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Architects Paving the Way for the Resilient Cities of the Future

In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept across Mississippi and Louisiana, killing more than 1,800 people and leaving a trail of damage estimated at $108 billion. Not only was this one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history, it was also one of the deadliest. My hometown, New Orleans, became a symbol of the destruction and our nation’s failure to prepare for disasters and mitigate their damage…

 

Pakistan heatwave death toll climbs above 1,000

The victims of the heatwave have died of heat stroke, dehydration or other heat-related illnesses [AP] Picture source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/pakistan-heatwave-death-toll-climbs-1200-150627153012878.html

The victims of the heatwave have died of heat stroke, dehydration or other heat-related illnesses [AP]
Picture source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/pakistan-heatwave-death-toll-climbs-1200-150627153012878.html

The heatwave which has struck southern Pakistan has now claimed more than 1,000 lives – most of them believed to be among the poor, as well as the elderly. The worst of the problems are in the sweltering metropolis of Karachi with its 20 million inhabitants. The figures for the number of dead come from hospitals, but a main charity closely involved believes people dying at home or in private clinics could push the toll higher. Temperatures have dropped from a peak approaching 45 degrees Celsius last weekend to the mid-thirties…

 

Experience drowning on dry land

With summer now in full swing, Calgarians, their canine family members and outdoor water enthusiasts are taking full advantage of nearby rivers and lakes. But even with reduced levels of water and flow velocity, real dangers still exist. To show just how quickly a watercraft can overturn and change fun on the water into tragedy, today Calgary’s Partners in Safety came together at Lake Bonavista…

 

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