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Solar scientists predict that the Earth will enter a "mini ice age" around 2030 due to decreased activity by the sun, which will bring with it frigid cold winters. The last time the Earth experienced a similar situation occurred between 1645 and 1715. Photo: Albina Tiplyashina / Shutterstock

Solar scientists predict that the Earth will enter a “mini ice age” around 2030 due to decreased activity by the sun, which will bring with it frigid cold winters. The last time the Earth experienced a similar situation occurred between 1645 and 1715. Photo: Albina Tiplyashina / Shutterstock

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 three foreign languages during natural disasters in Japan, company officials said Saturday. The app by Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. will be available for free download in English, Chinese and Korean late this month, aimed at tourists and exchange students from overseas…

 

Australia’s finance sector heavily exposed to climate risk, report says

Australia’s financial system is ill-prepared for the impacts of climate change, the Climate Institute has said. A new discussion paper warns of threats to Australia’s banking, insurance and superannuation sectors not mentioned in the Abbott government’s inquiry led by David Murray. It says although several submissions made to the financial system inquiry in 2014 referred to climate risk, its final report made no mention of the issue…

 

Delegates from National Resilience Institute of the Republic of Indonesia Learn More about Success Story of ‘Rehabilitation

A delegation from the National Resilience Institute of the Republic of Indonesia, currently in Sri Lanka on a three-day familiarization tour, called at the Army Headquarters Friday (10) morning to meet the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva and a few other senior officers…

 

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