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50 years since Sicily’s earthquake, an urban disaster of a different kind

We All Nearly Missed The Largest Underwater Volcano Eruption Ever Recorded She was flying home from a holiday in Samoa when she saw it through the airplane window: a “peculiar … Continue reading

19/01/2018 · Leave a comment

When an Earthquake Hits Next Door

Raised stepping stones allow Dutch bridge to remain accessible during a flood Rising water levels don’t cause many problems for this bridge in the Dutch city of Nijmegen – it … Continue reading

18/01/2018 · Leave a comment

Watch: A story of Resilience and Recovery (documentary on British Virgin Islands called BVI STRONG)

Documentary filmed on hurricane response in British Virgin Islands The British Virgin Islands’ story of resilience and recovery will hit the international scene through a newly-released 18-minute video documentary this … Continue reading

17/01/2018 · Leave a comment

World’s Biggest Weather Threat Isn’t Hurricanes

“This is not a drill”: My 38 minutes of terror in Hawaii My husband and I had just finished eating breakfast, and our 18-month-old daughter Anna was quietly playing with … Continue reading

16/01/2018 · Leave a comment

Boiled bats and iced iguanas: How extreme weather affects wildlife

BOM annual climate statement shows 2017 was Australia’s third-warmest year on record The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has confirmed 2017 was Australia’s third-warmest year on record, with temperatures almost a … Continue reading

15/01/2018 · Leave a comment

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its science of happiness, human … Continue reading

14/01/2018 · Leave a comment

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids

“Elastic Minds”: Case Studies in Mental Resilience and Agility Costa Mesa, CA: “Dr. Dave” Cornelius long-ago established his reputation as a pioneer of modern thought. With a doctorate in Management, … Continue reading

13/01/2018 · Leave a comment

Officials in Puerto Rico greatly underestimated the death toll from Hurricane Maria — here’s why

Business continuity plans vital in light of weather events The number of storm and flood insurance claims in New Zealand has increased by 56% over the past three years and … Continue reading

12/01/2018 · Leave a comment

Will 2018 Bring Massive Earthquakes? Earth Could Enter High Seismic Activity Period

Will 2018 Bring Massive Earthquakes? Earth Could Enter High Seismic Activity Period As the new year dawns on us, the first horrible news is already out for the year. Scientists … Continue reading

11/01/2018 · Leave a comment

Resilience: the new normal

Hurricanes blew away Puerto Rico’s power grid. Now solar power is rising to fill the void. More than three months after Hurricanes Maria and Irma slammed their island, over a … Continue reading

10/01/2018 · Leave a comment

Batman’s Gotham City provides test case for community resilience model

What Is A Bomb Cyclone? Massive Storm To Hit East Coast It seems like the cold weather conditions in eastern United States are set to get worse in the latter … Continue reading

09/01/2018 · Leave a comment

3 Must Have Skill Sets to Create a Resilient Mindset

Tomorrow Me app being designed to build resilience, improve mental wellbeing of young jobseekers AN app is in the works to teach young Victorians struggling to get a job to … Continue reading

08/01/2018 · Leave a comment

Get used to saying ‘bomb cyclone.’ This is our climate now.

Authorities take precautions as rivers across Germany continue to flood Snow melt in the Alps and volatile weather patterns have caused rivers across Germany to break their banks. Europe’s most … Continue reading

07/01/2018 · Leave a comment

Study suggests slow Puerto Rico recovery could enhance PTSD among residents

The Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Allegory, particularly in the form of personification, was one of the most important forms through which late Medieval society attempted to understand itself. And … Continue reading

06/01/2018 · Leave a comment

Understanding Resilience Through A Wealth Psychology Expert’s Eyes

Managerial burnout – whose responsibility is it? Peter was in a restaurant when the first panic attack happened. He was completely overwhelmed by it and had no idea what caused … Continue reading

