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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

14 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

14 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest At least 14 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that … Continue reading

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Sheryl Sandberg Picks ‘Option B’ in Her Book on Resilience

Powerful quake hits Chile, no deaths reported Chile’s been rocked by a major earthquake, but there are no reports of any deaths or serious damage. With a magnitude of 7.1, … Continue reading

02/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Underwater volcano eruptions allow new bacteria to take over seafloor

Put a price on the costs of disasters, says UN risk chief Robert Glasser Calculating the costs of natural disasters is a valuable way for governments to recognize and limit the … Continue reading

01/05/2017 · Leave a comment

The cost of coping with more cyclones like Debbie

Winemakers lose billions of dollars every year due to natural disasters Every year, worldwide wine industry suffers losses of more than ten billion US dollars from damaged assets, production losses, … Continue reading

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Australia integrates climate and disaster risk

Alberta takes ground-up approach to economic resilience Nearly a year after wildfires idled parts of its oil industry, Alberta’s provincial government said it was taking a ground-up approach to disaster … Continue reading

29/04/2017 · Leave a comment

How is the New Jersey Meadowlands planning for climate change?

How is the New Jersey Meadowlands planning for climate change? Although many in the tristate area know it as a place to just drive through, the New Jersey Meadowlands is … Continue reading

28/04/2017 · Leave a comment

If disease, natural disaster or terrorism strikes, would South Carolina be prepared? Study says the answer is no

Gruntify Key in Tropical Cyclone Debbie Response This week, Queensland Government organised briefing on Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Key stakeholders across government, army and corporate sectors were invited to hear an … Continue reading

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Businesses must plan for resilience

Cut insurance costs by mitigating against disasters As the victims of Cyclone Debbie and the resulting storm and flood damage continue the clean-up, others are recalling one of Australia’s most … Continue reading

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What cancer taught Springfox founder Stuart Taylor about resilience

In a disaster, where would your kids go? By now, readers have likely heard about — and some may have even felt — the minor earthquake that struck near Putnam … Continue reading

25/04/2017 · Leave a comment

Building disaster resilience in Asia’s coastal cities – the business case

Emergency volunteers to benefit from $1m extra Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced that emergency management volunteers in NSW will … Continue reading

24/04/2017 · Leave a comment

How social media data can improve people’s lives – if used responsibly

How social media data can improve people’s lives – if used responsibly In January 2015, heavy rains triggered unprecedented floods in Malawi. Over the next five weeks, the floods displaced more … Continue reading

23/04/2017 · Leave a comment

Crisis insurance: How to protect yourself against natural disasters

Cyclone Debbie, storms to blow out house insurance bills The fallout from Cyclone Debbie and a string of other natural disasters over the past year will force the insurance industry … Continue reading

22/04/2017 · Leave a comment

How can Peru prepare to withstand more devastating floods and landslides?

Radio training on natural disasters A THREE-DAY training workshop was conducted by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and the Fiji Navy to instruct officers on how to operate … Continue reading

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Children struggle with psychological trauma following disaster

  Generation Us: Create a paper trail to help when disasters and emergencies strike According to the National Weather Service, the odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime … Continue reading

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Opinion: Resilience — from buzzword to action

Opinion: Resilience — from buzzword to action Back in 2013, an article in the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper castigated the development community for selling “resilience” to the public without a clear definition … Continue reading

19/04/2017 · Leave a comment

‘Build capacity of students to tackle disasters’

Two Cities Announce Hires for Resilience, Equity Two more U.S. cities are getting chief resilience officers to lead sustainability and environmental efforts. In Honolulu, Josh Stanbro will tackle everything from … Continue reading

18/04/2017 · Leave a comment

This Small Lake in Africa Once Killed 1,700 People Overnight, and We Still Don’t Know Why

A More Resilient Future: FEMA’s Public Assistance Deductible The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a novel proposal to reduce the nation’s vulnerability to future natural disasters, like coastal storms, … Continue reading

