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Monthly Archives: March, 2018

The impact of boosting mental resilience on cardiovascular health

Workplace satisfaction: chasing happiness is a tough job SA is ranked 105th out of 156 countries in the UN World Happiness report, dropping four spots since 2017. The countries with … Continue reading

31/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

How to Be More Resilient and Reach Your Goals We all have to endure stressful moments throughout our lives. At times, stress can feel debilitating and keep us from achieving … Continue reading

30/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricanes: What you need to know

Hurricanes: What you need to know “Hurricane” is the name used for the most powerful tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean and the northeastern Pacific Ocean — those bearing sustained … Continue reading

29/03/2018 · Leave a comment

New NASA Model Could Help Predict Landslides (Video)

Building urban resilience to climate change: A review of Madagascar Madagascar is exposed to a variety of weather and climate phenomena that have wide-ranging impacts on human health and safety, … Continue reading

28/03/2018 · Leave a comment

From wildfires to floods, climate change keeps coming for Montecito, California

2017 costliest year ever for natural disasters in Indian subcontinent Weather and climate disasters cost countries about $ 320 billion last year with major monsoon floods in the Indian subcontinent … Continue reading

27/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Building for collapse: Professor designs more resilient steel structure

  Tongan women highlighted in stories of resilience post-cyclone Gita A series of articles on the resilience of Tongan women during and after Cyclone Gita aims to highlight the importance … Continue reading

26/03/2018 · Leave a comment

World Water Day – How we can ensure resilience of our water supplies

  World Water Day – How we can ensure resilience of our water supplies How does water fit into your life and your business? Have you thought about where your … Continue reading

25/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Nine Ways To Build Resilience As A Leader

  Why SMEs should prioritise employee wellbeing Mental health is clearly the hot topic at the moment and rightly so, with one in four of us reportedly likely to have … Continue reading

24/03/2018 · Leave a comment

It’s official: NYC hasn’t seen snow like this in 130 years

Needs go unmet 6 months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane … Continue reading

23/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Optimism key component of resiliency

Organizational Resiliency: Failing Forward Emphasizing strengths and minimizing weaknesses is common not only for individuals, but for organizations as well. A relentless focus on success is certainly easier and more … Continue reading

22/03/2018 · Leave a comment

China hands over disaster risk reduction projects to Malawi communities

‘Climate Change’ Removed From FEMA’s Strategic Plan FEMA released its Strategic Plan for the next four years, which replaces the Obama-era version that made repeat mentions of climate change. The … Continue reading

21/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Embrace science for disaster resilience

Embrace science for disaster resilience According to University of the Philippines (UP) Resilience Institute Executive Director Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay, there is a need to introduce science to Filipinos and … Continue reading

20/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Supervolcano Goes Boom. Humans Go Meh?

The impact of disasters and crises on agriculture and food security 2017 The Impact of Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security 2015 showed that a staggering 22 percent of total … Continue reading

19/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Why grit is so important in the workplace

Former teacher lauds power of resilience, happiness Cobram Anglican Grammar School students have been busy learning about the integral mindset of resilience from Resilience Project founder Hugh van Cuylenburg. On … Continue reading

18/03/2018 · Leave a comment

L.A. Bets That Equity Is the Path to Resilience

A guide to help your business survive after a disaster The days and weeks immediately following a natural disaster can feel overwhelming for any business owner. While your family and … Continue reading

17/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Floods are world’s worst natural disasters

6 months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico pleads for help Hurricane Maria shredded the electric poles in this plantain farming town high in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, leaving … Continue reading

16/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Summer of UK earthquakes MAPPED: Where natural disasters could strike

Soil Health’s Role in Mitigating Natural Disaster Effects Last year was tough for many Americans in dealing with the aftermath of several natural disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) … Continue reading

15/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Assessing local resilience to typhoon disasters: A case study in Nansha, Guangzhou

Invest more in disaster management Public and private sectors alike have to increase the investment in disaster management to sustain the economic and human development, said director general of the … Continue reading

14/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Extreme Hurricanes Deliver Powerful Lesson on Mitigation, Readiness, Resiliency

Papua New Guinea quake: An invisible disaster which could change life forever Nearly two weeks after a powerful earthquake hit Papua New Guinea (PNG), officials still do not know what … Continue reading

13/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Should Bitcoin be used to help countries hit by disaster?

Japan’s Shinmoedake Volcano Erupts Violently, Grounding Dozens of Flights A volcano in southern Japan that appeared in a James Bond film had its biggest eruption in years Tuesday, shooting smoke … Continue reading

12/03/2018 · Leave a comment

How do you raise resilient kids? Accept them how they are

The importance of relationships and belonging Our mental health and personal well being are tied up in the quality of our personal relationships. The more closely we are connected to … Continue reading

11/03/2018 · Leave a comment

World unprepared for next major volcanic eruption, researchers say ‘death tolls could reach millions’

Mental health collaborative tackles fire-related trauma in Sonoma County When a North Bay fire survivor walks into her private practice office, Santa Rosa psychologist Alisa Liguori Stratton never presumes to … Continue reading

10/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Los Angeles Releases Resilience Strategy

  Major floods twice as common as 30 years ago, data shows Major floods have become almost twice as frequent as they were 30 years ago, according to figures from … Continue reading

09/03/2018 · Leave a comment

SPECIAL EDITION: International Women’s Day 2018: Women and Resilience

When Environmental Crises Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most Victor Tsang is UN Environment gender expert and Shari Nijman, UN Environment communication officer This article is part of a series … Continue reading

08/03/2018 · 2 Comments

Mobile Tech Can Make Disaster Zones Less Disastrous—Here’s How

Resilience in times of Crisis Why do we care about resilience?  I mean, other than the fact that life is stressful, jobs get lost, things break, love is lost, and … Continue reading

07/03/2018 · Leave a comment

U.S. Hospitals Can’t Handle Catastrophic Attacks or Disasters, Report Finds

U.N. collates global disaster data to help reduce risk A global effort to quantify the impact of disasters – from droughts to hurricanes – is underway to work out how … Continue reading

06/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Becoming more resilient

As Climate Change Intensifies, Here Are the Most—and Least—Resilient Counties in America Kodiak Island Borough is a remote community of around 14,000 people that spreads down the coast of the … Continue reading

05/03/2018 · Leave a comment

The science of resilience: What are the ingredients that help people cope?

The science of resilience: What are the ingredients that help people cope? Resilience is on many people’s minds these days. Hurricanes and fires regularly wallop communities. The risks of climate … Continue reading

04/03/2018 · Leave a comment

More than 12 years after Hurricane Katrina, scientists are learning what makes some survivors more resilient than others

Smart surface solutions can improve disaster resilience, health and comfort in cities A cost/benefit analysis by clean energy advisory and venture capital firm Capital E suggests that implementing smart surface … Continue reading

03/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Papua New Guinea: at least 16 dead after strongest ever earthquake hits

Chief resilience officer is lesson in risk management It was a bad PR day for the city of Minneapolis last week when its chief resilience officer left after only seven … Continue reading

02/03/2018 · Leave a comment

How Olympians train their brains to become mentally tough

From recovery to resilience to recreation It’s been four-and-a-half years since eight days of rain — what experts would eventually call a “100-year” flood — nearly cleaved Longmont in half. … Continue reading

01/03/2018 · Leave a comment

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