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The Top Global Risks in 2019

US homes facing increased risk from natural hazards Natural hazards have been elevated over the past three years according to a report from CoreLogic, increasing risk for homeowners and their … Continue reading

22/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Talking about natural disasters could prepare you for the worst, researcher says

  The US won’t be prepared for the next natural disaster How prepared is the United States for the inevitable next disaster? Hurricane Florence killed 50 and caused $22bn in … Continue reading

21/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Satellites Reveal Flooding on Earth

No. 1 US Utility PG&E Prepares Bankruptcy Filing After California Wildfires PG&E Corp., owner of the biggest U.S. power utility by customers, said on Jan. 14 it is preparing to … Continue reading

20/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Expect the unexpected – resilience in practice

Hope and resilience rise from depth of tragedy Shock, fear and grief pierced our hearts this past Tuesday, January 15, 2019, commensurate with the cowardly terrorist attacks against innocent people … Continue reading

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Investing in Forest Health

Investing in Forest Health As the wildfire dubbed “Camp Fire” scorched Northern California’s Butte County last fall, creating tragedy in the town of Paradise and canceling school throughout the San … Continue reading

18/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Climate change spells disaster for small businesses in southern Africa

New Community Resilience Benchmarks Focus on Building Stock The International Code Council (ICC) and the Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) released a pilot document laying out their community … Continue reading

17/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Hyundai designs 4-legged walking car that could help during natural disasters

How technology advances natural disaster response Natural disasters seem to be occurring more frequently in recent years and create a backlog for property and casualty insurers who want to ensure … Continue reading

16/01/2019 · Leave a comment

In Case Of Emergency, Self-Drive

Insurers hit: Climate change wreaking havoc on insurance industry It may get increasingly impossible to recover from the damage inflicted by anthropogenic climate change. Insurers have been researching what climate … Continue reading

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Heartbreaking & Devastating Camp Fire Was World’s Costliest Catastrophe of 2018

Over 600 flee as flooding, landslides hit Southern Mindanao Hundreds fled their homes as several villages in Southern Mindanao were flooded due to moderate to heavy rains dumped by the … Continue reading

14/01/2019 · Leave a comment

How do you teach children to be resilient? Ask a limbless veteran

  Here’s why Amazon would buy an obscure Israeli company that specializes in disaster recovery Resilience means having a good plan to recover lost data. This requires backing up tons … Continue reading

13/01/2019 · Leave a comment

How resilience underpins employee wellbeing

The Gift of Resilience Resilience is a superpower. Some people are born with resiliency, many more aspire to it, and the grateful and fiercely resolute actually achieve it. Resilience draws … Continue reading

12/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Australia’s 2018 in weather: drought, heat and fire

More rain due to climate change might not mean more water resources As the impacts of climate change continued to intensify this year, much of the country experienced record levels … Continue reading

11/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilient Kids Come From Parents Who Do These 8 Things

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler … Continue reading

10/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Can architecture save people from disaster?

Tsunami hazard and its challenges for preparedness Three major disasters in 2018 taught some painful lessons about the challenges of tsunami preparedness and early warning in Indonesia. In August, a … Continue reading

09/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster agency predicts at least 2,500 natural disasters will hit Indonesia in 2019

Community Resiliency Efforts after Hurricane Michael Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle this past October, devastating Panama City and other local communities. More than 200 911 emergency calls were recorded … Continue reading

08/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Landslide tsunami lessons from Anak Krakatau

100 years of upheaval and resilience through the eyes of Syrian artists Abo Gabi looks away from the camera as he tells the story of how he came to be … Continue reading

07/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Why Team Resilience Is The New Employee Engagement

Sue Lister calls for show of Resilience in International Women’s Week “Everything is changing so fast and every day seems crammed with new choices and challenges, crises and opportunities. Yet … Continue reading

06/01/2019 · Leave a comment

How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse

So. Carolina officers transporting patients who drowned in Hurricane Florence to be charged Charges are expected Friday against two South Carolina law enforcement officers that were transporting two mental patients … Continue reading

05/01/2019 · Leave a comment

ASEAN countries to establish disaster risk insurance facility

Seasonal traditions maintained in disaster-affected communities This past year we have witnessed many U.S. communities get turned upside down, even destroyed, by significant weather events. We have also witnessed significant … Continue reading

04/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Year in Review 2018: Whose Resilient Future?

