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California governor proposes spending $437 million on aging dams, flood control

Drastic cooling in North Atlantic beyond worst fears, scientists warn For thousands of years, parts of northwest Europe have enjoyed a climate about 5C warmer than many other regions on … Continue reading

26/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Can Australia’s wicked heat wave convince climate change deniers?

At national tornado summit, talk turns to earthquakes Hundreds of the nation’s top meteorologists and disaster recovery experts will converge on Oklahoma City next week for the sixth-annual tornado summit, … Continue reading

25/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Life after Black Saturday: ‘I sincerely believed I was losing my mind’

Life after Black Saturday: ‘I sincerely believed I was losing my mind’ As one of the fire chiefs in charge on Black Saturday, Ewan Waller was hit hard by the … Continue reading

24/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Rethinking Urban Landscapes To Adapt to Rising Sea Levels

“Zombie Preparedness Month” distracts from real Illinois disaster Illinois lawmakers yesterday declared that this October will be Zombie Preparedness Month. But one state representative said the real disaster in Illinois … Continue reading

23/02/2017 · Leave a comment

A psychology professor shares 5 reasons you’re mentally tougher than you think

British Safety Council: Building personal and organisational resilience – Manchester, 22 Feb 2017 It’s the people who make an organisation and thus, they are the organisation’s most critical asset. With … Continue reading

22/02/2017 · Leave a comment

California’s drought causing the bottom to drop out of its aqueducts

California’s drought causing the bottom to drop out of its aqueducts While the Oroville Dam in northern California has been flirting with disaster due to excessive rainfall, the water story in … Continue reading

21/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Couple mourn loss of town and fear living in the bush again

Thousands of bats drop dead from trees in NSW heatwave Thousands of bats have dropped dead in the heat, falling from the trees as scorching summer conditions blasted south-eastern Australia … Continue reading

20/02/2017 · Leave a comment

‘Forest cities’: the radical plan to save China from air pollution

Facebook is poised to become a major player in disaster response It’s been more than two years since Facebook introduced “safety check,” a tool that lets users mark themselves as … Continue reading

19/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Coastal Resilience Center to lead post-Matthew disaster recovery efforts

The Latest: Tornado damages New Orleans NASA facility An official at NASA’s Michoud facility in New Orleans says it suffered some damage during Tuesday’s tornado but the deep-space equipment being … Continue reading

18/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilience is a must for career success: says career coach

Pakistan launches first disaster risk insurance framework Pakistan launched its first ever disaster risk insurance framework which aims at providing low-income households with accessible and affordable insurance. A press release … Continue reading

17/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilient cities harness the power of data

Resilient cities harness the power of data Michael Berkowitz, an expert on resilient cities, praises the work done by many European municipalities in preparing for risks linked to climate change, for example. … Continue reading

16/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Why Aren’t Humans Better Prepared For Natural Disasters?

Why Aren’t Humans Better Prepared For Natural Disasters? The Ostrich Paradox: Why We Under-Prepare For Disasters examines human behavior and disaster preparedness, trying to answer the question: why, with our … Continue reading

15/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Kiwi researchers look at drone use in disasters

Flood Early Warning Systems Leave Women Vulnerable Glacier lake outburst floods (GLOFs) pose an immediate threat to locations in mountain regions where rising temperatures contribute to glacier melt. This risk makes … Continue reading

14/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Extreme weather on the rise in Europe

Extreme weather on the rise in Europe An increased risk of floods and droughts, easier spread for infectious diseases, lower crop yields: Europe must better prepare for the consequences of … Continue reading

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Freakishly Resilient Plants Managed to Survive a 450-Day Ordeal in Outer Space

Thanks to Climate Change, The World’s Storms Are getting More Dangerous Removing the climate change page from the White House site won’t do anything to slow the damage to our … Continue reading

12/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Flooding and Damaging Wind Were Most Destructive Natural Hazards in 2016

Drones packed with blood and medical supplies will be flown into disaster zones under new government scheme Drones packed with blood and medical supplies are to be flown into disaster … Continue reading

11/02/2017 · Leave a comment

2017 National Disaster Resilience Conference Call for Presentations Now Open

The Business of Biodiversity The benefits of environmental conservation and restoration reach far and wide, and across all sectors. More businesses need to realize the positive effects biodiversity has on … Continue reading

10/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Sendai indicators ‘only the beginning’

Funding to improve natural hazard resilience Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced $889,000 of funding grants to boost New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards and their consequences. Mr … Continue reading

09/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Four ingredients of a resilient charity