05/01/2018 · Leave a comment

PhD student helping refugees prepare for natural disasters

Connecting the dots between 2017’s natural disasters and climate From hurricanes to wildfires, heatwaves, and droughts, 2017 was a devastating year all across the planet, and while we tend to … Continue reading

04/01/2018 · Leave a comment

Earthquake and tsunami warning messages in Japan coming directly to Android 8.1 Oreo

Earthquake and tsunami warning messages in Japan coming directly to Android 8.1 Oreo Given Japan’s propensity for earthquakes and tsunamis, having a standardized system to alert people of the risk … Continue reading

03/01/2018 · Leave a comment

Banks See Spikes in Suspicious Activity After Disasters

Queenslanders ‘least prepared’ for natural disasters WITH a scorching summer underway, it’s time to prepare for natural disasters. Seventeen per cent of Queensland residents say they aren’t prepared in the … Continue reading

02/01/2018 · Leave a comment

How New York City is tackling a mental health crisis spurred by Hurricane Sandy

Water world: floating architecture is a booming business, thanks to Dutch design A famous saying credits the Dutch for having literally created the Netherlands. This does justice to Holland’s formidable … Continue reading

01/01/2018 · Leave a comment

How Art and Design makes us more disaster resilient

Deborah Butterfield Transforms Wreckage From the Great East Japan Earthquake Into Serene Equine Monuments—See Them Here What the Gallery Says: “For the artist, found materials are a continued source of … Continue reading

31/12/2017 · Leave a comment

China’s ‘sponge cities’ are turning streets green to combat flooding

China’s ‘sponge cities’ are turning streets green to combat flooding A small part of Shanghai is turning greener, street by street. In the Lingang district, pavements are lined with trees, … Continue reading

30/12/2017 · Leave a comment

As sea levels rise, researchers use A.I. to monitor urban flooding

The hurricane in Puerto Rico has become a man-made disaster, with a death toll threatening to eclipse Katrina’s. On Wednesday, September 20, the eye of Hurricane Maria cut a slash … Continue reading

29/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Pacific children bear mental scars of climate disasters

MeQuilibrium Enhances Digital Resilience Platform with Sleep Module MeQuilibrium, a provider of workplace resilience solutions, enhancements its meQ Engage product with several new modules, including a sleep module. The company’s … Continue reading

28/12/2017 · Leave a comment

The Most Expensive Weather Year Ever

Hurricanes and wildfires in the US send global disaster damage bill soaring to $306bn Global losses from natural and man-made disasters have soared to $306bn (£228bn) this year, with the … Continue reading

27/12/2017 · Leave a comment

More than 200 killed in Philippines mudslides and floods as storm hits

More than 200 killed in Philippines mudslides and floods as storm hits A tropical storm in the Philippines has triggered mudslides and floods killing more than 200 people with many … Continue reading

26/12/2017 · Leave a comment

A wildfire survivor reveals the key to disaster comeback

Global disaster costs more than double to $136bn Natural and man made disasters caused $136bn of insured losses in 2017, the third highest on record, according to new estimates from … Continue reading

25/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Maria killed 64 Puerto Ricans. Another 1,000 died because the disaster response was inadequate.

Caring for disaster victims’ mental well-being: A first responder’s story   In my day job, I am a professor of social work and associate dean of academic affairs for the … Continue reading

24/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Climate-Change Disasters Cost U.S. More Than $200 Billion This Year

California Wildfires Spark Utility Investigations and New Regulations Southern California is under siege from multiple wildfires, fuelled by extreme heat and the fiercest Santa Ana winds to hit the region … Continue reading

23/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Grief, loss & resilience

Bid to strengthen disaster resilience The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) board of directors has approved a total of $US15 million ($F31m) in financing, comprised of policy-based loans and grants, for … Continue reading

