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One Surprising Secret Weapon Against Natural Disasters? Landscape Architecture

Acclivis, Equinix jointly set up cloud-based disaster recovery centre in S’pore Acclivis Technologies and Solutions Pte Ltd, a Singapore-headquartered systems integrator and enterprise cloud service provider, together with Equinix, Inc. … Continue reading

27/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Here is how Global Warming could trigger the next financial crisis

Wellington’s 30-point plan to deal with the devastation of a major disaster Wellington homeowners could be forced to earthquake strengthen their houses if new regulations proposed to future-proof the city … Continue reading

26/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Once in generation flood has NSW town preparing to evacuate

Once in generation flood has NSW town preparing to evacuate An evacuation order has been issued for residents in the New South Wales central western town of Forbes, as they … Continue reading

25/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Why Our Resilience May Rely More On Relationships Than Personal Fortitude

Why Our Resilience May Rely More On Relationships Than Personal Fortitude There’s a line of thinking that goes – we only get in life what we can handle. But, it … Continue reading

24/09/2016 · Leave a comment

What rising light pollution means for our health

South Korea Says It’s Unlikely to Help North Recover From Flood South Korea — South Korea said on Monday that it was unlikely to provide humanitarian aid to tens of … Continue reading

23/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Pope Francis says destroying the environment is a sin

Pope Francis says destroying the environment is a sin Pontiff says humans are turning planet into ‘wasteland full of debris, desolation and filth’ in call for urgent action on climate … Continue reading

22/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Red Cross lists five things people most regret leaving behind in emergencies

Red Cross lists five things people most regret leaving behind in emergencies After decades of supplying emergency relief for Australians fleeing fires, floods and storms, the Red Cross says there … Continue reading

21/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Soaring ocean temperature is ‘greatest hidden challenge of our generation’

Soaring ocean temperature is ‘greatest hidden challenge of our generation’ The soaring temperature of the oceans is the “greatest hidden challenge of our generation” that is altering the make-up of … Continue reading

20/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Separating Fiction in this Time of Natural Disasters

Separating Fiction in this Time of Natural Disasters There is always fact versus fiction when speaking about the news. Why else would the entertainment industry be so interesting if not … Continue reading

19/09/2016 · Leave a comment

What to expect after disaster strikes

Typhoon Meranti slams into China’s southern coast, causing significant damage but no casualties Heavy rain and powerful winds lashed the southern provinces of Fujian and Guangdong as Typhoon Meranti crossed … Continue reading

18/09/2016 · Leave a comment

National Flood Resilience Review: Government recruits business leaders to design new defences

National Flood Resilience Review: Government recruits business leaders to design new defences Released following severe flooding in recent winters, the Government review identifies that extreme downpours could occur 20-30% more … Continue reading

17/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Japan invests more than US$ 10 million to support disaster resilience in Tajikistan

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tackles climate change, disaster mitigation at ASEAN Summit PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull condemned the “reckless, provocative, dangerous action of North Korea” to test a nuclear warhead.  … Continue reading

16/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster Response Now Includes Rapid Mapmaking

Louisiana floods to cost US economy more than $10bn, according to Aon catastrophe report Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, today launches the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe … Continue reading

15/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Political Fortunes Rise, Fall After Natural Disasters

Fiji relocates villages vulnerable to natural disasters as part of Cyclone Winston rebuild As Fiji continues to rebuild after Cyclone Winston devastated large parts of the country in February, entire … Continue reading

14/09/2016 · Leave a comment

What we’ve learned since 9/11 about handling disasters

What we’ve learned since 9/11 about handling disasters The attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001 was the largest coordinated, multi-site international act of … Continue reading

13/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Make sure your health care organization is ready for natural disasters

Make sure your health care organization is ready for natural disasters Is your health care organization prepared to handle a natural disaster? A critical technology or vendor failure? The departure … Continue reading

12/09/2016 · Leave a comment

A huge change is coming to global investing and not enough people are paying attention

A huge change is coming to global investing and not enough people are paying attention BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager with almost $5 trillion (£3.7 trillion) in assets, said … Continue reading

11/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Terrorism Vs. Natural Disasters: Which Costs More? Which Kills More?

