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Why Mexico is at the epicenter of the month’s most prominent natural disasters About two weeks ago, Hurricane Katia made landfall near Tecolutla, Mexico, about 200 miles east-northeast of Mexico … Continue reading

25/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Are we raising a generation of unhappy, non-resilient adolescents?

Resilience, suffering and silver linings after a disaster The torrential rains may have ended, yet many people in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean continue to feel the impact of hurricanes … Continue reading

24/09/2017 · Leave a comment

We know where the next big earthquakes will happen — but not when

Rupture within tectonic plate is probable cause of Mexico earthquakes We are often reminded about the force and devastation from earthquakes that occur around the Pacific Ring of Fire. The … Continue reading

23/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Are you prepared for natural disaster in Nebraska? Recently, natural disasters have hit the U.S. hard. We know that natural disasters can happen in Nebraska – so what can we … Continue reading

22/09/2017 · Leave a comment

What have we learned from disasters so far?

We need to rethink how we talk about infrastructure after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma The wonky words infrastructure and resilience have circulated widely of late, particularly since Hurricanes Harvey and … Continue reading

21/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Florida’s best defense against natural disasters is nature

Florida’s best defense against natural disasters is nature The highest point in all of Florida is a hill that tops out at 345 feet above sea level, just south of … Continue reading

20/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Puerto Ricans Turn to the Black Market for Power After Hurricane Irma

Reporters who covered both Harvey and Irma from the eye of the storm compare their damage Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma are the only Category 4 Atlantic storms to ever … Continue reading

19/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Right Behind Irma, Here Comes Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Harvey to make mild dent in U.S. economic growth: Reuters poll U.S. economic growth will take a mild hit in the current quarter from Hurricane Harvey that slammed into … Continue reading

18/09/2017 · Leave a comment

These new satellite images show the scale of Irma’s destruction Hurricane Irma

These new satellite images show the scale of Irma’s destruction Hurricane Irma caused life-changing devastation after it ripped across the Caribbean and the US state of Florida. Meteorologists have described … Continue reading

17/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Coastal Cities Are Increasingly Vulnerable, and So Is the Economy that Relies on Them

Coastal Cities Are Increasingly Vulnerable, and So Is the Economy that Relies on Them There was a time a decade or two ago when society could have made a choice … Continue reading

16/09/2017 · Leave a comment

New Research on Millennials by meQuilibrium Reveals They Have 3X More Stress about Success Than Baby Boomers but Bring More Empathy to the Workplace “With millennials making up more and … Continue reading

15/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Why Flooded Roads Are More Dangerous Than They May Appear

  Here are the answers to your questions about hurricanes With three major storms in the Atlantic following on the heels of Harvey, all eyes are on hurricanes. From storm … Continue reading

14/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Two Hurricanes in Two Weeks Bring Two Very Different Reactions

Two Hurricanes in Two Weeks Bring Two Very Different Reactions In the psychology of evacuations, what Hurricane Katrina was to Rita in 2005, so Harvey has been to Irma today. … Continue reading

13/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Everything you need to know about flood insurance Most such policies are underwritten by the National Flood Insurance Program, which is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The … Continue reading

12/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Mexico Earthquake Death Toll Climbs as Dozens Sleep on Streets

Mexico Earthquake Death Toll Climbs as Dozens Sleep on Streets The death toll from one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico rose to at least 61 early … Continue reading

11/09/2017 · Leave a comment

We can’t afford to build cities the way we built Houston anymore

Hurricane Harvey First Responder Gets Flesh-Eating Bacteria From Texas Storm Water A man in Texas says he got infected with flesh-eating bacteria while helping his neighbors in the aftermath of … Continue reading

10/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Irma: A Practically Impossible Storm

Photos: Pet Rescues in Harvey’s Wake As the floodwater continues to rise in southeastern Texas, residents have been trying to reach safety for days now—many of them bringing along their … Continue reading

09/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Triple Threat: Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia Visible from Space

Triple Threat: Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia Visible from Space As Hurricane Irma churns in the Caribbean, two other storms loom not far from the strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane on … Continue reading

08/09/2017 · Leave a comment

From Katrina to Harvey: Five Ways Banks Are More Resilient to Disaster Today

Houston: Developers failing to follow wetlands mandate More than 38,000 acres of wetlands vanished in greater Houston over the past two decades despite a federal policy that “no net loss” … Continue reading

