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Monthly Archives: December, 2015

Scientists Cleverly Use Cargo Ships For New Tsunami Warning System…and more

Scientists Cleverly Use Cargo Ships For New Tsunami Warning System Sometimes public-private partnerships make so much sense you wonder why they didn’t happen sooner. When it comes to understanding and … Continue reading

31/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Want to Raise Resilient Kids?…and more

Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral Underway in New Zealand Shigeru Ban just can’t get enough of paper tubes. The Japanese architect, renowned for his design of structures that can be quickly … Continue reading

30/12/2015 · Leave a comment

US storms: 43 dead, states of emergencies called as tornadoes, floods thrash southern US…and more

US storms: 43 dead, states of emergencies called as tornadoes, floods thrash southern US At least 43 people have been killed after storms across the US’s southern states unleashed floods … Continue reading

29/12/2015 · Leave a comment

The Earthquake That Brought an Empire to Its Knees…and more

UK floods: hundreds flee homes as swaths of northern England submerged Hundreds of people fled their homes after torrential rain triggered flooding in towns across Lancashire and West Yorkshire, and … Continue reading

28/12/2015 · Leave a comment

South America floods: 140,000 people forced from homes

South America floods: 140,000 people forced from homes Of the estimated 140,000 people evacuated across four countries over the past two days, Paraguay is the hardest hit. At least 100,000 … Continue reading

27/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience: your 21st century suit of armour…and more

Shelter From the Storm: State of World Population 2015 Report Launch The sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls must be protected, even – especially – during … Continue reading

26/12/2015 · Leave a comment

A Look Back at Some of the Major Natural Disasters in 2015…and more

A Look Back at Some of the Major Natural Disasters in 2015 From an earthquake in Nepal to flooding in South Carolina, this year was filled with record-breaking weather stories … Continue reading

25/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Let’s Prepare for a Future of Natural Disasters…and more

Let’s Prepare for a Future of Natural Disasters Don’t be fooled by the possibility of success following the climate summit in Paris in December. Even if all countries make commitments … Continue reading

24/12/2015 · Leave a comment

2016 set to be hottest year on record globally…and more

Resilience, rebuilding and recovery Boats ferrying residents from neighbourhoods; helicopters hovering across the skyline distributing packets of food and water bottles; familiar landmarks submerged in water; a loss of close … Continue reading

23/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Ready for the ‘Really Big One’? Congress boosts quake warning system…and more

Ready for the ‘Really Big One’? Congress boosts quake warning system The omnibus spending bill that was approved by Congress today includes another $8.2 million for a quake-monitoring system that … Continue reading

22/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Alaskans brace for storm days after ‘bomb cyclone’ slammed through North Pacific…and more

Salt-impregnated asphalt de-ices itself Living someplace that gets snow in the winter may have its perks, but the ice-melting salt that’s spread on the roads isn’t one of them. Besides … Continue reading

21/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Building resilience in communities on the brink of disaster…and more

Where humans fear to tread: robots are the future of disaster relief What’s high-tech to the rest of the world has always been so last year to Japan. Which is … Continue reading

20/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Institute promotes resilience as way to flourish…and more

Institute promotes resilience as way to flourish Workplace stress is a common cause of mental illness and distress. A Halifax venture is working to protect the health of workers by … Continue reading

19/12/2015 · Leave a comment

The Climate Risk No One Is Talking About…and more

The Climate Risk No One Is Talking About It’s a billion dollar problem. Ministers from across the world gathered in Paris over the weekend to hammer out the details of … Continue reading

18/12/2015 · Leave a comment

In case of a disaster, ‘grab it and go’…and more

Sydney storms: tornado, hail, wind and flash-flooding wreak havoc across city Severe thunderstorms have wreaked havoc across Sydney, with flash-flooding, golfball-sized hail and wind gusts of more than 200km/h – … Continue reading

17/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Business resilience: Role of the board…and more

