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Monthly Archives: December, 2017

How Art and Design makes us more disaster resilient

Deborah Butterfield Transforms Wreckage From the Great East Japan Earthquake Into Serene Equine Monuments—See Them Here What the Gallery Says: “For the artist, found materials are a continued source of … Continue reading

31/12/2017 · Leave a comment

China’s ‘sponge cities’ are turning streets green to combat flooding

China’s ‘sponge cities’ are turning streets green to combat flooding A small part of Shanghai is turning greener, street by street. In the Lingang district, pavements are lined with trees, … Continue reading

30/12/2017 · Leave a comment

As sea levels rise, researchers use A.I. to monitor urban flooding

The hurricane in Puerto Rico has become a man-made disaster, with a death toll threatening to eclipse Katrina’s. On Wednesday, September 20, the eye of Hurricane Maria cut a slash … Continue reading

29/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Pacific children bear mental scars of climate disasters

MeQuilibrium Enhances Digital Resilience Platform with Sleep Module MeQuilibrium, a provider of workplace resilience solutions, enhancements its meQ Engage product with several new modules, including a sleep module. The company’s … Continue reading

28/12/2017 · Leave a comment

The Most Expensive Weather Year Ever

Hurricanes and wildfires in the US send global disaster damage bill soaring to $306bn Global losses from natural and man-made disasters have soared to $306bn (£228bn) this year, with the … Continue reading

27/12/2017 · Leave a comment

More than 200 killed in Philippines mudslides and floods as storm hits

More than 200 killed in Philippines mudslides and floods as storm hits A tropical storm in the Philippines has triggered mudslides and floods killing more than 200 people with many … Continue reading

26/12/2017 · Leave a comment

A wildfire survivor reveals the key to disaster comeback

Global disaster costs more than double to $136bn Natural and man made disasters caused $136bn of insured losses in 2017, the third highest on record, according to new estimates from … Continue reading

25/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Maria killed 64 Puerto Ricans. Another 1,000 died because the disaster response was inadequate.

Caring for disaster victims’ mental well-being: A first responder’s story   In my day job, I am a professor of social work and associate dean of academic affairs for the … Continue reading

24/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Climate-Change Disasters Cost U.S. More Than $200 Billion This Year

California Wildfires Spark Utility Investigations and New Regulations Southern California is under siege from multiple wildfires, fuelled by extreme heat and the fiercest Santa Ana winds to hit the region … Continue reading

23/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Grief, loss & resilience

Bid to strengthen disaster resilience The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) board of directors has approved a total of $US15 million ($F31m) in financing, comprised of policy-based loans and grants, for … Continue reading

22/12/2017 · Leave a comment

The year is 2037. This is what happens when the hurricane hits Miami

Large Swaths of Southern California Are in Ruins Thanks to the Catastrophic Thomas Fire Wildfires in California have continued to ravage large portions of the state, with the Thomas fire … Continue reading

21/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Using Good Governance to Mitigate Natural Disasters

Using Good Governance to Mitigate Natural Disasters What makes a community vulnerable to climate change-intensified natural disasters is not any dearth of technology but a lack of good governance, according … Continue reading

20/12/2017 · Leave a comment

How Technology Is Advancing Emergency Response And Survival During Natural Disasters

How Technology Is Advancing Emergency Response And Survival During Natural Disasters This was the year of natural disasters, from deadly earthquakes to record-breaking floods and California wildfires still burning today. … Continue reading

19/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Building a Resilience Advantage in Healthcare

F oster patience and resilience in our youth   My recent piece in the week’s Sunday Nation about the end of formal employment drew intriguing comments, but one of them … Continue reading

18/12/2017 · Leave a comment

How Businesses Should Approach Social Media During Times of Disaster

What It’s Like to Evacuate a Museum in a Natural Disaster The journalist was not having it. He tailed the museum director out the door. “Are you looting the museum … Continue reading

17/12/2017 · Leave a comment

One-third of forests aren’t growing back after wildfire

The La Tuna Canyon fire burns over Burbank, California, U.S. (Image: Reuters) A cluster of particularly destructive natural disasters in 2017 has pockmarked the nation with devastation. Numbers for Hurricanes … Continue reading

16/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Homeland Security wants its employees to learn mindfulness, but is that the best way to build resilience?