08/09/2017 · Leave a comment

How ‘Decent Work’ And Climate Resilience Grow Together

How ‘Decent Work’ And Climate Resilience Grow Together There once was a general view that you had to choose either to promote jobs and economic growth or to protect the … Continue reading

07/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Harvey’s Impact — And How It Compares To Other Storms

How to Master Stress – A Resilience Ratio How resilient to stress are you? This powerful force can drive one to perform well under pressure, however, most of the time, … Continue reading

06/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Houston’s Resilience Has Always Been Echoed In Its Music

Resilience in the face of disaster Ever wondered how you’d fare in a disaster situation like the scene that’s unfolding in East Texas? There are lots of reasons (think Windstorm … Continue reading

05/09/2017 · Leave a comment

How to Salvage Your Valuables After Serious Flooding

How to Salvage Your Valuables After Serious Flooding Hurricane Harvey pummeled Houston and its environs and parts of Louisiana with rain for days on end. Their lives upended by water, residents … Continue reading

04/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Harvey Wasn’t Just Bad Weather. It Was Bad City Planning

Harvey Wasn’t Just Bad Weather. It Was Bad City Planning Houston has been wet since birth. In the 1840s, the German explorer Ferdinand von Roemer described the Brazos River prairie … Continue reading

03/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Art of parenting meets the science of resilience

Art of parenting meets the science of resilience A key goal for parents, Bradley says, should be to help children develop resilience, the ability to bounce back from adversity. And … Continue reading

02/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilience After Devastating Loss

Fiji Red Cross builds storage facilities nationwide THE Fiji Red Cross Society (FRCS) with the support of the Australian government has constructed branch offices and storage facilities stocked with humanitarian … Continue reading

01/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Why 85% of Houston homeowners have no flood insurance

Mumbai residents told to abandon cars as heavy rain batters city Heavy rainfall paralyzed parts of the Indian financial capital of Mumbai on Tuesday, as traffic chaos sparked by flooding … Continue reading

31/08/2017 · Leave a comment

On Hurricane Andrew’s 25th anniversary, we must prevent damage from monster storms

On Hurricane Andrew’s 25th anniversary, we must prevent damage from monster storms Twenty-five years ago Thursday, Hurricane Andrew made landfall in South Florida, forever altering the landscape and history of the … Continue reading

30/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Harvey SPECIAL EDITION

Most Harvey flood victims uninsured, face big bills alone Insurance experts say only a small fraction of homeowners in Harvey’s path of destruction have flood insurance. That means families with … Continue reading

29/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Houston knew it was at risk of flooding. Why didn’t the city evacuate?

Houston knew it was at risk of flooding. Why didn’t the city evacuate? Sunday morning, as Houston residents found themselves trapped on rooftops and wading through flooded streets with children … Continue reading

29/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Houston area copes with flooding as Harvey delivers pounding rainfall

NASA considers puncturing Yellowstone supervolcano to save life on Earth A new study from NASA’s Jet Propulsion unit has determined that the threat of a supervolcanic eruption to life on … Continue reading

28/08/2017 · Leave a comment

How Hurricane Harvey Could Cause Long-Term Devastation

How Hurricane Harvey Could Cause Long-Term Devastation Beyond the 130 Category 4 mile-an-hour winds, the devastating eye wall, and the the storm surge hundreds of miles wide, the most destructive … Continue reading

27/08/2017 · Leave a comment

How did Hurricane Harvey get so strong?

Kyle MacDonald: Will teaching resilience in our schools work? Who wouldn’t want to be more resilient? More able to cope with life’s up and downs, better able to manage stress, … Continue reading

26/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Climate resilience – Future proofing your business

New Orleans under water: 12 years after Katrina, officials can’t get it right It is true: New Orleans lives and dies by its water. We eat from the Gulf, lake … Continue reading

25/08/2017 · Leave a comment

The Dark Side of Resilience

The Dark Side of Resilience Resilience, defined as the psychological capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounce back from adverse events, is a highly sought-after personality trait in … Continue reading

24/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry review

Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry review Because of its harsh climate and remoteness from the centre, Tohoku, Japan’s north-eastern region, … Continue reading

23/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Deadly heat waves will destroy India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh if our current rate of climate change keeps pace

Deadly heat waves will destroy India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh if our current rate of climate change keeps pace If you are excited by the recurring monsoon showers in India and thanking … Continue reading

22/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Europe’s taste of a hotter planet

50 Young ASEAN Volunteers Gather in Indonesia for Disaster Resilience Program Fifty young volunteers from 10 ASEAN countries have gathered for four weeks in Bandung, Indonesia, to participate in the … Continue reading