22/12/2017 · Leave a comment

The year is 2037. This is what happens when the hurricane hits Miami

Large Swaths of Southern California Are in Ruins Thanks to the Catastrophic Thomas Fire Wildfires in California have continued to ravage large portions of the state, with the Thomas fire … Continue reading

21/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Using Good Governance to Mitigate Natural Disasters

Using Good Governance to Mitigate Natural Disasters What makes a community vulnerable to climate change-intensified natural disasters is not any dearth of technology but a lack of good governance, according … Continue reading

20/12/2017 · Leave a comment

How Technology Is Advancing Emergency Response And Survival During Natural Disasters

How Technology Is Advancing Emergency Response And Survival During Natural Disasters This was the year of natural disasters, from deadly earthquakes to record-breaking floods and California wildfires still burning today. … Continue reading

19/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Building a Resilience Advantage in Healthcare

F oster patience and resilience in our youth   My recent piece in the week’s Sunday Nation about the end of formal employment drew intriguing comments, but one of them … Continue reading

18/12/2017 · Leave a comment

How Businesses Should Approach Social Media During Times of Disaster

What It’s Like to Evacuate a Museum in a Natural Disaster The journalist was not having it. He tailed the museum director out the door. “Are you looting the museum … Continue reading

17/12/2017 · Leave a comment

One-third of forests aren’t growing back after wildfire

The La Tuna Canyon fire burns over Burbank, California, U.S. (Image: Reuters) A cluster of particularly destructive natural disasters in 2017 has pockmarked the nation with devastation. Numbers for Hurricanes … Continue reading

16/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Homeland Security wants its employees to learn mindfulness, but is that the best way to build resilience?

What would disaster look like in your city? ‘Deep Empathy’ uses A.I. to show you It’s a common observation: some terrible tragedy, inflicted by either humans or nature, takes place … Continue reading

15/12/2017 · Leave a comment

A Year for Building Resilience as Uncertainty Persists

3 ways to protect your pets when disaster strikes While you can’t always avoid the devastation wrought by wildfires and other natural disasters, they say there are at least three steps pet owners … Continue reading

14/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Deadliest Natural Disasters in 2017

The Mystery Ships of Hurricane Irma Are Washing Up on Florida’s Coast The day after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, Randy Lathrop jumped on his bike at first light to assess … Continue reading

13/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Wildfires scorch a hole through Southern California’s mythology of paradise

Wildfires scorch a hole through Southern California’s mythology of paradise Southern California is the landscape of dreams, or so the mythology goes. Newcomers arrive. They raise the roof beam high … Continue reading

12/12/2017 · Leave a comment

How These Female Leaders Practice Resilience Every Day

Grief and Resilience on the Frontlines of the Worsening Opioid Overdose Crisis Zoë Dodd reached a breaking point this February when her longtime mentor and prominent drug policy advocate, Raffi … Continue reading

11/12/2017 · Leave a comment

There’s Very Little That’s “Natural” About Climate-Induced Disasters

There’s Very Little That’s “Natural” About Climate-Induced Disasters Traditionally, we’ve labelled events over which we have no influence or control “acts of God” or “natural disasters.” But what’s “natural” about … Continue reading

10/12/2017 · Leave a comment

What It’s Like to Get Caught in a Wildfire

What It’s Like to Get Caught in a Wildfire I never thought we were going to die. Even when the canyon air filled with smoke, when the flames came rushing … Continue reading

09/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Building a resilient workforce

Green growth: It’s not business as usual RE: “Innovative financing ‘key to implementation of green growth agenda’” (The New Times, December 5). With green growth and climate resilience strategy, human … Continue reading

08/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Workplace compassion ‘is vital for business success’

Rare Manuscript Exhibit Explores How Climate Disasters Create Monsters In April 1815, a volcano in the East Indies erupted with cataclysmic force, releasing a plume of ash that circled the … Continue reading

07/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Risky business: when will the threat of natural disaster hit property prices?

