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Monthly Archives: October, 2016

Resilience – A True Story

Resilience – A True Story The storm brought widespread destruction, but it couldn’t wipe the smile from Daphne’s* face. I met Daphne during my visit to Mersan, a small village … Continue reading

31/10/2016 · Leave a comment

RECENT NATURAL DISASTER: Italy earthquake: 6.6 magnitude shock felt in Rome

Italy earthquake: 6.6 magnitude shock felt in Rome Strong temblor strikes near Norcia in central Italy days after the region was hit by two earthquakes…   Italy quake: Powerful tremor … Continue reading

30/10/2016 · Leave a comment

A Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

A Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti After Hurricane Matthew Hurricane Matthew killed more than 500 people in Haiti when it struck two weeks ago, leaving more than 175,000 without homes, and … Continue reading

30/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Best practices in disaster preparedness: Hong Kong

You are almost assuredly living in the hottest year ever recorded, according to NASA Last month “was the warmest September in 136 years of modern record-keeping,” reports NASA’s Goddard Institute for … Continue reading

29/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Victims trying to put flood picture in a different frame

Tokyo 2020 President vows to take Torch Relay to disaster-affected areas Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori has vowed to ensure the Olympic and Paralympic Games Torch Relay visits a number … Continue reading

28/10/2016 · Leave a comment

When The Lights Go Out, Will You Be Ready?

The Comprehensive Business Case for Sustainability Today’s executives are dealing with a complex and unprecedented brew of social, environmental, market, and technological trends. These require sophisticated, sustainability-based management. Yet executives … Continue reading

27/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Italy’s ‘monuments men’ unearth treasures from ruins of Amatrice quake

Italy’s ‘monuments men’ unearth treasures from ruins of Amatrice quake The first mission of the new Italian “Blue Helmet” force dedicated to defending cultural heritage was supposed to be in … Continue reading

26/10/2016 · Leave a comment

“Climate Change Did It!” Is a Convenient Excuse

The stark reality of covering Hurricane Matthew in Haiti The Haitian city of Jeremie was completely destroyed. With a bird’s eye view from inside a plane, I could see that … Continue reading

25/10/2016 · Leave a comment

How can financial resilience enable social cohesion?

  How can financial resilience enable social cohesion? Britain’s savings rate as a nation has been in decline for many years and at the lower end of the income scale, … Continue reading

24/10/2016 · Leave a comment

6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Japan

We just had five 1,000-year floods in less than a year. What’s going on? A 1,000-year flood is supposed to be extremely rare. Its chance of occurring in a given … Continue reading

23/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Cost of Natural Disasters Could Top $300 Billion by 2030, Report Says

Historic Louisiana Flooding, Katrina Anniversary Serve as Stark Reminders of Need for Increased Resilience Louisiana recently experienced unprecedented flooding that killed 13 people and damaged more than 60,000 homes. This … Continue reading

22/10/2016 · Leave a comment

The slick new nano fabric mopping up oil spills

What You Need To Know If You’d Like To Help Post-Hurricane Haiti Two weeks ago, Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti hard, devastating the southern end of the poorest country in the … Continue reading

21/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Satellite images show Hurricane Matthew’s devastating mark on Haiti

Satellite images show Hurricane Matthew’s devastating mark on Haiti Hurricane Matthew left a trail of devastation across Haiti earlier this month after the Category 4 storm flattened houses, flooded streets … Continue reading

20/10/2016 · Leave a comment

How Can We Finance the Resilient Cities of the Future?

Why the world needs more resilience-thinking to stem escalating crises 2016 may well prove to be a turning point in how humanitarian aid responds to crises. For one, the need is … Continue reading

19/10/2016 · Leave a comment

NFPs Not Prepared for Extreme Weather Events

Natural disasters are costing more but killing less Radical change is needed in the way natural disasters are managed as they become bigger and more frequent due to climate change, … Continue reading

18/10/2016 · Leave a comment

New Curriculum Stresses Resilience in the Setting of Grief and Loss

New Curriculum Stresses Resilience in the Setting of Grief and Loss One of the hardest situations for a pediatrician to experience is the loss of a child and the grief … Continue reading

17/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Axcient Announces ‘State of IT Resilience’ Survey Results

Axcient Announces ‘State of IT Resilience’ Survey Results Axcient, the industry-recognized leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and cloud-based IT resilience, today announced the results of a survey … Continue reading