21/08/2017 · Leave a comment

When Resilience is Needed – Confidence and Assertiveness

When Resilience is Needed – Confidence and Assertiveness People can use their influence to intimidate someone or to force them to do something against their will or against their better … Continue reading

20/08/2017 · Leave a comment

The top 10 countries for supply chain resilience

The top 10 countries for supply chain resilience Every year, FM Global, a mutual insurance company, ranks 130 of the world’s countries on their supply chain resilience. Its Global Resilience … Continue reading

19/08/2017 · Leave a comment

How to Build Resilient Work Teams

8 Tips For Turning Painful Personal Lessons into Professional Success It’s easy to think of our lives as being separated into compartments. We might act like totally different people depending … Continue reading

18/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Cyclone Debbie loss exceeds AUS$1.4bn

Cyclone Debbie loss exceeds AUS$1.4bn The insurance and reinsurance industry loss from the impact of Cyclone Debbie has now passed AUS$1.4 billion (US$1.1bn) from 66,000 claims, prompting the Senate Standing Committee … Continue reading

17/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Study finds climate change altering Europe’s river floods

Study finds climate change altering Europe’s river floods Climate change is affecting the timing of river floods across Europe and societies may have to adapt to avoid future economic and … Continue reading

16/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Microinsurance key to disaster resilience

‘Microinsurance key to disaster resilience’ ON its second year of hosting a multistakeholder disaster resilience forum, Cebuana Lhuillier on Wednesday again emphasized the role of microinsurance coverage in preparing Filipinos for … Continue reading

15/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Prepare for natural disasters, experts urge biomedical research centers

Prepare for natural disasters, experts urge biomedical research centers When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City in 2012, the storm destroyed scientific equipment worth more than US$20 million at the … Continue reading

14/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Over 3,000 New Yorkers Could Die From Summer Heat Each Year by 2080

Over 3,000 New Yorkers Could Die From Summer Heat Each Year by 2080 Does it feel like the heat is killing you this summer? Next year, that might be more … Continue reading

13/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Disasters can harm older adults long after storms have passed

Minister calls for reforestation to step up climate resilience Senator Mushahidullah Khan, Federal Minister for Climate Change, on Tuesday said that all-out efforts are being made to boost Pakistan’s climate … Continue reading

12/08/2017 · Leave a comment

‘Resilience-in-action’ is key to team success

Europe Swelters Under a Heat Wave Called ‘Lucifer’ The meteorologists agree: The long hot spell gripping parts of Europe this past week is uncommon. People looking for relief from the … Continue reading

11/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Why You Need To Hit Rock Bottom In Order To Succeed

Why You Need To Hit Rock Bottom In Order To Succeed I’m going to ask you to recollect what you consider to be your greatest challenge to date. Not one … Continue reading

10/08/2017 · Leave a comment

How to build resilience in middle age

How to build resilience in middle age Mums and dads worry over how they can build resilience – the ability to bounce back from adversity – in their kids, given … Continue reading

09/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Children denied chance to develop ‘resilience’ by too strict health and safety rules

Children denied chance to develop ‘resilience’ by too strict health and safety rules Children are being denied the chance to develop “resilience and grit” because of schools’ over-zealous health and … Continue reading

08/08/2017 · Leave a comment

One way to promote green infrastructure in your city

  Natural disasters hit Suncorp’s bottom line Australia and New Zealand insurer Suncorp Group has continued to suffer from additional over cap claims and loss creep from the Canterbury, NZ … Continue reading

07/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Don’t sweat the small stuff

Don’t sweat the small stuff Resilience is the ability to ‘bounce back’ – to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change and keep going in the face of adversity. Resilience … Continue reading

06/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Boosting resilience to modern-day threats – what is it worth?

Chief Resilience Officers Tie Economic Stability for All to Disaster Recovery in Cities A flood forced 100,000 people to evacuate Santa Fe, Argentina, in 2003. More than 150 people died … Continue reading

05/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Laois theatre hosts Irish film premiere of Resilience

Laois theatre hosts Irish film premiere of Resilience After a successful tour in the UK, the award-winning documentary Resilience premiered in The Republic of Ireland in the Dunamaise Arts Centre … Continue reading

04/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Why Businesses Need to Update Their DR Plan Now The first half of 2017 has seen some of the biggest cybersecurity attacks to hit companies around the world. In May, … Continue reading

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Group relocation preserves social connections among elderly Japanese Tsunami survivors

