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Monthly Archives: February, 2018

3 tips for resilience in the workplace

Resilience According to conventional wisdom, every person on the planet faces challenges, even though it sometimes seems that a chosen few skate through life unscathed. The truth is, at some … Continue reading

28/02/2018 · Leave a comment

‘Really extreme’ global weather event leaves scientists aghast

REPORT IDENTIFIES POLICIES FOR MAKING US HEALTH SECTOR MORE RESILIENT TO MAJOR DISASTERS The health sector in the United States would be far better positioned to manage medical care needs … Continue reading

27/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Understanding resilient cities

Understanding resilient cities There are about a million things that would come to mind when we use the catchphrase “resilient city.” With “resilience” alone, natural hazards, which vary from cyclonic … Continue reading

26/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Big Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban Farming

7 traits key to the resilience of family businesses: Stewardship Asia Centre SEVEN distinct leadership and organisational traits are key to the resilience of family businesses, according to a study … Continue reading

25/02/2018 · Leave a comment

To Handle Increased Stress, Build Your Resilience

The secrets of workplace resilience In 2000, business management consultant Graeme Cowan was at the peak of his career. At that time, he was the joint managing director of an … Continue reading

24/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Stronger storms mean new ‘category six’ scale may be needed

Hurricane Harvey Destroyed More Vehicles Than Any Single Event in America. This Is the Aftermath Disasters are always fascinating. From fender benders to war, humans will stop and stare at … Continue reading

23/02/2018 · Leave a comment

The Low-Tech Secret to Cyber Resilience

Urban poor women can lead the way Speakers at a roundtable yesterday said urban poor women can play a leadership role in disaster and risk management in their communities if … Continue reading

22/02/2018 · Leave a comment

UNESCO demonstrates multi-pronged approach to resilient cities

Sense of well-being falls In a year that saw natural disasters, mass shootings and political upheaval, a healthy economy didn’t seem to improve Americans’ dispositions. Many states witnessed declines in … Continue reading

21/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Studying stress of Hurricane Harvey and pregnancy

The role of data during natural disasters According to the United Nations, India is the third worst-affected country by natural disasters since 1995. In 2013, British risk analysis firm Maplecroft, … Continue reading

20/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Cape Town prepares for ‘Day Zero’

Cape Town prepares for ‘Day Zero’ South Africa’s most popular tourist city is running out of water. The drought that’s plagued the Western Cape Province has dragged on for three … Continue reading

19/02/2018 · Leave a comment

America’s Corn Belt is making its own weather

America’s Corn Belt is making its own weather The Great Plains of the central United States—America’s Corn Belt—is one of the most fertile regions on Earth, producing more than 10 … Continue reading

18/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Researcher’s fieldwork builds understanding of community resilience, recovery in face of disaster

How confident are you in your business’s ability to recover? According to Davies, organisations should be building resilience competence that does not just address business continuity. “This resilience should be … Continue reading

17/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Drought-hit Cape Town learns lessons hard way

By 2100 Cities Are Going To Become Unbearably Warm A heat wave is one of the deadliest forms of environmental extreme, and in the concrete jungle of a city its … Continue reading

16/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Green infrastructure for disaster resilience : exploring connections with scenario planning

End of the World Atlas’ Reveals Future Human-Nature Conflicts The world is rapidly becoming more urban, but as cities grow in size, their impact on Earth’s biodiversity grows in step. … Continue reading

15/02/2018 · Leave a comment

What Cape Town can learn from Australia’s millennium drought

Contractor promised 30 million meals to Puerto Rico. Only 50,000 were delivered. Lawmakers ask why. Two Democrats are calling for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be subpoenaed for documents … Continue reading

14/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Cyclone destroys Parliament House, homes on Tonga, Fiji next

Cyclone Gita: Aid arrives in Tonga as the storm builds on it’s way to Fiji Australia and New Zealand have flown emergency aid supplies to Tonga where the clean-up from … Continue reading

13/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Creating a flood resilient city: Moving from disaster response to disaster resilience

Mapped: How monsoon rains could submerge Rohingya refugee camps Data released by aid groups shows that floods could submerge one third of the land in the cramped Kutupalong-Balukhali mega-camp, which … Continue reading

13/02/2018 · Leave a comment

These Lego-style homes can withstand earthquakes and cost under $6,500 to build

Today’s faulty tsunami warning is a reminder that tsunamis can happen on the US East Coast, too On Tuesday morning, phones across the US East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, and … Continue reading

12/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Scaffolding of support helps build resilience, studies find

How to Cultivate Emotional Stability (Even When Life Gets Crazy) Emotional stability is a desirable trait. It means you can withstand difficult situations, handle adversity, and remain productive and capable … Continue reading

11/02/2018 · Leave a comment

La Niña is on its way out. What does that mean for California?

The race to predict hurricanes Since climate change has been linked to more extreme weather events, predicting future weather is extremely important. Climate change means that extreme weather events, such … Continue reading

10/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Recovery time from workplace stress is key to developing resilience

How Core Values Foster Resilience in Educators Knowing and acting on core values is essential to being a resilient educator—and resilience is key to managing the continuous challenges that any … Continue reading

09/02/2018 · Leave a comment

A Map Shows What Happens When Our World Gets Four Degrees Warmer: The Colorado River Dries Up, Antarctica Urbanizes, Polynesia Vanishes

Developing resilience Given a year to create an impact, AmeriCorps VISTA workers Colin Hendrickson and Andrianna Betts have sought to make the most of their time in helping Minot build … Continue reading

08/02/2018 · Leave a comment

How working with wetlands can reduce flood risks in cities

Need of the hour is shift from cyber security to cyber resilience The global cyber security industry needs to develop its people, processes, policies and technologies to collectively rebuild the … Continue reading

07/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Resilience and its Importance During Breast Cancer

  Forget Hygge, get ready for Sisu: Are you tough enough for the latest Nordic trend? The Snowflake generation has been singled out and ridiculed for their lack of coping … Continue reading

06/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Resilience at work: the building blocks you need for focus and productivity

Lessons in resilience for millennials Any company designed for success in the 21st century must harness the skills and passion of millennials, the digital natives born into an era of … Continue reading

05/02/2018 · Leave a comment

The Next Big Volcano Could Briefly Cool Earth. NASA Wants to Be Ready.

Giant Volcano In Mexico Is Erupting and Authorities Are Warning People to Stay Away he Mexican government has warned that a major eruption could be imminent at a large volcano … Continue reading

04/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Cuba tourism slides in wake of Hurricane Irma

Disasters are destroying places we hold dear. What we do next will make all the difference. When fires, floods and other major disruptions alter natural areas, our first instinct is … Continue reading

03/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Small businesses need disaster plans for bad behavior

Cyclone Ockhi: Naval ships searched over 4.5 lakh square miles, biggest disaster relief ops after 2004 tsunami Kochi: The Indian Navy’s rescue mission in the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi was … Continue reading

02/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Oregon is unprepared to deal with major earthquake, tsunami, says audit

Oregon is unprepared to deal with major earthquake, tsunami, says audit Oregon is nowhere near ready to deal with a catastrophic earthquake or tsunami like the predicted Big One, according … Continue reading

01/02/2018 · Leave a comment

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