Climate change made Louisiana’s catastrophic floods much more likely Climate change has radically increased the likelihood of the sort of torrential downpours that triggered ruinous floods in southern Louisiana last … Continue reading

10/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Facebook and Natural Disasters: Extreme Scale Data Center Resiliency

Facebook and Natural Disasters: Extreme Scale Data Center Resiliency Fans of “The Social Network,” a movie about the early days of Facebook, (and one that, last we heard, Mark Zuckerberg … Continue reading

09/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Financial Resilience in Australia

‘Ships will sail over the North Pole by 2017’ The North Pole could be free of sea ice next summer or the one after, according to a leading climate scientist, … Continue reading

08/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Insurers push G20 on climate commitments

Insurers push G20 on climate commitments Insurers with $US1.2 trillion under management have called for the Group of 20 to set a timetable to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels … Continue reading

07/09/2016 · Leave a comment

200 Years Ago, The Year Without a Summer Devastated WNY

Baton Rouge Flood’s Impact on Apartment Market Eleven years after Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana was once again buffeted by severe storms and extensive flooding this summer, particularly in Baton Rouge. As … Continue reading

06/09/2016 · Leave a comment

The Costliest Hurricanes in U.S. History

The Costliest Hurricanes in U.S. History While hurricane season typically lasts between June and October, the most severe weather events tend to occur near the end of summer. That means … Continue reading

05/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Hermine will complicate Florida’s Zika fight

Hurricane Hermine will complicate Florida’s Zika fight: experts Hurricane Hermine, set to cause flooding and damage when it hits Florida overnight, will make it harder for the state to fight … Continue reading

04/09/2016 · Leave a comment

The U.S. Strategy for Flood Resilience Is Underwater

The U.S. Strategy for Flood Resilience Is Underwater Intense storms produced over 20 inches of rain in the Baton Rouge area. The resulting flood crisis claimed the lives of 13 … Continue reading

03/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Nine key findings from the 2016 World Risk Report

Nine key findings from the 2016 World Risk Report The annual World Risk Report (WWR) and the World Risk Index (WRI) analyze exposure and vulnerability to natural hazards of 171 … Continue reading

02/09/2016 · Leave a comment

India Ganges floods ‘break previous records’

India Ganges floods ‘break previous records’ The monsoon floods in India’s Ganges river this year have broken previous records, officials have told the BBC.  They said water levels reached unprecedented … Continue reading

01/09/2016 · Leave a comment

‘Infrastructure can drive up disaster vulnerability’

‘Infrastructure can drive up disaster vulnerability’ says UN climate expert Collapsed bridges, unsafe power grids, interrupted water supply: Weak infrastructure can turn natural hazards into disasters. In an interview with … Continue reading

31/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Louisiana flooding: Economist predicts 1-year recovery; Honore says 8-10 years more realistic

Louisiana flooding: Economist predicts 1-year recovery; Honore says 8-10 years more realistic It will take a full year for areas of Louisiana to come back from the past week’s devastating … Continue reading

30/08/2016 · Leave a comment

How Australia needs to adapt to face the inevitable disruptions heading our way

How Australia needs to adapt to face the inevitable disruptions heading our way Australia may be a land of sweeping plains and rugged mountains ranges, but it’s increasingly a land … Continue reading

29/08/2016 · Leave a comment

ITALY EARTHQUAKE Special Edition

 As earthquake death toll rises Italy questions why it was so unprepared Italy is once more facing up to its failure to protect people from seismic disaster, as the toll … Continue reading

28/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Storm of the Century?’ Try ‘Storm of the Decade’

Storm of the Century?’ Try ‘Storm of the Decade’ Last August, Hurricane Irene spun through the Caribbean and parts of the eastern United States, leaving widespread wreckage in its wake. … Continue reading

27/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Tourists desert Paris in wake of Islamic State terror attacks, costing it $1b

Tourists desert Paris in wake of Islamic State terror attacks, costing it $1b Islamist attacks have scared off thousands of tourists from Paris and its top attractions, helping rob the … Continue reading

26/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Italy earthquake leaves 37 dead

Italy earthquake leaves 37 dead, towns in ruins (CNN) — A strong, shallow earthquake hit central Italy early Wednesday, killing at least 37 people and leaving rescuers desperately digging through … Continue reading

25/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes central Italy

Earthquake strikes central Italy A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, collapsing buildings and leaving people trapped under rubble, Italian officials said.  The quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), … Continue reading

24/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Typhoon Mindulle lashes Tokyo

Typhoon Mindulle lashes Tokyo, heads north to Tohoku and Hokkaido Typhoon Mindulle lashed the greater Tokyo area on Monday, dumping heavy rain and leaving at least one person dead and … Continue reading

24/08/2016 · Leave a comment

The economic and human cost of America’s worst natural disasters

The economic and human cost of America’s worst natural disasters One of the most harrowing images of the recent flooding in Louisiana showed the rescue of a woman and her … Continue reading

23/08/2016 · Leave a comment

How Flood Victims Can Get Financial Help

How Flood Victims Can Get Financial Help It may take weeks before most residents of Baton Rouge, La. and the surrounding area can return to their homes and businesses following … Continue reading