Study finds Tropical Cyclone Winston damaged fisheries as well as homes in Fiji A newly published study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has found that impacts of Tropical Cyclone Winston … Continue reading

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Building Resilience

Fourteen years on – what did we learn from the Boxing Day tsunami? As the death toll from the latest Indonesian tsunami hits 400 and rescuers desperately search through rubble … Continue reading

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The cost of natural disasters this year: $220 billion

Deadly tsunami raises questions: Are we ready for disaster? As Indonesia reels from the carnage of yet another natural disaster, authorities around the globe are working on how they can … Continue reading

01/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Maps of the most destructive natural disasters of 2018

Climate Change Refugees Share Stories of Escaping Wildfires, Floods, and Droughts Tens of thousands of U.S. residents were displaced by climate change-fueled disasters in 2018. California saw a string of … Continue reading

31/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters are no longer exceptional, so what will it take to prioritize preparedness?

Improving the nation’s resilience to disasters As summed up by the choice of sai (meaning disaster) as the kanji of the year, Japan experienced a string of severe natural disasters … Continue reading

30/12/2018 · Leave a comment

In Natural Disasters, A Disability Can Be A Death Sentence

Citizen science: crowdsourcing data to support disaster response You’ve probably never heard of ‘groundtruthing’—the term isn’t widely known outside of scientific circles—but the concept it describes is quietly transforming how … Continue reading

29/12/2018 · Leave a comment

The Secrets to Dealing With Rejection, According to Experts

Workplace ‘resilience’ programs might not make any difference Workplace resilience programmes, designed to bolster mental health and wellbeing, and encourage employees to seek help when issues arise, might not make … Continue reading

28/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Pacific Ring of Fire: Why is Indonesia prone to natural disasters?

Deadliest natural disasters of 2018   Natural disasters kill 218, cost VN $860m Natural disasters have killed 218 people and caused a total loss of VNĐ20 trillion (US$860 million) to … Continue reading

27/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Indonesian tsunami: Death toll rises

Hundreds dead and ‘many missing’ in Java and Sumatra after tsunami – as it happened We’re wrapping up the blog for the evening. Here’s a summary of what has happened. … Continue reading

26/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Winners of ‘Resilient Homes Design Challenge’ announced

ICLR releases new book ‘Cities adapt to extreme weather: Celebrating local leadership’ Local governments are taking action to reduce the risk to Canadians from extreme weather. Cities adapt to extreme … Continue reading

25/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Resilience: A necessary quality for solid leadership

Preparing babies for emergencies in storm and bushfire season Enough water — check. Food for three days — check. Enough thought paid to people with special needs — check. But … Continue reading

24/12/2018 · Leave a comment

How Big Data Assists in Disaster Relief and Preparedness

    China Focus: China tackles disasters with better emergency response system Four hours after a magnitude-5.7 earthquake damaged his house, Hong Kaishi was evacuated to a safe place and … Continue reading

23/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Maria Drives Up Connecticut’s Homelessness Numbers

Irma recovery, a stolen gold bar and a call from God. Here are the Top 25 Keys stories In the year that followed Hurricane Irma, the Keys continued to feel … Continue reading

22/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Social media meets insurance: is this the key to improving resilience?

Planning for a Resilient Future in Asia and the Pacific The Asia Pacific region needs to accelerate progress on increasing the number of national and local disaster risk reduction strategies … Continue reading

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Disaster-linked losses in 2018 hit $155 billion

After the fires: Californians start to pick up the pieces of their lives A little more than a month after a brush fire raced through the Northern California countryside on … Continue reading

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New Evidence Shows Tornadoes Don’t Form The Way Scientists Have Always Thought

Casey bill offers more resources for disabled, older Americans during natural disasters The first response when natural disasters like hurricanes or wildfires strike is for everyone to evacuate the area.  … Continue reading

19/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Fijian village, a model for climate resilience

Fijian village, a model for climate resilience The successful relocation of Tukuraki, a Fijian village in the highlands of Ba, Viti Levu, from a disaster prone site to a new … Continue reading

18/12/2018 · Leave a comment

How Big Data Can Help in Disaster Response

Tips for Managing Employees in the Event of a Natural Disaster From wildfires to floods and hurricanes, natural disasters are becoming all too common. “There’s quite a few factors to … Continue reading

17/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters set records around the world in 2018. These were some of the worst.

