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Widespread flooding in Paraguay causes damage, deaths

Study highlights benefits of disaster resilient farming practices Farmers can gain significantly by adopting “disaster resilient” farming practices, said a new study by the United Nations agriculture agency. According to … Continue reading

20/05/2019 · Leave a comment

5G Networks Could Throw Weather Forecasting Into Chaos

How to build emergency preparedness and disaster resilience Your organisation works hard to support your clients and community to live their lives to their best ability. What would happen to … Continue reading

19/05/2019 · Leave a comment

The power of resilience

  Getting Resilient The Odisha government’s disaster management during the recent Cyclone Fani has been lauded the world over. Despite a wind speed of close to 200 kilometres per hour, … Continue reading

18/05/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilience is the key to combat rejection or failure.

Beat Stress with a Winning Mentality: How to Develop Resilience & Positive Thinking Resilience determines whether you succeed or fail in life. It’s true in sport, business, entertainment, and it’s … Continue reading

17/05/2019 · Leave a comment

This House Is Built to Stare Down a Hurricane

Natural Disasters are on the Rise, but is Indiana Prepared to Help Hoosiers Recover? The number of deadly natural disasters afflicting the U.S. is rising, and so is the economic … Continue reading

16/05/2019 · Leave a comment

‘Billion Dollar’ Natural Disasters on the Rise

IBM Calls on Developers for Disaster Response and Recovery Ideas IBM marked Hurricane Preparedness Week to call on the technology community to take action that will help save lives of … Continue reading

15/05/2019 · Leave a comment

Violence, natural disasters forced a record 41 million people from their homes

  Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction: Driving Action on Disaster Risk Reduction lobally, disaster risks are increasing, and climate change is expected to further drive risks up. Systems- based … Continue reading

14/05/2019 · Leave a comment

The Future of Disaster Recovery

The story of two cities and two cyclones It was last year on September 16th, Sunday that typhoon (as cyclones are called in these parts of the world) Mangkhut hit … Continue reading

13/05/2019 · Leave a comment

A Millennials’ Guide To Building Resilience In The Workplace

Why emotional resilience is important in workplace Kingsley works as an Accounts Manager in a top Finance firm. As his position in the Organisation grew, it came with more responsibilities … Continue reading

12/05/2019 · Leave a comment

When ‘1-In-100-Year’ Floods Happen Often, What Should You Call Them?

Australia’s worst natural disasters The bushfires in Victoria have so far claimed 131 lives, making it Australia’s worst-ever bushfire disaster. It’s also Australia’s worst-ever natural disaster in 110 years. Here’s … Continue reading

11/05/2019 · Leave a comment

What to expect from the 2019 hurricane season

What Happens to Hurricane Victims When Congress Can’t Function? In October of last year, Panama City was ground zero for the fourth-strongest tropical storm in U.S. history. Hurricane Michael, which … Continue reading

10/05/2019 · Leave a comment

Killer Asteroid Flattens New York City in NASA Simulation Exercise

Monster Cyclone Fani Over India Looked Fearsome from Space As Cyclone Fani strengthened and made landfall over eastern India on May 3, a network of weather satellites kept an eye … Continue reading

09/05/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters could be far less damaging with better building codes

Cholera and widespread destruction as second cyclone hits Mozambique Cyclone Kenneth, which hit Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique just five weeks after Cyclone Idai caused widespread destruction, has brought … Continue reading

08/05/2019 · Leave a comment

6 Years After Hurricane Sandy, Here’s What They Came Up With: Really Big Sandbags

Deadly Cyclones Are On The Rise And Climate Change Is To Blame While Cyclone Fani is putting millions at risk in India and Bangladesh, Mozambique is still recovering from back-to-back … Continue reading

07/05/2019 · Leave a comment

How Do You Save a Million People From a Cyclone? Ask a Poor State in India

EPA Releases Report Advising Communities to Prepare for Climate Change-Related Disasters Policymakers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a report in the Federal Register outlining how local communities … Continue reading

06/05/2019 · Leave a comment

15 Photos of Resilience and Commitment Around the World This Week

Insurance experts rank climate change as top risk for 2019 It’s no secret that climate change comes at a cost — so much so that even the insurance industry has … Continue reading

05/05/2019 · Leave a comment

The Deadliest Tropical Cyclone on Record Killed 300,000 People

NASA Research Shows Humans Have Been Influencing Drought For Over a Century Climate change used to be thought of as a future problem. Now people are finally starting to view … Continue reading

04/05/2019 · Leave a comment

New research explains why Hurricane Harvey intensified immediately before landfall

Hurricane Maria Left Thousands of Puerto Rican Children Experiencing Symptoms of PTSD, Survey Finds Hurricane Maria was the deadliest storm in modern U.S. history. And the damage didn’t end when … Continue reading

03/05/2019 · Leave a comment

Montreal Emergency Workers Warning People Against Taking Flood Selfies

  Montenegro boosts action on disaster resilience Major efforts are underway in Montenegro to reduce the risks from disasters with the launch of a national disaster loss database to mark … Continue reading

02/05/2019 · Leave a comment

Can Online Tools Help Employees Build Resilience?

