continue reading

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Hurricane Dorian Oil Spill In Bahamas Has Spread To The Sea

  Japan regulator to launch new investigation into Fukushima nuclear disaster Japan’s nuclear regulator said in Wednesday it would launch a new investigation into the Fukushima disaster, to look into … Continue reading

14/09/2019 · Leave a comment

What is an emergency grab bag and what should you put in it?

Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience The report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience, puts forward a bold vision for how to … Continue reading

13/09/2019 · Leave a comment

The Hope and Resilience of Animals, in Photos

Australian natural disasters minister David Littleproud: ‘I don’t know if climate change is manmade’ Australia’s minister responsible for drought and natural disasters, David Littleproud, has said that he doesn’t “know … Continue reading

12/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Dorian may be moving away, but there are still two months left of hurricane season

  ‘I clung to a tree for two days’ – Hurricane Dorian victims describe extraordinary fight for survival astor Joey Saunders had been at home with his son Jeremi, 25, … Continue reading

11/09/2019 · Leave a comment

European summer heatwave killed 1,500 in France

Resilience report: The world’s 10 safest cities Although the index indicates that Asian-Pacific cities constitute six of the top 10 overall safest, researchers say geographic region does not have a … Continue reading

10/09/2019 · Leave a comment

What to do when you feel overwhelmed at work

  What Wellness Programs Don’t Do for Workers The idea of employee wellness is not new, but it has not always been an $8 billion industry in which employer-subsidized fitness … Continue reading

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Grim fire season looms but many Australians remain unprepared

How Natural Disasters Affect Spanish-Only Speakers Differently A year after Florence, Dorian restarts the cycle of disaster preparedness, damage control, and recovery. Florence’s toll was especially harsh on North Carolina’s … Continue reading

08/09/2019 · Leave a comment

125 years ago, the Great Hinckley Fire became one of Minnesota’s worst natural disasters

  Sudan floods: More than 60 people killed after heavy rain Torrential rain and floods hitting Sudan in the last three weeks have killed more than 60 people, with hundreds … Continue reading

07/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Why Hurricane Dorian Defied Forecasts and Sank the Bahamas

Listen To Hurricane Dorian’s Furious Roar, As ‘Heard’ By Seismometers If you live far from the regions affected by Hurricane Dorian, you might understandably be unable to comprehend the fear … Continue reading

06/09/2019 · Leave a comment

HURRICANE DORIAN REMINDER: Not all have protection from natural disasters

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2019: ASEAN needs to bolster risk-informed investments to reduce the burden of natural disasters On September 3, 2018, Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines, affecting at … Continue reading

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Research: Natural disasters lead to PTSD in kids

‘Waffle House Index’ is a real thing during disasters. How does the restaurant chain do it? As preparations got underway late last week throughout the state of Florida in advance … Continue reading

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Is Your Organization Resilient and Agile?

  6 classifications of workers, based on burnout risk Depending on their personality, some workers are more prone to burnout than others, according to meQuilibrium’s report, “Ready or at Risk- … Continue reading

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Why FEMA isn’t prepared for the next major U.S. disaster

  Can humanity survive without the Amazon rainforest? The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and covers much of northwestern Brazil, functioning as Earth’s “air conditioner,” as it … Continue reading

02/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Why we must get real about resilience to stop work-induced burnout

9 Ways Only The Most Difficult Changes In Life Make You Stronger & More Resilient Change can be unsettling, uncomfortable, and unwelcomed — but they also make you stronger and … Continue reading

01/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Watch tsunami waves from a 9.0 earthquake in new simulation videos from Washington scientists

  Building resilience and securing land tenure in the face of disasters For the 4.3 billion people living in the Asia-Pacific region – the world’s most disaster-prone region – much … Continue reading

31/08/2019 · Leave a comment

The Dark(er) Side of the Hurricane Katrina Conspiracies

Spectacular Stromboli eruption sends people fleeing for cover Firefighters reported that widespread vegetation fires had broken out. Burning material from the explosion fell from the crater and rolled down to … Continue reading

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Time to rethink Australia’s food security

