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Monthly Archives: May, 2016

In disasters and emergencies, we must help people help themselves. Tropical Depression Bonnie. And more…

Tropical Depression Bonnie Heads Towards Carolinas as Deadly Flooding Overwhelms Texas Tropical storm Bonnie was downgraded Sunday morning as it headed toward the South Carolina coast — the latest bad … Continue reading

31/05/2016 · Leave a comment

How middle managers can build resilience when surrounded by conflict. And more…

How middle managers can build resilience when surrounded by conflict In the workplace hierarchy, middle managers have the toughest job, facing conflict from above and below them in the workplace. … Continue reading

30/05/2016 · Leave a comment

5 mindsets that have helped successful people bounce back from failure. And more…

5 mindsets that have helped successful people bounce back from failure Who doesn’t love chocolate? And we all know Hershey’s — but perhaps we don’t all know the story of … Continue reading

29/05/2016 · Leave a comment

How do I build brand resilience? Disaster levy. And more…

On the Campaign couch: How do I build brand resilience? Rachel Eyre, head of marketing propositions at Sainsbury’s, writes: What does resilience mean to you, and can it be built? … Continue reading

28/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Climate changes mean Canada to spend more on disasters- insurers. India records its hottest day ever as temperature hits 51C . And more…

India records its hottest day ever as temperature hits 51C (that’s 123.8F) A city in northern India has shattered the national heat record, registering a searing 51C – the highest … Continue reading

27/05/2016 · Leave a comment

The Red Cross is its own disaster: Relief agency stumbles again after Mississippi flood. And more…

7 Impressive homes built to resist natural disasters As we begin to feel the effects of climate change, one consequence is more natural disasters. According to NASA’s Earth Observatory, rising … Continue reading

26/05/2016 · Leave a comment

The Oil Spill in the Adriatic Sea Is a Sneak Peek at Looming Natural Disasters. And more..

The Oil Spill in the Adriatic Sea Is a Sneak Peek at Looming Natural Disasters An equipment malfunction at an oil refinery caused an oil spill in the Adriatic Sea … Continue reading

25/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Cyclone Roanu. World Cities “Woefully Unprepared” for Climate Change-Induced Risks. And more…

Cyclone Roanu: Half a million flee in Bangladesh It made landfall at noon local time (06:00 GMT) on Saturday, causing floods, landslides and submerging homes. The storm system has since … Continue reading

24/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilience as ‘learnable skill’. And more…

Helping struggling teachers to help themselves The Australian Education Union’s (AEU) 2015 State of Our Schools report found that teachers are under greater levels of stress in the classroom due … Continue reading

23/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Buenos Aires community which left its poor neighbours under water. Antarctic Ice Melt May Be Worse Than Scientists Thought. And more…

Story of cities #46: the gated Buenos Aires community which left its poor neighbours under water The richest and poorest residents of Argentina’s capital are separated by the walls of … Continue reading

22/05/2016 · Leave a comment

LinkedIn, Airbnb match disaster survivors with rooms. Kids Win Again In Global Warming Lawsuit Blaming. And more…

LinkedIn, Airbnb match refugees with jobs, disaster survivors with rooms As the refugee crisis was unfolding in Europe last year, the social impact team at professional networking site LinkedIn had … Continue reading

21/05/2016 · Leave a comment

We Finally Know Why This El Niño Was Such a Monster. Alberta wildfire out of control. And more

We Finally Know Why This El Niño Was Such a Monster The strongest El Niño ever seen is finally gone. But before it left it had plenty to throw at … Continue reading

20/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Is “Grit” Really the Key to Success? 5 research-backed steps to increase your perseverance. And more

Is “Grit” Really the Key to Success? A new book says you need passion and perseverance to achieve your goals in work and life. Is this a bold new idea … Continue reading

19/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Hawaii Could Be Devastated By A Tsunami Within 50 Years. Supporting people with mental disorders during disasters. And more.

Hawaii Could Be Devastated By A Tsunami Within 50 Years On the south side of the Hawaiian island of Kauai lies Makauwahi, a massive cave and sinkhole where scientists have … Continue reading

18/05/2016 · Leave a comment

How dust from the Sahara fuels poisonous bacteria blooms in the Caribbean. And more

28% of US bees wiped out this winter, suggesting bigger environmental issues More than a quarter of American honeybee colonies were wiped out over the winter, with deadly infestations of … Continue reading

17/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Nobody saw this volcano erupt … except NASA’s satellites

Nobody saw this volcano erupt … except NASA’s satellites For the first time in 60 years, Mount Sourabaya erupted with a spectacular show of fiery lava — in fact, it … Continue reading

16/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Killer heatwave wreaks havoc in Southeast Asia.