Preparation is key to disaster preparedness of families To achieve disaster resilience in the community, Cebu City and Provincial Disaster Officers emphasized that disaster preparedness must start in the family. … Continue reading

02/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Atlantic hurricane season in 2017 seen more active than normal

Mexico launches pioneering scheme to insure its coral reef A stretch of coral reef off Mexico is the testing ground for a new idea that could protect fragile environments around … Continue reading

01/08/2017 · Leave a comment

The long recovery from an earthquake

Climate change – ‘Asia is paying for the West’s emissions’ Progressive global warming will have an outsized effect on countries in Asia and Oceania. In DW interview, Kira Vinke from … Continue reading

31/07/2017 · Leave a comment

How to Bounce Back After Life’s Worst Hardships (and Come Out Even Stronger)

How to Bounce Back After Life’s Worst Hardships (and Come Out Even Stronger) “Falling down” doesn’t have to wreck you. In fact, it can be the best thing that ever … Continue reading

30/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilient housing

Why mangroves matter for the resilience of coastal communities In 2006, I was working in Aceh, Indonesia (with the Red Cross), a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. … Continue reading

29/07/2017 · Leave a comment

NASA eyes compact Hurricane Hilary

Podcast puts new spin on resilience How do you talk to Airmen about resilience – especially when a unit is geographically dispersed? When two colleagues and friends at the 363rd … Continue reading

28/07/2017 · Leave a comment

How to Help Children in Disasters Return to Happiness

How to Help Children in Disasters Return to Happiness A week-long workshop by the Ministry of Local Government in collaboration with UNICEF concluded today at the Biltmore Plaza. Representatives from … Continue reading

27/07/2017 · Leave a comment

To Bounce Back From Disaster, Balance Is Key

County planner speaks on protecting coastal towns against massive flooding Boothbay and other Lincoln County towns have a significant potential of massive flooding due to a combination of climate change … Continue reading

26/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Martial law can’t be declared during major disasters, civil unrest

Economic cost of natural disasters less than half 10-year average Global economic losses from natural disasters for the first half of 2017 are estimated at $53bn (£40.8bn) – 56% lower … Continue reading

25/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Strong Aftershocks Test Nerves on Greek Island After Quake

Climate change causing natural disasters: CM Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat today stated that climate change was leading to natural disasters. He was addressing a day-long workshop — Strengthening State … Continue reading

24/07/2017 · Leave a comment

How to minimise flood damage in your home

How to minimise flood damage in your home When flood strikes, it can wreak havoc in two ways. First is the immediate damage from the water itself; the second is … Continue reading

23/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Backyard banter: Resilience key to adapt to change

Backyard banter: Resilience key to adapt to change With earthquakes, drought, floods and fires, many New Zealanders have had it rough over the past few years. It’s often been a … Continue reading

22/07/2017 · Leave a comment

While Corals Die Along The Great Barrier Reef, Humans Struggle To Adjust

Businesses help build more resilient communities TROPICAL Cyclone experiences in Vanuatu have proven the need to have partnerships at all levels in managing the impacts of disasters. Businesses and partners … Continue reading

21/07/2017 · Leave a comment

California wildfires – in pictures

How a Warming Climate Will Trouble Air Travel Rising temperatures and more frequent heat waves could force up to 30 percent of airplanes to delay takeoffs in the coming decades, … Continue reading

20/07/2017 · Leave a comment

China’s biggest ally in the South China Sea? A volcano in the Philippines

China’s biggest ally in the South China Sea? A volcano in the Philippines On June 15, 1991, an otherwise unremarkable mountain in the Philippines blew its top. And with that … Continue reading

19/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Building resilience to floods and sea level rise

UNESCO and World Bank collaborate on Culture, Urban Development, and Resilience “Culture and a people-centered approach are central to building the urban future we want and ensuring sustainable development. This … Continue reading

18/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Yolanda Memorial and Learning Center to rise in Tacloban

Yolanda Memorial and Learning Center to rise in Tacloban “The memorial will tell our story: A story of a people who lost so much, yet were determined to rise above … Continue reading

17/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Airbnb tests new ways to unlock doors during disasters

Italian wildfires kill 2 homeowners, force tourists to flee Wildfires that have consumed vast swaths of southern Italy and forced the emergency evacuation of hundreds of tourists claimed the lives … Continue reading

16/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilience: What is ecological anthropology?