22/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Amid Louisiana flood disaster, youngest bear mental scars

Roots Of The Sand Storms Are In America! While it is common to read analyses by scholars in which the rise of global terrorism is at least partially blamed on … Continue reading

21/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Struggling students are not ‘lacking resilience’ – they need more support

Struggling students are not ‘lacking resilience’ – they need more support It’s a buzzword in universities but what does resilience actually mean? Our overuse of the term may be causing … Continue reading

20/08/2016 · Leave a comment

California fire of ‘intensity never seen before’ forces thousands to flee

“Climate change affects everyone” It is important to seek solutions to displacement caused by climate change, because eventually it will affect all of us, says NORCAP-expert Yohannes Hagos Subagadis. This … Continue reading

19/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Building typhoon-resilience

  Business community launches first-ever disaster operations center While the majority of the Philippines sleeps, there are teams of people who are up, keeping watch over the country in case … Continue reading

18/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Three dead in ‘unprecedented’ southern US floods

  A Volcanic Eruption Hid a Critical Climate Signal for Twenty Years As our planet heats up, the pace of sea level rise is expected to quicken, making it harder … Continue reading

17/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Atlantic Hurricane Season Heating Up: Time to Reform FEMA

Over 600 Killed In Natural Disasters In China In July Over 600 people were killed in China last month due to floods, typhoons and a range of geological disasters which … Continue reading

16/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Trauma training for helping professionals to focus on resilience, not tragedy

An epic Middle East heat wave could be global warming’s hellish curtain-raiser Record-shattering temperatures this summer have scorched countries from Morocco to Saudi Arabia and beyond, as climate experts warn … Continue reading

15/08/2016 · Leave a comment

16-year-old South African invents wonder material to fight drought

16-year-old South African invents wonder material to fight drought (CNN) — South Africa’s worst drought in recorded history has left eight of the country’s nine provinces in a state of … Continue reading

14/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Macedonia Flood 2016 Photos

Globalization has made our economies more vulnerable to climate change Extreme weather events – droughts, heatwaves, floods or storms – are typically pictured as something certainly devastating but restricted to … Continue reading

13/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Urban resilience? There’s an app for that

Urban resilience? There’s an app for that Informed by the academic discipline of ethnography and the gritty reality that life in the urban core is tough and short in resources, … Continue reading

12/08/2016 · Leave a comment

What next for cyber resilience?

What next for cyber resilience? Businesses are increasingly recognising cyber security and cyber resilience requires active and vigilant engagement by the board and senior executive team, and should not be … Continue reading

11/08/2016 · Leave a comment

The Four Best Weather Apps (Plus a Bonus for Storm Geeks)

Scientists have found a perfect illustration of how the climate is spiraling ‘out of control’ Several months ago, climate scientist Ed Hawkins made headlines with a stunning animated visualization of … Continue reading

10/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Maryland Flood Highlights Need for Climate Change Planning

Maryland Flood Highlights Need for Climate Change Planning This weekend, a historic flash-flooding event killed two people and caused massive destruction in Ellicott City, Maryland. The town received more than … Continue reading

09/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Planning for Disaster

Planning for Disaster Scandinavian design is going to war with climate change in New York City, but the battle hasn’t yet left Manhattan. Sometime next year NYC will break ground … Continue reading

08/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Build disaster-proof homes before storms strike

Build disaster-proof homes before storms strike, not afterward On Breezy Point in Queens, New York, construction will start soon on Diane Hellreigel’s new house. Dubbed the #HurricaneStrong Home, it will … Continue reading

07/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Insurance industry offers ‘unique’ resilience

  New Cyber Resilience Coalition Enhances Security Defense Black Hat Conference – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced its Cyber Resilience Coalition (CRC), … Continue reading

06/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Japan just got hit by a 9.1 earthquake… that never happened

Japan just got hit by a 9.1 earthquake… that never happened Japan is well-known for its food, bonsai trees, and earthquakes. Luckily, it’s also the country that’s most prepared for … Continue reading

05/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Tropical Storm Earl bears down on Mexico, Belize and Honduras.