How we prepare for Australia’s natural disaster season We know that staying connected is especially crucial during times of crisis. Natural disasters like fires, cyclones and floods can damage our … Continue reading

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More Floods and More Droughts: Climate Change Delivers Both

Researchers identify factors that influence how effectively food suppliers can respond to disasters Food systems face growing threats as extreme weather events become more common and more extreme due to … Continue reading

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Media coverage of disasters can have lasting effects on children’s mental health

Satellite Emergency Relief Warehouses Being Established Satellite warehouses are being established in key locations throughout the Territory as the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) continues to enhance community resilience. The … Continue reading

14/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Climate Extremes: the New Norm

How to Limit Nature’s Impact on the Supply Chain These are just a few examples of the types of natural disasters the world has experienced in the last 12 months. … Continue reading

13/12/2018 · Leave a comment

2019 may be the hottest year yet—here’s why

Officers Urged To Take Steps To Tackle Disasters The workshop was attended by Dr Muzaffar Ahmed Former Member National Disaster Management Authority and various Heads of Departments, including Director Social … Continue reading

12/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Man Cave producing ‘significant shift’ in boys’ emotional strength

Adhd or Dyslexia? Resilient Parents. Resilient Children This book is written with all my love to share what I, from my own experience, have had to live as a mother, … Continue reading

11/12/2018 · Leave a comment

5 natural disasters that devastated the US in 2018

Dog That Survived California Fire Found Waiting at Home a Month Later A dog that survived the massive Camp Fire in California was found waiting at home by his owners … Continue reading

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Building Disaster Resilient Countries/Cities Through Open Spatial Data and Exposure Analysis.

Puerto Rico puts Hurricane Maria — and the bulk of the recovery — behind it Hurricane Maria did a job on El San Juan Hotel, the storied property in Puerto … Continue reading

09/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters become social, political disasters

AIG says natural disasters could cost it $800m in Q4 AIG chief executive Brian Duperreault said that a series of natural disasters in the fourth quarter of the year would … Continue reading

08/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Dissecting a hurricane: What makes a superstorm?

Florida’s 2018 hurricane season will be remembered for Hurricane Michael For the third consecutive year, after a decade reprieve, Florida in 2018 was tested by the force of a massive … Continue reading

07/12/2018 · Leave a comment

How to Design Semi-Permanent Structures

How to Design Semi-Permanent Structures Natural disasters continue to leave thousands of people homeless every year, forcing them to seek refuge without any alternatives. On many occasions, cities cannot cope … Continue reading

06/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Scientist to discuss how we can adapt — and improve our survival — to future natural disasters

  Camp Fire survivor faces second natural disaster in one month Heavy rain Thursday led to flooding and muddy conditions on Centerville Road in Chico, leaving behind even more damage … Continue reading

05/12/2018 · Leave a comment

11 Ways To Maintain Your Resilience While Travelling For Business

Cyber Resilience a Top Concern for Financial Firms The majority of financial firms rank cyber-resilience as their top concern, with people, visibility and third-party risk key challenges, according to the … Continue reading

04/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Alarming report lists Australia in the top 10 for the world’s most devastating natural disasters – causing $38billion worth of damage

Climate report finds natural disasters are getting worse; where will they hit hardest? There have been about 11 natural disaster in the U.S. this year, each costing more than $1 … Continue reading

03/12/2018 · Leave a comment

U.N. Scientists: El Niño Likely to Develop in Next Three Months

How Satellites and Big Data Are Predicting the Behavior of Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters Hurricane Harvey, for example, unexpectedly flooded large parts of Houston despite abating wind speeds. That … Continue reading

02/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Why Do Older Adults Always Pay The Highest Price In A Disaster?

More than 100 bushfires burn across Queensland An emergency warning has been issued for a bushfire burning in the Mackay region on the Queensland coast with expectations the blaze will … Continue reading

01/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Why disaster relief is so hard

British summer temperatures could rise by five degrees over next 50 years, major report to warn British summers could become more than five degrees hotter on average over the next … Continue reading

30/11/2018 · Leave a comment

People Who Persist in Reaching Their Goals Have Mastered This 1 Thing

Book review: Ten Traits of Resilience: Achieving positivity and purpose in school leadership  If you’ve not encountered James Hilton before, he’s the author of Leading From the Edge, a raw … Continue reading

29/11/2018 · Leave a comment

How a dust storm can harm your health

Morocco’s new satellite aims to prevent and manage natural disasters Mohammed VI-B, a remote sensing Earth observation satellite, was put into orbit via Arianespace’s Vega launcher which lifted off from … Continue reading

28/11/2018 · Leave a comment

NASA’s Radar Expertise Is Helping California’s Woolsey Fire Recovery

Why California fires didn’t dominate cable news like hurricanes did If you lived anywhere near the California wildfires that took at least 81 lives this month and destroyed more than … Continue reading

27/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Wildfire Smoke Could Shorten Californian Lifespans

What would happen if a solar storm hit Earth? A violent storm on the Sun could cripple communications on Earth and cause huge economic damage, scientists have warned. Why are … Continue reading

26/11/2018 · Leave a comment

California wildfire smoke spreads to New York, 3,000 miles away

Houston’s Sprawl May Have Slowed Down Hurricane Harvey—and Made It Worse In the months after Hurricane Harvey pummeled East Texas, Houston asked itself a hard question: How much blame does … Continue reading

25/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Is your business prepared for disasters?