Zurich recognized for ‘outstanding’ disaster review program Zurich Insurance has been recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award from the 2019 National Hurricane Conference. The insurer earned the award for its … Continue reading

01/05/2019 · Leave a comment

How to avoid a climate flood disaster – a hypothetical it’s extremely difficult

‘Pele’s Path: The Journey Home’ to offer first-hand look at Kilauea disaster As part of Hawaii News Now’s documentary series on the Kilauea eruption, “Pele’s Path: The Journey Home” offers … Continue reading

30/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Why are some people more resilient than others?

Supporting children through disaster Fire, flood, cyclone – whatever form disaster takes, the distress that often follows for those who survive is well-documented. Even emergency responders, those trained to help … Continue reading

29/04/2019 · Leave a comment

The Value of Coastal Wetlands for Flood Damage Reduction

Hurricane Season Has Started Early Four Years in a Row. Is That Unusual? The Atlantic hurricane season technically runs from June through November, but there’s “nothing magical” about those dates … Continue reading

28/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Flooding linked to climate change puts beaches, nuclear plants at risk

Only Half of Businesses Believe They Have Achieved Cyber Resilience “Business resilience” is the modern evolution of what was once known as “business continuity”, the change in terms precipitated by … Continue reading

27/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Cyclone Kenneth: Storm-battered Mozambique hit again

  Cyclone Kenneth Kills in Comoros, Then Hits Mozambique, Tanzania A powerful tropical cyclone has hit Mozambique and Tanzania. Three people have been killed in Comoros, with meteorologists calling it … Continue reading

26/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Do You Recognize Your Own Resilience? Some Guidelines

Creating a Culture of Wellness in the Workplace Healthcare organizations in particular are high-risk environments in which to work, mainly due to factors like stress and fatigue. Doctors, nurses and … Continue reading

26/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Could Machine Learning Be the Key to Earthquake Prediction?

Resilience Hub teaches skills that build community and sustainable landscapes Using old tools, sustainability concepts and lots of volunteers, the Resilience Hub is remaking public and private landscapes all around … Continue reading

25/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Iran Floods Leave Its Regime Drowning in Domestic Criticism

Southern African countries won’t manage disasters unless they work together Cyclone Idai, which recently devastated Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, was one of the worst natural disasters to hit the southern … Continue reading

24/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Al Roker Writes About The Deadliest Flood In American History

  New data shows 4% drop in Puerto Rico population since Maria New Census Bureau data shows Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria — the … Continue reading

23/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Study: Natural Disasters Double Likelihood of Child Poverty

‘Natural disasters are shaped by social and economic inequality’ In the early hours of October 31, 1876, a devastating cyclone emanating from the Bay of Bengal drowned at least 0.21 … Continue reading

22/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Spring Memories of Why We Must Protect Wetlands and Streams

  Caribbean countries and the United States launch the US-Caribbean Resilience Partnership At a recent meeting of ministers and disaster management officials from the United States and 18 Caribbean countries … Continue reading

21/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilience in the Age of Anxiety

  The Therapeutic Power of Laughing at Yourself I was what can only be described as a spaz during an interview. (I somehow got a second chance.)  I broke up … Continue reading

20/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Climate Change Was The Engine That Powered Hurricane Maria’s Devastating Rains

What It Looks Like In Mozambique As Recovery Continues A Month After Cyclone Idai Hit Just over one month ago, Cyclone Idai barreled into southeastern Africa with high winds and … Continue reading

19/04/2019 · Leave a comment

7 tips for parents to help children cope with trauma from natural disasters

Value of green buildings touted at conference in St. Paul Mahesh Ramanujam, chief executive of the U.S. Green Building Council, said he has wondered how many people really know what … Continue reading

18/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Cyclone Idai damage cost seen topping $2bn

Iran: Deadly floods highlight need for ‘natural disasters’ fund As Iranians continue to deal with the aftermath of deadly floods across the country and the government scrambles to provide relief, … Continue reading

17/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilience guide for universities

Improving railroad cyber-threat resilience Cyberattacks against critical infrastructure have been increasing dramatically and have been well-reported in the press. What has not been as widely noted is that the nature … Continue reading