Communities Stepping up in the Face of Disaster: Lessons from the Mexico City Earthquake Recently, Mexico City’s civil society illustrated how an empowered community naturally coalesces and mitigates a disaster’s … Continue reading

06/12/2017 · Leave a comment

This Year’s Hurricane Season Was the Costliest Ever. Now What?

Improving Access and Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities in Samoa Samoa has implemented the Enhanced Road Access Project to restore important road assets damaged by extreme weather, also to … Continue reading

05/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Whose Disaster Is It?

Whose Disaster Is It? With its pink sands and warm water, Bermuda is a great place to visit. It’s also a great place to live. It has the fourth-highest per … Continue reading

04/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Disaster zones could soon be salvaged by teams of smart devices – here’s how

Businesses taught to be resilient to natural disasters THE Business Continuity Planning — Train the Trainers workshop held at the Takia Hotel in Labasa yesterday is expected to make businesses … Continue reading

03/12/2017 · Leave a comment

How to cope with fears of a nuclear disaster

Lacklustre on-farm disaster recovery highlights need for a new approach The latest severe weather event experienced by Queensland farmers and the ensuing processes have again highlighted why the Queensland Farmers’ … Continue reading

02/12/2017 · Leave a comment

How to survive an apocalypse

How to survive an apocalypse LONDON-From Hurricane Irma to the Northern California wildfires, this year has seen its fair share of natural disasters. These disasters may have you thinking about … Continue reading

01/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Why resilience is the top predictor of success today

A story of resilience Jeremy Meed’s strength is tested every time he hauls himself up into his truck from his wheelchair. Meed lifts his whole body weight up into the … Continue reading

30/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Expert reveals the five key things city dwellers should do if disaster strikes

Interoperability During Disasters: Lessons from Tragedy More than 600 people were rushed to Las Vegas hospitals after the shooting rampage at a country music festival on October 1, some of … Continue reading

29/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters in Australia to Cost A$39 Billion a Year by 2050

Interoperability During Disasters: Lessons from Tragedy More than 600 people were rushed to Las Vegas hospitals after the shooting rampage at a country music festival on October 1, some of … Continue reading

28/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Mexican Economy Shrank in Third Quarter as Natural Disasters Hit

US$2 billion lost to natural disasters in 2017 It is estimated that Việt Nam has lost VNĐ45 trillion (US$2 billion) due to natural disasters this year, Nguyễn Đỗ Anh Tuấn, … Continue reading

27/11/2017 · Leave a comment

A new European system to tackle natural disasters

Global hot spot: Exceptional heat pushes up ocean temperatures off Australia Australia is home to a global hot spot for sea-surface temperatures, with a record burst of prolonged heat in … Continue reading

26/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Tourist industry worldwide shows resilience to terror

Resilience Not Toughness – Award Winning Founder On Redefining Perceptions Of Women In Business Healthy snack company, Propercorn has come a long way in just six years.  Conceived by Cassandra … Continue reading

25/11/2017 · Leave a comment

You Can Become More Resilient, Even if You Grew Up With Emotional Neglect

Grammy-Winning Jazz Artist Gregory Porter On Staying Resilient And True To Your Passions Nobody ever says, “Hey kid. You want to be a success? Become a jazz musician.” How did … Continue reading

24/11/2017 · Leave a comment

La Nina likely to develop in the Pacific by December

Phoenix Will Be Almost Unlivable by 2050 Thanks to Climate Change Sorry to put such a fine point on this, but even without climate change, Phoenix, Arizona, is already pretty … Continue reading

23/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Earthquakes Expected To Double In Number In 2018 As Earth’s Rotation Slows

  Earthquakes Expected To Double In Number In 2018 As Earth’s Rotation Slows A team of scientists presented a research paper to the Geological Society of America, revealing some ground shaking … Continue reading

22/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Stories of climate vulnerability and resilience in Fiji