Fighting fires with “forest resilience” bonds The rocky Yuba River meanders in a remote corner of California. It’s here that insurers, environmentalists and venture capital firms are joining forces to … Continue reading

24/11/2018 · Leave a comment

In California wildfire aftermath, Israeli aid group rushes in

Floods And Droughts Cost Ghana $200 Million Every Year The Probabilistic Risk Profile of Ghana indicates that the country loses 200 million dollars every year due to floods and droughts. … Continue reading

23/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Using the ‘World Disasters Report’ for programming and advocacy

Using the ‘World Disasters Report’ for programming and advocacy Over the past decade, almost 4000 natural disasters have impacted 2 billion people costing $1.7 billion in damages. Two-thirds of those … Continue reading

22/11/2018 · Leave a comment

California wildfires: ‘If this town recovers, it will take years’

Climate Change Is Already Making Hurricanes Wetter, Study Confirms New research published in Nature Wednesday has confirmed that some of the most destructive hurricanes to pummel the U.S. in the … Continue reading

21/11/2018 · Leave a comment

The Media Barely Covered One of the Worst Storms to Hit U.S. Soil

The bitter lesson of the Californian fires California is burning, again. Dozens of peoples have been killed and thousands of buildings destroyed in several fires, the most destructive in the … Continue reading

20/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Kim Kardashian’s Private Firefighters Expose America’s Fault Lines

How humans are transforming the hurricanes of the future Climate change is already making devastating hurricanes wetter — and similar storms are likely to unleash more rain and faster winds … Continue reading

19/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Pets pose special problems in natural disasters

Forest Resilience Bond to help fund $4.6 million restoration project to mitigate wildfire risk in Tahoe National Forest his summer, California experienced its largest fire in state history—the latest disaster … Continue reading

18/11/2018 · Leave a comment

New 5-step guide to building your resilience

How Sleep and Self-Control Relate to Wasting Time at Work The research on time wasting at work is sparse, but Dutch colleagues from the University of Amsterdam, Wendelien van Eerde … Continue reading

17/11/2018 · Leave a comment

How Real-Time Information Can Assist Insurers During Natural Disasters

  Hurricane-Damaged Air Force Base Has an Opportunity to Rebuild for Resilience Rebuilding the hurricane-wrecked Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida will come with a massive price tag, but experts … Continue reading

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How incremental automation adds resilience to supply chain

Media firm to reward resilient brands at summit In recognition of businesses’ resilience and excellence despite the harsh operating business environment in the country, Awesome Brands Magazine, in conjunction with … Continue reading

15/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Michael is looking even more violent on closer scrutiny

Scale of California’s Deadly Camp Fire Shown in Satellite Photos As wildfires continue to burn in California, new satellite photos show the massive scale of the deadly Camp Fire that … Continue reading

14/11/2018 · Leave a comment

The Worst Is Yet to Come for California’s Wildfires

These Wind Patterns Explain Why California’s Wildfires Are So Bad In California three major fires—the Camp Fire in the north and Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire in the south—continue to … Continue reading

13/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Can Voting Make You More Resilient?

Can Voting Make You More Resilient? We don’t typically think of voting from a psychological perspective.  In fact, for most Americans it is something we don’t think about at all.  … Continue reading

12/11/2018 · Leave a comment

The Rhine, a Lifeline of Germany, Is Crippled by Drought

‘Life goes on’: Long road for super typhoon Yolanda survivors The Philippines’ catastrophic Super Typhoon Haiyan stole almost everything from Juvilyn Luana and Joel Aradana — their spouses, children and … Continue reading

11/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Tsunami: Is the Northern Territory’s coastline at risk of being hit by a devastating wave?

