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OK, we’re becoming a resilient city — but what does ‘resilience’ really mean?…and more

First known hacker-caused power outage signals troubling escalation

image by Krzysztof Lasoń

image by Krzysztof Lasoń

Highly destructive malware that infected at least three regional power authorities in Ukraine led to a power failure that left hundreds of thousands of homes without electricity last week, researchers said. The outage left about half…


OK, we’re becoming a resilient city — but what does ‘resilience’ really mean?

It’s good news that New Orleans is one of the 52 cities that have signed the so-called “10 percent Resilience Pledge.” It means that we have vowed to commit 10 percent of our city’s annual budget to “defined, resilience-building activities.” We are already designated one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities, so now we appear to be putting our money where our mouth is. We are prioritizing resilience…


El Niño is bringing days of rain to L.A., prompting intense preparations

El Nino is expected to barrel into Southern California in earnest Tuesday morning, with officials predicting rain through the end of the week. The rainfall has prompted extensive preparations in vulnerable areas, including mountain and canyon areas and regions that were recently burned by brush fires…

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