Beth Williams: Four ingredients of a resilient charity When I worked for a youth charity, developing personal resilience was considered essential to helping ensure bright futures for young people. A resilient … Continue reading

08/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Exaggerating the value of wetlands for natural disaster mitigation is a risky business

Exaggerating the value of wetlands for natural disaster mitigation is a risky business As climate change increases the frequency and severity and heightens the risksof many natural hazards, the role … Continue reading

07/02/2017 · Leave a comment

The Key to Medicine Resilience Is Continued Access for All Americans

  Themes of resilience, identity and survival resonate at IAF The perennial quest for one’s identity, stories of resilience and struggling for survival is an underlying theme that is resonating … Continue reading

06/02/2017 · Leave a comment

What you’re doing wrong to prepare for natural disasters

Red Cross disaster-response training set Disaster-response training has been scheduled next week for Omaha and Council Bluffs volunteers who want to help during natural disasters and severe weather. The American … Continue reading

05/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Surviving a cloud-based disaster recovery plan

Surviving a cloud-based disaster recovery plan Jessica works at a nursing home in rural Nevada. Most of the software upon which the nursing home depends is cloud-based, such as the … Continue reading

04/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Remembering a Devastating Flood, and Preparing Immigrant Communities for Climate Change

Remembering a Devastating Flood, and Preparing Immigrant Communities for Climate Change BOSTON– At about three a.m. on May 12, 2006, Wilfred Maina Kariuki and his wife, Anne, of Lowell, Mass. … Continue reading

03/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Scientists have finally figured out what caused the largest volcanic eruption in human history

Scientists have finally figured out what caused the largest volcanic eruption in human history Indonesian volcano Toba produced a cataclysmic eruption that devastated the region 73,000 years ago. Monstrous volcanoes … Continue reading

02/02/2017 · Leave a comment

How to build up your resilience

  Chile’s neighbors send help to fight worst forest fires in its history   More than a hundred separate fires were still raging in Chile on Saturday. While 50 were … Continue reading

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Global Natural disasters cost

Governments should learn to pass the buck on natural disaster costs are paid out of many pockets, including governments of all levels, insurers, property owners and others. The reality is … Continue reading

31/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Costs blow out for Suncorp’s natural hazard allowance to $350m, 4th period in row for over-size claims

Building a Locus of Control: Protecting Yourself From “Climate Trauma” With countries declaring drought emergencies and islands facing inundation, it can be difficult to turn away from the big picture when it comes to … Continue reading

30/01/2017 · Leave a comment

  You’re More Resilient Than You Give Yourself Credit For   In my role as a professor at the Brandeis International Business School, I teach a course each fall about … Continue reading

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A volcanic eruption in 1815 proved even small changes in climate have disastrous global results

A volcanic eruption in 1815 proved even small changes in climate have disastrous global results This is not the first time in recent history that humanity has had to deal … Continue reading

28/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Hyogo universities aim to develop disaster experts with new programs

Chile battles devastating wildfires: ‘We have never seen anything on this scale’ The world’s biggest aerial firefighting aircraft has joined beleaguered firefighters in Chile as they battle the worst wildfires … Continue reading

27/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilience: It’s Not Political

Improve passwords to improve cyber resilience There have been several studies recently that have shown, or at least suggested, that cyber security incidents are often the result of human error, and we have … Continue reading

26/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Stop end-of-year fatigue from seeping into the new year: boost staff optimism and resilience

Stop end-of-year fatigue from seeping into the new year: boost staff optimism and resilience It’s a seasonal reality that many Australian workers end the year short-fused with their resilience falling … Continue reading

25/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Four dead after tornado strikes Mississippi inflicting ‘massive damage’

Four dead after tornado strikes Mississippi inflicting ‘massive damage’ Four people were killed, roofs were ripped from homes and churches and trees were torn from the earth early on Saturday … Continue reading

24/01/2017 · Leave a comment

10 People Found Alive in Collapsed Italian Hotel Hit by Avalanche

Chile declares state of emergency due to massive wildfires SANTIAGO – Chile declared a state of emergency on Friday as more than a dozen wildfires that have scorched nearly 50,000 … Continue reading

23/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Flood disasters more than double across Europe in 35 years

Rome’s subway evacuated as powerful earthquakes rock Italy The metro system and some schools in Italy’s capital, Rome, were evacuated Wednesday following a series of powerful earthquakes that struck the … Continue reading

22/01/2017 · Leave a comment

A Promising New Method For Cleaning Up the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

With drought looming, Sri Lanka tries something new: preparing COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With rainfall in many areas just a third of that last year and many water reservoirs … Continue reading

21/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Weighing the Options for Disaster Recovery

