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Monthly Archives: July, 2016

The Role of Insurance in Promoting Resilience

The Role of Insurance in Promoting Resilience Recent flooding in West Virginia is estimated to have damaged or destroyed more than 1,200 homes and claimed more than 20 lives. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

31/07/2016 · Leave a comment

World Bank urges better disaster resilience

World Bank urges better disaster resilience The World Bank wants Pacific countries to take immediate steps to ensure buildings and construction projects can better withstand the threat of disasters.  The … Continue reading

30/07/2016 · Leave a comment

These Lego-style homes can withstand earthquakes and cost under $5,000 to build

A massive solar storm could pose a ‘large-scale threat’ to the fate of the world by 2030 “Until ‘cures’ are implemented, solar super-storms will pose a large-scale threat to the … Continue reading

29/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Amazon could face intense wildfire season this year, NASA warns

Take lessons from the past to stay better prepared for floods We have seen it before, but tragically it happens over and over again. Rains and overflowing rivers have hit … Continue reading

28/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Welcome to the ‘heat dome’

Welcome to the ‘heat dome’: no, you’re not going to evaporate Just a few weeks ago, the term “heat dome” may have evoked, if anything at all, thoughts of a … Continue reading

27/07/2016 · Leave a comment

What Is a Constant Cycle of Violent News Doing to Us?

  Deadly heat wave scorches central and eastern U.S. Dangerously high temperatures will keep scorching the Northeast in the wake of a deadly wave of heat and humidity that has … Continue reading

26/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Are waterborne cities more resistant to climate change?

Hottest half-year on record sinks Arctic ice to new lows Last month, scientists reported an earlier-than-normal annual melting of Arctic sea ice, and now NASA researchers taking further stock of … Continue reading

25/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Human-induced climate change is getting personal, even in America

Experts mull over disaster risk reduction in northeast A workshop-cum-seminar on disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change was recently held in Kohima, where experts discussed measures to … Continue reading

24/07/2016 · Leave a comment

For climate migrants, dignity matters as much as safety

For climate migrants, dignity matters as much as safety Some time ago, a poor community migrated to India’s national capital, New Delhi, from a village in the northern Indian state … Continue reading

23/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Rare earthquake recorded off Daytona, Florida

Council launches disaster resilience campaign ‘If Only’ The project involves Council collecting written stories and undertaking video interviews with people about their wild weather experiences in the Douglas Shire.  “We … Continue reading

22/07/2016 · Leave a comment

AIR Worldwide announces new global resilience practice

  But…but where are your PRIORITIES?!? It’s time to review this IT shop’s disaster recovery plans, and the topic of staffing comes up, reports a longtime IT pilot fish who’s … Continue reading

21/07/2016 · Leave a comment

NASA: Melting Ice Sheets Is Changing How the Earth Rotates

The data of disasters When disaster strikes, those affected often turn to social media to request aid, offer assistance, or share other information in real time. In recent years, data … Continue reading

20/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Stakeholder engagement crucial to respond to natural disasters

Doctors Without Borders Launches MapSwipe App to Help Crisis Areas The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today released a smartphone app to help map neglected … Continue reading

19/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster Resiliency Provides Economic Advantages In the face of dangers such as hurricanes, tornadoes, diseases, viruses, and even man-made disasters such as terrorist attacks, communities that suffer the least are … Continue reading

18/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Radiation bombardment from ancient supernovae may have triggered climate change

Radiation bombardment from ancient supernovae may have triggered climate change Shakespeare said that the fault lies not in the stars, but in ourselves. Maybe, but scientists at the University of … Continue reading

17/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Building Australia’s resilience to natural disasters needs collaboration

Building Australia’s resilience to natural disasters needs collaboration The current state of play in respect to the way we deal with disasters, especially when it comes to the resilience element, … Continue reading

16/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Build it Back is a “categorical failure,” emergency management guru Brad Gair