Business resilience: Role of the board To begin with, corporate governance was aimed at protecting the interest of non-controlling shareholders from the opportunistic behaviour of controlling shareholders and managers – … Continue reading

16/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Typhoon Melor Hits the Philippines, 750,000 People Evacuated…and more

Typhoon Melor Hits the Philippines, 750,000 People Evacuated Typhoon Melor made landfall in the central Philippines on Monday, prompting disaster authorities to evacuate about 750,000 people in three provinces as … Continue reading

15/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Storm Desmond: Lancaster’s small businesses face ‘zombie apocalypse’…and more

The Quake That Shook Europe The “destiny” of Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis was—so Voltaire gushed—“to determine the shape of the world.” When Maupertuis set out to take measurements amid … Continue reading

14/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Young men filmed diving into Atlantic during Storm Desmond did ‘stupid thing’…and more

Wettest start to an El Niño season in Pacific Northwest as storms hit California A powerful El Niño continues to gain strength, the latest forecast released Thursday said. And while … Continue reading

13/12/2015 · Leave a comment

How a group of sex workers is doing its bit for Chennai flood relief…and more

How a group of sex workers is doing its bit for Chennai flood relief In a heartwarming gesture, around 2,000 sex workers from Maharashtra have donated around Rs 100,000 (approximately … Continue reading

12/12/2015 · Leave a comment

‘Shazam for Earthquakes’ Could Help Predict Big Quakes…and more

‘Shazam for Earthquakes’ Could Help Predict Big Quakes Inspired by the Shazam music-discovery app, scientists have discovered a way to identify “microquakes” that previously went unnoticed, which could help them … Continue reading

11/12/2015 · Leave a comment

The Day the Earth Stood Still…and more

The Day the Earth Stood Still On Dec. 3, 1990, an earthquake was supposed to level the small town of New Madrid, Missouri and become one of the biggest natural … Continue reading

10/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Britain to review defences after floods

Humanitarian response treats women’s health ‘as an afterthought’, says the UN The health needs of women and girls must not be treated as an afterthought in times of crises, but … Continue reading

09/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Want to become agile? Learn from your IT team…and more

How companies can adapt to climate change From the early days of seafaring trade, dealing with the weather has been an integral part of doing business. Today, however, concerns over … Continue reading

08/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Lighting the way after a natural disaster…and more

How an unhealthy and greedy diet causes climate change, natural disasters and hunger Diets are changing globally and have done so rapidly in most high-income countries, like the UK, over … Continue reading

07/12/2015 · Leave a comment

4 Ways to Increase Your Resilience, According to Psychology…and more

4 Ways to Increase Your Resilience, According to Psychology Psychologist Albert Bandura is famous for his social learning theory which is really more of a model than a theory. He … Continue reading

06/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Narendra Modi’s press office in hot water after sharing photoshopped image of Tamil Nadu flood…and more

Narendra Modi’s press office in hot water after sharing photoshopped image of Tamil Nadu flood A doctored photo released by the Indian government showing prime minister Narendra Modi surveying severe … Continue reading

05/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Women are the victims of climate change – and the keys to climate action…and more

Women are the victims of climate change – and the keys to climate action As the nations of the world meet in Paris to address climate change, it is critical … Continue reading

04/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Heaviest Rainfall In Southern India In More Than A Century Causes Major Flooding…and more

Heaviest Rainfall In Southern India In More Than A Century Causes Major Flooding Massive flooding following record levels of rainfall in Tamil Nadu, a state in Southern India, is forcing … Continue reading

03/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Ocean warming worsened 2011 floods: researchers…and more

Ocean warming worsened 2011 floods: researchers Researchers have found long-term warming in the Pacific and Indian oceans played a role in making Queensland’s 2011 floods far worse than they otherwise … Continue reading

02/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Brazil to sue mining companies BHP…and more

What Pakistan needs to do to improve its disaster management The Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif has admitted himself that Pakistan still needs good governance and every department … Continue reading

01/12/2015 · Leave a comment

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