Yolanda: Post-disaster management innovations Uncoordinated response, a lack of equipment, and a lack of able personnel. These were among the challenges faced by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management … Continue reading

10/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Cooperation and information sharing key in disaster response, speakers tell Hiroshima workshop

Sustainable earthquake-resistant skyscraper crowned world’s best high-rise Following an international architecture competition hosted by Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), LBR&A Architectos’ Torre Reforma has been declared the winner of the International Highrise … Continue reading

09/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters Are Destroying a Lower Percentage of Humanity’s Stuff Since 1990

How An Earthquake In Japan Triggered An Algae Invasion In The Pacific Northwest In 2011, a colossal tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake slammed into the eastern shores … Continue reading

08/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Study: Culture strongly influences coping behaviours after natural disasters

Cyclone Sunday is back in 2018 to help Townsville residents prepare for natural disasters ahead of the wet season Cyclone Sunday is back in 2018 to help Townsville residents prepare … Continue reading

07/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Death toll rises to 29 in Italy’s historic storms, flooding

Building resilience of 8,250 students through tsunami simulation drills To reduce the loss of lives associated with tsunamis, five tsunami drills were conducted in five schools in Sri Lanka recently. … Continue reading

06/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Are Hurricanes Changing How We Talk?

Are Hurricanes Changing How We Talk? Linguists have figured out a lot about the many different regional dialects of American English. They know why Brooklynites say “cawfee,” for example, and … Continue reading

05/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Deadly weather may rise 50 percent from now to 2100

Hurricane Michael Was the Most Devastating Disaster Florida’s Farmers Have Seen in Decades Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Michael hit the Southeast, reports of its devastation continue to grow. The … Continue reading

04/11/2018 · Leave a comment

6 years later, Sandy a story of resilience

Ghana must move from coping with floods, to adapting for them Ghana has a serious flood problem. Over about 50 years, 4 million people have been affected by floods, resulting … Continue reading

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The Power Of Resiliency — And How To Prepare For The Coming Storms

Disaster-proofing Southeast Asia’s poor In a world with warmer atmospheric temperature, the already observed changes to the climate are expected to further worsen, resulting in increasingly more frequent and intense … Continue reading

02/11/2018 · Leave a comment

New Poll Shows Americans Hit By Extreme Weather Want The Media To Cover Climate Change

Venice Is 75% Under Water as Italy Confronts Widespread Flooding, Deadly Winds Venice was inundated by an exceptional high tide Monday, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under … Continue reading

01/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Black swans and how to find them: national approaches to managing risk

Resilience Expert Jim Davidson Now Exclusively Represented by Executive Speakers Bureau Executive Speakers Bureau is proud to announce its exclusive representation of resilience expert, Jim Davidson, for all keynote speaking … Continue reading

31/10/2018 · Leave a comment

2017 the costliest year on record for natural disasters

Natural disasters have made New Zealand one of the riskiest places in the world for insurers A new study of insurance data by Lloyd’s of London has ranked us the … Continue reading

30/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Blaming women, minorities for natural disasters

Resilient islanders brace for long recovery after typhoon Many people in a U.S. Pacific territory ravaged by a deadly super typhoon lost everything, but residents say they are resilient and … Continue reading

29/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Lloyd’s: Insurance gap threatens disaster-prone poor nations

Global focus on young people in disaster The voices of children and young people were loud and clear at a disaster resilience conference recently held in Portugal. Over 130 international … Continue reading

28/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Financing Resilience: How Environmental Impact Bonds Can Help Louisiana

Here’s how to design cities where people and nature can both flourish Urban nature has a critical role to play in the future liveability of cities. An emerging body of … Continue reading

27/10/2018 · Leave a comment

How resilient are you?

2018’s ‘especially astounding’ hurricane season is a warning of what’s to come The 2018 hurricane season still has a few weeks to go, but it has already been one for … Continue reading

26/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Jamaica; Resilience of People.

Earthquake preparations major component of disaster management Earthquakes and tsunamis are an ever-present threat to Jamaica. The country’s location on multiple geological faults subjects it to up to an average … Continue reading

25/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Some Scientists Say Natural Disasters Shouldn’t Be Called Disasters.

Japan’s Exports Unexpectedly Fall After Natural Disasters Japan’s exports unexpectedly fell in September — the first drop in almost two years — as natural disasters disrupted economic activity, while higher … Continue reading

24/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Do these 8 things every day to be happier and filled with less regret

Do these 8 things every day to be happier and filled with less regret Our income may be rising, but our happiness levels are not. As Ben Schiller wrote in … Continue reading

23/10/2018 · Leave a comment

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans become key voting bloc in Florida

Survivor Stories: Teachers in Puerto Rico reflect on Hurricane Maria 1 year later Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico just as the 2017 school year was beginning. A year later, two … Continue reading

22/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Floods May Have Doomed World’s Biggest Pre-Industrial City

Hurricane Michael unearthed 19th century shipwrecks in Florida Ships that washed ashore on Dog Island during the 1899 Carrabelle Hurricane were unearthed completely by Hurricane Michael’s vicious storm surge last … Continue reading