Catastrophic Queensland floods killed 600,000 cattle and devastated native species In February 2019, about 600,000 cattle were killed by catastrophic flooding across north Queensland’s Carpentaria Gulf plains. The flood waters … Continue reading

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‘100-year’ floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps

Another Harvey? Houston isn’t ready. [Editorial] Ask officials if we’re better prepared today than we were when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in 2017, and the answer is as quick as … Continue reading

28/08/2019 · Leave a comment

This tiny ‘cockroach robot’ could be the future of search and rescue when disasters strike

 Colossal volcano behind ‘mystery’ global cooling finally found The ices of Greenland and Antarctica bear the fingerprints of a monster: a gigantic volcanic eruption in 539 or 540 A.D. that … Continue reading

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Their neighborhood was flooded to save Houston

  Camp Fire programs strengthen personal resilience The organization teaches skills that enable a child to make positive choices, reject negative societal elements and create non-violent ways of dealing with … Continue reading

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Workplace stress on the rise, new survey says

Grit and Resilience: The Self-Help vs. Islamic Perspective I don’t really care about grit. Persevering and persisting through difficulties to achieve a higher goal is awesome. High-five. We should all … Continue reading

25/08/2019 · Leave a comment

How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t Rebuild, Research Suggests

How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t Rebuild, Research Suggests What should communities do as climate change escalates threats like sea-level rise? Until now, much of the focus has … Continue reading

24/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Increasing Resilience During A Recession: Three Factors Of Successful Companies

Hurricanes are making spiders more aggressive: It’s rapid evolution at work In the wake of natural disasters such as hurricanes, some spider populations are becoming more aggressive.  According to a … Continue reading

23/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster philanthropy needs a feminist and participatory approach

A record number of wildfires are burning in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far … Continue reading

22/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Remembering Hurricane Camille 50 years later

Weatherwatch: rain of ‘biblical proportions’ may not be hyperbole Biblical proportions” is an expression that headline writers use when trying to describe unprecedented rainfall or flooding. And “Biblical rain” was … Continue reading

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‘Ecological grief’: Greenland residents traumatised by climate emergency

Not waiting for handouts: Five stories of resilience from one of the world’s largest refugee camps Today there are more than 70 million people around the world who have been … Continue reading

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Why stress is dangerous: and how to avoid its effects.

How perfectionism is harming your health THE desire to be perfect is something most of us have felt at some point in our lives. Studying for the perfect test result, … Continue reading

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Weatherwatch: rain of ‘biblical proportions’ may not be hyperbole Biblical proportions” is an expression that headline writers use when trying to describe unprecedented rainfall or flooding. And “Biblical rain” was … Continue reading

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Turkey taps Japanese tech for disaster response

  Fuelled by climate change, disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific Asia and the Pacific is facing a daunting spectrum of natural disasters which are growing in frequency, complexity … Continue reading

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It’s Really Hard to Predict an Earthquake, but Scientists Are Getting Closer

Political Transition and Earthquake Recovery in Nepal When the earthquake struck, on April 25, 2015, killing nearly 9,000 people and damaging or destroying over half a million homes and buildings, … Continue reading

17/08/2019 · Leave a comment

The Hidden Toll of a Natural Disaster: Why Mental Health Needs Often Go Unaddressed

  When Natural Disasters Became National Disasters The federal government hasn’t always paid out after natural disasters. In today’s Academic Minute, part of Union College Week, Andrew Morris looks at … Continue reading

16/08/2019 · Leave a comment

How to prepare for an earthquake and assemble a bugout bag

Study: Teenage pregnancies prevalent in disaster-hit areas The displacement of families during the onslaught of natural disasters often results in pregnancies not just among adult mothers, but also among teenage … Continue reading

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Technological Insights Into Natural Disasters

  Typhoons, disease outbreaks and now escalating protests: Hong Kong isn’t ready for a citywide disaster Hong Kong is ranked as Asia’s most disaster-prone city, and while this is usually … Continue reading

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8 Simple Ways Lawyers Can Reduce Stress (And Increase Productivity)

Company culture is a leading cause of stress, according to HR professionals Company culture is one of the prevailing causes of stress, according to almost half of senior HR professionals … Continue reading

13/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilience in focus amid growing environmental risks to the built environment