What would disaster look like in your city? ‘Deep Empathy’ uses A.I. to show you It’s a common observation: some terrible tragedy, inflicted by either humans or nature, takes place … Continue reading

15/12/2017 · Leave a comment

A Year for Building Resilience as Uncertainty Persists

3 ways to protect your pets when disaster strikes While you can’t always avoid the devastation wrought by wildfires and other natural disasters, they say there are at least three steps pet owners … Continue reading

14/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Deadliest Natural Disasters in 2017

The Mystery Ships of Hurricane Irma Are Washing Up on Florida’s Coast The day after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, Randy Lathrop jumped on his bike at first light to assess … Continue reading

13/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Wildfires scorch a hole through Southern California’s mythology of paradise

Wildfires scorch a hole through Southern California’s mythology of paradise Southern California is the landscape of dreams, or so the mythology goes. Newcomers arrive. They raise the roof beam high … Continue reading

12/12/2017 · Leave a comment

How These Female Leaders Practice Resilience Every Day

Grief and Resilience on the Frontlines of the Worsening Opioid Overdose Crisis Zoë Dodd reached a breaking point this February when her longtime mentor and prominent drug policy advocate, Raffi … Continue reading

11/12/2017 · Leave a comment

There’s Very Little That’s “Natural” About Climate-Induced Disasters

There’s Very Little That’s “Natural” About Climate-Induced Disasters Traditionally, we’ve labelled events over which we have no influence or control “acts of God” or “natural disasters.” But what’s “natural” about … Continue reading

10/12/2017 · Leave a comment

What It’s Like to Get Caught in a Wildfire

What It’s Like to Get Caught in a Wildfire I never thought we were going to die. Even when the canyon air filled with smoke, when the flames came rushing … Continue reading

09/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Building a resilient workforce

Green growth: It’s not business as usual RE: “Innovative financing ‘key to implementation of green growth agenda’” (The New Times, December 5). With green growth and climate resilience strategy, human … Continue reading

08/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Workplace compassion ‘is vital for business success’

Rare Manuscript Exhibit Explores How Climate Disasters Create Monsters In April 1815, a volcano in the East Indies erupted with cataclysmic force, releasing a plume of ash that circled the … Continue reading

07/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Risky business: when will the threat of natural disaster hit property prices?

Communities Stepping up in the Face of Disaster: Lessons from the Mexico City Earthquake Recently, Mexico City’s civil society illustrated how an empowered community naturally coalesces and mitigates a disaster’s … Continue reading

06/12/2017 · Leave a comment

This Year’s Hurricane Season Was the Costliest Ever. Now What?

Improving Access and Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities in Samoa Samoa has implemented the Enhanced Road Access Project to restore important road assets damaged by extreme weather, also to … Continue reading

05/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Whose Disaster Is It?

Whose Disaster Is It? With its pink sands and warm water, Bermuda is a great place to visit. It’s also a great place to live. It has the fourth-highest per … Continue reading

04/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Disaster zones could soon be salvaged by teams of smart devices – here’s how

Businesses taught to be resilient to natural disasters THE Business Continuity Planning — Train the Trainers workshop held at the Takia Hotel in Labasa yesterday is expected to make businesses … Continue reading

03/12/2017 · Leave a comment

How to cope with fears of a nuclear disaster

Lacklustre on-farm disaster recovery highlights need for a new approach The latest severe weather event experienced by Queensland farmers and the ensuing processes have again highlighted why the Queensland Farmers’ … Continue reading

02/12/2017 · Leave a comment

How to survive an apocalypse

How to survive an apocalypse LONDON-From Hurricane Irma to the Northern California wildfires, this year has seen its fair share of natural disasters. These disasters may have you thinking about … Continue reading

01/12/2017 · Leave a comment

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