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Monthly Archives: August, 2019

Watch tsunami waves from a 9.0 earthquake in new simulation videos from Washington scientists

  Building resilience and securing land tenure in the face of disasters For the 4.3 billion people living in the Asia-Pacific region – the world’s most disaster-prone region – much … Continue reading

31/08/2019 · Leave a comment

The Dark(er) Side of the Hurricane Katrina Conspiracies

Spectacular Stromboli eruption sends people fleeing for cover Firefighters reported that widespread vegetation fires had broken out. Burning material from the explosion fell from the crater and rolled down to … Continue reading

30/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Time to rethink Australia’s food security

Catastrophic Queensland floods killed 600,000 cattle and devastated native species In February 2019, about 600,000 cattle were killed by catastrophic flooding across north Queensland’s Carpentaria Gulf plains. The flood waters … Continue reading

29/08/2019 · Leave a comment

‘100-year’ floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps

Another Harvey? Houston isn’t ready. [Editorial] Ask officials if we’re better prepared today than we were when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in 2017, and the answer is as quick as … Continue reading

28/08/2019 · Leave a comment

This tiny ‘cockroach robot’ could be the future of search and rescue when disasters strike

 Colossal volcano behind ‘mystery’ global cooling finally found The ices of Greenland and Antarctica bear the fingerprints of a monster: a gigantic volcanic eruption in 539 or 540 A.D. that … Continue reading

27/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Their neighborhood was flooded to save Houston

  Camp Fire programs strengthen personal resilience The organization teaches skills that enable a child to make positive choices, reject negative societal elements and create non-violent ways of dealing with … Continue reading

26/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Workplace stress on the rise, new survey says

Grit and Resilience: The Self-Help vs. Islamic Perspective I don’t really care about grit. Persevering and persisting through difficulties to achieve a higher goal is awesome. High-five. We should all … Continue reading

25/08/2019 · Leave a comment

How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t Rebuild, Research Suggests

How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t Rebuild, Research Suggests What should communities do as climate change escalates threats like sea-level rise? Until now, much of the focus has … Continue reading

24/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Increasing Resilience During A Recession: Three Factors Of Successful Companies

Hurricanes are making spiders more aggressive: It’s rapid evolution at work In the wake of natural disasters such as hurricanes, some spider populations are becoming more aggressive.  According to a … Continue reading

23/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster philanthropy needs a feminist and participatory approach

A record number of wildfires are burning in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far … Continue reading

22/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Remembering Hurricane Camille 50 years later

Weatherwatch: rain of ‘biblical proportions’ may not be hyperbole Biblical proportions” is an expression that headline writers use when trying to describe unprecedented rainfall or flooding. And “Biblical rain” was … Continue reading

21/08/2019 · Leave a comment

‘Ecological grief’: Greenland residents traumatised by climate emergency

Not waiting for handouts: Five stories of resilience from one of the world’s largest refugee camps Today there are more than 70 million people around the world who have been … Continue reading

20/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Why stress is dangerous: and how to avoid its effects.

How perfectionism is harming your health THE desire to be perfect is something most of us have felt at some point in our lives. Studying for the perfect test result, … Continue reading

19/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Weatherwatch: rain of ‘biblical proportions’ may not be hyperbole Biblical proportions” is an expression that headline writers use when trying to describe unprecedented rainfall or flooding. And “Biblical rain” was … Continue reading

18/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Turkey taps Japanese tech for disaster response

  Fuelled by climate change, disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific Asia and the Pacific is facing a daunting spectrum of natural disasters which are growing in frequency, complexity … Continue reading

18/08/2019 · Leave a comment

It’s Really Hard to Predict an Earthquake, but Scientists Are Getting Closer

Political Transition and Earthquake Recovery in Nepal When the earthquake struck, on April 25, 2015, killing nearly 9,000 people and damaging or destroying over half a million homes and buildings, … Continue reading

