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Hotter and drier weather brought about by climate change is fuelling bushfires in Australia

Hotter and drier weather brought about by climate change is fuelling bushfires in Australia

Australia prepares for ‘dangerous’ bushfire season

As Australia prepares for another horror bushfire season, experts are warning that some areas of the country are becoming uninhabitable because of the increased risk of fire and that worse-than-normal seasons are becoming the norm. And one of the country’s top firefighters has warned that the loss of homes was now inescapable as climate change drives more frequent and fiercer blazes…

 

Ontario marked the anniversary of Hurricane Hazel this past week

It was one of Ontario’s deadliest-ever natural disasters. Its pounding rains sparked massive floods that killed more than 80 people and left thousands more homeless. In today’s terms, the damage would have amounted to the equivalent of more than a billion dollars. Severe weather is no stranger to our country, and many Canadians have lost their lives in natural disasters. Aside from Hazel, here are seven deadly calamities that caused catastrophic damage to Canadian communities…

 

Growing up with poverty, disasters

HUNGER AND DISASTER. Children in Yolanda-hit regions face malnutrition. File photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler.com

HUNGER AND DISASTER. Children in Yolanda-hit regions face malnutrition. File photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler.com

Poverty and disasters. What image do you see? Now try to picture the children caught in between. The Philippines has reaped international praise for being Asia’s second fastest growing economy, next only to China. Critics, however, question whether all Filipinos benefit from this growth. Self-rated poverty reports and nutrition surveys reveal those who seem to have been left behind. “Children in the Philippines are at more at risk than those in countries with less poverty,” said Carin van der Hor, Country Director of Plan International Philippines, a non-governmental organization (NGO)…

 

The 7 myths of resilience

Resilience and mindfulness seem to be all the rage. It’s true that resilience is essential for success in most walks of life. But depending on what you read, great confusion can result about what it is, and how to develop it…

 

Could Integrative Medicine Be Used In Natural Disasters?

acupunctureRecent findings published in the journal Medical Acupuncture examine delivering traditional emergency medical care at ground zero natural disasters and military conflicts. Though first responders are typically trained to provide adjunctive treatment to help relieve patients in pain and stress, they work to teach and utilize modified techniques that could bring in these integrative health care approaches…

 

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