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Monthly Archives: July, 2015

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‘Godzilla El Niño’ Now Being Called ‘Strongest In Recorded History’ A new piece in the Washington Post, and the new thermographic image above, are here to scare the wits out … Continue reading

31/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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10 Things That Should Be In Your Emergency Kit Be prepared for anything with these life-saving gadgets earthquake dismantling the west coast, a tornado ravaging middle America, or a hurricane … Continue reading

30/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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33 More Cities Will Get Resilience Boost In the face of urbanization and climate change, cities face “shocks” — sudden natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes and floods — and “stresses” … Continue reading

29/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Olympics organizers release details of insurance plans Leaders of Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics released details Thursday about insurance proposals they say will provide unprecedented coverage for Massachusetts … Continue reading

28/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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 Lessons from a disaster zone Nepal has been a focus for climate change investment for decades and for targeted, relatively large-budget, disaster risk reduction programming since the Hyogo World Conference … Continue reading

27/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Grantham flood survivor recalls ‘bang’ that may have been quarry wall breach A survivor of the 2011 Grantham floods has detailed the crucial moment he suspects an embankment wall burst … Continue reading

26/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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 Can Desalination Counter the Drought? The waves of the Pacific seem to taunt the thirsty landscape of California. The state has eight hundred and forty miles of coastline adjoining the … Continue reading

25/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Can your city survive the apocalypse? The destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina was heralded as a wake-up call for the U.S., a catastrophe that illustrated the scale of … Continue reading

24/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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When life hands you peppers: why adaptability and resilience are the spices of life My grasp of history isn’t the tightest, even at the best of times, which is why … Continue reading

23/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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A Resilient Approach to Disaster Recovery While the decade since Hurricane Katrina has been fraught with natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes, recovery from these disasters has often been delayed … Continue reading

22/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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GET REAL: Of disasters and predictions ONE TIME THE LEVEL of seismic activity we recently experienced would have inspired a sizeable number of predictions and prophetic statements. Now, not nearly … Continue reading

21/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Are green buildings quake-resistant? Two subjects are dominating the construction and property circles nowadays—the rising numbers of sustainable, environment-friendly buildings, and the “Big One” (referring to the perceived “overdue” temblor … Continue reading

20/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Can The Internet Of Things Mitigate California’s Historic Drought? Recently CERES invited me with a group of experts to visit California’s Pajaro Valley, home to some of the most productive … Continue reading

19/07/2015 · 1 Comment

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Business for ‘The Really Big One,’ or Any Disaster What are companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Expedia, Starbucks and Nike to do if “the really … Continue reading

18/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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The Pacific NW Earthquake Article From The New Yorker Is Terrifying Two days ago, Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker published a long form article about the likelihood of a … Continue reading

17/07/2015 · 1 Comment

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The Really Big One When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on … Continue reading

16/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Why the Tuscan Island of Giglio Misses Its Disaster If you would have asked anyone on this Tuscan island last July what life would be like without the Costa Concordia … Continue reading

15/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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  New smartphone app aims to guide foreign visitors to safety in disasters A new smartphone application produced by a Japanese insurance company can help guide people to safety in … Continue reading

14/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Typhoon Chan-hom: Almost 1 million people evacuated in eastern China as powerful storm crosses coast Typhoon Chan-hom has crossed China’s heavily populated eastern coast, forcing the evacuation of almost 1 … Continue reading

13/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Did American volcanoes trigger fall of Roman Empire? On March 24 536AD the sky suddenly darkened across continental Europe as a thick dust cloud rolled in and stayed put for … Continue reading

12/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Cost of natural disasters predicted to rise, unless steps are taken The World Bank says the cost of natural disasters in the Pacific will continue to rise if steps are … Continue reading

11/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Pod-like Survival Capsule protects those who can’t flee a tsunami While the rest of us watched in horror as tens of thousands died in the tsunamis of 2004 and 2011, … Continue reading

10/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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SCG fosters a culture of earthquake safety EARTHQUAKES have become more frequent in Myanmar, with the latest one hitting the country earlier this month. Hence, Siam Cement Group – driven … Continue reading

09/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Camera Drones Are Getting in the Way of Firefighters Battling Wildfires Flying an aerial drone over a raging fire can be quite problematic, so much so that it can endanger … Continue reading

08/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Shopping data highlights priorities after natural disaster: New Zealand study Reseach from Christchuch based Lincoln University used bar code scanner data to look at the buying habbits immediately after the … Continue reading

07/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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In A Disaster, This Device Lets People Communicate Without A Cell Signal, Wi-Fi, Or Power In the wake of the massive earthquake in Nepal, as power went out, cell towers … Continue reading

06/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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In rural Greece, quiet resilience in the face of economic calamity KARITAINA, GREECE—Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some … Continue reading

05/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Chan-hom: Guam Fourth of July Threat; Typhoon Watch Issued (FORECAST) Chan-hom has weakened to a tropical storm as of late Thursday evening (U.S. time). However, it is forecast to regain … Continue reading

04/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Republican governors as masters of disaster An unprecedented number of current and former governors are running for the Republican presidential nomination this year, all of whom cite their executive leadership … Continue reading

03/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Cyclone Raquel forms as earliest big storm recorded off Australia’s north-east Tropical Cyclone Raquel has formed in the south-west Pacific near the Solomon Islands, triggering the earliest cyclone warning on … Continue reading

02/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Rodin: Don’t just rebuild from floods – build resilience Texas can’t seem to catch a break. Even before hurricane season officially started this month, storms have battered the Gulf Coast, … Continue reading

01/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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