Theresa May to spend aid money on insurance against disasters in Africa Theresa May is planning to spend tens of millions of pounds of aid funding on buying premiums with … Continue reading

15/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Building confidence and resilience a worthwhile addition to workplace skills

Fires disproportionately kill vulnerable people, and Grenfell is no different Anyone following the tragic events surrounding the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June will have been struck by the calls … Continue reading

14/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Reservoirs along Yangtze River prove worth in reducing floods

  Reservoirs along Yangtze River prove worth in reducing floods Reservoirs along the Yangtze River, including the Three Gorges Reservoir, have played a big role in relieving flood pressure downstream. … Continue reading

13/07/2017 · Leave a comment

To build resilience, include long-term foresight in strategy planning process

To build resilience, include long-term foresight in strategy planning process An obsession with short-term goals, and a dependency on the interpretation of short-term signals, are preventing many businesses from planning … Continue reading

12/07/2017 · Leave a comment

The massive volcano that scientists can’t find

The massive volcano that scientists can’t find It was 10 October 1465 – the day of the hotly anticipated wedding of King Alfonso II of Naples. He was set to … Continue reading

11/07/2017 · Leave a comment

More Heavy Rain Forecast for Japan as Death Toll Rises to 16

Air Pollution Is Even Deadlier Than We Thought, Study On Medicare Finds The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, sheds light on the relationship between pollution … Continue reading

10/07/2017 · Leave a comment

What do the Grenfell Tower fire and Hurricane Katrina have in common?

Rescue helicopter crash kills eight after Indonesian volcano erupts A rescue helicopter crashed while heading to help evacuate residents near an active volcano on Indonesia’s main island, killing all eight … Continue reading

09/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Floods Pour Into Areas of Kyushu, Japan After Tropical Storm

Swathes of south China under water, heat strikes north Torrential rain lashed parts of central and south China on Monday, with floods damaging crops, forcing hundreds of thousands from their … Continue reading

08/07/2017 · Leave a comment

How to Develop Incredible Mental Toughness for Health, Work, and Life

Resilient City | Definition, Attributes and Features The definition of resilience has been evolving and adapted in different context and principles across various disciplines. It is important to examine different … Continue reading

07/07/2017 · Leave a comment

How urban planning can contribute to resilience and disaster risk reduction

Adult education – a tool for risk resilience in Serbia? The Republic of Serbia has been faced with visible impacts of climate change in recent years. As a consequence of … Continue reading

06/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Guest opinion: The good and bad of stress

Stronger cyber resilience culture needed to combat threats There is a need for a stronger cyber resilience culture across organisations and a focus on the human factors involved in cyber … Continue reading

05/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Understanding the Root Causes Behind Natural Disasters

Analysis of the resilience of communities to disasters The ability of communities and households within complex systems to anticipate and adapt to risks, and to absorb, respond and recover from … Continue reading

04/07/2017 · Leave a comment

So, about all that plastic in the ocean…

So, about all that plastic in the ocean… For thousands of years humans have existed on Earth, but it is only in the last 100 or so that plastics have … Continue reading

03/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Why mental resilience is a muscle that can be developed

Building in Bad Places: More People at Risk of Natural Disasters than Ever Before More people are at risk of natural disasters than ever before — and much of it … Continue reading

02/07/2017 · Leave a comment

How to survive a tsunami

9 Key financial strategies for recovery after a natural disaster Financial recovery after a natural disaster, like the flooding this week in mid-Michigan, involves many decisions by homeowners and renters. … Continue reading

01/07/2017 · Leave a comment

The approaching crisis: Is the world running out of water?

Our Lady and Saint Patrick’s College teaches resilience Our Lady and Saint Patrick’s College, Knock, is to share the course with every post-primary school in Northern Ireland. Teachers and pupils … Continue reading

30/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Trust In Resilience: Intangible assets: How they impact a company’s value

Trust In Resilience: Intangible assets: How they impact a company’s value Today, the full picture of a company’s value cannot be captured on a balance sheet because “value” is not … Continue reading

29/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Breaking 6 myths on disaster preparedness

Breaking 6 myths on disaster preparedness, and making every Filipino even more resilient The Philippines has the misfortune of being prone to all natural hazards, save for a snow storm. … Continue reading

28/06/2017 · Leave a comment

The World’s Most Catastrophic Floods, in Photos

Faster, clearer data on disasters might help shield women and children When floods swept through this small town in Sri Lanka’s Southern Province, 12-year-old Radhika Dayarathne lost more than her … Continue reading

27/06/2017 · Leave a comment

This disturbing map reveals how climate change is already affecting your health, based on the state you live in

This disturbing map reveals how climate change is already affecting your health, based on the state you live in Climate change lengthens summer months and makes them hotter and more … Continue reading

26/06/2017 · Leave a comment

IBM supercomputing to power global weather forecasting model

IBM supercomputing to power global weather forecasting model IBM is putting its supercomputing power behind an effort to launch the world’s most sophisticated weather forecasting models. The Weather Company, an … Continue reading

25/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Heatwaves are national emergencies and the public need to know

Heatwaves are national emergencies and the public need to know Hundreds of people across the UK are likely to be killed by a natural disaster this week, but their deaths … Continue reading

24/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Should we redefine what it means to be ‘resilient’?