Lawmaker proposes statewide ‘zombie preparedness month’ Illinoisans are facing a fiscal emergency. Homeowners are saddled with the nation’s highest property taxes, job creators have to navigate an uncompetitive workers’ compensation … Continue reading

20/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Get prepared for another cyclone

Natural disasters kill 1,432 in China in 2016 Natural disasters left 1,432 people dead and 274 others missing nationwide in 2016, according to a statement jointly released by several departments. … Continue reading

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Volunteers Plant Trees in Fire-Ravaged Bastrop County

Emergency management sector drives growth in resilience, business continuity planning As disasters — both natural and manmade — strike across the country and around the world, emergency management is evolving … Continue reading

18/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Are You Financially Resilient? 5 Signs To Look For

Post-Fukushima disaster character’s popularity grows in Thailand A Japanese hero character created in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami is growing in popularity in Thailand … Continue reading

17/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Megastorms vs. megadroughts:

Megastorms vs. megadroughts: Climate change brings a potentially devastating “atmospheric river” to California As the incoming Trump administration turns Washington increasingly freakish and bizarre, reinventing government as reality show, Mother … Continue reading

16/01/2017 · Leave a comment

To Improve Disaster Preparedness and Urban Resilience, Japan Shares Best Practices

To Improve Disaster Preparedness and Urban Resilience, Japan Shares Best Practices with Armenia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) … Continue reading

15/01/2017 · Leave a comment

The 5 biggest global risks to business in 2017 do not include Brexit, populism or terrorism

LSU project seeking volunteers to study affects of flood The LSU Disaster Resilience and Recovery Project is doing a study on the flood of 2016, and is seeking volunteers to … Continue reading

14/01/2017 · Leave a comment

More than a buzzword? Resilience to climate change in Zimbabwe

Climate change to displace 15 million Bangladeshis by 2050 Titled ‘Climate Change Knows No Borders’, the report looks at the impact of climate change on migration in South Asia; particularly in … Continue reading

13/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Insurers paid out $50bn for natural disaster claims in 2016

‘I put myself in standby mode’: what makes a survivor? Standing in a cold cell in a former East German secret police prison, Gilbert Furian explains how he approached his … Continue reading

12/01/2017 · Leave a comment

You Can Improve Your Default Response to Stress

Stress in the City: ‘At first, I thought my depression was a heart attack’ Geoff McDonald knows a thing or two about the January blues. For many, the start of … Continue reading

11/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Louisiana Faces Faster Levels of Sea-Level Rise Than Any Other Land on Earth

Louisiana Faces Faster Levels of Sea-Level Rise Than Any Other Land on Earth These dire predictions were pulled from a new rewrite of the state’s Coastal Master Plan for 2017 … Continue reading

10/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Big Hurricanes Keep Missing the U.S.

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Big Hurricanes Keep Missing the U.S. Scientists have scratched their heads in recent years as a series of major hurricanes have steered clear of the … Continue reading

09/01/2017 · Leave a comment

In the eye of a cyclone

Record-breaking year of earthquakes: 32,828 quakes hit New Zealand in 2016 If you felt like the earth moved more in 2016 than ever before, you’re right: GeoNet says last year … Continue reading

08/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Just How Big Can A Tsunami Get?

How to handle business continuity in a crisis Most businesses are critically reliant upon their IT systems. If these systems go down due to a natural disaster, temporary power outage, … Continue reading

07/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Firefighting blamed for ‘megafires’ ravaging US forests

Water-short Singapore charts a course toward self-sufficiency Singapore may seem like an unlikely model for the rest of the world when it comes to water management. The island nation has … Continue reading

06/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Number of natural disasters hit 14-year high in 2016

Earthquakes, bushfires, floods and thunderstorm asthma wreaking havoc in 2016 Earthquakes, bushfires, floods and, in Australia, previously little-known thunderstorm asthma were among the natural disasters that made headlines around the … Continue reading

05/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Worst natural disasters in 2016

Worst natural disasters in 2016 In 2016, three major earthquakes rocked the world by their deadly nature including 663 killed in Ecuador. Storms, floods, landslides and notorious disease Ebola also … Continue reading

04/01/2017 · Leave a comment

A Once-Devastating Supervolcano Might Be Waking Up

A Once-Devastating Supervolcano Might Be Waking Up A volcanic area in Naples, Italy may be close to reawakening, according to new research—though scientists say there are no signs it will … Continue reading

03/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Conservation Requires Collaboration

Incoming! How NASA and FEMA Would Respond to an Asteroid Threat It’s a scary scenario: an asteroid headed for Earth, just four years away from slamming into our home planet. … Continue reading