NASA warns of asteroid that could hit Earth causing ‘immense suffering and death’ NASA scientists have issued a stark warning over an asteroid that could hit the Earth causing “immense … Continue reading

04/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Fears grow over danger of flooding around the UK as inquiry is shelved

Fast-moving wildfire near Big Sur spreads as more people are evacuated Crews continued on Sunday to battle a massive wildfire near California’s Big Sur that is threatening thousands of homes, … Continue reading

03/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Developing Employee Resilience in the Face of Workplace Disruption

Developing Employee Resilience in the Face of Workplace Disruption As a technology industry analyst, I cut my teeth and traditionally wrote on technology issues. I’ve covered workplace collaboration for years … Continue reading

02/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Swiss Re profit hit by disasters, lower returns

Xi: Disaster relief must be improved China must further improve its overall disaster relief ability in view of the frequent natural disasters it experiences, which often cause great damage, President … Continue reading

01/08/2016 · Leave a comment

The Role of Insurance in Promoting Resilience

The Role of Insurance in Promoting Resilience Recent flooding in West Virginia is estimated to have damaged or destroyed more than 1,200 homes and claimed more than 20 lives. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

31/07/2016 · Leave a comment

World Bank urges better disaster resilience

World Bank urges better disaster resilience The World Bank wants Pacific countries to take immediate steps to ensure buildings and construction projects can better withstand the threat of disasters.  The … Continue reading

30/07/2016 · Leave a comment

These Lego-style homes can withstand earthquakes and cost under $5,000 to build

A massive solar storm could pose a ‘large-scale threat’ to the fate of the world by 2030 “Until ‘cures’ are implemented, solar super-storms will pose a large-scale threat to the … Continue reading

29/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Amazon could face intense wildfire season this year, NASA warns

Take lessons from the past to stay better prepared for floods We have seen it before, but tragically it happens over and over again. Rains and overflowing rivers have hit … Continue reading

28/07/2016 · 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

27/07/2016 · Leave a comment

What Is a Constant Cycle of Violent News Doing to Us?

  Deadly heat wave scorches central and eastern U.S. Dangerously high temperatures will keep scorching the Northeast in the wake of a deadly wave of heat and humidity that has … Continue reading

26/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Are waterborne cities more resistant to climate change?

Hottest half-year on record sinks Arctic ice to new lows Last month, scientists reported an earlier-than-normal annual melting of Arctic sea ice, and now NASA researchers taking further stock of … Continue reading

25/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Human-induced climate change is getting personal, even in America

Experts mull over disaster risk reduction in northeast A workshop-cum-seminar on disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change was recently held in Kohima, where experts discussed measures to … Continue reading

24/07/2016 · Leave a comment

For climate migrants, dignity matters as much as safety

For climate migrants, dignity matters as much as safety Some time ago, a poor community migrated to India’s national capital, New Delhi, from a village in the northern Indian state … Continue reading

23/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Rare earthquake recorded off Daytona, Florida

Council launches disaster resilience campaign ‘If Only’ The project involves Council collecting written stories and undertaking video interviews with people about their wild weather experiences in the Douglas Shire.  “We … Continue reading

22/07/2016 · Leave a comment

AIR Worldwide announces new global resilience practice

  But…but where are your PRIORITIES?!? It’s time to review this IT shop’s disaster recovery plans, and the topic of staffing comes up, reports a longtime IT pilot fish who’s … Continue reading

21/07/2016 · Leave a comment

NASA: Melting Ice Sheets Is Changing How the Earth Rotates

The data of disasters When disaster strikes, those affected often turn to social media to request aid, offer assistance, or share other information in real time. In recent years, data … Continue reading

20/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Stakeholder engagement crucial to respond to natural disasters

Doctors Without Borders Launches MapSwipe App to Help Crisis Areas The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today released a smartphone app to help map neglected … Continue reading

19/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster Resiliency Provides Economic Advantages In the face of dangers such as hurricanes, tornadoes, diseases, viruses, and even man-made disasters such as terrorist attacks, communities that suffer the least are … Continue reading

18/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Radiation bombardment from ancient supernovae may have triggered climate change

Radiation bombardment from ancient supernovae may have triggered climate change Shakespeare said that the fault lies not in the stars, but in ourselves. Maybe, but scientists at the University of … Continue reading

17/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Building Australia’s resilience to natural disasters needs collaboration

Building Australia’s resilience to natural disasters needs collaboration The current state of play in respect to the way we deal with disasters, especially when it comes to the resilience element, … Continue reading

16/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Build it Back is a “categorical failure,” emergency management guru Brad Gair

Build it Back, FEMA, HUD blasted at Donovan hearing Build it Back is a “categorical failure,” emergency management guru Brad Gair said during a congressional hearing Monday, and if Staten … Continue reading

15/07/2016 · Leave a comment

The ‘Holy Grail’ for earthquake scientists has been accidentally destroyed

Industry Outlook for Resilience Experts in resilience discuss efforts to protect communities from disaster, enhance recovery efforts, increase awareness about the value of incorporating resilience, and implement resilience projects that … Continue reading

14/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Nearly half a million people evacuated as tropical storm hits China

Elevating the Priority of Resilience in our New Climate Reality Many states and cities—and many utilities—are reexamining their capacity to withstand uncertainties, emergencies, and attacks of various kinds. Although governments … Continue reading

13/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilience Is the Glue of Modern Life

Google Wants to Help Keep You Safe During an Earthquake Google is making it easier to find information about nearby earthquakes with a new update to its search engine.  Starting … Continue reading

12/07/2016 · Leave a comment

As Super Typhoon Nepartak Hits Taiwan, Here Are 3 Typhoon Myths You Should Know

As Super Typhoon Nepartak Hits Taiwan, Here Are 3 Typhoon Myths You Should Know Typhoon Nepartak made landfall in Taiwan Friday morning after a week of oh-my-god drumroll, from wow … Continue reading

11/07/2016 · Leave a comment

How Resilient Are You?