Australia warned it has radically underestimated climate change security threat As the Senate launches an inquiry into the national security ramifications of climate change, a new report has warned global … Continue reading

23/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Can Animals Predict Earthquakes? Italian Farm Acts as a Lab to Find Out

Can Animals Predict Earthquakes? Italian Farm Acts as a Lab to Find Out After a series of powerful earthquakes struck Italy last year, Martin Wikelski rushed here to test a … Continue reading

22/06/2017 · Leave a comment

An Entire Town in the US Is Sinking Because of Climate Change

An Entire Town in the US Is Sinking Because of Climate Change Isle de Jean Charles, a small island in southeastern Louisiana’s bayous, is drowning as the Gulf of Mexico … Continue reading

21/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

Learning how to be ready for whatever’s next The adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” reminds us that we need to be prepared for many … Continue reading

20/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilience is their middle name

Resilience is their middle name: How disaster-affected women of Kedar Valley turned over a new leaf in life June 16, 2013 is a date etched deep in Sarita Devi’s memories. … Continue reading

19/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Why are Businesses still Taking Unnecessary Risks with Cybersecurity?

Why are Businesses still Taking Unnecessary Risks with Cybersecurity? Barely a week passes without the announcement of a significant cybersecurity incident – WannaCry was the most recent in a worryingly … Continue reading

18/06/2017 · Leave a comment

To Build Your Resilience, Ask Yourself Two Simple Questions

Yoga and free fruit won’t solve the scourge of workplace stress Hands up if your workplace provides some sort of perk like free fruit, or yoga lessons in the boardroom. … Continue reading

17/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Welcome to the ‘heat dome’

Welcome to the ‘heat dome’: no, you’re not going to evaporate Just a few weeks ago, the term “heat dome” may have evoked, if anything at all, thoughts of a … Continue reading

16/06/2017 · Leave a comment

July 2016 Was The Hottest Month Ever Recorded

The earthquake risk of Vancouver’s condo boom Driven by rising demand for condos amid soaring home prices, a new wave of costly – and often architecturally beautiful – high-rises is … Continue reading

16/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Insurers call for disaster mitigation increase

State Recovery Coordinator says Rockhampton the initial focus of rebuilding following Cyclone Debbie HIS priority will be Rockhampton, but Brigadier Christopher Field, AM, will find his expertise needed across a … Continue reading

16/06/2017 · Leave a comment

The next big thing in disaster recovery could be music to your ears

How IoT is playing a key role in protecting the Environment Internet of Things (IoT) has a large role to play in future of smart cities which in turn are … Continue reading

16/06/2017 · Leave a comment

How Wars and Disasters Fuel Child Labor

Storms and fires: Is white monopoly capital really to blame? Natural disasters aren’t the fault of any one person or population group – and to say that they are is … Continue reading

15/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Developing farm systems for business resilience

Blaze Aid still working hard BLAZEAID volunteers are continuing their mission at Bororen to help farmers rebuild in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that … Continue reading

14/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Risk is Inevitable.  Resilience is everything.

Workshop on Improving Resilience to Disaster Begins A three-day training workshop on ‘Enhancing Capacity of Community and CSO Practitioners to Improve Resilience to Disaster and Climate Risk in the Brahmaputra … Continue reading

13/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Building Resilience to Depression presentation

Peel Thunder hosting Building Resilience to Depression presentation A FREE Building Resilience to Depression presentation will be held at Peel Thunder Football Club for Men’s Health Week. The presentation will … Continue reading

12/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Prevention better than cure in natural disasters

Disaster preparedness now more urgent Jamaica enters the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 1 without the will to tackle the weaknesses that a major hurricane strike would show up … Continue reading

11/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Storm kills several, displaces thousands in Cape Town

Rare US floods to become the norm if emissions aren’t cut, study warns US coastal areas are set to be deluged by far more frequent and severe flooding events if … Continue reading