17/04/2017 · Leave a comment

A good time to remember grandmother’s lesson in resilience

A good time to remember grandmother’s lesson in resilience It’s never too late to work on personal resilience, and we all know that life’s unpredictable nature means that we may … Continue reading

16/04/2017 · Leave a comment

China launches satellite that would help counter natural disasters

Earthquake-hit farmers in Italy rest hopes on fields of lentils Over seven months after a devastating earthquake hit the central parts of Italy, farmers from the Umbria region are hoping … Continue reading

15/04/2017 · Leave a comment

An Innovative Way to Encourage Disaster Preparedness: FEMA’s Public Assistance Deductible

Being prepared: An increase in natural disasters sends residents scrambling James Katte was completely unprepared for the wall of soil and rubbish that barrelled into his Auckland home on Tuesday night. … Continue reading

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It’s either Adani or the Great Barrier Reef. Are we willing to fight for a wonder of the world?

How insurers can get better at responding to natural disasters As communities recover from the havoc wreaked by Cyclone Debbie, it’s time to accept that disasters will become more intense due … Continue reading

13/04/2017 · Leave a comment

Business takes lead on climate disasters

Japan provides $1.6-b grant to boost disaster communication Jamaica’s communication capability before, during and after disasters is being significantly boosted through a J$1.6-billion (¥1.39-billion/US$12.58-million) grant from the Government of Japan. … Continue reading

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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

11/04/2017 · Leave a comment

A brilliant sci-fi thriller imagines how the massive floods of climate change could transform Earth

The Single Shining Hope to Stop Climate Change Science is under attack at the very moment when we need it most. President Donald Trump’s March 28 executive order went much … Continue reading

10/04/2017 · Leave a comment

Three strong earthquakes hit Philippines

Australia after Cyclone Debbie   Pictures     Three strong earthquakes hit Philippines Three earthquakes in 20 minutes caused landslides and building damage although no injuries were reported. Social media … Continue reading

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Interview Promoting Wellness and Mental Health at Work

Metcalf & Associates Recommends Interview Promoting Wellness and Mental Health at Work Mental health costs are on the rise and we see statistics that as much as 40% of the … Continue reading

08/04/2017 · Leave a comment

ASIA’S FUTURE CITIES: Yangon lacking resilience to face future disasters

A guide to proactive disaster planning for small businesses A company’s survival depends on how prepared it is for natural or manmade disasters. A chemical spill, earthquake or tornado can … Continue reading

07/04/2017 · Leave a comment

Kaikoura quake in top 10 costliest natural disasters for 2016

Seven reasons we’re at more risk than ever of a global pandemic It could take just one cough, one kiss, one touch or even one bite to change not only … Continue reading

06/04/2017 · Leave a comment

Is Workplace Stress Ruining Your Employees’ Careers?

Disaster resilience projects receive $5.2 million injection Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and ACT Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman today announced more than $5 million in joint … Continue reading

05/04/2017 · Leave a comment

Easy Japanese can be mailed to foreigners in time of disaster

Atlantic City and Miami Beach: two takes on tackling the rising waters The Irish Pub near Atlantic City’s famed boardwalk doesn’t have any locks on the doors as it is … Continue reading

04/04/2017 · Leave a comment

Insurers hit with 2500 Cyclone Debbie claims, brace for more

Global warming and other eco disasters In this topsy-turvy world of ours in which human values have lost all sanctity, it is a wonder that there still exist people who … Continue reading

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Don’t sideline women from disaster risk reduction

Making disaster prevention common practice Let’s take part in disaster prevention activities more fashionably and casually — this is the slogan of Bosai girl, also known as Disaster Prevention Girls. … Continue reading

02/04/2017 · Leave a comment

More than sheer grit

Director tells how 3/11 disaster influenced film ‘Survival Family’ Many of us have experienced temporary blackouts, especially in the wake of natural disasters, but can you imagine a world where … Continue reading

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Executive Order — Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change

Executive Order — Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United … Continue reading

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Cyclone Debbie by the numbers: How it compares with Cyclone Tracy, Marcia, Yasi and the others

