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Miners batten down for Pilbara cyclone CYCLONE Christine is intensifying and is expected to cross WA’s Pilbara coast tonight, as iron ore miners shut down production.  A red alert has … Continue reading

31/12/2013

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What is resilience? Science director Carl Folke explains the concept of resilience and how it can be applied. Resilience is the long-term capacity of a system to deal with change … Continue reading

30/12/2013

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Christmas Deluge Brings Disaster to Eastern Caribbean KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Dic 26 (IPS) – Colleen James arrived in St. Vincent and the Grenadines from Canada two days before Christmas hoping … Continue reading

29/12/2013

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At least 45 dead in Brazil floods The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in Brazil’s southeast states of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo climbed to 45, local Civil … Continue reading

28/12/2013

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Floods in Brazil Kill 32: Officials; Over 50,000 people displaced by deluge Authorities in Brazil say at least 32 people are dead after heavy rains inundated two southeastern states this … Continue reading

27/12/2013

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Worst natural disasters in Toronto’s history: How they compare Canadians are are no strangers to natural disasters. As one of the largest and most geographically diverse countries in the world, … Continue reading

26/12/2013

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My first year as a typhoon survivor The old people said that they haven’t ever experienced this kind of typhoon. They said this is like the wrath of God because … Continue reading

25/12/2013

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UN chief calls for more aid to Philippines  The United Nations Secretary-General has warned of a “forgotten crisis” in the Philippines and urged the international community to increase its aid … Continue reading

24/12/2013

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Building urban resilience In the last few years, the concept of resilience has rapidly become popular and is increasingly used in urban policy and strategies. Resilience appears to be fast … Continue reading

23/12/2013

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Government to introduce new inquiry into national disaster funding arrangements The Coalition Government today is announcing its intention to establish a Productivity Commission Inquiry next year into national disaster funding … Continue reading

22/12/2013

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Assessing the cultural damage Besides structures, there is also a need to think about movable heritage such as paintings, statues, and the like, said Ms. Tandom. The biggest concern is … Continue reading

21/12/2013

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It’s a scorcher: new site tracks heatwaves across Australia As much of inland and eastern Australia sweats through its first heatwave of the summer, a new interactive website has been … Continue reading

20/12/2013

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UN outlines plans for 2015 global disaster risk reduction deal The UN hopes to seal a global agreement on reducing the risks from extreme weather events, earthquakes and tsunamis at … Continue reading

19/12/2013

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Officials to release Vt. ‘Roadmap to Resilience’ report on disaster preparedness Officials from the state of Vermont, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency are preparing to release … Continue reading

18/12/2013

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Surprises Are the New Normal; Resilience Is the New Skill The difference between winners and losers is how they handle losing. That’s a key finding from my ongoing research on … Continue reading

17/12/2013

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ULI Awarded $800,000 Kresge Foundation Grant The Kresge Foundation has awarded ULI an $800,000 grant to support its pursuit of urban design and practices that promote development that is more … Continue reading

16/12/2013

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IBHS Utilizing Their Construction Standards in New Resilience STAR Home Program The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced a Pilot Project for its new Resilience STARTM Home program, … Continue reading

14/12/2013

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Genes May Determine Response to Disasters Recent studies have shown that 50 percent of survivors of natural disasters experience PTG (posttraumatic growth), with a greater prevalence among older adults, non-Hispanic … Continue reading

13/12/2013

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Floods hit drought-stricken parts of Brazil Torrential rain has caused flooding across parts of eastern Brazil after an extremely wet few days. The massive downpours have been going on for … Continue reading

12/12/2013

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Nelson Mandela’s Words of Wisdom about Resilience “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head … Continue reading

11/12/2013

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Norfolk’s latest tourist attraction? Curious visitors gawk at aftermath of tidal surge that destroyed homes on the east coast as residents begin massive clean-up operation Disaster tourists today flocked to … Continue reading

10/12/2013

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A month after Haiyan: Rebuilding a resilient society Two women, hearts broken, hands bruised and bleeding, their faces smeared by tears that fall silently at every hint of memory and … Continue reading

09/12/2013

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Australia: Queensland at risk of natural disasters, says Emergency Management official Queensland is at “real risk” of earthquakes, Emergency Management Inspector-General Iain MacKenzie said. Mr. MacKenzie said the state should … Continue reading

08/12/2013

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Red tape extends delay in bushfire clean-up A DECISION to work through insurance companies has led to weeks of delay and introduced vastly increased complexity to the task of clearing … Continue reading

07/12/2013

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Does Every City Need A Chief Resilience Officer? For cities, developing a plan for “sustainability” no longer sounds like enough. The word carries with it an environmental connotation (we need … Continue reading

06/12/2013

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The Rockefeller Foundation Announces Inaugural Members Of 100 Resilient Cities Network NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2013 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ – The Rockefeller Foundation today announces the first 33 cities selected to join … Continue reading

05/12/2013

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Special needs and natural disasters Your coverage of Typhoon Haiyan and the November tornadoes has been thorough, but you and numerous media outlets miss one aspect: How are people with … Continue reading

04/12/2013

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Examining Natural Disasters The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on November 7th, currently stands at 5,500 people.  Haiyan was the fourth strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded … Continue reading

03/12/2013

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Centralised disaster website to aid quick response by locals QUEENSLANDERS will have vital information on natural disasters at their fingertips with the launch of a centralised website. Information Technology Minister … Continue reading

02/12/2013

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Building to Withstand the Next Haiyan Some of the most powerful storms in the region’s history hit Asia this year, resulting in lost lives, destroyed homes, mass evacuations, and billions … Continue reading

01/12/2013

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