  Is Resilience Falling Victim to Political Expediency? With media reports suggesting that at least 124 people have died because of Hurricane Irma and that more than 60 have lost … Continue reading

21/11/2017 · Leave a comment

How well is London prepared for disaster

How well is London prepared for disaster? We’ve become accustomed to seeing the acronyms CEO and CFO among job titles at most municipalities and other corporations. But there’s a new … Continue reading

20/11/2017 · Leave a comment

These Cities May Be At Risk Of Drowning Due To Global Warming, According To NASA

These Cities May Be At Risk Of Drowning Due To Global Warming, According To NASA While the effects of melting glaciers on Earth’s sea levels have been widely cited, NASA concluded Wednesday … Continue reading

19/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Dutch flood expertise is big export business

Black Businesses More Likely to Have a Disaster Recovery Plan; How to Set Up Yours When it comes to dealing with unforeseen disasters that could cripple a business, black entrepreneurs … Continue reading

18/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Five Years After Superstorm Sandy, Is New York City Better Prepared for the Next Mega Storm?

Flash floods on Greek coast kill 15 Flash floods have killed at least 15 people, made scores homeless and destroyed infrastructure in Greece after a raging torrent inundated two coastal … Continue reading

17/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Harvey-scale rains could hit Texas 18x more often by the end of the century

Hurricane sets off fierce debate about leaving Puerto Rico The disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria has set off an anguished debate across Puerto Rico, where friends, family and co-workers are … Continue reading

16/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Big brands fail brand resilience test

  Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria dealt a big blow to corporate America. More than 40% of companies in the S&P 500 that have reported third-quarter earnings so far mentioned … Continue reading

15/11/2017 · Leave a comment

The Secrets of Resilience

The Trauma after the Storm This year hurricanes have rocked America and the Caribbean. Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria have caused billions of dollars of damage and so far, left … Continue reading

14/11/2017 · Leave a comment

La Niña is here, so 2017 won’t be the warmest year on record

Hurricane Irma Ended Up Costing Disney $100 Million Due To Closures And Cancellations The effects of Hurricane Irma are still being felt by cities, states, and whole countries, as people … Continue reading

13/11/2017 · Leave a comment

To be resilient, start by avoiding the word “happiness”

Summer of Storms Tests Energy Resilience While the Trump administration proposes to make the nation’s electric grid more “resilient” by propping up nuclear and coal-fired power plants, a wide range of … Continue reading

12/11/2017 · Leave a comment

New study links natural disaster with revolutions

Boston-area transit spends $101M in weather resilience investments Every region has its transportation challenges; in the Northeast, a major challenge comes in the form of weather. MBTA’s preparations are essential to … Continue reading

11/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Experts are making sure the Boxing Day tsunami disaster never happens again

Flex your resiliency muscles For the past few years, I’ve been on a journey alongside my employer, the Young Women’s Resource Center, to better serve girls and young women throughout … Continue reading

10/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Cyber resilience: security for a new era

Cyber resilience: security for a new era Today’s technology-rich landscape has led to a proliferation in cybercrime, impacting society, government organisations and private companies. An interconnected world has created an … Continue reading

09/11/2017 · Leave a comment

17 Confessions Of Counselors and Therapists Who Help People Cope After Disasters

Facing your demons: Airmen share personal tales of resiliency during Storytellers Airmen, friends and family from across the base gathered at the Weekenders Lounge to listen to stories of their … Continue reading

08/11/2017 · Leave a comment

New York City’s search for resilience continues five years after Sandy

New York City’s search for resilience continues five years after Sandy Flooding during Hurricane Sandy damaged much of Jose Velez’s New York City home. Personal photos, comic books and his … Continue reading

07/11/2017 · Leave a comment

27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

A new way to help animals during potential natural disasters in Southern Oregon Central Point, Ore.- It’s something that the Southern Oregon Kennel Club has working on since 2016. A … Continue reading