How Resilient Are You? Resilience, or “mental toughness”, is “a bit of a buzzword at the moment in psychology”, Kevin Dutton, a research psychologist at Oxford University, tells BuzzFeed.  “It’s … Continue reading

10/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Workshop will help residents prepare for natural disasters

RIAs Look to Catastrophe Bonds for Returns and Diversification Catastrophe bonds, insurance-linked securities tied to natural disaster have long been source of yield for alternative investment firms.  Now they’ve made … Continue reading

09/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Is it safe to travel to Queensland, Australia?

Is it safe to travel to Queensland, Australia? Year round sunshine, perfect surf and white sand beaches: How safe is it to travel to Queensland?  The land ‘down under’ attracts … Continue reading

08/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster insurance experts: Business survival depends on preparedness, business continuity planning

China floods leave more than 120 dead, scores missing, state media says Flooding has forced some 1.3 million people to evacuate vast areas near China’s longest river and its connected … Continue reading

07/07/2016 · Leave a comment

DEVELOPING STORY: Super Typhoon Nepartak could become this year’s first Category 5 storm

Super typhoon Nepartak takes aim at Taiwan Taiwan is bracing for the region’s first super typhoon of 2016, which is expected to grow in speed and power before it hits … Continue reading

06/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Using plastics to help a community recover from disaster.

Using plastics to help a community recover from disaster An Australian company is building kit homes for a cyclone-ravaged Pacific island from laminated veneer lumber and a wood-plastic composite.  The … Continue reading

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Testing A New Approach To Disaster Prep

How MIT And San Francisco Are Testing A New Approach To Disaster Prep Suddenly, you wake up. The ground has already stopped shaking, but a small earthquake seems to have … Continue reading

05/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Overnight flash floods kill 30 people in northern Pakistan

As wildfire season ramps up, nearby drones are becoming a problem again Firefighters working to contain a wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California were temporarily thwarted this … Continue reading

04/07/2016 · Leave a comment

5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work

5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work Currently, a quarter of all employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives, according to the Centers for … Continue reading

03/07/2016 · Leave a comment

The key to successful retirement is resilience

The key to successful retirement is resilience South Africans have been living with the idea of retiring at 65 for decades. But in today’s world where 60 is the new … Continue reading

02/07/2016 · Leave a comment

The mental legacy of the Christchurch quakes

The mental legacy of the Christchurch quakes The spotlight is on children and young people as many Cantabrians battle to recover mental health and well-being after a long series of … Continue reading

01/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Are Engineers Neglecting Resilience?

Are Engineers Neglecting Resilience? With 173 people killed, 414 injured, 2,100 homes destroyed and 7,562 people displaced, the Black Saturday bushfires which raged throughout Victoria in February 2009 were by … Continue reading

30/06/2016 · Leave a comment

LGBT community vow to stay resilient.

In a week of mourning in Orlando, members of the LGBT community vow to stay resilient Jaysean Alexander left his Jacksonville, Fla., home Sunday morning and sped south on Interstate … Continue reading

29/06/2016 · Leave a comment

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has launched its new Disaster Resilience Benchmarking Tool

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has launched its new Disaster Resilience Benchmarking Tool to help community organisations get ready in the event of an emergency or disaster. Resilient … Continue reading

28/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Death toll rises in West Virginia floods

Death toll rises in West Virginia floods At least 24 have been reported dead after heavy rainfall led to massive flooding, mudslides and landslides in the US state of West … Continue reading

27/06/2016 · Leave a comment

True grit may be a false concept.

Deadly Floods Sweep Through Bavarian Towns (PHOTOS) Heavy rains across parts of Europe this week have caused rivers to overflow and flash floods to inundate small towns in Germany and … Continue reading

26/06/2016 · 2 Comments

Seismic Strain: land around San Andreas fault is rising and sinking.

The Netherlands Voted A Garage Its Best Building Of The Year—Here’s Why. The Netherlands is one of the most endangered country in the world when it comes to sea level … Continue reading

25/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Are you prepared? The importance of disaster recovery and business continuity.