16/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Living with natural disasters – how to change Indonesia’s culture of passive resignation

Preventing disaster from striking Australia’s economy The $3.9 billion emergency response fund announced in the Morrison government’s pre-election budget will resonate with the tens of thousands of Australians who, over … Continue reading

15/04/2019 · Leave a comment

How natural disasters can increase inequality

  Austin ties with Houston for most disaster-prone place to live in Texas Austin is tied with Houston for the most natural disaster-prone major metro area in the state of … Continue reading

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Mindfulness brings major benefits to leadership

Thousands of Children Who Survived Cyclone Idai Now Face Slavery and Forced Marriage Thousands of children who survived a cyclone in southeast Africa face fresh risks in its aftermath — … Continue reading

13/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Putting Nature to Work: Integrating Green and Grey Infrastructure for Water Security and Climate Resilience

Cyclone Idai shows why long-term disaster resilience is so crucial Cyclone Idai struck Beira, the fourth largest city in Mozambique, in mid-March with torrential rains and winds of more than … Continue reading

12/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilience: The Art of Failing Forward

A Guide to Habit Resilience I’ve coached thousands of people who want to change habits and I’ve found there’s a key difference between those who actually make changes and those … Continue reading

11/04/2019 · Leave a comment

10 easy things you can do for a mental recharge

An untranslatable Finnish word captures a vulnerability and perseverance we all share At some point in life, all of us get that unexpected call on a Tuesday afternoon that distorts … Continue reading

10/04/2019 · Leave a comment

4 things to know about California’s strange earthquake drought

Near Hiroshima, Japan eyes opportunities for innovations in recovery and resilience Last summer, for nearly two weeks, heavy rains battered southwestern Japan, from the hundreds of small, rocky islands off … Continue reading

09/04/2019 · Leave a comment

This Floating City Can Withstand Category 5 Hurricanes (And Climate Change)

Volcanic Eruptions And Hurricanes Are Weirdly Linked, And We May Have Worked Out How When it comes to the weather systems controlling rain and shine across the planet, nothing happens … Continue reading

08/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Why did the Rockefeller Foundation just unceremoniously end its successful resilience program?

Coral reefs save billions of dollars worldwide by preventing floods Coral reefs aren’t just pretty to look at: They also act as a natural flood protection barrier from powerful ocean … Continue reading

07/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Climate change is causing floods all over the world. Here’s what you can do to help

Rwanda tests its emergency response to natural disasters The Rwandan government has stepped up measures to reduce the effects of natural disasters in the country, Rwandan minister of emergency management … Continue reading

06/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Mozambique Cholera Cases Top 1,000 in Wake of Cyclone Idai

India’s Heat Season Arrives Early and Extreme It’s only March, and communities from Kerala to Gujarat are already battling extreme heat in India. Temperatures reached 41ºC (105ºF) in Surat along … Continue reading

05/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Community resilience is key to disaster recovery, but many are unprepared (Study)

Disaster preparedness ‘key to national survival’ ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said on Friday disaster preparedness was significant for national survival and prosperity, stressing the need … Continue reading

04/04/2019 · Leave a comment

The waters are rising, the floods are coming. What are we doing to save ourselves?

This is how our changing climate could increase the risk we face from hurricanes When tropical cyclone Idai made landfall near Beira, Mozambique on March 14, a spokesperson for the … Continue reading

03/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Need for employee resilience heightened in a time of constant change

White Coats Black Doctors: responding to adversity with resilience Queen’s Black Premedical Association (QBPA) organizes the event to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to hear from physicians about their … Continue reading

02/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness [book]

5 ways to make your HR team more resilient to employment law challenges Resilience is a word becoming so frequently used in the workplace that it has almost lost its … Continue reading

01/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Fukushima contaminants found as far north as Alaska’s Bering Strait

Hurricane Maria inflicted tree damage unprecedented in modern times A new study finds that the storm killed or severely damaged up to 40 million trees in Puerto Rico; suggests future … Continue reading

31/03/2019 · Leave a comment

In Mozambique, parents yearn for children torn away by cyclone

Cholera cases jump to 138 in Mozambique’s Beira after cyclone The number of confirmed cases of cholera in the cyclone-hit Mozambican port city of Beira jumped from five to 138 … Continue reading

30/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Historic, widespread flooding will continue through May, NOAA says

Hurricane Maria Devastated Puerto Rico’s Forests at an Unprecedented Rate When Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico in September of 2017, it leveled buildings, flooded streets, and wiped out power … Continue reading

29/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Abandoning Dogs During A Hurricane Could Be Illegal If This Florida Bill Becomes Law