21/10/2018 · Leave a comment

An App Built for Hurricane Harvey Is Now Saving Lives in Florida

Typhoons ‘trick’ Japan’s cherry trees into blooming months early The arrival of Japan’s famed cherry blossoms is the cue for groups of office workers to eat and drink, cast off … Continue reading

20/10/2018 · Leave a comment

We asked insurance workers where they’d live in the US to avoid future natural disasters — here’s what they said

India lost $79.5 billion due to natural disasters in 20 years, says UN; 2002, 2015 costliest drought spells in two decades India has suffered economic losses of $79.5 billion due … Continue reading

19/10/2018 · Leave a comment

‘Look toward green energy, build resilience’

Japan to help reconstruct quake-hit Sulawesi Japan is to help Indonesia draw up a basic plan for the reconstruction of Sulawesi Island, which was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami … Continue reading

18/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Resilience to disaster

Indonesia’s double disaster exposes earthquake lessons not learned The young man standing atop a mound of grey mud and debris on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, waiting for an excavator … Continue reading

17/10/2018 · Leave a comment

How to cultivate emotional resilience at work

4 Ways Leaders Can Improve Mental Health In The Workplace Mental illness is a stubborn foe. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Advocates must dispel the perception that … Continue reading

16/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Positive mental health is vital for a flourishing future workforce

TEDx star Hunt to emphasise resilience Charles Hunt had problems in his childhood, but it taught him a lot about resilience. Mr Hunt, who is due to speak this morning … Continue reading

15/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Florida’s catastrophic damage from Hurricane Michael, as seen from above

UK recruits ‘resilience advisers’ for post-Brexit fallout The British government is seeking to recruit a team of “resilience advisers” to handle the potential fallout from a chaotic Brexit. The positions, … Continue reading

14/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Why storm surges and flooding are the biggest hurricane hazards

Toxic red tide could sicken people as Hurricane Michael pushes it ashore Hurricane Michael could push this season’s toxic red tide inland, exposing more people to the dangerous health effects … Continue reading

13/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Why Hurricane Michael is a monster unlike any other

Hurricane Michael Caused Estimated $8 Billion in Insured Losses An insurance company that produces models for catastrophes is estimating Hurricane Michael caused about $8 billion in insured losses. Boston-based Karen … Continue reading

12/10/2018 · Leave a comment

A supervolcano that could destroy humanity is ready to erupt — and NASA is trying to figure out how to contain it

‘This drought is different’: it’s drier and hotter – and getting worse If you don’t fully appreciate the complexity of rural communities, farmer Peter Schmidt is not the sort of … Continue reading

11/10/2018 · Leave a comment

No siren, no warning: Indonesians caught unawares by devastating tsunami

The Guardian view on the Indonesian tsunami: preparing for the worst Almost 1,400 people are confirmed to have died in the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi last Friday. Although … Continue reading

10/10/2018 · Leave a comment

The promotion of resilience as a communication challenge

Rich, white towns are getting more hurricane recovery help than others Small, rich, white towns in southeast Texas are getting a disproportionate amount in federal disaster recovery funds following Hurricane … Continue reading

09/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Minding the mental health of today’s students – tomorrow’s work force

The Japanese art of kintsugi and how it can help with defeat in sport Kintsugi is a Japanese practice of repairing broken ceramics or pottery with lacquer, often coloured with … Continue reading

08/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Sandy and the Inequalities of Resilience in New York

  Bodies of mother clutching baby found as Indonesia quake toll rises above 1,500 A week after a major earthquake brought devastation to Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, Ichsan Hidayat told how … Continue reading

07/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Green group urges wood recycling from trees felled by Mangkhut

Puerto Rico Uses Hurricane Headlines to Help Make It a Global Destination Many travelers have probably heard a lot about Puerto Rico during the past year following Hurricane Maria, and … Continue reading

06/10/2018 · Leave a comment

What happens when you buy a house in a disaster zone – and no one told you?