Cyclone Debbie by the numbers: How it compares with Cyclone Tracy, Marcia, Yasi and the others Cyclone Debbie had been predicted by some to be “bigger than Marcia”, the category 5 … Continue reading

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Fears for Queensland tourism industry after battering from Cyclone Debbie

Cyclone Debbie downgraded to tropical low system after Collinsville hit by first-ever category two storm The full devastation brought on by Tropical Cyclone Debbie will not be known until first … Continue reading

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Cyclone Debbie hits the Queensland coast

Cyclone Debbie hits the Queensland coast It’s still a waiting game for authorities in the worst-hit areas near Airlie Beach as they wait for the weather to ease enough to … Continue reading

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US Navy SEALs develop mental toughness by reinforcing one behavior

Peru floods in line with climate change models, says climatologist Mojib Latif Peru is being hit by devastating flooding. Is it a natural weather cycle or an impact of climate … Continue reading

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Kaikoura: ‘Most complex quake ever studied’

Climate change makes weather extremes the new normal News of the hottest year, the wettest winter and suffocating summers are no longer a surprise. We’re getting used to extreme weather – and that’s … Continue reading

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Government to convene high-level meeting for disaster risk reduction NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government has convened the national platform for disaster risk reduction (DRR) next month, a high level … Continue reading

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DISASTER RESILIENCE | Climate Action Vital in Reducing Disaster Risks

DISASTER RESILIENCE | Climate Action Vital in Reducing Disaster Risks On the second anniversary of the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (March 18), Senator Loren Legarda … Continue reading

25/03/2017 · Leave a comment

How to be a more resilient business leader

Earth’s Continued Warming Has Taken Us into Uncharted Territory Record high temperatures, unprecedented sea-ice lows, and the highest carbon dioxide levels in four million years—but what happens next is up … Continue reading

24/03/2017 · Leave a comment

After Katrina, flood-prone New Orleans learns to live with water: official

After Katrina, flood-prone New Orleans learns to live with water: official NEW ORLEANS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – On a gray afternoon, a city worker tends plants on an undulating plot … Continue reading

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Earth just had its second-warmest February since 1880

Heavy Rains Flood Desert Capital of Peru Days of intense rains brought mudslides that wrought havoc across Lima, displacing several thousand of the city’s 10 million inhabitants…   Earth just … Continue reading

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Improving Business Resilience with Cloud Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Nurses’ trademark resilience can only last so long The New Zealand Nurses Organisations fifth biennial employment survey of its nurse membership reveals a steady decline of overall morale with specific … Continue reading

21/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Japan court rules government liable over Fukushima

Peru floods kill 67 and spark criticism of country’s climate change preparedness Sixty-seven people have been killed and thousands more forced to evacuate by intense rains which damaged 115,000 homes … Continue reading

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Devastating floods kill scores in Peru

Devastating floods kill scores in Peru The death toll from heavy rains in Peru has risen to 67 people, with thousands more forced from their homes since the beginning of … Continue reading

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Oregon Agency Plans Earthquake-Proof Buildings For Government ‘Continuity’

Oregon Agency Plans Earthquake-Proof Buildings For Government ‘Continuity’ An Oregon agency is proposing two new earthquake proof buildings near the state Capitol in Salem to ensure government continuity after a … Continue reading

18/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Yolanda survivors receive ‘eco-houses’

Photographer captures pain,resilience of acid attack survivors In December 2014, Delhi-based photographer Neeraj Gera joined the indefinite hunger strike organised by the acid-attack survivors at Jantar Mantar, asking the government … Continue reading

17/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Three Essential Elements of a Reliable Cyber Resilience Strategy

Three Essential Elements of a Reliable Cyber Resilience Strategy Next week’s NCSA Nasdaq Cybersecurity Summit in New York will focus government and private sector leaders on two priorities—developing a strategic … Continue reading

16/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Building business resilience

Building business resilience PLANNING to hit the beach these days means we also instinctively plan to protect ourselves with sunscreen, a hat, pair of sunnies and the right clothing. Not … Continue reading

