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The Neurobiology of Resilience What makes one person more resilient to stress than another? How do some people seemingly take even extreme stress in stride while others succumb to depression … Continue reading

31/08/2015 · 1 Comment

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4 disaster risks for small businesses In the wake of historic storms, vows are often made to better prepare for the next disaster. However, these promises are not always fulfilled. … Continue reading

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How Natural Disasters Harm the Poor More Than the Rich Adolph Hitler visited Paris just once, in June 1940, in an entourage that included his architect, Albert Speer, and Arno … Continue reading

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Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later UNICEF USA’s video director Mia Drake Brandt, who accompanied a truck that delivered these supplies to New Orleans kids, remembers: “We drove through the night … Continue reading

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Construction of next-gen hurricane-hunting satellites begins What is small enough to fit in an airliner carry-on bin and has the potential to save thousands of lives and millions of dollars … Continue reading

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Designnobis proposes pop-up disaster relief shelter for earthquake-affected families Turkish creative consultancy Designnobis has devised a temporary shelter that could be easily transported and quickly assembled to house those displaced … Continue reading

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What Katrina left behind: New Orleans’ uneven recovery and unending divisions Ronald Lewis finds it hard to believe it is 10 years since the water came, even though the newspaper … Continue reading

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Using the Lessons of Katrina to Rebuild Smarter After Disaster Patricia Woskowiak will gladly tell you the worst thing that happened to her home after Hurricane Sandy hit Howard Beach, … Continue reading

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Marking 10 Years Since Katrina, Consumer Agency Calls for Stiffer Building Codes A Florida-based consumer advocacy group has outlined six recommendations to strengthen U.S. system of building code development, adoption … Continue reading

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New Orleans Mayor touts resilience in city’s comeback For New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the recovery in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina can be defined in one word: resilience. … Continue reading

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Should we be worried about El Niño? The name El Niño was on everyone’s lips in 1997 as the warming of tropical Pacific waters wreaked havoc on global weather patterns. … Continue reading

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After Katrina, New Artists Found Inspiration In A Recovering City Skylar Fein had only lived in New Orleans for a week before Hurricane Katrina nearly tore it apart. He’d moved … Continue reading

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Ancient Chinese cave drawings could help scientists predict droughts Near the Hanjiang River in central China, amid the lush, pine-covered Qinling Mountains that once were dotted with Daoist shrines and … Continue reading

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Ningaloo research aids disaster-recovery framework The CSIRO and Australian National University researchers ran model simulations on 114 sub-populations of the popular recreational fish to examine how a real-world system might … Continue reading

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Nepal earthquake: How open data and social media helped the Nepalese to help themselves The earthquake in Nepal in May exposed the national government’s unpreparedness to deal with the aftermath … Continue reading

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What Are Resilient Communities? Today, we live in an era in which economic, environmental, social, and cultural changes can create new realities overnight. Imagine three different scenarios. In the first, … Continue reading

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El Niño Could Be Among Strongest on Record, Raising Risk of Floods The phenomenon known as El Niño is brewing in the Pacific Ocean — and it could be one … Continue reading

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Disasters caused $37.4 bn in losses in first half of 2015: Swiss Re Natural and manmade disasters caused $37.4 billion (34 billion euros) in economic losses during the first half … Continue reading

14/08/2015 · Leave a comment

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Typhoon Saola hits the Philippines and heads for Taiwan Fierce wind and heavy rain from typhoon Saola has battered the Philippines, killing at least 10 people and displacing 145,000 others. … Continue reading

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New Orleans: 10 years after hurricane Katrina – in pictures A decade after Katrina devastated New Orleans, photographer David G Spielman’s stark black and white images document the city’s changed … Continue reading

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 Supernatural beliefs gain strength in natural disasters, says anthropologist Supernatural beliefs gain strength when seemingly inexplicable natural disasters occur, says a Universiti Malaysia Sabah anthropologist. Dr Paul Porodong said despite … Continue reading

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One person is displaced by a natural disaster every second—and Asia bears the brunt of the destruction The world is facing a refugee crisis of historic proportions–the number of people … Continue reading

10/08/2015 · Leave a comment

World Resilience NEWS: SOUDELOR Additional Coverage

Typhoon Soudelor Timeline: Up to 52 Inches of Rain in Taiwan, 145-MPH Gust in Japan; Final Landfall in China Here’s what you need to know: Soudelor’s first landfall occurred on … Continue reading

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 Typhoon threatens China after 10 dead or missing in Taiwan A total of 101 people were hurt in Taiwan and more than 3 million households lost electricity as the powerful … Continue reading

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How Hurricane Katrina Changed Pets’ Legal Status About 250,000 pets were left behind when their owners evacuated for Hurricane Katrina a decade ago. People filled bathtubs with water and locked … Continue reading

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Remain Seconds Ahead of Natural Disasters With a Personal Seismograph Are you worried about that the terrifying earthquake that has a one in three chance of destroying the Pacific Northwest … Continue reading

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Biggest superstorm of 2015 to strike Japan & Taiwan this week The most powerful storm of 2015 is on a collision course with Japan and Taiwan. With winds of over … Continue reading

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Asia flooding: Hundreds dead, 1 million displaced as monsoon rains hit Myanmar, India, Pakistan Monsoon rains have claimed the lives of hundreds of people across Asia as rescue workers scrambled … Continue reading

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Nepal, Three Months After the Earthquakes Three months have now passed since massive twin earthquakes struck Nepal, killing more than 8,800 people, injuring more than 22,000, flattening nearly 600,000 homes, … Continue reading

04/08/2015 · Leave a comment

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Professor Creates 3D Printed Volcanoes to Help Populations Prepare for Disaster Natural disasters are inevitable in most parts of the world. Thankfully, with increasingly sophisticated technology, we are more equipped … Continue reading

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Cyber-attacks Hit Businesses Daily, But Resilience is Lacking Cyber-attacks are becoming a run-of-the-mill occurrence: Nearly two-thirds (63%) of C-suite executives say that their companies experience significant cyber-attacks daily or weekly, … Continue reading

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FEMA’s New Data Viz Tool Helps Communities Understand the Risk and Impact of Disasters FEMA just launched a new data visualization tool aimed at help communities better understand the risk … Continue reading

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