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Monthly Archives: February, 2017

Study shows refugees’ & immigrants’ resilience in disasters

Peru: Natural disasters affected over 376,000 people Natural disasters —currently hitting various Peruvian regions— have so far affected 376,562 citizens nationwide, Peru’s National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) reported.  As is … Continue reading

28/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It’s Not What You Think)

I lost my son: Airman turns tragedy into therapy through resilience Following the unexpected death of her youngest son, Jeremiah, she became reckless. She was drinking daily and didn’t care … Continue reading

27/02/2017 · Leave a comment

California governor proposes spending $437 million on aging dams, flood control

Drastic cooling in North Atlantic beyond worst fears, scientists warn For thousands of years, parts of northwest Europe have enjoyed a climate about 5C warmer than many other regions on … Continue reading

26/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Can Australia’s wicked heat wave convince climate change deniers?

At national tornado summit, talk turns to earthquakes Hundreds of the nation’s top meteorologists and disaster recovery experts will converge on Oklahoma City next week for the sixth-annual tornado summit, … Continue reading

25/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Life after Black Saturday: ‘I sincerely believed I was losing my mind’

Life after Black Saturday: ‘I sincerely believed I was losing my mind’ As one of the fire chiefs in charge on Black Saturday, Ewan Waller was hit hard by the … Continue reading

24/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Rethinking Urban Landscapes To Adapt to Rising Sea Levels

“Zombie Preparedness Month” distracts from real Illinois disaster Illinois lawmakers yesterday declared that this October will be Zombie Preparedness Month. But one state representative said the real disaster in Illinois … Continue reading

23/02/2017 · Leave a comment

A psychology professor shares 5 reasons you’re mentally tougher than you think

British Safety Council: Building personal and organisational resilience – Manchester, 22 Feb 2017 It’s the people who make an organisation and thus, they are the organisation’s most critical asset. With … Continue reading

22/02/2017 · Leave a comment

California’s drought causing the bottom to drop out of its aqueducts

California’s drought causing the bottom to drop out of its aqueducts While the Oroville Dam in northern California has been flirting with disaster due to excessive rainfall, the water story in … Continue reading

21/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Couple mourn loss of town and fear living in the bush again

Thousands of bats drop dead from trees in NSW heatwave Thousands of bats have dropped dead in the heat, falling from the trees as scorching summer conditions blasted south-eastern Australia … Continue reading

20/02/2017 · Leave a comment

‘Forest cities’: the radical plan to save China from air pollution

Facebook is poised to become a major player in disaster response It’s been more than two years since Facebook introduced “safety check,” a tool that lets users mark themselves as … Continue reading

19/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Coastal Resilience Center to lead post-Matthew disaster recovery efforts

The Latest: Tornado damages New Orleans NASA facility An official at NASA’s Michoud facility in New Orleans says it suffered some damage during Tuesday’s tornado but the deep-space equipment being … Continue reading

18/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilience is a must for career success: says career coach

Pakistan launches first disaster risk insurance framework Pakistan launched its first ever disaster risk insurance framework which aims at providing low-income households with accessible and affordable insurance. A press release … Continue reading

17/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilient cities harness the power of data

Resilient cities harness the power of data Michael Berkowitz, an expert on resilient cities, praises the work done by many European municipalities in preparing for risks linked to climate change, for example. … Continue reading

16/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Why Aren’t Humans Better Prepared For Natural Disasters?

Why Aren’t Humans Better Prepared For Natural Disasters? The Ostrich Paradox: Why We Under-Prepare For Disasters examines human behavior and disaster preparedness, trying to answer the question: why, with our … Continue reading

15/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Kiwi researchers look at drone use in disasters

Flood Early Warning Systems Leave Women Vulnerable Glacier lake outburst floods (GLOFs) pose an immediate threat to locations in mountain regions where rising temperatures contribute to glacier melt. This risk makes … Continue reading

14/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Extreme weather on the rise in Europe

Extreme weather on the rise in Europe An increased risk of floods and droughts, easier spread for infectious diseases, lower crop yields: Europe must better prepare for the consequences of … Continue reading

13/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Freakishly Resilient Plants Managed to Survive a 450-Day Ordeal in Outer Space

Thanks to Climate Change, The World’s Storms Are getting More Dangerous Removing the climate change page from the White House site won’t do anything to slow the damage to our … Continue reading

12/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Flooding and Damaging Wind Were Most Destructive Natural Hazards in 2016

Drones packed with blood and medical supplies will be flown into disaster zones under new government scheme Drones packed with blood and medical supplies are to be flown into disaster … Continue reading

11/02/2017 · Leave a comment

2017 National Disaster Resilience Conference Call for Presentations Now Open

The Business of Biodiversity The benefits of environmental conservation and restoration reach far and wide, and across all sectors. More businesses need to realize the positive effects biodiversity has on … Continue reading

10/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Sendai indicators ‘only the beginning’

Funding to improve natural hazard resilience Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced $889,000 of funding grants to boost New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards and their consequences. Mr … Continue reading

09/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Four ingredients of a resilient charity

Beth Williams: Four ingredients of a resilient charity When I worked for a youth charity, developing personal resilience was considered essential to helping ensure bright futures for young people. A resilient … Continue reading

08/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Exaggerating the value of wetlands for natural disaster mitigation is a risky business

Exaggerating the value of wetlands for natural disaster mitigation is a risky business As climate change increases the frequency and severity and heightens the risksof many natural hazards, the role … Continue reading

07/02/2017 · Leave a comment

The Key to Medicine Resilience Is Continued Access for All Americans

  Themes of resilience, identity and survival resonate at IAF The perennial quest for one’s identity, stories of resilience and struggling for survival is an underlying theme that is resonating … Continue reading

06/02/2017 · Leave a comment

What you’re doing wrong to prepare for natural disasters

Red Cross disaster-response training set Disaster-response training has been scheduled next week for Omaha and Council Bluffs volunteers who want to help during natural disasters and severe weather. The American … Continue reading

05/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Surviving a cloud-based disaster recovery plan

Surviving a cloud-based disaster recovery plan Jessica works at a nursing home in rural Nevada. Most of the software upon which the nursing home depends is cloud-based, such as the … Continue reading

04/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Remembering a Devastating Flood, and Preparing Immigrant Communities for Climate Change

Remembering a Devastating Flood, and Preparing Immigrant Communities for Climate Change BOSTON– At about three a.m. on May 12, 2006, Wilfred Maina Kariuki and his wife, Anne, of Lowell, Mass. … Continue reading

03/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Scientists have finally figured out what caused the largest volcanic eruption in human history

Scientists have finally figured out what caused the largest volcanic eruption in human history Indonesian volcano Toba produced a cataclysmic eruption that devastated the region 73,000 years ago. Monstrous volcanoes … Continue reading

02/02/2017 · Leave a comment

How to build up your resilience

  Chile’s neighbors send help to fight worst forest fires in its history   More than a hundred separate fires were still raging in Chile on Saturday. While 50 were … Continue reading

01/02/2017 · Leave a comment