Build it Back, FEMA, HUD blasted at Donovan hearing Build it Back is a “categorical failure,” emergency management guru Brad Gair said during a congressional hearing Monday, and if Staten … Continue reading

15/07/2016 · Leave a comment

The ‘Holy Grail’ for earthquake scientists has been accidentally destroyed

Industry Outlook for Resilience Experts in resilience discuss efforts to protect communities from disaster, enhance recovery efforts, increase awareness about the value of incorporating resilience, and implement resilience projects that … Continue reading

14/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Nearly half a million people evacuated as tropical storm hits China

Elevating the Priority of Resilience in our New Climate Reality Many states and cities—and many utilities—are reexamining their capacity to withstand uncertainties, emergencies, and attacks of various kinds. Although governments … Continue reading

13/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilience Is the Glue of Modern Life

Google Wants to Help Keep You Safe During an Earthquake Google is making it easier to find information about nearby earthquakes with a new update to its search engine.  Starting … Continue reading

12/07/2016 · Leave a comment

As Super Typhoon Nepartak Hits Taiwan, Here Are 3 Typhoon Myths You Should Know

As Super Typhoon Nepartak Hits Taiwan, Here Are 3 Typhoon Myths You Should Know Typhoon Nepartak made landfall in Taiwan Friday morning after a week of oh-my-god drumroll, from wow … Continue reading

11/07/2016 · Leave a comment

How Resilient Are You?

How Resilient Are You? Resilience, or “mental toughness”, is “a bit of a buzzword at the moment in psychology”, Kevin Dutton, a research psychologist at Oxford University, tells BuzzFeed.  “It’s … Continue reading

10/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Workshop will help residents prepare for natural disasters

RIAs Look to Catastrophe Bonds for Returns and Diversification Catastrophe bonds, insurance-linked securities tied to natural disaster have long been source of yield for alternative investment firms.  Now they’ve made … Continue reading

09/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Is it safe to travel to Queensland, Australia?

Is it safe to travel to Queensland, Australia? Year round sunshine, perfect surf and white sand beaches: How safe is it to travel to Queensland?  The land ‘down under’ attracts … Continue reading

08/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster insurance experts: Business survival depends on preparedness, business continuity planning

China floods leave more than 120 dead, scores missing, state media says Flooding has forced some 1.3 million people to evacuate vast areas near China’s longest river and its connected … Continue reading

07/07/2016 · Leave a comment

DEVELOPING STORY: Super Typhoon Nepartak could become this year’s first Category 5 storm

Super typhoon Nepartak takes aim at Taiwan Taiwan is bracing for the region’s first super typhoon of 2016, which is expected to grow in speed and power before it hits … Continue reading

06/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Using plastics to help a community recover from disaster.

Using plastics to help a community recover from disaster An Australian company is building kit homes for a cyclone-ravaged Pacific island from laminated veneer lumber and a wood-plastic composite.  The … Continue reading

06/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Testing A New Approach To Disaster Prep

How MIT And San Francisco Are Testing A New Approach To Disaster Prep Suddenly, you wake up. The ground has already stopped shaking, but a small earthquake seems to have … Continue reading

05/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Overnight flash floods kill 30 people in northern Pakistan

As wildfire season ramps up, nearby drones are becoming a problem again Firefighters working to contain a wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California were temporarily thwarted this … Continue reading

04/07/2016 · Leave a comment

5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work

5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work Currently, a quarter of all employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives, according to the Centers for … Continue reading

03/07/2016 · Leave a comment

The key to successful retirement is resilience

The key to successful retirement is resilience South Africans have been living with the idea of retiring at 65 for decades. But in today’s world where 60 is the new … Continue reading

02/07/2016 · Leave a comment

The mental legacy of the Christchurch quakes

The mental legacy of the Christchurch quakes The spotlight is on children and young people as many Cantabrians battle to recover mental health and well-being after a long series of … Continue reading

01/07/2016 · Leave a comment