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Monthly Archives: September, 2016

Typhoon Megi Slams Into Taiwan And Southeast China (photos)

South Australia belted by second storm in 24 hours with winds of up to 140km/h South Australia has copped another belting with a destructive storm lashing the state just 24 … Continue reading

30/09/2016 · Leave a comment

When a Spouse Dies, Resilience Can Be Uneven

New study finds Earth heading for catastrophic 5-degree-Celsius warming Scientists say the Earth is warming up fast, and policy makers have been urged to keep that warming to an increase … Continue reading

29/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Superdome reopening remembered as historic, inspirational

Tropical Storms Can Strengthen Over Land But Be Careful With Brown Ocean Claims Tropical Storm Julia was named while over land this summer. That’s weird or is it? Traditional and … Continue reading

28/09/2016 · Leave a comment

One Surprising Secret Weapon Against Natural Disasters? Landscape Architecture

Acclivis, Equinix jointly set up cloud-based disaster recovery centre in S’pore Acclivis Technologies and Solutions Pte Ltd, a Singapore-headquartered systems integrator and enterprise cloud service provider, together with Equinix, Inc. … Continue reading

27/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Here is how Global Warming could trigger the next financial crisis

Wellington’s 30-point plan to deal with the devastation of a major disaster Wellington homeowners could be forced to earthquake strengthen their houses if new regulations proposed to future-proof the city … Continue reading

26/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Once in generation flood has NSW town preparing to evacuate

Once in generation flood has NSW town preparing to evacuate An evacuation order has been issued for residents in the New South Wales central western town of Forbes, as they … Continue reading

25/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Why Our Resilience May Rely More On Relationships Than Personal Fortitude

Why Our Resilience May Rely More On Relationships Than Personal Fortitude There’s a line of thinking that goes – we only get in life what we can handle. But, it … Continue reading

24/09/2016 · Leave a comment

What rising light pollution means for our health

South Korea Says It’s Unlikely to Help North Recover From Flood South Korea — South Korea said on Monday that it was unlikely to provide humanitarian aid to tens of … Continue reading

23/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Pope Francis says destroying the environment is a sin

Pope Francis says destroying the environment is a sin Pontiff says humans are turning planet into ‘wasteland full of debris, desolation and filth’ in call for urgent action on climate … Continue reading

22/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Red Cross lists five things people most regret leaving behind in emergencies

Red Cross lists five things people most regret leaving behind in emergencies After decades of supplying emergency relief for Australians fleeing fires, floods and storms, the Red Cross says there … Continue reading

21/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Soaring ocean temperature is ‘greatest hidden challenge of our generation’

Soaring ocean temperature is ‘greatest hidden challenge of our generation’ The soaring temperature of the oceans is the “greatest hidden challenge of our generation” that is altering the make-up of … Continue reading

20/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Separating Fiction in this Time of Natural Disasters

Separating Fiction in this Time of Natural Disasters There is always fact versus fiction when speaking about the news. Why else would the entertainment industry be so interesting if not … Continue reading

19/09/2016 · Leave a comment

What to expect after disaster strikes

Typhoon Meranti slams into China’s southern coast, causing significant damage but no casualties Heavy rain and powerful winds lashed the southern provinces of Fujian and Guangdong as Typhoon Meranti crossed … Continue reading

18/09/2016 · Leave a comment

National Flood Resilience Review: Government recruits business leaders to design new defences

National Flood Resilience Review: Government recruits business leaders to design new defences Released following severe flooding in recent winters, the Government review identifies that extreme downpours could occur 20-30% more … Continue reading

17/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Japan invests more than US$ 10 million to support disaster resilience in Tajikistan

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tackles climate change, disaster mitigation at ASEAN Summit PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull condemned the “reckless, provocative, dangerous action of North Korea” to test a nuclear warhead.  … Continue reading

16/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster Response Now Includes Rapid Mapmaking

Louisiana floods to cost US economy more than $10bn, according to Aon catastrophe report Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, today launches the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe … Continue reading

15/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Political Fortunes Rise, Fall After Natural Disasters

Fiji relocates villages vulnerable to natural disasters as part of Cyclone Winston rebuild As Fiji continues to rebuild after Cyclone Winston devastated large parts of the country in February, entire … Continue reading

14/09/2016 · Leave a comment

What we’ve learned since 9/11 about handling disasters

What we’ve learned since 9/11 about handling disasters The attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001 was the largest coordinated, multi-site international act of … Continue reading

13/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Make sure your health care organization is ready for natural disasters

Make sure your health care organization is ready for natural disasters Is your health care organization prepared to handle a natural disaster? A critical technology or vendor failure? The departure … Continue reading

12/09/2016 · Leave a comment

A huge change is coming to global investing and not enough people are paying attention

A huge change is coming to global investing and not enough people are paying attention BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager with almost $5 trillion (£3.7 trillion) in assets, said … Continue reading

11/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Terrorism Vs. Natural Disasters: Which Costs More? Which Kills More?

Climate change made Louisiana’s catastrophic floods much more likely Climate change has radically increased the likelihood of the sort of torrential downpours that triggered ruinous floods in southern Louisiana last … Continue reading

10/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Facebook and Natural Disasters: Extreme Scale Data Center Resiliency

Facebook and Natural Disasters: Extreme Scale Data Center Resiliency Fans of “The Social Network,” a movie about the early days of Facebook, (and one that, last we heard, Mark Zuckerberg … Continue reading

09/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Financial Resilience in Australia

‘Ships will sail over the North Pole by 2017’ The North Pole could be free of sea ice next summer or the one after, according to a leading climate scientist, … Continue reading

08/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Insurers push G20 on climate commitments

Insurers push G20 on climate commitments Insurers with $US1.2 trillion under management have called for the Group of 20 to set a timetable to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels … Continue reading

07/09/2016 · Leave a comment

200 Years Ago, The Year Without a Summer Devastated WNY

Baton Rouge Flood’s Impact on Apartment Market Eleven years after Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana was once again buffeted by severe storms and extensive flooding this summer, particularly in Baton Rouge. As … Continue reading

06/09/2016 · Leave a comment

The Costliest Hurricanes in U.S. History

The Costliest Hurricanes in U.S. History While hurricane season typically lasts between June and October, the most severe weather events tend to occur near the end of summer. That means … Continue reading

05/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Hermine will complicate Florida’s Zika fight

Hurricane Hermine will complicate Florida’s Zika fight: experts Hurricane Hermine, set to cause flooding and damage when it hits Florida overnight, will make it harder for the state to fight … Continue reading

04/09/2016 · Leave a comment

The U.S. Strategy for Flood Resilience Is Underwater

The U.S. Strategy for Flood Resilience Is Underwater Intense storms produced over 20 inches of rain in the Baton Rouge area. The resulting flood crisis claimed the lives of 13 … Continue reading

03/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Nine key findings from the 2016 World Risk Report

Nine key findings from the 2016 World Risk Report The annual World Risk Report (WWR) and the World Risk Index (WRI) analyze exposure and vulnerability to natural hazards of 171 … Continue reading

02/09/2016 · Leave a comment

India Ganges floods ‘break previous records’

India Ganges floods ‘break previous records’ The monsoon floods in India’s Ganges river this year have broken previous records, officials have told the BBC.  They said water levels reached unprecedented … Continue reading

01/09/2016 · Leave a comment

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