Lessons From Katrina: This Organization Tries to Get Hurricane Florence Survivors Home Quicker After Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas, the USDA’s Forest Service staff and FEMA coordinated to … Continue reading

05/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Women masons help build stronger homes in quake-hit Nepal

  The Difficulty of Counting the Death Toll from Hurricane Florence On the third day of Hurricane Florence’s march through the Carolinas, Dazia Lee, a twenty-year-old who worked at an … Continue reading

04/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Scientists Surprised by Power of Indonesia Tsunami

Photos From the Deadly Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia On September 28, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, near the city of Palu, also triggering a localized tsunami, … Continue reading

03/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Microsoft Commits $40 Million to Explore A.I. Applications in Disaster Relief

Nigeria floods death toll hits 199 Nearly 200 people have died in flooding caused by heavy seasonal rains across 12 states in Nigeria. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said … Continue reading

02/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Forest: Our first line defence against natural calamities

‘Medicane,’ a rare, hurricane-like storm, is on track to hit Europe A powerful and rare storm is set to hit the eastern Mediterranean this weekend. The hybrid storm, often called … Continue reading

01/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Science and politics of disaster death tolls

In photos: Astronaut sees powerful Super Typhoon Trami aimed at Japan Super Typhoon Trami, which as of Tuesday afternoon was the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane, is projected to … Continue reading

30/09/2018 · Leave a comment

Tsunami kills hundreds in Indonesia’s Sulawesi after earthquake

A Powerful Tsunami Swept Away Homes In Indonesia, Killing Hundreds Of People A powerful earthquake struck the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia Friday, triggering a 10-foot tsunami that swept away … Continue reading

29/09/2018 · Leave a comment

14 Ways To Stay Productive At Work When You’re Dealing With A Personal Crisis

How Irish businesses combat workplace stress Irish workers have been revealed to be among the most stressed in the EU. A recent Europe-wide survey conducted by the European Agency for … Continue reading

29/09/2018 · Leave a comment

In photos: Hurricane Florence’s floods as seen from space

North Carolina Woman Arrested for Saving Animals During Hurricane Florence A North Carolina woman has been arrested for taking in dozens of animals whose owners fled ahead of Hurricane Florence. … Continue reading

28/09/2018 · Leave a comment

When disaster hits, solar power beats coal

Charlotte Shows How to Beat Flooding When the remnants of Hurricane Florence settled over Charlotte during the weekend of Sept. 15, drenching the flood-prone city with a near-record amount of … Continue reading

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Hurricane Florence Brought North Carolina an Environmental Disaster

Flooding continues in the Carolinas in Florence’s wake About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, S.C., were alerted to be prepared to evacuate potential flood zones ahead of a … Continue reading

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Hurricane Maria put a disproportionate burden on women

Africa city leaders promote inclusive resilience City leaders in Africa have shared some of the successes of inclusive disaster risk reduction strategies, particularly focusing on community engagement and action at … Continue reading

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Opinion | The role of gender in reconstruction efforts

Hurricane Maria was a manmade disaster. Hundreds of families told us what really happened Thousands of people were killed by Hurricane Maria. But the Puerto Rican government has only publicly … Continue reading

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Following Florence, lessons from Harvey in recovery and resilience

Something Unexpected And Weird Is Happening Beneath California’s Deadliest Faults The detection of strange, unpredicted behaviour deep below the surface near the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults suggests scientists … Continue reading

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Submerged by Florence, North Carolina’s Rural Towns Fight for Attention

The health dangers don’t stop with a hurricane’s churning. They can get worse In coming weeks, long after Hurricane Florence’s winds and rains have faded, its aftermath will still pose … Continue reading

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Seven reasons to embrace nature-based disaster risk reduction

Building a Resilient City Is a Continual Process Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers says there’s an upside to the fact that his city has been ground zero for a string … Continue reading

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How to prepare for a hurricane: Safety tips for before, during and after

  Chile and the Philippines: Cooperation in natural disasters The recent earthquake in the island of Lombok in Indonesia, with its toll of casualties and material destruction along with the … Continue reading

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Steps seniors can take to prepare for natural disasters

Natural Disasters 2017 In 2017, 335 natural disasters affected over 95.6 million people, killing an additional 9,697 and costing a total of US $335 billion. This burden was not shared … Continue reading

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Counting the cost of Japan’s natural disasters

Counting the cost of Japan’s natural disasters A strong earthquake that struck Hokkaido on Thursday was the latest in a series of costly natural disasters to hit Japan in 2018, … Continue reading

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Don’t wait until it’s too late: 5 expert tips for getting your finances in order before a natural disaster strikes

FEMA Deployed Thousands of Underqualified Staffers to Respond to Disasters in 2017 The Federal Emergency Management Agency has spent historic amounts of resources and time in Puerto Rico following Hurricane … Continue reading

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12 things everyone should have at home in case of a natural disaster

‘Augmented reality’ tools to help health care workers save lives in war zones, natural disasters, rural areas   Purdue University researchers have developed a unique approach that allows experienced surgeons … Continue reading

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How Natural Disasters Widen the Wealth Gap Between Minority and White Communities

How Natural Disasters Widen the Wealth Gap Between Minority and White Communities Wealth inequality dramatically increases between white communities and communities of color in the U.S. following a natural disaster, … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Succeed as a New Employee by Developing Resiliency

Privacy Management Goal: Resilience or Maturity Resilience is the ability to adapt and recover from catastrophes, hazards or mishaps, whereby one usually learns how to mitigate, if not eliminate, the … Continue reading

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Key to lifelong good mental health – learn resilience in childhood

Change Is The New Normal. How Will You Handle It? How has your business changed in the last year? Moving HR and IT to the cloud? Did you migrate products … Continue reading

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Better mental health support needed for men!

