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Research claims some Birds can sense tornadoes strike ahead of its happening

..some birds, have the ability to sense coming natural calamities and escape from the same..

..some birds, have the ability to sense coming natural calamities and escape from the same..

When calamities like the tornadoes strike, they always cause massive havoc – properties damaged and lives lost. It has always been on the mind of researchers to find a system that can warn perfectly ahead of natural disasters. According to a recent discovery, the answer to that could be with the birds. Some scientists in Tennessee stumbled on what they believe to be evidence that birds, or some birds, have the ability to sense coming natural calamities and escape from the same…

 

Risk Toolkit for Solomon Islands

When it comes to disasters, climate change and the environment, the Solomon Islands is one of the South Pacific’s most vulnerable countries. Bridges, schools, clinics, hospitals, fisheries, footpaths and roads, water supplies, sea walls, office complexes, and crops are just a few examples of infrastructure and development subject to risk. To help combat this, a Risk Resilient Development Toolkit is being developed to help decision-makers factor risk into their planning…

 

How resilience and sustainability are shaping concrete solutions for stronger communities

Globally, so many communities face multidimensional threats, hazards, and disasters. And, as social and economic loss from these impacts continues to increase, development with a renewed focus on sustainability and resilience can offer opportunities for mitigating the financial, environmental, and community impacts from these events. Communities continue to advocate for increased sustainability and resilience, and the American Concrete Institute (ACI)—working with nearly 20,000 members, chapters, and partners around the world—is developing and disseminating the resources needed to improve the sustainable and resilient properties of our communities…

 

Resilience plan may risk too much talking

Resilience is one of those overused buzz words, but what exactly does it mean and why does the Christchurch City Council need a chief resilience officer? What does Christchurch stand to gain from being part of the 100 Resilient Cities Network (RCN)? Is it going to bring us tangible benefits or will it be another time-consuming initiative that results in a lot of chit-chat but not much action? These questions have been whirring around in my head for a while now so I decided to sit down with the council’s chief resilience officer, Mike Gillooly, and try and get some answers…

 

New cities study offer insight into resilience, competitiveness

The city of Tacloban in central Philippines has been battered by extreme weather events such as super typhoons Haiyan in November last year and recently another super typhoon, Hagupit, last December 6. A study by WWF and BPI Foundation aims to help cities like Tacloban to understand the scenarios of a climate-defined future to boost economic competitiveness and provide social safety nets. Image: Peter C Marquez via Interaksyon.com

The city of Tacloban in central Philippines has been battered by extreme weather events such as super typhoons Haiyan in November last year and recently another super typhoon, Hagupit, last December 6. A study by WWF and BPI Foundation aims to help cities like Tacloban to understand the scenarios of a climate-defined future to boost economic competitiveness and provide social safety nets. Image: Peter C Marquez via Interaksyon.com

A new report by WWF and Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation says that integrating climate vulnerability, socio-economic sensitivity and adaptive capacity into urban planning can help cities become more resilient and businesses more competitive…

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