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Wetlands needs priority over roads in request to federal government

  Edwards says wetlands needs priority over roads in request to federal government   BATON ROUGE – One of the governor’s five priority projects for coastal protection he’s asked the … Continue reading

14/03/2017 · Leave a comment

For a more resilient world, promote women’s leadership – expert

For a more resilient world, promote women’s leadership – expert Understanding better how women are affected by disasters, economic shocks and other crises is key to helping their communities ride … Continue reading

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Canada’s private sector joins global resilience drive

Resilience Training Can Help Ease the Fast-Paced Work Life Workplace stress takes a toll on the mind and body. It can create agitation, sap energy and even cause physical pain. … Continue reading

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Building strong: How resilient design can be used to creatively combat disaster

Building strong: How resilient design can be used to creatively combat disaster No matter the aspect of life — health, relationships, career, finances — resilience is all about being able to … Continue reading

11/03/2017 · Leave a comment

New Research Shows Resilience is the Antidote to a Toxic Work Environment

“Positive thinking” has turned happiness into a duty and a burden, says a Danish psychologist Everyone wants you to be happy: Self-help books dish out advice on how to stop … Continue reading

10/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Tackling challenges posed by natural disasters

Canada’s permafrost forms a foundation under roads, pipelines and Indigenous hunting territory, and it’s thawing fast The climate-driven collapse of Canada’s Arctic permafrost is much more widespread than previously thought, … Continue reading

09/03/2017 · Leave a comment

In Somalia, a drought killed 110 people in just 48 hours

In Somalia, a drought killed 110 people in just 48 hours The signs of crisis are everywhere. Each day, thousands flood the capital in search of food. More than 7,000 … Continue reading

08/03/2017 · Leave a comment

  World Bank says natural disasters cost $679 billion a year Global natural disasters cost $US520 billion ($679 billion) of consumption loss annually, 60 per cent larger than asset losses … Continue reading

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$6 million boost to Community Resilience Partnership Fund

Disaster Risk Reduction The unpredictability of our climate means that we can face a variety of problems, including flooding, water scarcity and drought, landslides and earthquakes. However, such natural disasters … Continue reading

06/03/2017 · Leave a comment

How to Raise a Resilient Kid

How to Raise a Resilient Kid Wouldn’t it be great if kids could pick themselves up after a fall and be back swinging on the monkey bars, undeterred? They can, … Continue reading

05/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilience 2017 conference in Stockholm

  After drought, Zimbabwe seeks foreign help for flood victims Zimbabwe has appealed for international help for victims of floods that have left 246 people dead and displaced hundreds since … Continue reading

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New Record-High Temperatures in Antarctica Are Giving Us Serious Anxiety

The Week in Review: California Dam Crisis Almost 200,000 Californian residents were evacuated from their homes Sunday over fears the emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam would fail, leading to … Continue reading

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Tech firm makes app to help with business resilience

Armenia to increase disaster resilience Today Armenian Minister of Emergency Situations Davit Tonoyan and World Bank Country Manager for Armenia Laura Bailey discussed the directions of realization of Armenia’s National … Continue reading

02/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Tasmania to swelter through a heatwave as a mixed bag of weather sweeps across Australia

The Oroville Dam Crisis Has Exposed A Much Bigger Problem When the overflowing Oroville Dam in Northern California was threatened due to damage sustained to its spillways earlier this month, … Continue reading

01/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Study shows refugees’ & immigrants’ resilience in disasters

Peru: Natural disasters affected over 376,000 people Natural disasters —currently hitting various Peruvian regions— have so far affected 376,562 citizens nationwide, Peru’s National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) reported.  As is … Continue reading

28/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It’s Not What You Think)

I lost my son: Airman turns tragedy into therapy through resilience Following the unexpected death of her youngest son, Jeremiah, she became reckless. She was drinking daily and didn’t care … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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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

02/01/2017 · Leave a comment

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

30/12/2016 · Leave a comment

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