06/11/2017 · Leave a comment

8 Lessons for Building Resiliency After the California Wildfires

UN says urgent action required on disaster resilience in South, South-West Asia Risks from natural hazards are gradually outpacing resilience in South and Southwest Asia and have the potential to … Continue reading

05/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Why flood insurance claims were so low after Hurricane Maria

Why flood insurance claims were so low after Hurricane Maria As of Oct. 25, FEMA had paid $2.8 billion in federal assistance under the National Flood Insurance Program to people … Continue reading

04/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Financial implications of natural disasters

Nuffield scholar rebuilds farming resilience from the ashes of Pinery fires FIRE ripped through Derek Tiller’s family farm and went on to burn some 85,000 hectares of Pinery properties in … Continue reading

02/11/2017 · Leave a comment

How to achieve amazing business resilience

Three practical steps small businesses can take to promote mentally healthy workplaces Workplace managers are beginning to recognise the crippling cost that poor mental health can create. Recent media reports … Continue reading

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Discover the link between productivity and resilience

AHA releases guidance on workplace resilience training to reduce stress The American Heart Association CEO Roundtable, consisting of a group of CEOs from prominent U.S. companies and AHA leadership, has … Continue reading

01/11/2017 · Leave a comment

It Doesn’t Matter if Cities Are Climate Change–Proof if No One Can Afford to Live in Them

Instead of Fighting Sea Level Rise, This Town Is Embracing It Superstorm Sandy hit the quiet beach community of Tottenville on Staten Island hard. Two of the more than 14,000 … Continue reading

31/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Five Years After Sandy, New York’s Hurricane Defenses Are MIA

In New York City, rising seas could cause Sandy-like floods every five years. Superstorm Sandy was 1,000 miles wide, the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, and produced the … Continue reading

30/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Hurricane season 2017: what the hell just happened?

Hotel Forum: How to build a resilient business Donoghue (pictured), who is also a mayoral advisor, will explain how a crisis can unfold and what hospitality businesses can do when … Continue reading

29/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Budget-Friendly Tips To Boost Employee Happiness

Opinion: How employees will thrive in the fourth industrial revolution We have heard some short-term thinkers wax negatively about the fourth industrial revolution causing employee displacement by robots and artificial … Continue reading

28/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Resilience is Key

Flesh-Eating Bacteria’ Causes 2nd Death in Texas Since Hurricane Harvey A 31-year-old man who helped repair houses in Galveston, Tex., after Hurricane Harvey has died of a rare infection caused … Continue reading

27/10/2017 · Leave a comment

 ‘Resilience’ to adversity determines if a child survives or thrives when bullied

Teacher burnout can be mitigated by building resilience Elena Aguilar, a coach, author and consultant, defines teacher burnout as physical and emotional exhaustion brought on by unrelenting stress. She writes … Continue reading

26/10/2017 · Leave a comment

The importance of training employees to bounce back

Perth app builds mental resilience for the workplace A Perth consultancy group has designed an app to help reduce workplace stress. Brendan Collins, of Tonic Digital, has partnered with employee … Continue reading

25/10/2017 · Leave a comment

How To Help Rebuild Florida’s Reefs Post Hurricane Irma

Pollution linked to 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, study says The fatal effects of pollution are seen across our planet. In 2015, nearly one in six deaths, an estimated … Continue reading

24/10/2017 · Leave a comment

This Texas town offers hurricane relief — if your politics are right

How Fire Has Shaped California’s Wine Industry For 10 long days Jeff Morgan did not know the fate of one of his vineyards in Sonoma County. Morgan, the co-owner of … Continue reading

23/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Supporting the mental health needs of frontline responders

Resilience at heart of hard day’s work There were no girls’ jobs or boys’ jobs on the farm when Bindi Murray was growing up. As one of four sisters, all … Continue reading

22/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Why Companies Must Shift from Disaster Relief to Disaster Philanthropy