Building agility and resilience with digital risk management In 2018, the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) conducted the first-ever bug bounty by a Singapore government agency. It invited some 300 … Continue reading

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Above-Average Hurricane Season Likely in 2019, NOAA Says

  A memoir of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina SARAH BROOM’S moving memoir does not belong to her alone. She shares the story with her mother, Ivory Mae, and with … Continue reading

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One quarter of the world’s population live in countries with a high level of water stress

ED declares drought national disaster President Mnangagwa has declared the 2018/2019 El-Nino-induced drought a State of National Disaster, paving way for the launch of the Revised Zimbabwe Humanitarian Appeal yesterday … Continue reading

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Most UK firms lack confidence in disaster recovery

‘We are human beings’: Training course helps police officers increase resilience Helping police officers in northwestern Ontario build resilience and better cope with the often traumatic nature of their jobs … Continue reading

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How Resilience Training Can Improve Construction Productivity

  Resilience classes help first responders deal with trauma Those who experience a traumatic life event or go through a crisis often aren’t the only ones who feel the effects. … Continue reading

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Distressed Employees? Try Resilience Training

  Building resilience as a profession Research by the Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) this year revealed that more than 90 per cent of junior lawyers experience stress at work, with … Continue reading

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Thriving After a Loss: Building resilience in tough times

Thriving After a Loss: Building resilience in tough times Trauma comes in many forms: as illness, bereavement, divorce, infertility, abuse and natural disasters. I have also seen more subtle forms … Continue reading

06/08/2019 · 1 Comment

Resilience in the aftermath of Brazil’s deadly dam collapse

Preparing for and recovering from a natural disaster On July 13, 2019, Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane. It weakened to a tropical storm, but … Continue reading

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A major river in Europe hit by drought could create economic havoc

Mississippi River flooding and Hurricane Barry could have inundated New Orleans. Here are four actions we need to take before that happens again. The Bonnet Carré Spillway will finally close … Continue reading

04/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Homes being built fastest in many flood-prone areas

Over 15,000 Square Miles of Siberia Are on Fire and It’s “a Global Ecological Catastrophe” Wildfires are raging across over 15,000 square miles of Siberia, an area larger than the … Continue reading

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Workplace resilience needs to be ‘led from top’ says report.

This Japanese TV show about work-life balance is a big hit – here’s why If you’re reading this at work and it’s past leaving time – bookmark the page, go … Continue reading

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Shielding the most vulnerable

Extreme weather caused by climate change has damaged 45% of Australia’s coastal habitat If you think climate change is only gradually affecting our natural systems, think again. Our research, published … Continue reading

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At least 20 people have died from Europe’s extreme heat. The Arctic caught on fire. This is what climate change looks like.

People don’t understand how disaster-relief money gets spent—and it makes them less likely to donate Over the last two years, the United States has experienced 30 natural disasters that have … Continue reading

31/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Mumbai rains: Is India’s weather becoming more extreme?

What Does Massive Flooding in the Midwest Mean for Wildlife? The Midwest has been experiencing historic flooding since March, and while some wildlife is benefiting from the extra water, other … Continue reading

30/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Climate change will soon create ‘superfires’ across Europe

Small Towns Fear They Are Unprepared For Future Climate-Driven Flooding It technically began last fall when Hurricane Florence swelled the Ohio River, but really it was all the unnamed storms … Continue reading

29/07/2019 · Leave a comment

US$768m needed for Cyclone Idai repairs

US$768m needed for Cyclone Idai repairs The country requires up to US$768 million to restore infrastructure destroyed by Cyclone Idai, which slammed mainly Chimanimani and Chipinge districts in Manicaland. This … Continue reading

28/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Bill Would Require Wireless Companies to Upgrade for Disasters

A quick look at business insurance for natural disasters With earthquakes in California and Hurricane Barry striking states along the Gulf of Mexico and in the Midwest, small business owners … Continue reading

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Will India’s idea on disaster management gain global support?