Better mental health support needed for men! Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in the UK! Men working in construction in England are up to three times … Continue reading

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Are Homeowners Prepared for Disaster?

Assam Floods: Natural Disaster or Man-made Mayhem? News of China’s Tsang Po reaching its highest levels have put the Northeastern states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on alert. The Siang … Continue reading

11/09/2018 · Leave a comment

What we can learn from Japan’s Disaster Prevention Day

Red Cross Arctic Disaster Management Study This study focuses on the Red Cross emergency response capabilities, including human resources, equipment, logistics, databases and alerting systems, training and capacity building, cooperation … Continue reading

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Hurricane Florence Is the Atlantic’s First Major Hurricane

Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo After Hurricane Sandy caused more than $60 billions of damages in the New York region, the Obama administration launched the … Continue reading

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Bahamas Just 17% Ready For Disaster

  Resilience and mental health workshop for young Tasmanians Rural Youth Tasmania has partnered with Headspace and Rural Alive & Well on a workshop to help young Tasmanians build resilience … Continue reading

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Conquer Burnout With These 5 Ways to Cultivate Perseverance in Your Employees

Conquer Burnout With These 5 Ways to Cultivate Perseverance in Your Employees Despite all of their fame, fast-paced working styles and incredible perks, tech companies are struggling to keep employees … Continue reading

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Federal officials warn public to be wary of disaster fraud

‘Rope in psychologists during disaster relief operations’ The service of psychologists should be utilised during national calamities to deal with post-traumatic stress among victims, said P. Kolandaivel, Vice-Chancellor, Periyar University. … Continue reading

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Japan Tells More Than a Million to Evacuate as the Strongest Typhoon in 25 Years Makes Landfall

Red Ready boosts disaster preparedness and response in Asia Pacific A new initiative announced on 1 September 2018 will boost the local disaster preparedness and response capacity of nine national … Continue reading

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A Year After Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s Poorest Neighborhoods Are Slowest to Recover

An hour outside Houston, how can ‘the forgotten city’ recover from Harvey? [Opinion] If we judge the well-being of a community by the resilience of its most vulnerable members, then … Continue reading

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Are you ready for the next disaster?

Look to Odisha for tackling disasters They went to the areas worst-hit by the devastating floods, rescued thousands from the swirling waters, delivered relief materials and came back, carrying with … Continue reading

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13 Things You Never Knew About Earthquakes

Post Quake Farming Group focuses on resilience Resilience means being prepared. The Post Quake Farming Group hosted the first in a series of ”future-ready farm business” workshops with resilience consultant … Continue reading

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Natural disasters widen racial wealth gap: Study also finds FEMA aid increased inequality

  Natural disasters widen racial wealth gap: Study also finds FEMA aid increased inequality Damage caused by natural disasters and recovery efforts launched in their aftermaths have increased wealth inequality … Continue reading

01/09/2018 · Leave a comment

Change How You Think About Risk. Your Company May Depend On It

Stories of resilience from Kerala floods and the challenges the state faces The grim situation in Kerala, where at least 324 people have died in rain-related incidents since May 29, … Continue reading

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Why IBM is offering $200K to developers to create tech solutions for natural disaster relief

London mayor consults disaster planners over no-deal Brexit London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said on Friday he had asked the organization that deals with militant attacks and disasters in the British … Continue reading

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California Wildfires Are Causing Billions in Damage. Who Will Pay?

California Wildfires Are Causing Billions in Damage. Who Will Pay? In the past few decades, wildfire season in California has expanded from a few months each year to a year-long … Continue reading

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How healthcare facilities survive natural disasters

  How healthcare facilities survive natural disasters Sutter Health in California, MD Anderson in Texas and a stand-alone Texas clinic shared lessons learned from their successful disaster responses in an … Continue reading

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Natural disasters’ and people on the margins – the hidden story

Caribbean must be environmentally and fiscally resilient – World Bank The Caribbean must work together to be both environmentally and fiscally resilient, Jorge Familiar, Vice President of the World Bank … Continue reading

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