Why Companies Must Shift from Disaster Relief to Disaster Philanthropy The onslaught of major natural disasters in the past month is forcing companies to consider how they can and should … Continue reading

21/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country

Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico’s Neo-Colonial Legacy The view southward from the Asomante hills outside the Puerto Rican town of Aibonito is spectacular, reaching all the way to the Caribbean … Continue reading

20/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Engineering our way out of disasters – the promise of resilient infrastructure

Engineering our way out of disasters – the promise of resilient infrastructure The last few weeks have been a stark reminder of how natural disasters can undermine precious development progress … Continue reading

19/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Disaster-hit Nations Must Rebuild Better or Risk Losing Insurance, Experts Say

Integrating disaster risk, resilience into broader systems key to unlocking climate adaptation abilities A systemic disconnect between material natural disaster risk, asset valuation and infrastructure investment demands that disaster risk … Continue reading

18/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Harvey is a billion-dollar disaster – America’s 10th in 2017

California Authorities Say Wildfires Are Only Getting Worse Three days after catastrophic wildfires first began scorching Northern California’s wine country, authorities say the conditions are likely to deteriorate still further. … Continue reading

17/10/2017 · Leave a comment

‘Katrina brain’: The invisible long-term toll of megastorms

Actually, This Devastating Hurricane Season Is Exactly the Right Time to Talk About Climate Change I was seventeen when Hurricane Andrew rolled through South Florida, taking down block after block … Continue reading

16/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilience and burnout. Psychologists say there are three kinds of burnout. Here’s how to beat it

These 9 Things Are Draining Your Passion at Work (Here’s How to Counter Them) Remember when you didn’t even have to try to feel inspired at work? Inspiration was everywhere. … Continue reading

15/10/2017 · Leave a comment

New satellite photos reveal the California wildfire’s shocking damage from space

Resilient reefs and rainforests can weather hurricanes It can take years for towns and cities to recover from major hurricanes. But as humans labor to restore power and water, tropical … Continue reading

14/10/2017 · Leave a comment

International Day for Disaster Reduction

‘It’s impossible to fight against this water’: Floods, landslides kill 46 in Vietnam Heavy rain in northern and central Vietnam has triggered floods and landslides that have killed 46 people, … Continue reading

13/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Building your resilience and understanding your purpose

Welcome to the era of monster hurricanes It’s not just this year. The monster Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what … Continue reading

12/10/2017 · Leave a comment

How Resilience Led Me to Success

At least 10 dead as fires rage in Northern California Fifteen wildfires raged across Northern California, with the biggest ones scorching the state’s famous wine country, killing at least 10 … Continue reading

11/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Wildlife Rehabilitators: The Hidden Heroes of Hurricane Season

New Orleans is the canary in the coal mine for coastal cities As Hurricane Nate swept over Louisiana’s coast, the flooding that Mother Nature brought to New Orleans with watery, … Continue reading

10/10/2017 · Leave a comment

The busiest Atlantic hurricane month on record, visualized in one stunning GIF

The busiest Atlantic hurricane month on record, visualized in one stunning GIF September 2017 was the single busiest month of the Atlantic hurricane season on record. To get a sense … Continue reading

09/10/2017 · Leave a comment

The philosophical case for staying hopeful in dark times

A therapist’s guide to staying productive when you’re depressed or heartbroken “We entrepreneurs can’t afford to date,” I half-joked to a friend the other day. “We can’t take sick days … Continue reading

08/10/2017 · Leave a comment

This company wants to stop floods before they happen

Don’t wait for a natural disaster to reach out to others Lately, it’s hard to pick up a newspaper. Hurricanes, one after another, have pounded the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Florida … Continue reading

07/10/2017 · Leave a comment

How solar energy saved a Puerto Rican farm from Hurricane Maria

How solar energy saved a Puerto Rican farm from Hurricane Maria While his competitors wait for diesel to restart generators knocked out by Hurricane Maria, flower grower Hector Santiago is … Continue reading

06/10/2017 · Leave a comment

US Media Spoke More About Harvey Than Floods Elsewhere – but So Did Media Elsewhere

How disaster resilience has saved lives The deadly storms that battered the US East Coast, the Caribbean and South Asia are the latest and most emphatic evidence of the worldwide … Continue reading

05/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Is Australia ready for natural disasters?

