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Japanese premier orders last Fukushima reactors decommissioned

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered the decommissioning of the intact No. 5 and No. 6 reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. His decision follows groundwater contamination from damaged reactors…

Climate change remains a threat despite slowdown in global warming

Reports that global warming is progressing slower than initially predicted have given fresh energy to climate sceptics. Experts say climate change remains a threat and efforts to cut carbon emissions should continue…

Two Routes to Resilience

Sooner or later, your company will probably need to transform itself in response to market shifts, ground-breaking technologies, or disruptive start-ups. Some strategists suggest doing this quickly and aggressively, by making a clean break from the past and turning your firm into something entirely new. In our experience, though, organizations built for legacy markets rarely pull this off. It can take years for an innovative initiative to become large enough to replace the revenue an incumbent has lost to disruption. And if your company completely abandons its old model, it throws away any advantage it still has. We propose an approach that’s both more practical to implement and more sustainable. It rests on two insights:

UA studies the effects of natural disasters on children

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WAAY) – The University of Alabama is planning to study the effects natural disasters have on children. According to, the capstone has been given $1.9 million grant to do a five year study to see what impact natural disasters, such as the April 27, 2011 tornado have on  childhood aggression and bullying…

3 Ways Tech Entrepreneurs Can Help, and Grow, During a Natural Disaster

Disaster is a growth industry — in a good way. Dire circumstances affecting lots of people can be a crucible for the kind of problem-solving and collaboration that can yield long-term entrepreneurial opportunities. That’s because few things highlight unmet needs and important gaps more vividly than disaster…

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This entry was posted on 09/10/2013 by in NEWS, Uncategorized.



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