Natural disasters take toll on schools and children around Asian region A greater humanitarian focus on schools before, during and after natural disasters will save lives, protect children and benefit … Continue reading

24/06/2016 · Leave a comment

‘Self-assessment fraud resilience’ tool available online. Calgary looks back at the 2013 floods.

Calgary looks back at the 2013 floods Three years ago Sunday was the beginning of one of the worst natural disaster in southern Alberta history.  Torrential rain began to fall … Continue reading

23/06/2016 · 2 Comments

Survey reveals most Australians aren’t flood ready. And more…

Survey reveals most Australians aren’t flood ready A new survey, released by ServiceSeeking.com.au reveals 68 per cent of Australians don’t have a flood disaster plan in place. And a further … Continue reading

22/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Indonesia: Floods, landslides kill 35 in Central Java

Commentary: Complexity of healthcare requires a new approach to disaster preparedness Every year, the start of summer begins with a familiar refrain predicting the severity of the upcoming hurricane season. … Continue reading

21/06/2016 · Leave a comment

How to Evaluate, Manage, and Strengthen Your Resilience. And more…

California wildfire forms ‘fire tornadoes’ A wildfire fed by parched land and high winds has spread in Southern California, prompting hundreds of people to evacuate their homes as the blaze … Continue reading

20/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Tasmanian floods: Clean up. And more…

Tasmanian floods: Clean up of dead livestock begins after cattle, sheep washed down waterways Tasmania’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is preparing for the task of removing dead livestock washed away … Continue reading

19/06/2016 · Leave a comment

NASA Declares May Hottest Ever Recorded. And more…

NASA Declares May Hottest Ever Recorded 2015 may have been the warmest year on record, but it seems the month of May just managed to beat last years temperatures. In … Continue reading

18/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Engage women in building disaster resilience. And more…

OPINION: Resilience in SA’s urban water landscape Resilience is becoming a core concept in water governance. It refers to the ability of communities, cities or regions to withstand the challenges … Continue reading

17/06/2016 · Leave a comment

The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare. And more…

The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare Australia’s natural wonder is in mortal danger. Bleaching caused by climate change has killed almost a quarter of its coral this year … Continue reading

16/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Instagrammer Captures Breathtaking Photos Of Paris Under Water. And more…

Instagrammer Captures Breathtaking Photos Of Paris Under Water Last weekend, Paris suffered one of its greatest natural disasters in 30 years. The Seine River, which runs through the north of … Continue reading

15/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Climate Change Played a Role in Paris Floods, Report Says. And more…

Climate Change Played a Role in Paris Floods, Report Says Scientists are getting better at understanding the link between climate change and extreme weather. Climate change contributed significantly to the … Continue reading

14/06/2016 · Leave a comment

What makes the tourism industry more resilient?…And more…

What makes the tourism industry more resilient? Organisational resilience in the tourism industry, particularly in a post-disaster environment, is at the heart of innovative marketing research at the University of … Continue reading

13/06/2016 · Leave a comment

4 ways HR managers can minimize natural disaster risks. And more…

In Natural Disasters, Companies Operate Like Neighbors When one thinks of progressives’ long list of capitalist villains, the oil industry is probably near the top. It stands accused of the … Continue reading

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Resilient Melbourne launched! And more…

Resilient Melbourne launched! The launch of the strategy coincided with the announcement of 37 additional cities around the world joining the 100 Resilient Cities network, and beginning the process of … Continue reading

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Investing in resilient infrastructure before disaster hits. And more…

Investing in resilient infrastructure before disaster hits As a growing number of natural disasters have hit vulnerable regions across the country in recent years, state and local leaders have explored … Continue reading

10/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Emotional resilience shouldn’t become a stick to beat social workers with. And more…

Emotional resilience shouldn’t become a stick to beat social workers with In April, the HCPC put forward plans to include emotional resilience as one of the new standards of proficiency … Continue reading

09/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Adaptation before mitigation. Floods in France. And more…

Adaptation before mitigation Pakistan is vulnerable to a number of adverse natural events and has experienced a wide range of disasters over the past 40 years, including floods, earthquakes, droughts … Continue reading

08/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Sydney wipeout: Residents evacuated. Climate Change Does Have A Face. And more…

Climate Change Does Have A Face, We Just Need To Open Our Eyes As floods consume Paris, in Ethiopia the wind is again blowing dust into the sky. El Nino … Continue reading

07/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Lessons Learned From TC Winston. Seine River peaks in Paris. And more…

Lessons Learned From TC Winston To explore how Fiji’s National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) responded to Tropical Cyclone Winston and what could be improved upon for next time, it is … Continue reading

06/06/2016 · Leave a comment

IT resilience

IT resilience vs. disaster recovery: What’s better for your business? At last week’s ZertoCON business continuity conference, analysts from Gartner and Forrester both threw their support behind using the term … Continue reading

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Western Australia earthquake has strength of ‘atomic bomb’. Gender sensitivity in disaster management. And more..