Effects of Hurricane Harvey still being felt by professional fishing guides The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce admits Hurricane Harvey had a significant impact on the area’s tourism industry. Many residents … Continue reading

28/03/2019 · Leave a comment

5 key behaviours to make yourself resilient to stress

5 Ways to Leave Your Work Stress at Work Firaz was recently appointed CEO of a $1 billion company where he had held various roles over the past nine years. … Continue reading

27/03/2019 · Leave a comment

One of the Worst Earthquakes in Korea’s History Was Caused by Humans

Puerto Rico Power Fully Restored 18 Months After Hurricane Maria Wiped Out the Grid Eighteen months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, customers on an island off the … Continue reading

26/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Hack Brief: FEMA Leaked the Data of 2.3 Million Disaster Survivors

Your insurance premium is about to rise like the sea levels Climate change means disasters are becoming the norm. In New York, Superstorm Sandy racked up an estimated $50 billion … Continue reading

25/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Remember Harvey? Houston remains unprepared for the next big flood.

Factbox: Cyclone Idai’s heavy toll – 732 dead, hundreds of thousands displaced Rescue workers are rushing to help hundreds of thousands of people after Cyclone Idai battered the Mozambican port … Continue reading

24/03/2019 · Leave a comment

SPECIAL: Natural Disasters in Africa

Cyclone Idai ‘might be southern hemisphere’s worst such disaster’ The devastating cyclone that hit south-eastern Africa may be the worst ever disaster to strike the southern hemisphere, according to the … Continue reading

23/03/2019 · Leave a comment

How to Turn Grief into a Strength

How to Survive and Thrive in a Stressful Toxic Work Environment My first job out of college was as a financial advisor at a large international brokerage. On my first … Continue reading

22/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Nebraska flooding shows (again) how extreme weather can threaten national security

In Her Words: Samaris Pagán on Hurricane Maria Twenty days had passed and I felt myself going a bit crazy. Not because I’d been living in complete darkness with zero … Continue reading

21/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Water resilience

‘Era of disasters’ poses challenge for governments Experts are urging governments to act swiftly in response to the growing threat of coastal inundation to prevent damage in excess of $7 … Continue reading

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Two People Died After Record-Breaking Winter Floods In The Midwest

Massive Flooding Follows In Bomb Cyclone’s Wake, With Nebraska Floods Possibly Worst In 50 Years Historic flooding has followed in the wake of the “bomb cyclone” that rammed into the … Continue reading

19/03/2019 · Leave a comment

As wildfires devour communities, toxic threats emerge

As wildfires devour communities, toxic threats emerge As an uncontrollable wildfire turned the California town of Paradise to ash, air pollution researcher Keith Bein knew he had to act fast: … Continue reading

18/03/2019 · Leave a comment

El Niño Conditions Strengthen, Could Last Through Summer

As wildfires devour communities, toxic threats emerge As an uncontrollable wildfire turned the California town of Paradise to ash, air pollution researcher Keith Bein knew he had to act fast: … Continue reading

17/03/2019 · Leave a comment

4 Aspects of a Resilient Mindset

The resilience report: Five ways to turn your stress into your success Stress. We all know how it feels, whether it’s triggered by a deadline looming just before that performance … Continue reading

16/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Eleven dead as Brazil’s largest city flooded

The Central U.S. Is About To Get Hit With A Bomb Cyclone The country’s midsection is about to be hit by a rare, potentially record setting bomb cyclone that will … Continue reading

15/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Death toll from Malawi flooding rises to 28, almost 227,000 people affected

What effect can Brexit have on organisational resilience? It is a subject matter that can motivate huge passion and complete apathy in equal measure. We currently have clients to whom … Continue reading

14/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Eight years after Fukushima, what has made evacuees come home?

California’s 2018 Was the Worst Ever Recorded for Wildfires California’s 2018 is officially the worst year for wildfires in recorded state history, the Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday, citing … Continue reading

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California’s Wildfires Burn Through America’s Climate Illusions

Singapore proposes new security guidelines to beef up financial resilience Singapore is looking to introduce changes to existing guidelines on technology risk and business continuity management that will require financial … Continue reading

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Preparing people for peril

Wildfire catastrophe models need improvement: Reinsurer The world’s second-largest reinsurer is looking for partners in the artificial intelligence space to help the reinsurer get a better idea of how much … Continue reading

11/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Australia needs a national plan to face the growing threat of climate disasters

NPR investigation finds FEMA aid favors the rich and white Who gets public money after natural disasters — and who doesn’t? A new NPR investigation and analysis of previously unreleased … Continue reading

10/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Here Is What Happened the Last Time the Yellowstone Volcano Erupted: Researchers

