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Monthly Archives: December, 2016

Defending Your Business Against Natural Disasters – A Look at Data Protection Solutions

Government says no to $200m disaster mitigation fund As Australia heads into its bushfire and cyclone season, the Turnbull government has a rejected a call for a $200 million a … Continue reading

31/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster cases nearly doubled in 2016 (East Texas Red Cross)

East Texas Red Cross: Disaster cases nearly doubled in 2016 It has been a tough year for East Texans living through natural disasters. The Red Cross said they have addressed nearly … Continue reading

30/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster education increases community resilience

Disaster education increases community resilience HAVE you ever heard the story of a girl named Tilly Smith? On Dec 26, 2004, Tilly and her family went to Phuket, Thailand, for … Continue reading

29/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Typhoon Nina kills six in the Philippines

Italian Startup Helperbit Supports NGO Legambiente to Raise Bitcoin for Natural Disasters Legambiente, the first non-profit organization in Italy, has teamed up with Helperbit, a natural disaster management platform, to … Continue reading

28/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Typhoon Nock-Ten Batters Philippines

Initiatives for Community and Disaster Resilience (ICDR) Speaker Event The Initiatives for Community and Disaster Resilience (ICDR) was created with the collaboration of the Center for Public Service and the … Continue reading

27/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Ready for flooding: Boston analyzes how to tackle climate change

Green business execs reveal their greatest ambitions for 2017 As 2016 ends and 2017 begins, we asked members of the GreenBiz Executive Network, our member-based, peer-to-peer learning forum for sustainability … Continue reading

26/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Hailstorm hotspots revealed

Hailstorm hotspots revealed by Queensland researcher A string of cities and suburbs south-west of Brisbane have been identified as south-east Queensland’s hotspots for hailstorms. Springfield, Ipswich, Boonah, Beaudesert, Esk and … Continue reading

26/12/2016 · Leave a comment

CFS volunteers plea for a fire-free Christmas as extreme heat poses bushfire threat

CFS volunteers plea for a fire-free Christmas as extreme heat poses bushfire threat EXTREME heat will pose the greatest bushfire danger risk on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as our … Continue reading

25/12/2016 · Leave a comment

The year (2016) in natural disasters

The year in natural disasters Whether it was historic flooding, powerful earthquakes or unstoppable wildfires, natural disasters in 2016 set the stage for many impactful and memorable photos. Before striking … Continue reading

24/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Extreme Weather Forces 26 Million People Into Poverty Each Year

Extreme Weather Forces 26 Million People Into Poverty Each Year At the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22), this month’s global climate change conference in Marrakech, … Continue reading

23/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Pacific nations lose shortwave radio services that evade dictators and warn of natural disasters

How student journalists are using virtual reality to raise awareness of potential natural disasters We’ve seen virtual reality take audiences to places they’ve never been and experience things they’d never … Continue reading

22/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Reef Aid brings life back to iconic waterhole

Reef Aid brings life back to iconic waterhole The future of the Great Barrier Reef is starting to look a lot less murky with our first Reef Aid wetland restoration … Continue reading

21/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Small countries most vulnerable to warming climate: IMF

Small countries most vulnerable to warming climate: IMF The world’s smallest countries are highly vulnerable to climate change and should work to adapt as sea levels rise and storms grow … Continue reading

20/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Here’s How To Build Resilience, According To Science

Here’s How To Build Resilience, According To Science When life gets tough, you get tougher. Research shows resilience, the ability to bounce back from a challenge, can have positive benefits. Of … Continue reading

19/12/2016 · Leave a comment

How To Build Personal Resilience Among Parents And Children During The Holiday Season

Experts Warn Against Beijing Defining Smog as Natural Disaster Beijing’s latest draft of the regulations that determine how the city handles extreme weather events is a recipe for disaster, experts … Continue reading

18/12/2016 · Leave a comment

NASA Successfully Launches CYGNSS Hurricane Tracking Satellites After Monday’s Cancellation