NEMA calls for Gender sensitivity in disaster management The ‎National Emergency Management Agency has highlighted the essence of integrating gender perspectives when managing disasters in Nigeria. The Agency says this … Continue reading

04/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Dramatic Photos Show Impact Of Paris Flooding. And more..

Louvre, Musée d’Orsay Close as Seine Floods Paris Bad news for travelers in Paris hoping to see not one, but two, of the world’s best art collections: Officials have shuttered … Continue reading

03/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Floods and how to stop them: 3 questions, 3 answers. Texas flooding. And more…

Floods and how to stop them: 3 questions, 3 answers As cleanup begins after massive flash flooding in Germany, many are left wondering why a predictable natural phenomenon causes so … Continue reading

02/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Homeowners kept in dark about climate change risk to houses, says report. And more…

Insect Resilience and Climate Change Ecosystem tipping points and climate change warning signs are making headlines. Yesterday I read record breaking heat is melting roads in some of India’s busiest … Continue reading

01/06/2016 · Leave a comment

In disasters and emergencies, we must help people help themselves. Tropical Depression Bonnie. And more…

Tropical Depression Bonnie Heads Towards Carolinas as Deadly Flooding Overwhelms Texas Tropical storm Bonnie was downgraded Sunday morning as it headed toward the South Carolina coast — the latest bad … Continue reading

31/05/2016 · Leave a comment

How middle managers can build resilience when surrounded by conflict. And more…

How middle managers can build resilience when surrounded by conflict In the workplace hierarchy, middle managers have the toughest job, facing conflict from above and below them in the workplace. … Continue reading

30/05/2016 · Leave a comment

5 mindsets that have helped successful people bounce back from failure. And more…

5 mindsets that have helped successful people bounce back from failure Who doesn’t love chocolate? And we all know Hershey’s — but perhaps we don’t all know the story of … Continue reading

29/05/2016 · Leave a comment

How do I build brand resilience? Disaster levy. And more…

On the Campaign couch: How do I build brand resilience? Rachel Eyre, head of marketing propositions at Sainsbury’s, writes: What does resilience mean to you, and can it be built? … Continue reading

28/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Climate changes mean Canada to spend more on disasters- insurers. India records its hottest day ever as temperature hits 51C . And more…

India records its hottest day ever as temperature hits 51C (that’s 123.8F) A city in northern India has shattered the national heat record, registering a searing 51C – the highest … Continue reading

27/05/2016 · Leave a comment

The Red Cross is its own disaster: Relief agency stumbles again after Mississippi flood. And more…

7 Impressive homes built to resist natural disasters As we begin to feel the effects of climate change, one consequence is more natural disasters. According to NASA’s Earth Observatory, rising … Continue reading

26/05/2016 · Leave a comment

The Oil Spill in the Adriatic Sea Is a Sneak Peek at Looming Natural Disasters. And more..

The Oil Spill in the Adriatic Sea Is a Sneak Peek at Looming Natural Disasters An equipment malfunction at an oil refinery caused an oil spill in the Adriatic Sea … Continue reading

25/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Cyclone Roanu. World Cities “Woefully Unprepared” for Climate Change-Induced Risks. And more…

Cyclone Roanu: Half a million flee in Bangladesh It made landfall at noon local time (06:00 GMT) on Saturday, causing floods, landslides and submerging homes. The storm system has since … Continue reading

24/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilience as ‘learnable skill’. And more…

Helping struggling teachers to help themselves The Australian Education Union’s (AEU) 2015 State of Our Schools report found that teachers are under greater levels of stress in the classroom due … Continue reading

23/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Buenos Aires community which left its poor neighbours under water. Antarctic Ice Melt May Be Worse Than Scientists Thought. And more…

Story of cities #46: the gated Buenos Aires community which left its poor neighbours under water The richest and poorest residents of Argentina’s capital are separated by the walls of … Continue reading

22/05/2016 · Leave a comment

LinkedIn, Airbnb match disaster survivors with rooms. Kids Win Again In Global Warming Lawsuit Blaming. And more…

LinkedIn, Airbnb match refugees with jobs, disaster survivors with rooms As the refugee crisis was unfolding in Europe last year, the social impact team at professional networking site LinkedIn had … Continue reading

21/05/2016 · Leave a comment

We Finally Know Why This El Niño Was Such a Monster. Alberta wildfire out of control. And more

We Finally Know Why This El Niño Was Such a Monster The strongest El Niño ever seen is finally gone. But before it left it had plenty to throw at … Continue reading

20/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Is “Grit” Really the Key to Success? 5 research-backed steps to increase your perseverance. And more

Is “Grit” Really the Key to Success? A new book says you need passion and perseverance to achieve your goals in work and life. Is this a bold new idea … Continue reading

19/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Hawaii Could Be Devastated By A Tsunami Within 50 Years. Supporting people with mental disorders during disasters. And more.

