Post Quake Farming Group focuses on resilience
Resilience means being prepared.
The Post Quake Farming Group hosted the first in a series of ”future-ready farm business” workshops with resilience consultant Dr Joanne Stevenson in the Waiau Hall recently.
Dr Stevenson defined resilience as ”the ability to survive a crisis and thrive in a world of uncertainty”.
She said the ”future-ready farm business” programme was designed to help farmers build the necessary skills to be ready for anything that might happen in the future….
Bridge disaster a stark reminder of how mafia, corruption have left Italy’s infrastructure crumbling
The truth about the mafia and construction, however, is more prosaic — and far more lethal.
Rather than dumping rival gangsters into wet cement, organized crime groups imperil people’s lives by building bridges, tunnels, roads and apartment blocks with low quality materials and slapdash techniques.
Using cement containing too much sand, for instance, produces bridges and viaducts liable to crumble.
Italian prosecutors have launched an investigation into Tuesday’s collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, a disaster which has so far claimed the lives of 38 people, with another 10 to 20 still missing…
13 Things You Never Knew About Earthquakes
An earthquake happens somewhere every single day. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that 500,000 detectable earthquakes occur in the world each year. Many more go undetected because they hit remote areas or have very small magnitudes. The National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) locates an average of 50 earthquakes every day, or about 20,000 a year. Learn about some real natural disasters you had no idea happened in the USA….