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Typhoon Nuri’s revenge: Massive superstorm will hit Alaskan islands

The fall is one of the stormiest times of year in the frigid and unforgiving waters of the Bering Sea, which separates Alaska from Russia. This November is proving to be no exception, as an exceptional weather event that could set global records for storm intensity is just a day away. The storm ingredients include Typhoon Nuri, which is already beginning to shape shift into a larger, non-tropical (also known as an “extratropical”) storm. The typhoon is adding energy to the jet stream that is blowing at high altitudes across the North Pacific at speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour…

 

Resiliency: The New Competitive Advantage?

Data has become an integral part of our lives. The ability to quickly access data through various IT systems has become a critical component to run a successful business. With so many IT systems deemed critical, any disruption can cause parts of the business to come to a halt. According to a survey last year by Ponemon Institute, an outage lasting more than an hour or two, costs a company more than $32,000 a minute on average. That average loss per minute is utterly stunning. These outages can drastically impact a company’s future revenue and reputation…

 

Seven myths about disasters

Typhoon survivors living in temporary shelters are seen near ships that ran aground, nearly 100 days after super Typhoon Haiyan devastated Tacloban city in the central Philippines, Feb. 14, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Typhoon survivors living in temporary shelters are seen near ships that ran aground, nearly 100 days after super Typhoon Haiyan devastated Tacloban city in the central Philippines, Feb. 14, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. A year ago today, Typhoon Haiyan began its course to devastate the central Philippines. Since then, there has been a seemingly never-ending flow of stories about disasters from around the world and weird weather on our doorsteps. Do we really have a good grip on the true scale of disaster threats? New research from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and its partners assesses the issues of global disaster threats with some surprising results. Here we debunk some common disaster myths…

 

The City of New Orleans Announces New Resiliency Initiative: Benchmarking Energy Use of Municipal Buildings

On Wednesday at the Greenbuild Conference, the City of New Orleans announced that it has finished collecting data on the energy use of all 92 municipal buildings in the City, which include libraries, recreation centers, and office space. By collecting and analyzing this data, the City has already identified a few pilot buildings that will benefit from operational and management adjustments to save energy and money. With this data, the City could also identify additional energy upgrades and retrofits that would drastically reduce energy bills…

 

1 World Trade Center, a Pillar of Resilience, Is Open for Business

CreditChristopher Gregory for The New York Times

CreditChristopher Gregory for The New York Times

More than 13 years after a terrorist attack destroyed the twin towers — soaring symbols of New York City’s might, financially and structurally — the first employees of the first tenant in the building erected to take their place arrived on Monday for their first workday…

 

 

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