How UNOSAT Rapid Mapping Service Contributed to Humanitarian Response to Natural Disasters in 2018 The UNOSAT Rapid Mapping Service has been supporting the humanitarian community with satellite imagery analysis for … Continue reading

09/03/2019 · Leave a comment

How to deal with work-related stress

Preparing for the Era of Disasters We are entering a new era in the security of Australia, not because of terrorism, the rise of China or even the cybersecurity threat, … Continue reading

08/03/2019 · Leave a comment

When Wildfires Strike: Living with High-Risk Fire Zones

The Deadly US ‘Tornado Outbreak’ Has Confirmed One of Scientists’ Biggest Fears Yesterday, over the course of a single afternoon, Lee County, Alabama, was ravaged by back-to-back tornadoes. The one-two … Continue reading

07/03/2019 · Leave a comment

California’s Wildfires Burn Through America’s Climate Illusions

Indonesia builds a resilient “living shoreline” The Demak District on Indonesia’s most populous island of Java is four years into a five-year plan to restore its disappearing and degraded shoreline. … Continue reading

06/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster Preparedness: How ready are the banks?

Disaster Preparedness: How ready are the banks? THE PHILIPPINES is among the most vulnerable to the impact of natural disasters and climate change. Last year saw 24 tropical depressions, 20 … Continue reading

05/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Building resilience in the face of disaster

  Thousands Evacuated in Northern California Ahead of Worst Flooding in More Than 20 Years Around 4,000 people were ordered to evacuate from a town about 60 miles north of … Continue reading

04/03/2019 · Leave a comment

5 effective ways to overcome setbacks in life

Trauma: 9 Things We Fail To Understand What comes to your mind when you hear the word trauma? Do you think of physical or psychological trauma? Do you have preconceived … Continue reading

03/03/2019 · Leave a comment

The results are in, and January was one of the warmest in all of recorded history

  After Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Chile Is Threatened by New Natural Disaster Chile, scene of the world’s largest-ever earthquake and some of its most active volcanoes, is learning to live … Continue reading

02/03/2019 · Leave a comment

The Northern Hemisphere Just Experienced Its First-Ever Category 5 Cyclone in February

‘Ice tsunami’ crashes onto northern lake shores. Here’s why. Winter is coming to towns along the shores of the Great Lakes—literally, as walls of ice have risen from the lakes … Continue reading

01/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Emergency preparedness tips for seniors

Warren Buffett warns of natural or human-made ‘megacatastrophe,’ and says our losses will be huge Record-breaking investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett released his yearly letter on Saturday, and … Continue reading

28/02/2019 · Leave a comment

The art of being prepared

  How To Protect Yourself From Real Estate Disasters As a 17-year real estate investor, I could also be the northernmost real estate professional you know. You might have heard … Continue reading

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New study highlights significance of resilience training

Townsville homes may become ‘uninsurable’ due to flooding from climate change Houses in flood-hit Townsville and other parts of north Queensland are “on track to become uninsurable”, according to analysis … Continue reading

26/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Japan wants to boost the use of electric vehicles as a power source during natural disasters

Japan wants to boost the use of electric vehicles as a power source during natural disasters Japan, a country which frequently suffers natural calamities such as tsunamis, typhoons, and earthquakes—which … Continue reading

25/02/2019 · Leave a comment

The First (Very Early) Forecast for the 2019 Hurricane Season Is Here

Japan Sends Robot Into the Nuclear Hell of the Fukushima Reactor The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) just sent a robot into one of the reactors of the Fukushima nuclear … Continue reading

24/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Social media can improve lives post-disaster – new research

Failed wildfire evacuation of Santa Rosa care homes fuels new bill to protect seniors The abandonment of residents at two Santa Rosa senior homes during the October 2017 wildfires has … Continue reading

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Nurses Not Immune to Stress from Disaster

  Scientists Just Made It Possible to Predict The Weather Further Ahead Than Ever Before Most of us have been caught out by weather forecasts that didn’t quite turn out … Continue reading

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Tackling drought with data visualisation

How climate change can make catastrophic weather systems linger for longer Many parts of Australia have suffered a run of severe and, in some cases, unprecedented weather events this summer. … Continue reading

21/02/2019 · Leave a comment

What Black History Month Can Teach Us About Resilience

  Preparing for resilience in disasters With large-scale disasters from coast to coast fresh on the minds of many, the importance of emergency preparedness is especially pertinent. Most recently, for … Continue reading

20/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Three ways to get people talking about mental health in the workplace

Your Two Choices: Presented to You Every Moment of Your Life Our brains display tremendous complexity. They are more elaborate than the greatest computers ever produced. One of the behavioral … Continue reading

19/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Should You Crack Your House Windows for a Hurricane?