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Better safe than sorry

Battling Climate Change, FEMA Chief Blasts ‘Social Welfare For Developers’ Since President Obama’s inauguration in 2009, there have been 931 federal or state disaster declarations — most recently the wildfires … Continue reading

01/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Defending Your Business Against Natural Disasters – A Look at Data Protection Solutions

Government says no to $200m disaster mitigation fund As Australia heads into its bushfire and cyclone season, the Turnbull government has a rejected a call for a $200 million a … Continue reading

31/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster cases nearly doubled in 2016 (East Texas Red Cross)

East Texas Red Cross: Disaster cases nearly doubled in 2016 It has been a tough year for East Texans living through natural disasters. The Red Cross said they have addressed nearly … Continue reading

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Disaster education increases community resilience

Disaster education increases community resilience HAVE you ever heard the story of a girl named Tilly Smith? On Dec 26, 2004, Tilly and her family went to Phuket, Thailand, for … Continue reading

29/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Typhoon Nina kills six in the Philippines

Italian Startup Helperbit Supports NGO Legambiente to Raise Bitcoin for Natural Disasters Legambiente, the first non-profit organization in Italy, has teamed up with Helperbit, a natural disaster management platform, to … Continue reading

28/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Typhoon Nock-Ten Batters Philippines

Initiatives for Community and Disaster Resilience (ICDR) Speaker Event The Initiatives for Community and Disaster Resilience (ICDR) was created with the collaboration of the Center for Public Service and the … Continue reading

27/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Ready for flooding: Boston analyzes how to tackle climate change

Green business execs reveal their greatest ambitions for 2017 As 2016 ends and 2017 begins, we asked members of the GreenBiz Executive Network, our member-based, peer-to-peer learning forum for sustainability … Continue reading

26/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Hailstorm hotspots revealed

Hailstorm hotspots revealed by Queensland researcher A string of cities and suburbs south-west of Brisbane have been identified as south-east Queensland’s hotspots for hailstorms. Springfield, Ipswich, Boonah, Beaudesert, Esk and … Continue reading

26/12/2016 · Leave a comment

CFS volunteers plea for a fire-free Christmas as extreme heat poses bushfire threat

CFS volunteers plea for a fire-free Christmas as extreme heat poses bushfire threat EXTREME heat will pose the greatest bushfire danger risk on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as our … Continue reading

25/12/2016 · Leave a comment

The year (2016) in natural disasters

The year in natural disasters Whether it was historic flooding, powerful earthquakes or unstoppable wildfires, natural disasters in 2016 set the stage for many impactful and memorable photos. Before striking … Continue reading

24/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Extreme Weather Forces 26 Million People Into Poverty Each Year

Extreme Weather Forces 26 Million People Into Poverty Each Year At the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22), this month’s global climate change conference in Marrakech, … Continue reading

23/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Pacific nations lose shortwave radio services that evade dictators and warn of natural disasters

How student journalists are using virtual reality to raise awareness of potential natural disasters We’ve seen virtual reality take audiences to places they’ve never been and experience things they’d never … Continue reading

22/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Reef Aid brings life back to iconic waterhole

Reef Aid brings life back to iconic waterhole The future of the Great Barrier Reef is starting to look a lot less murky with our first Reef Aid wetland restoration … Continue reading

21/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Small countries most vulnerable to warming climate: IMF

Small countries most vulnerable to warming climate: IMF The world’s smallest countries are highly vulnerable to climate change and should work to adapt as sea levels rise and storms grow … Continue reading

20/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Here’s How To Build Resilience, According To Science

Here’s How To Build Resilience, According To Science When life gets tough, you get tougher. Research shows resilience, the ability to bounce back from a challenge, can have positive benefits. Of … Continue reading

19/12/2016 · Leave a comment

How To Build Personal Resilience Among Parents And Children During The Holiday Season

Experts Warn Against Beijing Defining Smog as Natural Disaster Beijing’s latest draft of the regulations that determine how the city handles extreme weather events is a recipe for disaster, experts … Continue reading

18/12/2016 · Leave a comment

NASA Successfully Launches CYGNSS Hurricane Tracking Satellites After Monday’s Cancellation

NASA Successfully Launches CYGNSS Hurricane Tracking Satellites After Monday’s Cancellation NASA successfully launched a set of eight little satellites on board the Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket into Earth’s orbit … Continue reading

17/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Student-made app helps out in natural disasters

$2.8M to Improve Natural Disaster Resilience Local MP Steven Ciobo has welcomed today’s Commonwealth-State joint funding announcement of more than $3 million for community resilience projects in the Gold Coast … Continue reading