  Egypt to set up insurance pool for natural disasters The Insurance Federation of Egypt (IFE) has announced that the country is planning to launch a new insurance pool within … Continue reading

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Fukushima beach reopens for first time since 2011 nuclear disaster

Hurricane disasters associated with poorer outcomes for radiotherapy patients Lung cancer patients who had a hurricane disaster declared during radiotherapy had worse overall survival than those who completed treatment in … Continue reading

25/07/2019 · Leave a comment

How IT pros are building resilience against email security threats

Fujitsu launches Canberra Cyber Resilience Centre Fujitsu says the CRC next-generation Security Operations Centre provides a centralised model for the management of new core Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) offerings and the continuous … Continue reading

24/07/2019 · Leave a comment

As Cost of Natural Disasters Increase, New Report Maps Central Role for Corporate Philanthropy

As Cost of Natural Disasters Increase, New Report Maps Central Role for Corporate Philanthropy NEW YORK, July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Catastrophic flooding in the Midwest. Millions of acres consumed … Continue reading

23/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Climate change: Debate on resilience for cities

Does God cause natural disasters? In one camp, theologians believe God created the world and set things in motion but is not active in the day-to-day realities of life on … Continue reading

22/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Is resilience the key to being a successful entrepreneur?

A 45-Day Storm Turned California Into a 300-Mile-Long Sea, And It Could Happen Again A massive 19th century storm in the pacific United States opened up a 300-mile-long (480-km-long) sea … Continue reading

21/07/2019 · Leave a comment

How to be resilient when times get tough

  Resilience What is resilience? It means being able to cope with situations in spite of setbacks or barriers. Essentially, resilience refers to our ability to recover from adversity. We … Continue reading

20/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

  Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh The poor Indian states of Assam and Bihar have been among the worst hit. Some 4.3 million … Continue reading

19/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Yoga & Stress Resilience

Yoga & Stress Resilience World Health Organisation has termed ‘burnout’ as an outcome of excessive workplace stress, but the fact is that burnout-like symptoms can be found in persons having … Continue reading

18/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Despite Funding Loss, Cities Vow to Continue Resilience Push

Paradise, California and the impossible choice between climate fight and flight On the morning of November 8, 2018, clouds of black smoke rose above the community of Paradise, California, raining … Continue reading

17/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Five Books To Get Ahead: Building Resilience

Health Warning: If Your Workplace Lacks This 1 Thing, Quit ASAP Almost exactly two years ago, I had open heart surgery. They sawed my rib cage open, peeled it back, … Continue reading

16/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Solar power is helping survivors of Cyclone Idai recover faster

High-tide flooding is only going to get worse, NOAA says Coastal communities across the United States saw an uptick in flooding from high tides last year — and it’s not … Continue reading

15/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Beyond Katrina: Other Recent Louisiana Landfalls with High-Impact Storm-Surge Flooding

Climate change could intensify DC floods, but engineering can help It was a rough morning commute for many on Monday, July 8, in Washington, DC. Severe flooding ensued after four … Continue reading

14/07/2019 · Leave a comment

The Case For Building Resilience Through Conscious Leadership

Self-care needs more prominence in the workplace to build mental health resilience in staff Put simply, ‘self-care’ is the ability to engage in activities and habits that deliberately maintain or … Continue reading

13/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricane-resistant home built from more than 600,000 plastic bottles

  Green Climate Fund pours $18.6 million towards water resilience in the Marshall Islands At its 23rd Board Meeting the global Green Climate Fund has today approved US$18.6 million in … Continue reading

12/07/2019 · Leave a comment

It takes years to fully recover from big storms like Sandy

It takes years to fully recover from big storms like Sandy The 2012 hurricane widely known as Superstorm Sandy left at least an estimated 325,000 New Jersey homes damaged or … Continue reading

11/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Lyft reveals how it intends to help in the event of a major disaster

Disaster victims often fall prey to scams Wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes. These unpredictable forces of nature can be devastating to those living in affected areas. Even those not directly … Continue reading

10/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster resilience must be a way of life

One climate crisis disaster happening every week, UN warns Climate crisis disasters are happening at the rate of one a week, though most draw little international attention and work is … Continue reading

09/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Does your home insurance cover erratic Aussie weather?

