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Monthly Archives: October, 2018

Black swans and how to find them: national approaches to managing risk

Resilience Expert Jim Davidson Now Exclusively Represented by Executive Speakers Bureau Executive Speakers Bureau is proud to announce its exclusive representation of resilience expert, Jim Davidson, for all keynote speaking … Continue reading

31/10/2018 · Leave a comment

2017 the costliest year on record for natural disasters

Natural disasters have made New Zealand one of the riskiest places in the world for insurers A new study of insurance data by Lloyd’s of London has ranked us the … Continue reading

30/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Blaming women, minorities for natural disasters

Resilient islanders brace for long recovery after typhoon Many people in a U.S. Pacific territory ravaged by a deadly super typhoon lost everything, but residents say they are resilient and … Continue reading

29/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Lloyd’s: Insurance gap threatens disaster-prone poor nations

Global focus on young people in disaster The voices of children and young people were loud and clear at a disaster resilience conference recently held in Portugal. Over 130 international … Continue reading

28/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Financing Resilience: How Environmental Impact Bonds Can Help Louisiana

Here’s how to design cities where people and nature can both flourish Urban nature has a critical role to play in the future liveability of cities. An emerging body of … Continue reading

27/10/2018 · Leave a comment

How resilient are you?

2018’s ‘especially astounding’ hurricane season is a warning of what’s to come The 2018 hurricane season still has a few weeks to go, but it has already been one for … Continue reading

26/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Jamaica; Resilience of People.

Earthquake preparations major component of disaster management Earthquakes and tsunamis are an ever-present threat to Jamaica. The country’s location on multiple geological faults subjects it to up to an average … Continue reading

25/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Some Scientists Say Natural Disasters Shouldn’t Be Called Disasters.

Japan’s Exports Unexpectedly Fall After Natural Disasters Japan’s exports unexpectedly fell in September — the first drop in almost two years — as natural disasters disrupted economic activity, while higher … Continue reading

24/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Do these 8 things every day to be happier and filled with less regret

Do these 8 things every day to be happier and filled with less regret Our income may be rising, but our happiness levels are not. As Ben Schiller wrote in … Continue reading

23/10/2018 · Leave a comment

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans become key voting bloc in Florida

Survivor Stories: Teachers in Puerto Rico reflect on Hurricane Maria 1 year later Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico just as the 2017 school year was beginning. A year later, two … Continue reading

22/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Floods May Have Doomed World’s Biggest Pre-Industrial City

Hurricane Michael unearthed 19th century shipwrecks in Florida Ships that washed ashore on Dog Island during the 1899 Carrabelle Hurricane were unearthed completely by Hurricane Michael’s vicious storm surge last … Continue reading

21/10/2018 · Leave a comment

An App Built for Hurricane Harvey Is Now Saving Lives in Florida

Typhoons ‘trick’ Japan’s cherry trees into blooming months early The arrival of Japan’s famed cherry blossoms is the cue for groups of office workers to eat and drink, cast off … Continue reading

20/10/2018 · Leave a comment

We asked insurance workers where they’d live in the US to avoid future natural disasters — here’s what they said

India lost $79.5 billion due to natural disasters in 20 years, says UN; 2002, 2015 costliest drought spells in two decades India has suffered economic losses of $79.5 billion due … Continue reading

19/10/2018 · Leave a comment

‘Look toward green energy, build resilience’

Japan to help reconstruct quake-hit Sulawesi Japan is to help Indonesia draw up a basic plan for the reconstruction of Sulawesi Island, which was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami … Continue reading

18/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Resilience to disaster

Indonesia’s double disaster exposes earthquake lessons not learned The young man standing atop a mound of grey mud and debris on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, waiting for an excavator … Continue reading

17/10/2018 · Leave a comment

How to cultivate emotional resilience at work

4 Ways Leaders Can Improve Mental Health In The Workplace Mental illness is a stubborn foe. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Advocates must dispel the perception that … Continue reading