NASA Successfully Launches CYGNSS Hurricane Tracking Satellites After Monday’s Cancellation NASA successfully launched a set of eight little satellites on board the Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket into Earth’s orbit … Continue reading

17/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Student-made app helps out in natural disasters

$2.8M to Improve Natural Disaster Resilience Local MP Steven Ciobo has welcomed today’s Commonwealth-State joint funding announcement of more than $3 million for community resilience projects in the Gold Coast … Continue reading

16/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Pacific nations lose shortwave radio services that evade dictators and warn of natural disasters

Pacific nations lose shortwave radio services that evade dictators and warn of natural disasters This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.  Australia’s decision to take … Continue reading

15/12/2016 · Leave a comment

One-quarter of the world’s children live in danger zones: UNICEF

1,600 Flights Across Midwest Canceled as Winter Blast Rolls East   Nearly one-quarter of the world’s children live in conflict or disaster zones, according to new figures from international children’s … Continue reading

14/12/2016 · 1 Comment

Natural disasters and climate risk: why the industry is worried

Natural disasters and climate risk: why the industry is worried With just a quick scan of the news, you’d be forgiven for thinking that unpredictable weather events and natural disasters … Continue reading

13/12/2016 · Leave a comment

The worst natural disasters of 2016

Indonesia quake: Number of homeless soars to 43,000 The number of people displaced by a powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia on Wednesday has soared to at least 43,000, emergency officials … Continue reading

12/12/2016 · Leave a comment

How a Texas Town Is Overhauling Disaster Relief

Paris bans certain cars from roads, makes public transport free Paris is doing everything it can to combat its air pollution problem. Now, for the second day in a row, … Continue reading

11/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Infoporn: the 40 cities on the edge of disaster

Infoporn: the 40 cities on the edge of disaster A simple equation reveals how close many cities are to disaster. WIRED presents 40 on the brink…     Climate changes … Continue reading

10/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster preparation course to be mandatory for aspiring teachers

Does Australia Suffer from an Ad Hoc Approach to Disaster Risk Management? In its At What Cost? Mapping where natural perils impact economic growth and communities report released on November … Continue reading

09/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Indonesia earthquake kills at least 97

Indonesia earthquake kills at least 97 At least 97 people died Wednesday after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey and other sources reported.  Indonesia’s national disaster mitigation … Continue reading

08/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Make sure your business is flood resilient ready

Hurricanes become more costly In a couple of days the Atlantic hurricane season officially comes to a close. 2016 has been very active, with 15 named storms, seven of which … Continue reading

07/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilient Urban Deltas and Floodplains Summit – 4th November 2016

Resilient Urban Deltas and Floodplains Summit – 4th November 2016 In conjunction with an official State Visit by Their Majesties the King and Queen of the Netherlands to the QUT … Continue reading

06/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Great Barrier Reef progress report: We have to do better on water quality, says Australia

Great Barrier Reef progress report: We have to do better on water quality, says Australia Australia needs to work faster on lifting water quality to save the Great Barrier Reef, … Continue reading

05/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Nuking Hurricanes: The Surprising History of a Really Bad Idea

New Zealand’s prime wine regions count cost of earthquake Some of New Zealand’s prized vineyards are counting the cost of the country’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake with millions of litres of … Continue reading

04/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Climate change will stir ‘unimaginable’ refugee crisis, says military

Obama talks with Tennessee governor about fires President Barack Obama has spoken with Tennessee’s governor to offer support for residents gravely affected by recent wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains.  … Continue reading

03/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Research delivers insight into the disaster recovery as a service (draas) market

The flatpack water tank: ‘a micro solution with a macro impact’ Water is a life source no matter where you live. But in places where water infrastructure is lacking or … Continue reading

02/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Leaders urged to step up disaster resilience projects

Leaders urged to step up disaster resilience projects AMIDST untold casualties and displacement of 149,000 people from the ravages of recent typhoons “Karen” and “Haima” and threats to stronger weather … Continue reading

01/12/2016 · Leave a comment

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