Mexico earthquakes demonstrate how height and distance dictate damage Two big earthquakes in Mexico last month were a tragic reminder that the country sits atop one of the most seismically … Continue reading

04/10/2017 · Leave a comment

How To Prepare for The Next Megastorm? Protect Wetlands, Mangroves and Reefs

How To Prepare for The Next Megastorm? Protect Wetlands, Mangroves and Reefs We weren’t ready. Not for Maria, not for Harvey and Irma, not for Katrina before them. Storms keep … Continue reading

03/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Tsunami carried Japanese animals to US

Hurricane Maria may be U.S. preview of climate-fueled migration Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico may offer a preview for Americans of one of the most jarring potential consequences of … Continue reading

02/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Richard Branson Survived Irma and is Helping Others Rebuild. Here Are His Words on How to Weather Any Storm.

Richard Branson Survived Irma and is Helping Others Rebuild. Here Are His Words on How to Weather Any Storm. He’s a billionaire. He’s been knighted by the queen. He’s had … Continue reading

01/10/2017 · Leave a comment

What We Can Learn About Resilience from Female Leaders of the UN

Does Mindful Acceptance Reduce Stress, Increase Happiness? An important component of mindfulness is acceptance of inner experience; in other words, the ability to accept negative emotions and thoughts without judging … Continue reading

30/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Agility is the new workplace currency

Here’s why the Atlantic hurricane season has been exceptionally disastrous The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is “extremely active,” according to the definitions used by the National Hurricane Center. That’s largely … Continue reading

29/09/2017 · Leave a comment

What would an entirely flood-proof city look like?

Hurricane Harvey victims face toxic contamination It has been a month since Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of southern Texas. While a great deal of attention was focused on Houston, smaller … Continue reading

28/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Is disaster prep only for the privileged?

How Earthquakes Determined The Location Of Sacred Sites In Ancient Greece The Mediterranean Sea is not only cradle for many cultures, but also an area prone to earthquakes. It’s located … Continue reading

27/09/2017 · Leave a comment

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

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Why mental resilience is a muscle that can be developed

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

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

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To Build Your Resilience, Ask Yourself Two Simple Questions

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

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How to survive a tsunami

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

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

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

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10 Ways to Actually, Finally Improve Company Culture

Arianna Huffington: 10 Ways to Actually, Finally Improve Company Culture There are endless truisms about the importance of company culture — so many that the idea of a strong culture … Continue reading

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Building resilience in the urban environment

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

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

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

24/09/2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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What have we learned from disasters so far?

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

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Florida’s best defense against natural disasters is nature

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

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

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

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Right Behind Irma, Here Comes Hurricane Maria

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Why Flooded Roads Are More Dangerous Than They May Appear

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

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Two Hurricanes in Two Weeks Bring Two Very Different Reactions

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

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

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Mexico Earthquake Death Toll Climbs as Dozens Sleep on Streets

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

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

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

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Hurricane Irma: A Practically Impossible Storm

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

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

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

08/09/2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

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How ‘Decent Work’ And Climate Resilience Grow Together

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

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

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

06/09/2017 · Leave a comment

Houston’s Resilience Has Always Been Echoed In Its Music

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

05/09/2017 · Leave a comment

How to Salvage Your Valuables After Serious Flooding

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

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

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

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Art of parenting meets the science of resilience

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

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Resilience After Devastating Loss

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

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Why 85% of Houston homeowners have no flood insurance

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

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