17/08/2019 · Leave a comment

The Hidden Toll of a Natural Disaster: Why Mental Health Needs Often Go Unaddressed

  When Natural Disasters Became National Disasters The federal government hasn’t always paid out after natural disasters. In today’s Academic Minute, part of Union College Week, Andrew Morris looks at … Continue reading

16/08/2019 · Leave a comment

How to prepare for an earthquake and assemble a bugout bag

Study: Teenage pregnancies prevalent in disaster-hit areas The displacement of families during the onslaught of natural disasters often results in pregnancies not just among adult mothers, but also among teenage … Continue reading

15/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Technological Insights Into Natural Disasters

  Typhoons, disease outbreaks and now escalating protests: Hong Kong isn’t ready for a citywide disaster Hong Kong is ranked as Asia’s most disaster-prone city, and while this is usually … Continue reading

14/08/2019 · Leave a comment

8 Simple Ways Lawyers Can Reduce Stress (And Increase Productivity)

Company culture is a leading cause of stress, according to HR professionals Company culture is one of the prevailing causes of stress, according to almost half of senior HR professionals … Continue reading

13/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilience in focus amid growing environmental risks to the built environment

Building agility and resilience with digital risk management In 2018, the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) conducted the first-ever bug bounty by a Singapore government agency. It invited some 300 … Continue reading

12/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Above-Average Hurricane Season Likely in 2019, NOAA Says

  A memoir of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina SARAH BROOM’S moving memoir does not belong to her alone. She shares the story with her mother, Ivory Mae, and with … Continue reading

11/08/2019 · Leave a comment

One quarter of the world’s population live in countries with a high level of water stress

ED declares drought national disaster President Mnangagwa has declared the 2018/2019 El-Nino-induced drought a State of National Disaster, paving way for the launch of the Revised Zimbabwe Humanitarian Appeal yesterday … Continue reading

10/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Most UK firms lack confidence in disaster recovery

‘We are human beings’: Training course helps police officers increase resilience Helping police officers in northwestern Ontario build resilience and better cope with the often traumatic nature of their jobs … Continue reading

09/08/2019 · Leave a comment

How Resilience Training Can Improve Construction Productivity

  Resilience classes help first responders deal with trauma Those who experience a traumatic life event or go through a crisis often aren’t the only ones who feel the effects. … Continue reading

08/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Distressed Employees? Try Resilience Training

  Building resilience as a profession Research by the Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) this year revealed that more than 90 per cent of junior lawyers experience stress at work, with … Continue reading

07/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Thriving After a Loss: Building resilience in tough times

Thriving After a Loss: Building resilience in tough times Trauma comes in many forms: as illness, bereavement, divorce, infertility, abuse and natural disasters. I have also seen more subtle forms … Continue reading

06/08/2019 · 1 Comment

Resilience in the aftermath of Brazil’s deadly dam collapse

Preparing for and recovering from a natural disaster On July 13, 2019, Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane. It weakened to a tropical storm, but … Continue reading

05/08/2019 · Leave a comment

A major river in Europe hit by drought could create economic havoc

Mississippi River flooding and Hurricane Barry could have inundated New Orleans. Here are four actions we need to take before that happens again. The Bonnet Carré Spillway will finally close … Continue reading

04/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Homes being built fastest in many flood-prone areas

Over 15,000 Square Miles of Siberia Are on Fire and It’s “a Global Ecological Catastrophe” Wildfires are raging across over 15,000 square miles of Siberia, an area larger than the … Continue reading

03/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Workplace resilience needs to be ‘led from top’ says report.

This Japanese TV show about work-life balance is a big hit – here’s why If you’re reading this at work and it’s past leaving time – bookmark the page, go … Continue reading

02/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Shielding the most vulnerable

Extreme weather caused by climate change has damaged 45% of Australia’s coastal habitat If you think climate change is only gradually affecting our natural systems, think again. Our research, published … Continue reading

01/08/2019 · Leave a comment

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