10/06/2017 · Leave a comment

IT Resilience

Why disaster preparedness is important Now that it’s officially the rainy season, perhaps it’s time to review some lessons from the past and what they tell us about disaster preparedness. … Continue reading

09/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Risk transfer key to managing disasters

Committed to resilience The AIG Philippines team recently celebrated its 85-year legacy of providing insurance solutions to the Filipino community in an anniversary event held at the Rigodon Ballroom of … Continue reading

08/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Those who refused to evacuate during Cyclone Debbie had pets to think of, survey finds

Citizen scientists photos capture the impact of climate change on southern Africa landscape Old photos hold the secrets to the climate change gripping southern Africa, and could hint at what … Continue reading

07/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Sheryl Sandberg Shares 7 Ways to Build Resilience Into Your Company Culture As You Scale

Sheryl Sandberg Shares 7 Ways to Build Resilience Into Your Company Culture As You Scale As a company scales, so does its culture. Sheryl Sandberg knows this better than anyone, … Continue reading

06/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Protection for Wetlands

Protection for Wetlands Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says that over the next three to five years, the Government will … Continue reading

05/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Hurricane season 2017: The truth about US storms and climate change

Hurricane season 2017: The truth about US storms and climate change It’s been almost 12 years since Hurricane Katrina obliterated the city of New Orleans in 2005 during the most … Continue reading

04/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Insurers must do more to educate Canadians about flood risk

UN disaster resilience guidance for local gov released An updated version of the United Nations Disaster Resilience Scorecard has been released, designed to help local authorities improve their disaster planning… … Continue reading

03/06/2017 · Leave a comment

200 cities to use new tool to improve disaster-related resilience this year

Tropical Cyclone 02B develops in the Bay of Bengal This year’s rainy season has arrived with a vengeance across Sri Lanka. At least 146 people have died in the floods … Continue reading

02/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Building resilient cyber security in Oman

Sri Lanka floods, landslides: Death toll rises to 122 Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka’s southern and western regions have killed at least 122 people and damaged more than 1,700 … Continue reading

01/06/2017 · Leave a comment

NOAA Predicts More Hurricanes Than Usual This Year

Urban Climate Resiliency: New Microgrid Systems for New Storms Today, we stand at a crossroad where two complex challenges will either collide to make for an American future cast in … Continue reading

31/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Scores killed in floods, landslides in Sri Lanka

A Responsibility to Light: An Illustrated Manifesto for Creative Resilience and the Artist’s Duty in Dark Times Illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and writer Courtney E. Martin offer a heartening answer in … Continue reading

30/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Conflicts, disasters uprooted over 31 million people in 2016

United States Saw Record Cargo Theft, Natural Disasters Impact Commercial Supply Chain While global supply chains across the world saw many new threats and hardships in 2016, cargo theft remained … Continue reading

29/05/2017 · Leave a comment

PTSD, alcohol use disorder common in adolescents exposed to natural disasters

The Global Seed Vault That Is Supposed to Help Protect Us from Natural Disasters Just Suffered a Natural Disaster Climate change, it appears, can get to us everywhere. Even in … Continue reading

28/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilience in face of disasters

Resilience in face of disasters THE people of Ra were commended for their resilience in the face of unprecedented natural disasters during World Meteorological Day celebrations in Rakiraki yesterday. Minister … Continue reading

27/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Virtual Disaster Recovery … is there such a thing?

Peru’s small-scale farmers need help to recover from damage triggered by coastal El Niño Small-scale farmers in Peru need urgent assistance to cultivate crops and feed their families in the … Continue reading

26/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Trump’s Response To Disaster Relief Raises Alarms

From famine relief to resilience About 20 million people face starvation in four countries: Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, the United Nations says. Armed conflict, combined with drought and … Continue reading

25/05/2017 · Leave a comment

How to prepare for a natural disaster

Sea level rise will double coastal flood risk worldwide Small but inevitable rises in sea level will double the frequency of severe coastal flooding in most of the world with … Continue reading

24/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Electricity trial to pay users to cut power during high demand or natural disasters

Disaster-Proofing Cambodia: New Phase of Disaster Resilience Work Gets Underway The programme, which commenced in July 2016, aims to help at least 150,000 Cambodians prepare for droughts, floods and storms. … Continue reading

23/05/2017 · Leave a comment

World’s deadliest storms from tornadoes to cyclones, lightning and hail

World’s deadliest storms from tornadoes to cyclones, lightning and hail The most deadly storms in recorded history have been identified by the World Meteorological Organisation for five different types. As … Continue reading

22/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Will America’s Summer Be Uncomfortably Hot?