A flooded house might not be as ‘terminal’ as a bushfire or cyclone but the clean-up is just as invasive Authorities have begun the huge task of assessing the damage … Continue reading

18/02/2019 · Leave a comment

An earthquake lasted 50 days, but no one felt it. Here’s why.

10 best earthquake apps and earthquake tracker apps for Android! Earthquakes range from mildly annoying to destructively terrifying. However, there are some apps out there that give you an advantage. … Continue reading

17/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Why Australia should be more prepared for extreme weather

A climate resilience strategy for the Caribbean  The back-to-back category 5 hurricanes that led to heart wrenching human suffering and damages is clear evidence that the Caribbean is becoming increasingly … Continue reading

16/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters: The Challenge of Saving Lives

Despite experience with typhoons, most Filipinos ‘not prepared for disasters’ Although the Philippines faces an average of 20 typhoons a year, only 36% of Filipinos feel they are completely prepared … Continue reading

15/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Floods, fire and drought: Australia, a country in the grip of extreme weather bingo

Fungi after the floods: how to get rid of mould to protect your health As Townsville residents continue the clean-up following January’s flooding, microscopic fungi, commonly called mould, will be … Continue reading

14/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Landslides triggered by Hurricane Maria

Black Saturday: What have we learnt? In the ten years since the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009, many improvements have happened in fire prevention and management, writes Dr John Iser. … Continue reading

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Hurricanes are intensifying more rapidly and it may be our fault

Hurricane Harvey left Houston with crisis in affordable housing Did you realize that Houston was left in a severe affordable housing crisis after Hurricane Harvey? A year and a half … Continue reading

12/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Increasing Your Business’s Recession Resilience

BS67000: setting the standard for city resilience City resilience is critically important to economic, organizational, and community well-being. This has been recognised by the development of a standard for city … Continue reading

11/02/2019 · Leave a comment

5 steps to creating a mentally healthy workplace

State schools must practise debating and other resilience skills to compete with the old boys network of Eton, education secretary says State school pupils must practise debating and public speaking … Continue reading

10/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Being kinder to yourself can boost your physical and mental wellbeing, study says

Trauma, Resilience & Healing – 20 Alaskan Artists Create Storytelling Murals Seven unique storytelling murals by 20 different Alaskan artists will be unveiled at a special reception at the Church … Continue reading

09/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster relief as a threat to state sovereignty

Maternal depression and natural disaster-related stress may affect infants’ temperament A new Infant Mental Health Journal study demonstrates that prenatal maternal depression has important consequences for infant temperament. Furthermore, the … Continue reading

08/02/2019 · Leave a comment

How can Australia better prepare itself for natural disasters?

AgForce calls on banks to show compassion for farmers hurt by Townsville floods Banks need to cut farmers some slack from default interest repayments and show some compassion following the … Continue reading

07/02/2019 · Leave a comment

6 ways to build resilience and adapt to the stresses in farming

  We must remember Hurricane Michael’s lessons | Opinion Just four months ago, Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, the strongest storm to strike the Florida Panhandle … Continue reading

06/02/2019 · Leave a comment

European colonizers killed so many Native Americans that it changed the global climate, researchers say

Earthquake and tsunami fears erupt on social media in Japan as ‘bad omen’ oarfish spotted Social media in Japan has exploded after a number of deep-sea fish were caught. People … Continue reading

05/02/2019 · Leave a comment

New NASA Visualization Shows What the Dreaded Polar Vortex Really Looks Like

Extreme weather shatters records around the world US cities as cold as the Arctic. An Australian inferno. The UK covered in snow. It’s only one month into 2019 and meteorologists … Continue reading

04/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Top 10 worst floods in Australia

North Queensland flood crisis worsens North Queensland residents remain on high alert as officials fear a catastrophic flood disaster with more record-breaking downpours on the way. The Bureau of Meteorology … Continue reading

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Climate resilience: More than a third of Londoners think city can’t cope with natural disasters

Business resilience should be a core company strategy, so why are businesses struggling to take action? A recent survey showed that only 51% of U.S. business decision makers say their … Continue reading

02/02/2019 · Leave a comment

7 key figures: Breaking down the cost of natural disasters in 2018

  Fears of further destruction from Tasmania bushfires Crews battling bushfires in Tasmania are preparing for hot and dry conditions, with 12 emergency alerts issued and continued threats to property. … Continue reading

01/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Determine Your Business’ Resilience to Climate Change

U.S. Suffers Seventh-Highest Disaster Death Toll in World in 2018 Extreme weather events including droughts and wildfires accounted for most of the natural hazards that affected more than 60 million … Continue reading