16/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Powerful Hurricane Nicole wreaks havoc on Bermuda

Powerful Hurricane Nicole wreaks havoc on Bermuda Hurricane Nicole plowed directly into Bermuda on Thursday before churning into the open sea and weakening, the US National Hurricane Centre said, as local … Continue reading

15/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilience comes under spotlight in Hawke’s Bay

These North Carolina towns have been nearly wiped out before: From Floyd to Matthew In September 1999, North Carolina was hit hard by Hurricane Floyd. The riverbanks overflowed, and the flooding … Continue reading

14/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Matthew: Why is Haiti so badly hit by natural disasters?

Hurricane Matthew: Why is Haiti so badly hit by natural disasters? Hundreds of people have died in the Caribbean country of Haiti after it was hit by Hurricane Matthew earlier … Continue reading

13/10/2016 · Leave a comment

How Kenyan communities embrace flood resilience strategies

How Kenyan communities embrace flood resilience strategies Kenyans are all too familiar with floods. The rainy seasons are almost always accompanied by flooding in both rural and urban areas of … Continue reading

12/10/2016 · Leave a comment

California earthquakes discovered much deeper than originally believed

California earthquakes discovered much deeper than originally believed Scientists in California have found that earthquakes can occur much deeper below the Earth’s surface than originally believed, a discovery that alters … Continue reading

11/10/2016 · Leave a comment

NASA Is Flying A Huge Drone Over Hurricane Matthew

Looming megadroughts in western US would make current drought look minor The harsh drought currently gripping California may appear trivial in the future as new research shows that the south-west … Continue reading

10/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Matthew Completing An Eyewall Replacement Cycle. What Is That?

Hurricane Matthew Completing An Eyewall Replacement Cycle. What Is That? Hurricane Matthew is poised to affect parts of Florida that have never experienced a landfalling Category 4 or 5 storm. … Continue reading

09/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Hurricanes will worsen as planet warms and sea levels rise, scientists warn

Hurricane Matthew Is Florida’s Worst-Case Scenario Hurricane Matthew is heading straight for Florida, but the storm has already made its place in the history books.  Since weather records began in 1851, … Continue reading

08/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Wellington forges ahead with resilience plan

Skull image of Hurricane Matthew spooks the Internet Hurricane Matthew is a monster storm. Now it has a monster image to match.  A sinister image of Hurricane Matthew, resembling a … Continue reading

07/10/2016 · Leave a comment

This Video of Hurricane Matthew From Space Is Absolutely Terrifying

This Video of Hurricane Matthew From Space Is Absolutely Terrifying Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful Atlantic tropical storm in almost a decade, according to NBC News—and, as you’d expect, … Continue reading

06/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Matthew… Is Truly Catastrophic

‘The Situation … Is Truly Catastrophic’; Hurricane Matthew Slams Into Haiti Hurricane Matthew crashed into southwestern Haiti as a Category 4 storm Tuesday morning, dumping rain and scouring the land … Continue reading

05/10/2016 · Leave a comment

In adventure island, small businesses prepare for disaster

England women train on Jamaica beach ahead of Hurricane Matthew England’s women were forced to train on the beach ahead of their one-day international series in Jamaica because of the … Continue reading

05/10/2016 · Leave a comment

How Louisiana is relocating a community threatened by climate change

How Louisiana is relocating a community threatened by climate change Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, a small coastal island in the Gulf of Mexico, is currently the site of a … Continue reading

04/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Mexico’s Colima volcano erupts, local communities evacuated

Scientists Just Discovered a Major New Source of Carbon Emissions File this under bad news for humanity’s climate ambitions: The dams and reservoirs we use to harness ‘clean’ hydroelectric power … Continue reading

03/10/2016 · Leave a comment

California’s Chances of Having a Major Earthquake Next Week Just Went Up

California’s Chances of Having a Major Earthquake Next Week Just Went Up A cluster of more than 200 small earthquakes beneath the Salton Sea in Southern California earlier this week … Continue reading

02/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Military Tips On Business Resiliency

North Korea floods: Survivors homeless, sick as winter looms One month after devastating floods ravaged North Korea’s northeast, aid agencies have warned that many survivors are homeless and at risk … Continue reading

01/10/2016 · Leave a comment

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