16/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Pacific nations lose shortwave radio services that evade dictators and warn of natural disasters

Pacific nations lose shortwave radio services that evade dictators and warn of natural disasters This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.  Australia’s decision to take … Continue reading

15/12/2016 · Leave a comment

One-quarter of the world’s children live in danger zones: UNICEF

1,600 Flights Across Midwest Canceled as Winter Blast Rolls East   Nearly one-quarter of the world’s children live in conflict or disaster zones, according to new figures from international children’s … Continue reading

14/12/2016 · 1 Comment

Natural disasters and climate risk: why the industry is worried

Natural disasters and climate risk: why the industry is worried With just a quick scan of the news, you’d be forgiven for thinking that unpredictable weather events and natural disasters … Continue reading

13/12/2016 · Leave a comment

The worst natural disasters of 2016

Indonesia quake: Number of homeless soars to 43,000 The number of people displaced by a powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia on Wednesday has soared to at least 43,000, emergency officials … Continue reading

12/12/2016 · Leave a comment

How a Texas Town Is Overhauling Disaster Relief

Paris bans certain cars from roads, makes public transport free Paris is doing everything it can to combat its air pollution problem. Now, for the second day in a row, … Continue reading

11/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Infoporn: the 40 cities on the edge of disaster

Infoporn: the 40 cities on the edge of disaster A simple equation reveals how close many cities are to disaster. WIRED presents 40 on the brink…     Climate changes … Continue reading

10/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster preparation course to be mandatory for aspiring teachers

Does Australia Suffer from an Ad Hoc Approach to Disaster Risk Management? In its At What Cost? Mapping where natural perils impact economic growth and communities report released on November … Continue reading

09/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Indonesia earthquake kills at least 97

Indonesia earthquake kills at least 97 At least 97 people died Wednesday after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey and other sources reported.  Indonesia’s national disaster mitigation … Continue reading

08/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Make sure your business is flood resilient ready

Hurricanes become more costly In a couple of days the Atlantic hurricane season officially comes to a close. 2016 has been very active, with 15 named storms, seven of which … Continue reading

07/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilient Urban Deltas and Floodplains Summit – 4th November 2016

Resilient Urban Deltas and Floodplains Summit – 4th November 2016 In conjunction with an official State Visit by Their Majesties the King and Queen of the Netherlands to the QUT … Continue reading

06/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Great Barrier Reef progress report: We have to do better on water quality, says Australia

Great Barrier Reef progress report: We have to do better on water quality, says Australia Australia needs to work faster on lifting water quality to save the Great Barrier Reef, … Continue reading

05/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Nuking Hurricanes: The Surprising History of a Really Bad Idea

New Zealand’s prime wine regions count cost of earthquake Some of New Zealand’s prized vineyards are counting the cost of the country’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake with millions of litres of … Continue reading

04/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Climate change will stir ‘unimaginable’ refugee crisis, says military

Obama talks with Tennessee governor about fires President Barack Obama has spoken with Tennessee’s governor to offer support for residents gravely affected by recent wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains.  … Continue reading

03/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Research delivers insight into the disaster recovery as a service (draas) market

The flatpack water tank: ‘a micro solution with a macro impact’ Water is a life source no matter where you live. But in places where water infrastructure is lacking or … Continue reading

02/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Leaders urged to step up disaster resilience projects

Leaders urged to step up disaster resilience projects AMIDST untold casualties and displacement of 149,000 people from the ravages of recent typhoons “Karen” and “Haima” and threats to stronger weather … Continue reading

01/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Leading insurer launches emergency and disaster solution in Asia

Addressing Resilience through the Dutch Dialogues The Dutch Dialogues were first held in 2008 when American and Dutch experts in water management, city planning and design came together to develop … Continue reading

30/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Tens of thousands evacuated as Israeli wildfires rage

Tens of thousands evacuated as Israeli wildfires rage France, Russia, Turkey and Cyprus are to send firefighting planes to Israel as the country battles fierce forest fires that have triggered … Continue reading

29/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Taking “resilience” out of the realm of metaphor.

