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Residents ride on a truck as they are evacuated by authorities from the approaching Typhoon Rammasun in Legazpi City, southeast of Manila.  AFP: Charism Sayat

Residents ride on a truck as they are evacuated by authorities from the approaching Typhoon Rammasun in Legazpi City, southeast of Manila.
AFP: Charism Sayat

Ten dead, thousands evacuated as Typhoon Rammasun / Glenda passes Philippines capital Manila

A typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and hit the capital, prompting the evacuation of almost 150,000 people and shutting financial markets, government offices and schools. The eye of Typhoon Rammasun, known locally as Glenda, has passed to the south of Manila after cutting a path through eastern islands, toppling trees and power lines and causing electrocutions and blackouts…

 

Research grant announced for study to bolster the resilience of police officers

A landmark research project will help NSW Police Force develop fresh solutions to help officers become more resilient and assist those suffering from stress-related illness. The three-year project will see academics from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and University of Western Sydney (UWS) survey serving police officers and conduct further study to develop, for the first time, information-based scientific analysis of the NSW Police Force. NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, Police and Emergency Services Minister, Stuart Ayres, Special Projects Assistant Commissioner Peter Gallagher and Human Resources Commander, Assistant Commissioner Carlene York, were joined by Dr Michael Kennedy from UWS and Professor Rhonda Craven from ACU, to announce the project in Sydney today (Tuesday 15 July 2014)…

 

Cities and businesses prepare for the threat climate change poses to water

Flooding in Sao Paulo in 2011. Storm-related flooding and poor sanitation have negatively affected its most vulnerable communities. Photograph: Sipa Press / Rex Features

Flooding in Sao Paulo in 2011. Storm-related flooding and poor sanitation have negatively affected its most vulnerable communities. Photograph: Sipa Press / Rex Features

Cities are home to half the world’s population and produce a staggering 80% of global GDP. As more of us continue to migrate to cities, these numbers are widely expected to grow. According to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), urban climate change risks are increasing too…

 

Don’t Let a Natural Disaster Turn into a Financial Disaster

“I thought it would never happen to me.” It’s a phrase you often hear when stories about natural disasters break in the news. Recent disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, a variety of tornadoes and floods are reminders that disaster can strike at any time. While you can’t stop a natural catastrophe, you can take steps to prevent it from becoming a financial disaster. Think about how people try to protect themselves from unexpected risks every day. They carry homeowner’s insurance to cover costs from damage or potential liability on their property. The same is true with car insurance. Many people own life insurance, particularly if they have a family to look after. These are prime examples of protecting against unexpected events. Yet people don’t always think to protect themselves from natural disasters…

 

Volunteers needed for a study on family coping, child resilience

volunteerWe are seeking help with a research project about how families deal with a child’s chronic illness. We hope to learn about how families use positive coping strategies as they experience the challenges that come with a child’s illness. We would like to know how families experience childhood chronic illness. We’d also like to know about how they define resilience and what positive coping techniques they used throughout their experience…

 

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