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Meet Obama’s chief resilience officer Harriet Tregoning, a rock star in the world of smart growth and urban planning, took the helm of HUD’s Office of Economic Resilience (OER) last … Continue reading

28/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Natural Disaster Prompts Charleston to Create School for Rare Building Arts When your boiler breaks, you call a plumber. Damaged staircase, you call a carpenter. But who do you call … Continue reading

27/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Cyclone Marcia: Independent investigation into Callide Dam flooding called An independent investigation will be launched into the operation of the Callide Dam, which flooded downstream communities during Cyclone Marcia. Torrential … Continue reading

26/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Disaster risk reduction — Preparedness is key The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami was the first humanitarian crisis of the 21st century whose impacts were truly global. It will not … Continue reading

25/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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For the Yolngu, cyclone Lam is part of the ancient rhythm of Arnhem Land Towns in the path of gathering cyclones are routinely reported to “brace” for their arrival. In … Continue reading

24/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Why Some Things Get Better After A Disaster We often associate disasters – be they environmental, social, political, or economic — as terrible things, worthy of avoidance. And for the … Continue reading

23/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Disaster insurance ‘flawed’ New Zealand’s dual insurance system has been deemed inefficient by a leading insurance company, following the Canterbury earthquakes. A report by Vero insurance and Deloitte Access Economics … Continue reading

22/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Cyclone Marcia: How storm took forecasters by surprise Cyclone Marcia is one super storm that caught Bureau of Meteorology forecasters by surprise. Up until about mid-afternoon on Thursday, meteorologists were … Continue reading

21/02/2015 · Leave a comment

Special Update: Cyclone Lam and Cyclone Marcia

Cyclone Lam and Cyclone Marcia: Twin severe storms a ‘first’ for Australia Australia’s northern coasts are being battered by two severe tropical cyclones on Friday, the first time meteorologists have … Continue reading

20/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Earthquakes down under: A rare but real hazard Australia is generally regarded as a flat and seismically inert continent that is safe from any serious earthquake hazard. While this is … Continue reading

20/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Are you ready for a flood? Floods have made an early appearance in the eastern part of our state, with flooding occurring in Phillips and Valley counties this month. Floods … Continue reading

19/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Blizzard dumps another foot of snow on winter-weary Boston BOSTON – Bursts of bitterly cold wind rushed through the streets of Boston on Sunday morning as a fresh layer of … Continue reading

18/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Giant garbage patches help redefine ocean boundaries The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an area of environmental concern between Hawaii and California where the ocean surface is marred by scattered … Continue reading

17/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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How One Nonprofit Uses Tech to Assist During Natural Disasters and Emergencies Drones have been making headlines for their potential business uses in areas like logistics and retail, but would … Continue reading

16/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Disaster-prone communities should help plan infrastructure to weather storms Disaster-prone communities should be involved in planning their infrastructure to help ensure basic services can weather storms, floods and other disasters, … Continue reading

15/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Blue Is the New Black: Improving Water Management Yields Multiple Resilience Benefits The 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos identified water crises – flood, drought, and pollution – as the … Continue reading

14/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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9 crazy snow records Boston has already broken this season Boston has been walloped by snow this winter, including 23.1 inches in one storm that ended on Monday. With a … Continue reading

13/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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R is for Resilience ‘Resilience’ is a term I recall hearing for the first time, at least in its current meaning, in a conversation high above Lake Geneva, outside the … Continue reading

12/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Sad people make terrible decisions – farmer Doug Avery remembers all too well what it felt like to be a broken man. “I went through hell. I hated every day … Continue reading

11/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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North Queensland hit by worst flooding in 30 years, with more rain forecast Residents in far north Queensland are mopping up after the worst flooding in more than 30 years, … Continue reading

10/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Copenhagen embraces resilience with suburban redesign The City of Copenhagen in Denmark is implementing a plan to make one of its shoreline suburbs climate change resilient. The design by Tredje … Continue reading

09/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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An “Atmospheric River” Is About To Wallop California — Here’s What It Means Atmospheric rivers are rare and not particularly well-understood tropical weather phenomena that bring moisture from one place … Continue reading

08/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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7 Habits Of Highly Resilient People Success is seldom a straight road; it almost always involves many detours and dead ends. It takes tenacity and determination to keep going, but … Continue reading

07/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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How renewables can come to the rescue in disaster zones When people’s lives are thrown into chaos by war, famine or natural disaster, using renewable energy may not seem like … Continue reading

06/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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An Icy Blast From The Past Identifying blizzards is one thing. Mastering them is another. In the middle of the century, Popular Science looked at vehicles that could best several … Continue reading

05/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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How mobiles could aid disaster response There are now more mobile phones in use than there are people in the world to use them – some 7.2 billion phones. Mobile … Continue reading

04/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Big storms can make or break politicians Why were preparations for “Winter Storm Juno” so intense? Politics, says Andrew Reeves, a political scientist who studies the politics of natural disasters. … Continue reading

03/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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5 Machines that Simulate Natural Disasters If you were the kind of kid who liked to build houses out of blocks then knock them down, consider enrolling or getting a … Continue reading

02/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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The Most Unusual Natural Disasters This is an exceptionally rare one, as only one sand geyser has ever been reported in human history. Thankfully, we have video of it to … Continue reading

01/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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