Torrential rains cause widespread flooding in northern Italy Little more than two weeks after Italian scientists warned that climate change had put much of the country at risk of flooding, … Continue reading

28/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Unusually late Hurricane Otto takes aim at Central America

M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity / Edouard Francois The relationship between building height and sustainability is a subject that currently occupies the minds of many city planners.  This is because the … Continue reading

27/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Companies Lack Cyberattack Preparedness, Resilience

  Further floods threaten travel chaos across Britain Torrential rain has caused flash flooding and blocked roads and rain lines in swaths of the UK, causing widespread travel disruption and … Continue reading

26/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Australia at Significant Economic Risk from Natural Disaster

Outcry over lack of cash for flood defences as storm hits south UK The government has been accused of being “all talk and no action” on flood defences, as the … Continue reading

25/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Japan tsunami triggers rare tidal waves

Government warned of massive economic crisis triggered by natural disasters Yogyakarta (ANTARA News) – Potential natural disasters could trigger massive economic crisis in Indonesia in 2017, an academician said. Unless … Continue reading

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How Natural Disasters Affect Children With Aggressive Behaviors

Study: Natural disaster may up dementia risk for elderly Dementia should be considered a health risk for elderly survivors of natural disasters, a new study led by Harvard University researchers … Continue reading

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Virtual crisis room to answer man-made and natural disasters in the Caribbean

First big storm of season dumps 2 feet of snow on Minnesota Minnesotans are shoveling out from the first big snowstorm of the season that dumped up to 2 feet … Continue reading

22/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Sydney homeowners face properties being reduced in value because of climate change

Tricia Andreassen Releases New Book On Resilience and Hits #1 In New Release Category Author and Spiritual Growth Teacher, Tricia Andreassen Releases New Book On Building Resilience In The Storm … Continue reading

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‘Prepare for the worst’

Natural disasters drive millions into poverty: report Natural disasters drive tens of millions of people into poverty and also have a devastating impact on consumption, the World Bank has said. … Continue reading

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This is what climate change looks like

This is what climate change looks like photo exhibition is showing the effects of climate change to world leaders and climate change experts.  Entitled “Climate Change — In Focus,” it … Continue reading

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Storm chasers: the typhoon turbine that could power Japan for 50 years

Storm chasers: the typhoon turbine that could power Japan for 50 years Typhoons are normally nothing but a disaster,” says Atsushi Shimizu.  But that’s not the case for this Japanese … Continue reading

18/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Balkan countries improve their ability to keep hospital safe during emergencies

Balkan countries improve their ability to keep hospital safe during emergencies Five Balkan countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – are … Continue reading

17/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Crisis PR – How Natural Disasters Impact Travel PR

Crisis PR – How Natural Disasters Impact Travel PR Natural disasters are never a good thing, but is it possible to bring good out of such an event when it … Continue reading

16/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Practice is key to success against future natural disasters

Typhoon Haiyan memory spurs ARISE commitment Exactly three years after the country was lashed by the deadly Typhoon Haiyan, UNISDR’s Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) network in … Continue reading

15/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Two dead as powerful quake rocks New Zealand

Cliff collapses after earthquake strikes near Christchurch, New Zealand A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand with such force, it caused part of a cliff to collapse. About 150,000 to 200,000 … Continue reading

14/11/2016 · 1 Comment

First evidence of legendary China flood may rewrite history

First evidence of legendary China flood may rewrite history Scientists have uncovered the first evidence of China’s Great Flood, a disaster that marked the birth of Chinese civilisation but was … Continue reading

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La Niña has returned and now the US might actually get some winter

Northern Adelaide could be protected by levees in flood mitigation scheme Low-lying farms and properties north of Adelaide are likely to be protected by new levees in the near future. … Continue reading

13/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Flood-proof house would rise with the tide

Rio’s famous beaches take battering as scientists issue climate change warning Scientists in Rio de Janeiro have warned that the city’s sea defences may not be able to cope with … Continue reading

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7 ways mentally strong people handle stress

Haiti announces agricultural aid campaign amid anger over hurricane help When Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti a month ago, it didn’t discriminate – destroying everything in its path.  Now, amid growing … Continue reading

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Why we should not demonize residents who refuse to evacuate during hurricanes

Lifting houses to escape Chennai floods If you cannot beat the flood, rise above it. This has become the mantra for some of the families with houses in the low-lying … Continue reading

10/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Is President-Elect Trump A Climate Disaster?

Is President-Elect Trump A Climate Disaster? Anyone concerned with U.S. politics and climate change may be nervous after Tuesday’s national election. He said he would “cancel” the Paris Agreement, although … Continue reading

09/11/2016 · Leave a comment

World first in resilience for Pacific

World first in resilience for Pacific In a world-first, the Pacific has launched a regional industry association for practitioners involved in climate change, disasters and other sectors related to building … Continue reading

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Indigenous rights are key to preserving forests, climate change study finds

Indigenous rights are key to preserving forests, climate change study finds The world’s indigenous communities need to be given a bigger role in climate stabilisation, according to a new study … Continue reading

07/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Why Cyber Resilience in the Age of Cyberattack Matters?