University of Fredericton launches online course to enhance resiliency, help students cope with stress According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, more than a quarter of Canadians perceive work-related … Continue reading

21/05/2017 · Leave a comment

“Resilience Bonds”: Secret Weapon Against Catastrophe

Urban disasters highlight need for resilience in Africa Rising disasters in Africa’s cities and their links with poverty and rapid, unplanned urbanisation are ever more apparent from tragedies such as … Continue reading

20/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters – How prepared are India’s health systems?

Logan to benefit from state request for $220m in flood funding LOGAN flood victims were given renewed hope on Wednesday night after the state government called on the federal government … Continue reading

19/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilient Australia Awards

Extra $220M package to assist Queenslanders bounce back from TC Debbie The Palaszczuk Government has proposed it and the Turnbull Government jointly fund a $220 million package to provide additional … Continue reading

18/05/2017 · Leave a comment

A cyclone in Madagascar could mean you’ll pay more for ice cream this summer

Resilience advocates enlighten lawmakers on disaster mitigation, funding reform A recent hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency … Continue reading

17/05/2017 · 2 Comments

Gender Inequality In Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts

Vets to beef up animal rescues during disasters in Japan A campaign is under way to create emergency response teams across Japan to rescue pets and livestock during natural disasters. … Continue reading

16/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Are you prepared?

The great wave: debris from the Japanese tsunami – in pictures Tomohiro Muda photographs artefacts left behind after the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan and damaged the Fukushima nuclear plant … Continue reading

15/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Sheryl Sandberg Talks Personal Resilience

Sheryl Sandberg Talks Personal Resilience and Business Ruthlessness Emotional and professional ones, that is. The chief operating officer of Facebook and co-author of Option B, a recent memoir about her … Continue reading

14/05/2017 · Leave a comment

World Bank: let climate-threatened Pacific islanders migrate to Australia or NZ

World Bank: let climate-threatened Pacific islanders migrate to Australia or NZ Australia and New Zealand should allow open migration for citizens of Pacific nations threatened by climate change, to boost … Continue reading

13/05/2017 · Leave a comment

When Resilience is Needed – Barriers to Progress

Floods ravage Quebec, man and child swept away The Canadian province is suffering from its highest floodwaters in decades. Authorities in Montreal have declared a state of emergency…   When … Continue reading

12/05/2017 · Leave a comment

A case for freshwater resilience

Banks risk data damage to disasters Data centres of 58 per cent banks run the risk of being damaged in disasters like earthquake and fire due to their location in … Continue reading

11/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Mississippi River cresting in flood-hit Illinois, southern Missouri

Mississippi River cresting in flood-hit Illinois, southern Missouri Nearly 10 million people across the Midwest were under a flood warning Saturday as several spots along the Mississippi River were expected … Continue reading

10/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Renters claim ‘no one cares’ after Debbie

Qld unveils comprehensive flood study The Queensland government and four local councils say Australia’s most comprehensive flood study will provide a greater understanding of the dangers of the Brisbane River. … Continue reading

09/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Housing Group Initiative Aims to Reduce Damage Caused By Natural Disasters

Serbia Improves Response to Natural Disasters with World Bank Help Serbia will be better equipped to rapidly respond to its population in the aftermath of a natural disaster thanks to … Continue reading

08/05/2017 · 1 Comment

Explosive cheese, lethal beer and poisonous orange juice: when food causes natural disasters

Explosive cheese, lethal beer and poisonous orange juice: when food causes natural disasters How come Hollywood never makes disaster movies about culinary ingredients? Why don’t you ever see Chris Hemsworth … Continue reading

07/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Japan steelmakers scramble for coking coal to make up Debbie losses

China looks to insurance to stem mounting disaster loss When heavy rains triggered floods in China last year, washing away homes, causing landslides and flooding farmland, the damage resulted in … Continue reading

06/05/2017 · Leave a comment

How the world breaks: An intimate look at recent global natural weather disasters

Flood-mitigation project would replace Boulder Creek bridges University of Colorado Boulder planners are inviting public input on a flood-mitigation project that would include removing a pair of bridges over Boulder … Continue reading

05/05/2017 · Leave a comment

And in the rest of the world: Disasters

Despite natural disasters Peru aims to double ag-exports by 2021 Reconstruction will help fulfill the goal of doubling agro-exports in 2021, despite natural disasters that struck the country, Association of … Continue reading

04/05/2017 · Leave a comment

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