Hawaii Could Be Devastated By A Tsunami Within 50 Years On the south side of the Hawaiian island of Kauai lies Makauwahi, a massive cave and sinkhole where scientists have … Continue reading

18/05/2016 · Leave a comment

How dust from the Sahara fuels poisonous bacteria blooms in the Caribbean. And more

28% of US bees wiped out this winter, suggesting bigger environmental issues More than a quarter of American honeybee colonies were wiped out over the winter, with deadly infestations of … Continue reading

17/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Nobody saw this volcano erupt … except NASA’s satellites

Nobody saw this volcano erupt … except NASA’s satellites For the first time in 60 years, Mount Sourabaya erupted with a spectacular show of fiery lava — in fact, it … Continue reading

16/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Killer heatwave wreaks havoc in Southeast Asia.

Killer heatwave wreaks havoc in Southeast Asia Drought, severe heat and water shortages are disrupting schools, killing animals and ravaging rice crops in Southeast Asia. Thailand, Laos and Cambodia have … Continue reading

15/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Civil Defence encourages preparation for natural disasters. And more…

The ‘big one’ could wreak billions of dollars of damage on southern California The director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Thomas Jordan, made an announcement recently that would have … Continue reading

14/05/2016 · Leave a comment

April Natural Disasters Hit Global Economy Hard

Martell: ‘Fire is a natural part of forest ecosystems in Canada’ Flames are still ravaging Alberta’s forests. Wildfire expert David Martell explains why small fires are sometimes set intentionally to … Continue reading

13/05/2016 · Leave a comment

From the helpdesk to the boardroom – why resilience matters. Drones used to fight the wildfire in Alberta… and more

From the helpdesk to the boardroom – why resilience matters Business resilience is an organisation’s ability to quickly adapt to disruptions while maintaining continuous business operation, safeguarding people and assets … Continue reading

12/05/2016 · Leave a comment

The wildfire ripping through Canada could be the costliest natural disaster in its history…And more

The wildfire ripping through Canada could be the costliest natural disaster in its history Alberta (Reuters) – Canadian officials on Sunday showed some optimism for the first time that they … Continue reading

11/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Canada wildfire likely to burn for months…and more

Changing Tides: How the Mirabeau Water Garden Could Shift the Way New Orleanians Think About Water At the site of the future Mirabeau Water Garden, located on the north end … Continue reading

10/05/2016 · Leave a comment

San Andreas fault ready to roll with big earthquake, expert says

San Andreas fault ‘locked, loaded and ready to roll’ with big earthquake, expert says Southern California’s section of the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a … Continue reading

09/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’

Obama administration warns of ‘climate refugees’ due to rapid Arctic warming The Obama administration has warned the US will need to deal with a wave of “climate refugees” as the … Continue reading

08/05/2016 · Leave a comment

A Community-Minded Approach to Resilience in Berkeley. Alberta wildfires.

‘Nothing short of terrifying’: Alberta wildfires grow eight times in size When she spotted a small circle of orange flames flickering in the trees outside, Erica Decker knew she had … Continue reading

07/05/2016 · Leave a comment

10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience, Backed by Research

Be prepared: 25 disaster support hubs set up across Vancouver The City of Vancouver has designated 25 sites across the region as disaster support hubs as part of its earthquake … Continue reading

06/05/2016 · Leave a comment

These Are The Biggest Threats To The Future Of Humanity. Mainstreaming disaster management. And more

These Are The Biggest Threats To The Future Of Humanity What is likely to be the biggest threat to humans over the next few years? Super volcanoes, artificial intelligence, or … Continue reading

05/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Language and earthquakes: Insights in disaster response. City resilience strategy. And more

Boulder Unveils ‘Resilience Strategy’ To Plan For Natural Disasters City of Boulder officials are taking a unique approach to planning for future natural disasters and challenges. The city unveiled its … Continue reading

04/05/2016 · Leave a comment

La Niña is officially coming. 1,700 People Are Still Missing After Ecuador’s Earthquake. And more

La Niña is officially coming – so how will it affect weather patterns? We’re officially on a La Niña watch. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday that … Continue reading

03/05/2016 · Leave a comment