31/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Puerto Ricans Concerned That $20 Billion Recovery Plan Is ‘Not For The People’

  Tasmania Is Burning Up And Things Could Get Worse This Week Australia’s blistering heat wave began in December and has only intensified since then. So far the country has … Continue reading

30/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Global Natural Catastrophe Report 2019

  “Do One Thing” to prepare for the next big disaster Medford, Ore — While the threat of natural disaster exists all the time, emergency preparedness is often on the … Continue reading

29/01/2019 · Leave a comment

How Australia’s Deadliest Fires Made Thousands of Students Fall Behind

  After Hurricane Harvey, Texas senator eyes using state’s savings for flood control Before the next Hurricane Harvey strikes, and thousands of homes are damaged or destroyed, some Texas lawmakers … Continue reading

28/01/2019 · Leave a comment

As environmental catastrophe unfolds, we need architecture that is more than just green

Puerto Rico received lopsided hurricane disaster aid compared to Texas and Florida, study says In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria hit the United States in August and September. The … Continue reading

27/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Shocking pictures reveal Australia heatwave tragedy

Integrated Coastal Community Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Demak, Central Java In Demak, Central Java, natural forces exacerbated by human activities have escalated coastal erosion to the point of … Continue reading

26/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters Worsen Inequality

Business leaders waking up to extreme risks posed by climate change The World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2019 shines a light on a topic that Zurich has been calling … Continue reading

25/01/2019 · Leave a comment

World Bank to double climate adaptation & resilience financing

World Bank to double climate adaptation & resilience financing The World Bank Group will double its financing of climate change adaptation and resilience related projects, with one area of focus … Continue reading

24/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Five Resilience Trends to Watch in 2019

Business continuity trends and challenges 2019: survey results The survey asked respondents: ‘What level of changes do you expect to see in the way your organization manages business continuity during … Continue reading

23/01/2019 · Leave a comment

The Top Global Risks in 2019

US homes facing increased risk from natural hazards Natural hazards have been elevated over the past three years according to a report from CoreLogic, increasing risk for homeowners and their … Continue reading

22/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Talking about natural disasters could prepare you for the worst, researcher says

  The US won’t be prepared for the next natural disaster How prepared is the United States for the inevitable next disaster? Hurricane Florence killed 50 and caused $22bn in … Continue reading

21/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Satellites Reveal Flooding on Earth

No. 1 US Utility PG&E Prepares Bankruptcy Filing After California Wildfires PG&E Corp., owner of the biggest U.S. power utility by customers, said on Jan. 14 it is preparing to … Continue reading

20/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Expect the unexpected – resilience in practice

Hope and resilience rise from depth of tragedy Shock, fear and grief pierced our hearts this past Tuesday, January 15, 2019, commensurate with the cowardly terrorist attacks against innocent people … Continue reading

19/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Investing in Forest Health

Investing in Forest Health As the wildfire dubbed “Camp Fire” scorched Northern California’s Butte County last fall, creating tragedy in the town of Paradise and canceling school throughout the San … Continue reading

18/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Climate change spells disaster for small businesses in southern Africa

New Community Resilience Benchmarks Focus on Building Stock The International Code Council (ICC) and the Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) released a pilot document laying out their community … Continue reading

17/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Hyundai designs 4-legged walking car that could help during natural disasters

How technology advances natural disaster response Natural disasters seem to be occurring more frequently in recent years and create a backlog for property and casualty insurers who want to ensure … Continue reading

16/01/2019 · Leave a comment

In Case Of Emergency, Self-Drive

Insurers hit: Climate change wreaking havoc on insurance industry It may get increasingly impossible to recover from the damage inflicted by anthropogenic climate change. Insurers have been researching what climate … Continue reading

15/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Heartbreaking & Devastating Camp Fire Was World’s Costliest Catastrophe of 2018

Over 600 flee as flooding, landslides hit Southern Mindanao Hundreds fled their homes as several villages in Southern Mindanao were flooded due to moderate to heavy rains dumped by the … Continue reading

14/01/2019 · Leave a comment

How do you teach children to be resilient? Ask a limbless veteran

  Here’s why Amazon would buy an obscure Israeli company that specializes in disaster recovery Resilience means having a good plan to recover lost data. This requires backing up tons … Continue reading

13/01/2019 · Leave a comment

How resilience underpins employee wellbeing

The Gift of Resilience Resilience is a superpower. Some people are born with resiliency, many more aspire to it, and the grateful and fiercely resolute actually achieve it. Resilience draws … Continue reading

12/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Australia’s 2018 in weather: drought, heat and fire

More rain due to climate change might not mean more water resources As the impacts of climate change continued to intensify this year, much of the country experienced record levels … Continue reading

11/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilient Kids Come From Parents Who Do These 8 Things

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler … Continue reading

10/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Can architecture save people from disaster?