16/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Positive mental health is vital for a flourishing future workforce

TEDx star Hunt to emphasise resilience Charles Hunt had problems in his childhood, but it taught him a lot about resilience. Mr Hunt, who is due to speak this morning … Continue reading

15/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Florida’s catastrophic damage from Hurricane Michael, as seen from above

UK recruits ‘resilience advisers’ for post-Brexit fallout The British government is seeking to recruit a team of “resilience advisers” to handle the potential fallout from a chaotic Brexit. The positions, … Continue reading

14/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Why storm surges and flooding are the biggest hurricane hazards

Toxic red tide could sicken people as Hurricane Michael pushes it ashore Hurricane Michael could push this season’s toxic red tide inland, exposing more people to the dangerous health effects … Continue reading

13/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Why Hurricane Michael is a monster unlike any other

Hurricane Michael Caused Estimated $8 Billion in Insured Losses An insurance company that produces models for catastrophes is estimating Hurricane Michael caused about $8 billion in insured losses. Boston-based Karen … Continue reading

12/10/2018 · Leave a comment

A supervolcano that could destroy humanity is ready to erupt — and NASA is trying to figure out how to contain it

‘This drought is different’: it’s drier and hotter – and getting worse If you don’t fully appreciate the complexity of rural communities, farmer Peter Schmidt is not the sort of … Continue reading

11/10/2018 · Leave a comment

No siren, no warning: Indonesians caught unawares by devastating tsunami

The Guardian view on the Indonesian tsunami: preparing for the worst Almost 1,400 people are confirmed to have died in the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi last Friday. Although … Continue reading

10/10/2018 · Leave a comment

The promotion of resilience as a communication challenge

Rich, white towns are getting more hurricane recovery help than others Small, rich, white towns in southeast Texas are getting a disproportionate amount in federal disaster recovery funds following Hurricane … Continue reading

09/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Minding the mental health of today’s students – tomorrow’s work force

The Japanese art of kintsugi and how it can help with defeat in sport Kintsugi is a Japanese practice of repairing broken ceramics or pottery with lacquer, often coloured with … Continue reading

08/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Sandy and the Inequalities of Resilience in New York

  Bodies of mother clutching baby found as Indonesia quake toll rises above 1,500 A week after a major earthquake brought devastation to Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, Ichsan Hidayat told how … Continue reading

07/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Green group urges wood recycling from trees felled by Mangkhut

Puerto Rico Uses Hurricane Headlines to Help Make It a Global Destination Many travelers have probably heard a lot about Puerto Rico during the past year following Hurricane Maria, and … Continue reading

06/10/2018 · Leave a comment

What happens when you buy a house in a disaster zone – and no one told you?

Lessons From Katrina: This Organization Tries to Get Hurricane Florence Survivors Home Quicker After Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas, the USDA’s Forest Service staff and FEMA coordinated to … Continue reading

05/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Women masons help build stronger homes in quake-hit Nepal

  The Difficulty of Counting the Death Toll from Hurricane Florence On the third day of Hurricane Florence’s march through the Carolinas, Dazia Lee, a twenty-year-old who worked at an … Continue reading

04/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Scientists Surprised by Power of Indonesia Tsunami

Photos From the Deadly Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia On September 28, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, near the city of Palu, also triggering a localized tsunami, … Continue reading

03/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Microsoft Commits $40 Million to Explore A.I. Applications in Disaster Relief

Nigeria floods death toll hits 199 Nearly 200 people have died in flooding caused by heavy seasonal rains across 12 states in Nigeria. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said … Continue reading

02/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Forest: Our first line defence against natural calamities

‘Medicane,’ a rare, hurricane-like storm, is on track to hit Europe A powerful and rare storm is set to hit the eastern Mediterranean this weekend. The hybrid storm, often called … Continue reading

01/10/2018 · Leave a comment

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