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A MAJOR volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea this morning could disrupt flights to and from Australia.

A MAJOR volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea this morning could disrupt flights to and from Australia.

Nuclear testing and natural disasters

Dr Clare Wright, Frank Walker, Sophie Cunningham (John Standish - ABC Local)

Dr Clare Wright, Frank Walker, Sophie Cunningham (John Standish – ABC Local)

Jon Faine’s co-host is historian, author and broadcaster, Dr Clare Wright. Their first guest is author and investigative journalist, Frank Walker. His latest book is called Maralinga: The chilling expose of our secret nuclear shame and betrayal of our troops and country. “Australians were never told that it was happening. Australians were never told that they were being experimented on, because the scientists wanted to know how much radioactive fallout was getting into their bones,” he says…

 

Australian surfing film shines light on resilience, triumph

For most of us here in the United States, the biggest milestone that comes with turning 21 is finally being able to legally drink. But for Australian Stephanie Gilmore, the subject of Ava Warbrick’s first documentary, “Stephanie In The Water,” turning 21 meant already having collected three world titles as the No. 1 world female surfer as well as dozens of other awards. Warbrick, raised in Australia and a surfer herself, admired Gilmore’s determination to succeed, as well as the talent that had brought her to the championships time and time again…

 

Soldiers learn how to battle natural disasters during exercise

solidersVIPAVA, Slovenia – How do you fight an enemy that cannot be hurt by any bullet or missile? We know that earthquakes cannot be shot or flood waters flanked by a squad. When soldiers respond to a natural disaster the mission is to preserve life. On a small base in Vipava below an old castle, soldiers learned that the war is not with their fellow man, but Mother Nature itself…

 

World Bank hails Vietnam leadership in building climate resilience

The World Bank on Monday congratulated Vietnam on their high-level attention to building resilience in areas impacted by climate change and disaster risks. It also hailed Vietnam’s green growth strategy and action plan, while urging the country to forge ahead on a low-carbon and resilient growth path, according to the World Bank website. The World Bank said the statements were made during meetings between World Bank Group Vice President & Special Envoy in charge of climate change, Rachel Kyte, and Vietnamese State President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung…

 

8 Building Blocks for Resilience

exitResilience is the ability to adapt to stress and change, to bounce back and rebound from negative experiences and the wear and tear of daily life. Resilience is a skills set that may be learned and practiced and benefits grow and accumulate over time. These are a few of the myriad ways to build and reinforce resilience:..

 

 

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