Florence flood 50 years on: ‘The world felt this city had to be saved’ The small attic apartment that Swietlan Kraczyna shared with his wife and baby daughter in Florence … Continue reading

06/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Natural measures must be key to UK flood protection, MPs urge

When Glaciers Transform Into Deadly 150-mph Avalanches It took less than seven minutes. On the morning of September 20, 2002, the Kolka Glacier sat in a gently sloping valley on … Continue reading

05/11/2016 · Leave a comment

The Deadliest Volcano in the United States Just Got Really Weird

New warning sirens for Suva by 2018 Five early warning sirens to protect Fijians in the case of a natural disaster are set to be established in Suva by 2018.  … Continue reading

04/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Businesses Plan to Invest in Resilience

Unconventional partnerships in disaster governance The increasing importance of private businesses, charities and faith-based organizations in responding to humanitarian and environmental crises is impacting the entire humanitarian system. As such, … Continue reading

03/11/2016 · Leave a comment

How Louisiana Turned Disaster Into Dollars

How Louisiana Turned Disaster Into Dollars As Hurricane Matthew spun toward Florida and the Carolinas this month, people in the storm’s path boarded up, evacuated, and waited for disaster to … Continue reading

02/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Hurricane coming? You’d better believe it this time

Hurricane coming? You’d better believe it this time Hurricane Sandy, one of the most destructive storms in US history, struck New Jersey four years ago this weekend. It left hundreds … Continue reading

01/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilience – A True Story

Resilience – A True Story The storm brought widespread destruction, but it couldn’t wipe the smile from Daphne’s* face. I met Daphne during my visit to Mersan, a small village … Continue reading

31/10/2016 · Leave a comment

RECENT NATURAL DISASTER: Italy earthquake: 6.6 magnitude shock felt in Rome

Italy earthquake: 6.6 magnitude shock felt in Rome Strong temblor strikes near Norcia in central Italy days after the region was hit by two earthquakes…   Italy quake: Powerful tremor … Continue reading

30/10/2016 · Leave a comment

A Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

A Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti After Hurricane Matthew Hurricane Matthew killed more than 500 people in Haiti when it struck two weeks ago, leaving more than 175,000 without homes, and … Continue reading

30/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Best practices in disaster preparedness: Hong Kong

You are almost assuredly living in the hottest year ever recorded, according to NASA Last month “was the warmest September in 136 years of modern record-keeping,” reports NASA’s Goddard Institute for … Continue reading

29/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Victims trying to put flood picture in a different frame

Tokyo 2020 President vows to take Torch Relay to disaster-affected areas Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori has vowed to ensure the Olympic and Paralympic Games Torch Relay visits a number … Continue reading

28/10/2016 · Leave a comment

When The Lights Go Out, Will You Be Ready?

The Comprehensive Business Case for Sustainability Today’s executives are dealing with a complex and unprecedented brew of social, environmental, market, and technological trends. These require sophisticated, sustainability-based management. Yet executives … Continue reading

27/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Italy’s ‘monuments men’ unearth treasures from ruins of Amatrice quake

Italy’s ‘monuments men’ unearth treasures from ruins of Amatrice quake The first mission of the new Italian “Blue Helmet” force dedicated to defending cultural heritage was supposed to be in … Continue reading

26/10/2016 · Leave a comment

“Climate Change Did It!” Is a Convenient Excuse

The stark reality of covering Hurricane Matthew in Haiti The Haitian city of Jeremie was completely destroyed. With a bird’s eye view from inside a plane, I could see that … Continue reading

25/10/2016 · Leave a comment

How can financial resilience enable social cohesion?

  How can financial resilience enable social cohesion? Britain’s savings rate as a nation has been in decline for many years and at the lower end of the income scale, … Continue reading

24/10/2016 · Leave a comment

6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Japan

We just had five 1,000-year floods in less than a year. What’s going on? A 1,000-year flood is supposed to be extremely rare. Its chance of occurring in a given … Continue reading

23/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Cost of Natural Disasters Could Top $300 Billion by 2030, Report Says

Historic Louisiana Flooding, Katrina Anniversary Serve as Stark Reminders of Need for Increased Resilience Louisiana recently experienced unprecedented flooding that killed 13 people and damaged more than 60,000 homes. This … Continue reading

22/10/2016 · Leave a comment

The slick new nano fabric mopping up oil spills

What You Need To Know If You’d Like To Help Post-Hurricane Haiti Two weeks ago, Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti hard, devastating the southern end of the poorest country in the … Continue reading

21/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Satellite images show Hurricane Matthew’s devastating mark on Haiti

Satellite images show Hurricane Matthew’s devastating mark on Haiti Hurricane Matthew left a trail of devastation across Haiti earlier this month after the Category 4 storm flattened houses, flooded streets … Continue reading

20/10/2016 · Leave a comment

How Can We Finance the Resilient Cities of the Future?