Adequate insurance key to recovery in the event of environmental disasters The Fort McMurray wildfire in May 2016 destroyed almost 2,600 homes and resulted in many tales of hardship but … Continue reading

08/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Abandon All Hope: Moving Toward an Existentialist Environmentalism

Aussie psychology conference aims to strengthen communities in wake of disasters In an age of worsening natural disasters, climate change and the brutal shock of recurring terrorist attacks, now more … Continue reading

07/07/2019 · Leave a comment

How Extreme Heat Overwhelms Your Body and Becomes Deadly

One year after deadly flooding in western Japan, disaster resonates for vulnerable areas of Tokyo Edogawa Ward didn’t mince words when it updated its hazard map in May for the … Continue reading

06/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Why California’s Droughts Killed More Than 100 Million Resilient Trees

WWF warns of worsening ‘superfires’ across Europe Global conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warned on Thursday of the risks from new faster-spreading “superfires” in the wake of heatwaves and … Continue reading

06/07/2019 · Leave a comment

The resilience of the children of Bihar

Building Resilience in Developing Countries Vulnerable to Large Natural Disasters The paper views disaster risk management through the lens of a three-pillar strategy for building structural, financial, and post-disaster resilience. … Continue reading

04/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Preparing refugee populations for the coming monsoon season

  Preparing refugee populations for the coming monsoon season With the monsoon season just around the corner, 700,000 Rohingya refugees brace themselves for cyclonic winds, never ending rain and deadly … Continue reading

03/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Workplace burnout can no longer be ignored by leaders

What rowing across the Atlantic can teach you about navigating the working world Toby Gould was both excited and petrified on the morning of December 12, 2018. He and the … Continue reading

02/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Emotional resilience: How to boost it with 10 research-backed secrets

Resilience: A critical protective factor in life Life today takes a toll on our emotional, psychological, and physical well-being. People do not have the mental framework to adequately meet the … Continue reading

01/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Satellites to the rescue after natural disasters

Children create Superhero comic contest to fight against natural disasters Entries can be sent to the UNICEF Vietnam’s Communication Section in 304 Kim Ma Street in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi … Continue reading

30/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Meteorologists Warn of Potentially Devastating European Heatwave: ‘Hell Is Coming’

High Agility, Low Resilience Employees Have Higher Risk of Burnout, Depression, Anxiety and Absenteeism, Survey Reveals High agility in combination with high resilience is a key factor in preventing employee … Continue reading

29/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Some Disaster Prevention Spending Reaps Higher Rewards

Strengthening urban resilience to natural disasters Given the global warming problem, what will the world look like, say, in 100 years?  Recently, a group of researchers from the University of … Continue reading

28/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Why Chennai, India’s Sixth Biggest City, Has Run Out Of Water

Natural Disasters in 2018 In 2018, there were 315 natural disaster events recorded with 11,804 deaths, over 68 million people affected, and US$131.7 billion in economic losses across the world. … Continue reading

27/06/2019 · Leave a comment

$4.2 Trillion Can Be Saved by Investing in More Resilient Infrastructure

Record Floods and Trump’s Trade War Are Threatening to Make This Year a ‘Train Wreck’ for Corn Farmers A smartphone could fit in the space between James McCune’s index finger … Continue reading

26/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Musk: Human population to collapse in the next 30 years

New data confirm increased frequency of extreme weather events Globally, according to the new data, the number of floods and other hydrological events have quadrupled since 1980 and have doubled … Continue reading

25/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Displacement and resilience: Five women, five stories

Consider Pets When Preparing for a Natural Disaster The  National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) recommends that pet owners prepare now for the potential for catastrophic flooding and make sure … Continue reading

24/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Japan group launches website offering real-time predictions of disaster damage

  Brexit has already caused more damage to supply chains than natural disasters and cyber-attacks combined Uncertainty over Brexit is said to have already caused more disruption to supply chains … Continue reading

23/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Building organisational resilience for the future

  Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell them seed, chemicals and equipment gathered on Thursday at the … Continue reading

22/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Create A Personal Resilience Plan: 3 Steps To Higher Performance And Happiness

How to Build Organizational Resilience Driven by exponential technological change and sociopolitical and economic uncertainty, the average lifespan of companies on the S&P Index is becoming shorter and more volatile. … Continue reading

21/06/2019 · Leave a comment

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