Killer heatwave wreaks havoc in Southeast Asia Drought, severe heat and water shortages are disrupting schools, killing animals and ravaging rice crops in Southeast Asia. Thailand, Laos and Cambodia have … Continue reading

15/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Civil Defence encourages preparation for natural disasters. And more…

The ‘big one’ could wreak billions of dollars of damage on southern California The director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Thomas Jordan, made an announcement recently that would have … Continue reading

14/05/2016 · Leave a comment

April Natural Disasters Hit Global Economy Hard

Martell: ‘Fire is a natural part of forest ecosystems in Canada’ Flames are still ravaging Alberta’s forests. Wildfire expert David Martell explains why small fires are sometimes set intentionally to … Continue reading

13/05/2016 · Leave a comment

From the helpdesk to the boardroom – why resilience matters. Drones used to fight the wildfire in Alberta… and more

From the helpdesk to the boardroom – why resilience matters Business resilience is an organisation’s ability to quickly adapt to disruptions while maintaining continuous business operation, safeguarding people and assets … Continue reading

12/05/2016 · Leave a comment

The wildfire ripping through Canada could be the costliest natural disaster in its history…And more

The wildfire ripping through Canada could be the costliest natural disaster in its history Alberta (Reuters) – Canadian officials on Sunday showed some optimism for the first time that they … Continue reading

11/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Canada wildfire likely to burn for months…and more

Changing Tides: How the Mirabeau Water Garden Could Shift the Way New Orleanians Think About Water At the site of the future Mirabeau Water Garden, located on the north end … Continue reading

10/05/2016 · Leave a comment

San Andreas fault ready to roll with big earthquake, expert says

San Andreas fault ‘locked, loaded and ready to roll’ with big earthquake, expert says Southern California’s section of the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a … Continue reading

09/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’

Obama administration warns of ‘climate refugees’ due to rapid Arctic warming The Obama administration has warned the US will need to deal with a wave of “climate refugees” as the … Continue reading

08/05/2016 · Leave a comment

A Community-Minded Approach to Resilience in Berkeley. Alberta wildfires.

‘Nothing short of terrifying’: Alberta wildfires grow eight times in size When she spotted a small circle of orange flames flickering in the trees outside, Erica Decker knew she had … Continue reading

07/05/2016 · Leave a comment

10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience, Backed by Research

Be prepared: 25 disaster support hubs set up across Vancouver The City of Vancouver has designated 25 sites across the region as disaster support hubs as part of its earthquake … Continue reading

06/05/2016 · Leave a comment

These Are The Biggest Threats To The Future Of Humanity. Mainstreaming disaster management. And more

These Are The Biggest Threats To The Future Of Humanity What is likely to be the biggest threat to humans over the next few years? Super volcanoes, artificial intelligence, or … Continue reading

05/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Language and earthquakes: Insights in disaster response. City resilience strategy. And more

Boulder Unveils ‘Resilience Strategy’ To Plan For Natural Disasters City of Boulder officials are taking a unique approach to planning for future natural disasters and challenges. The city unveiled its … Continue reading

04/05/2016 · Leave a comment

La Niña is officially coming. 1,700 People Are Still Missing After Ecuador’s Earthquake. And more

La Niña is officially coming – so how will it affect weather patterns? We’re officially on a La Niña watch. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday that … Continue reading

03/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Europe will soon be hit by deadly ‘once-in-a-century’ extreme weather every year. And more

Europe will soon be hit by deadly ‘once-in-a-century’ extreme weather every year Europe will soon be hit by deadly, “once-in-a-century” extreme weather events every year, a study has found. Severe … Continue reading

02/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters Have Caused 8 Million Deaths, $7 Trillion in Damage Since 1900

Natural Disasters Have Caused 8 Million Deaths, $7 Trillion in Damage Since 1900 Across the globe, natural disasters have caused more than $7 trillion in economic losses and over 8 … Continue reading

01/05/2016 · Leave a comment

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