Why the world needs more resilience-thinking to stem escalating crises 2016 may well prove to be a turning point in how humanitarian aid responds to crises. For one, the need is … Continue reading

19/10/2016 · Leave a comment

NFPs Not Prepared for Extreme Weather Events

Natural disasters are costing more but killing less Radical change is needed in the way natural disasters are managed as they become bigger and more frequent due to climate change, … Continue reading

18/10/2016 · Leave a comment

New Curriculum Stresses Resilience in the Setting of Grief and Loss

New Curriculum Stresses Resilience in the Setting of Grief and Loss One of the hardest situations for a pediatrician to experience is the loss of a child and the grief … Continue reading

17/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Axcient Announces ‘State of IT Resilience’ Survey Results

Axcient Announces ‘State of IT Resilience’ Survey Results Axcient, the industry-recognized leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and cloud-based IT resilience, today announced the results of a survey … Continue reading

16/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Powerful Hurricane Nicole wreaks havoc on Bermuda

Powerful Hurricane Nicole wreaks havoc on Bermuda Hurricane Nicole plowed directly into Bermuda on Thursday before churning into the open sea and weakening, the US National Hurricane Centre said, as local … Continue reading

15/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilience comes under spotlight in Hawke’s Bay

These North Carolina towns have been nearly wiped out before: From Floyd to Matthew In September 1999, North Carolina was hit hard by Hurricane Floyd. The riverbanks overflowed, and the flooding … Continue reading

14/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Matthew: Why is Haiti so badly hit by natural disasters?

Hurricane Matthew: Why is Haiti so badly hit by natural disasters? Hundreds of people have died in the Caribbean country of Haiti after it was hit by Hurricane Matthew earlier … Continue reading

13/10/2016 · Leave a comment

How Kenyan communities embrace flood resilience strategies

How Kenyan communities embrace flood resilience strategies Kenyans are all too familiar with floods. The rainy seasons are almost always accompanied by flooding in both rural and urban areas of … Continue reading

12/10/2016 · Leave a comment

California earthquakes discovered much deeper than originally believed

California earthquakes discovered much deeper than originally believed Scientists in California have found that earthquakes can occur much deeper below the Earth’s surface than originally believed, a discovery that alters … Continue reading

11/10/2016 · Leave a comment

NASA Is Flying A Huge Drone Over Hurricane Matthew

Looming megadroughts in western US would make current drought look minor The harsh drought currently gripping California may appear trivial in the future as new research shows that the south-west … Continue reading

10/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Matthew Completing An Eyewall Replacement Cycle. What Is That?

Hurricane Matthew Completing An Eyewall Replacement Cycle. What Is That? Hurricane Matthew is poised to affect parts of Florida that have never experienced a landfalling Category 4 or 5 storm. … Continue reading

09/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Hurricanes will worsen as planet warms and sea levels rise, scientists warn

Hurricane Matthew Is Florida’s Worst-Case Scenario Hurricane Matthew is heading straight for Florida, but the storm has already made its place in the history books.  Since weather records began in 1851, … Continue reading

08/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Wellington forges ahead with resilience plan

Skull image of Hurricane Matthew spooks the Internet Hurricane Matthew is a monster storm. Now it has a monster image to match.  A sinister image of Hurricane Matthew, resembling a … Continue reading

07/10/2016 · Leave a comment

This Video of Hurricane Matthew From Space Is Absolutely Terrifying

This Video of Hurricane Matthew From Space Is Absolutely Terrifying Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful Atlantic tropical storm in almost a decade, according to NBC News—and, as you’d expect, … Continue reading

06/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Matthew… Is Truly Catastrophic

‘The Situation … Is Truly Catastrophic’; Hurricane Matthew Slams Into Haiti Hurricane Matthew crashed into southwestern Haiti as a Category 4 storm Tuesday morning, dumping rain and scouring the land … Continue reading

05/10/2016 · Leave a comment

In adventure island, small businesses prepare for disaster

England women train on Jamaica beach ahead of Hurricane Matthew England’s women were forced to train on the beach ahead of their one-day international series in Jamaica because of the … Continue reading

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How Louisiana is relocating a community threatened by climate change

How Louisiana is relocating a community threatened by climate change Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, a small coastal island in the Gulf of Mexico, is currently the site of a … Continue reading

04/10/2016 · Leave a comment

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