Tsunami hazard and its challenges for preparedness Three major disasters in 2018 taught some painful lessons about the challenges of tsunami preparedness and early warning in Indonesia. In August, a … Continue reading

09/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster agency predicts at least 2,500 natural disasters will hit Indonesia in 2019

Community Resiliency Efforts after Hurricane Michael Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle this past October, devastating Panama City and other local communities. More than 200 911 emergency calls were recorded … Continue reading

08/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Landslide tsunami lessons from Anak Krakatau

100 years of upheaval and resilience through the eyes of Syrian artists Abo Gabi looks away from the camera as he tells the story of how he came to be … Continue reading

07/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Why Team Resilience Is The New Employee Engagement

Sue Lister calls for show of Resilience in International Women’s Week “Everything is changing so fast and every day seems crammed with new choices and challenges, crises and opportunities. Yet … Continue reading

06/01/2019 · Leave a comment

How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse

So. Carolina officers transporting patients who drowned in Hurricane Florence to be charged Charges are expected Friday against two South Carolina law enforcement officers that were transporting two mental patients … Continue reading

05/01/2019 · Leave a comment

ASEAN countries to establish disaster risk insurance facility

Seasonal traditions maintained in disaster-affected communities This past year we have witnessed many U.S. communities get turned upside down, even destroyed, by significant weather events. We have also witnessed significant … Continue reading

04/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Year in Review 2018: Whose Resilient Future?

Study finds Tropical Cyclone Winston damaged fisheries as well as homes in Fiji A newly published study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has found that impacts of Tropical Cyclone Winston … Continue reading

03/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Building Resilience

Fourteen years on – what did we learn from the Boxing Day tsunami? As the death toll from the latest Indonesian tsunami hits 400 and rescuers desperately search through rubble … Continue reading

02/01/2019 · Leave a comment

The cost of natural disasters this year: $220 billion

Deadly tsunami raises questions: Are we ready for disaster? As Indonesia reels from the carnage of yet another natural disaster, authorities around the globe are working on how they can … Continue reading

01/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Maps of the most destructive natural disasters of 2018

Climate Change Refugees Share Stories of Escaping Wildfires, Floods, and Droughts Tens of thousands of U.S. residents were displaced by climate change-fueled disasters in 2018. California saw a string of … Continue reading

31/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters are no longer exceptional, so what will it take to prioritize preparedness?

Improving the nation’s resilience to disasters As summed up by the choice of sai (meaning disaster) as the kanji of the year, Japan experienced a string of severe natural disasters … Continue reading

30/12/2018 · Leave a comment

In Natural Disasters, A Disability Can Be A Death Sentence

Citizen science: crowdsourcing data to support disaster response You’ve probably never heard of ‘groundtruthing’—the term isn’t widely known outside of scientific circles—but the concept it describes is quietly transforming how … Continue reading

29/12/2018 · Leave a comment

The Secrets to Dealing With Rejection, According to Experts

Workplace ‘resilience’ programs might not make any difference Workplace resilience programmes, designed to bolster mental health and wellbeing, and encourage employees to seek help when issues arise, might not make … Continue reading

28/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Pacific Ring of Fire: Why is Indonesia prone to natural disasters?

Deadliest natural disasters of 2018   Natural disasters kill 218, cost VN $860m Natural disasters have killed 218 people and caused a total loss of VNĐ20 trillion (US$860 million) to … Continue reading

27/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Indonesian tsunami: Death toll rises

Hundreds dead and ‘many missing’ in Java and Sumatra after tsunami – as it happened We’re wrapping up the blog for the evening. Here’s a summary of what has happened. … Continue reading

26/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Winners of ‘Resilient Homes Design Challenge’ announced

ICLR releases new book ‘Cities adapt to extreme weather: Celebrating local leadership’ Local governments are taking action to reduce the risk to Canadians from extreme weather. Cities adapt to extreme … Continue reading

25/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Resilience: A necessary quality for solid leadership

Preparing babies for emergencies in storm and bushfire season Enough water — check. Food for three days — check. Enough thought paid to people with special needs — check. But … Continue reading

24/12/2018 · Leave a comment

How Big Data Assists in Disaster Relief and Preparedness

    China Focus: China tackles disasters with better emergency response system Four hours after a magnitude-5.7 earthquake damaged his house, Hong Kaishi was evacuated to a safe place and … Continue reading

23/12/2018 · Leave a comment

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