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Monthly Archives: May, 2017

NOAA Predicts More Hurricanes Than Usual This Year

Urban Climate Resiliency: New Microgrid Systems for New Storms Today, we stand at a crossroad where two complex challenges will either collide to make for an American future cast in … Continue reading

31/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Scores killed in floods, landslides in Sri Lanka

A Responsibility to Light: An Illustrated Manifesto for Creative Resilience and the Artist’s Duty in Dark Times Illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and writer Courtney E. Martin offer a heartening answer in … Continue reading

30/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Conflicts, disasters uprooted over 31 million people in 2016

United States Saw Record Cargo Theft, Natural Disasters Impact Commercial Supply Chain While global supply chains across the world saw many new threats and hardships in 2016, cargo theft remained … Continue reading

29/05/2017 · Leave a comment

PTSD, alcohol use disorder common in adolescents exposed to natural disasters

The Global Seed Vault That Is Supposed to Help Protect Us from Natural Disasters Just Suffered a Natural Disaster Climate change, it appears, can get to us everywhere. Even in … Continue reading

28/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilience in face of disasters

Resilience in face of disasters THE people of Ra were commended for their resilience in the face of unprecedented natural disasters during World Meteorological Day celebrations in Rakiraki yesterday. Minister … Continue reading

27/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Virtual Disaster Recovery … is there such a thing?

Peru’s small-scale farmers need help to recover from damage triggered by coastal El Niño Small-scale farmers in Peru need urgent assistance to cultivate crops and feed their families in the … Continue reading

26/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Trump’s Response To Disaster Relief Raises Alarms

From famine relief to resilience About 20 million people face starvation in four countries: Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, the United Nations says. Armed conflict, combined with drought and … Continue reading

25/05/2017 · Leave a comment

How to prepare for a natural disaster

Sea level rise will double coastal flood risk worldwide Small but inevitable rises in sea level will double the frequency of severe coastal flooding in most of the world with … Continue reading

24/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Electricity trial to pay users to cut power during high demand or natural disasters

Disaster-Proofing Cambodia: New Phase of Disaster Resilience Work Gets Underway The programme, which commenced in July 2016, aims to help at least 150,000 Cambodians prepare for droughts, floods and storms. … Continue reading

23/05/2017 · Leave a comment

World’s deadliest storms from tornadoes to cyclones, lightning and hail

World’s deadliest storms from tornadoes to cyclones, lightning and hail The most deadly storms in recorded history have been identified by the World Meteorological Organisation for five different types. As … Continue reading

22/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Will America’s Summer Be Uncomfortably Hot?

University of Fredericton launches online course to enhance resiliency, help students cope with stress According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, more than a quarter of Canadians perceive work-related … Continue reading

21/05/2017 · Leave a comment

“Resilience Bonds”: Secret Weapon Against Catastrophe

Urban disasters highlight need for resilience in Africa Rising disasters in Africa’s cities and their links with poverty and rapid, unplanned urbanisation are ever more apparent from tragedies such as … Continue reading

20/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters – How prepared are India’s health systems?

Logan to benefit from state request for $220m in flood funding LOGAN flood victims were given renewed hope on Wednesday night after the state government called on the federal government … Continue reading

19/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilient Australia Awards

Extra $220M package to assist Queenslanders bounce back from TC Debbie The Palaszczuk Government has proposed it and the Turnbull Government jointly fund a $220 million package to provide additional … Continue reading

18/05/2017 · Leave a comment

A cyclone in Madagascar could mean you’ll pay more for ice cream this summer

Resilience advocates enlighten lawmakers on disaster mitigation, funding reform A recent hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency … Continue reading

17/05/2017 · 2 Comments

Gender Inequality In Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts

Vets to beef up animal rescues during disasters in Japan A campaign is under way to create emergency response teams across Japan to rescue pets and livestock during natural disasters. … Continue reading

16/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Are you prepared?

The great wave: debris from the Japanese tsunami – in pictures Tomohiro Muda photographs artefacts left behind after the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan and damaged the Fukushima nuclear plant … Continue reading

15/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Sheryl Sandberg Talks Personal Resilience

Sheryl Sandberg Talks Personal Resilience and Business Ruthlessness Emotional and professional ones, that is. The chief operating officer of Facebook and co-author of Option B, a recent memoir about her … Continue reading

14/05/2017 · Leave a comment

World Bank: let climate-threatened Pacific islanders migrate to Australia or NZ

World Bank: let climate-threatened Pacific islanders migrate to Australia or NZ Australia and New Zealand should allow open migration for citizens of Pacific nations threatened by climate change, to boost … Continue reading

13/05/2017 · Leave a comment

When Resilience is Needed – Barriers to Progress

Floods ravage Quebec, man and child swept away The Canadian province is suffering from its highest floodwaters in decades. Authorities in Montreal have declared a state of emergency…   When … Continue reading

12/05/2017 · Leave a comment

A case for freshwater resilience

Banks risk data damage to disasters Data centres of 58 per cent banks run the risk of being damaged in disasters like earthquake and fire due to their location in … Continue reading

11/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Mississippi River cresting in flood-hit Illinois, southern Missouri

Mississippi River cresting in flood-hit Illinois, southern Missouri Nearly 10 million people across the Midwest were under a flood warning Saturday as several spots along the Mississippi River were expected … Continue reading

10/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Renters claim ‘no one cares’ after Debbie

Qld unveils comprehensive flood study The Queensland government and four local councils say Australia’s most comprehensive flood study will provide a greater understanding of the dangers of the Brisbane River. … Continue reading

09/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Housing Group Initiative Aims to Reduce Damage Caused By Natural Disasters

Serbia Improves Response to Natural Disasters with World Bank Help Serbia will be better equipped to rapidly respond to its population in the aftermath of a natural disaster thanks to … Continue reading

08/05/2017 · 1 Comment

Explosive cheese, lethal beer and poisonous orange juice: when food causes natural disasters

Explosive cheese, lethal beer and poisonous orange juice: when food causes natural disasters How come Hollywood never makes disaster movies about culinary ingredients? Why don’t you ever see Chris Hemsworth … Continue reading

07/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Japan steelmakers scramble for coking coal to make up Debbie losses

China looks to insurance to stem mounting disaster loss When heavy rains triggered floods in China last year, washing away homes, causing landslides and flooding farmland, the damage resulted in … Continue reading

06/05/2017 · Leave a comment

How the world breaks: An intimate look at recent global natural weather disasters

Flood-mitigation project would replace Boulder Creek bridges University of Colorado Boulder planners are inviting public input on a flood-mitigation project that would include removing a pair of bridges over Boulder … Continue reading

05/05/2017 · Leave a comment

And in the rest of the world: Disasters

Despite natural disasters Peru aims to double ag-exports by 2021 Reconstruction will help fulfill the goal of doubling agro-exports in 2021, despite natural disasters that struck the country, Association of … Continue reading

04/05/2017 · Leave a comment

14 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

14 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest At least 14 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that … Continue reading

03/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Sheryl Sandberg Picks ‘Option B’ in Her Book on Resilience

Powerful quake hits Chile, no deaths reported Chile’s been rocked by a major earthquake, but there are no reports of any deaths or serious damage. With a magnitude of 7.1, … Continue reading

02/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Underwater volcano eruptions allow new bacteria to take over seafloor

Put a price on the costs of disasters, says UN risk chief Robert Glasser Calculating the costs of natural disasters is a valuable way for governments to recognize and limit the … Continue reading

01/05/2017 · Leave a comment