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5 tips to help build resilience and emotional flexibility

Building resilience in students Summer is just weeks away! The final days of the school year, though they may feel hectic, can also provide opportunities to reflect on your practice … Continue reading

26/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Artificial Intelligence: Weather Forecasting and Prediction of Natural Disasters

Travel industry urgently needs to tackle overtourism, disaster resilience Industry speakers at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) joint debate last week outlined … Continue reading

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Gender question in disaster management

As Hurricane Season Approaches, It’s Time to Fix Disaster Funding The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is just over ten days away. As the nation continues to grapple … Continue reading

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Lessons in resilience…

Lessons in resilience: what city planners can learn from Hobart’s floods Hobart is a city known for its risk of catastrophic fire, such as the devastating wildfires of 1897-98 and … Continue reading

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The National Resilience Taskforce: challenges and opportunities

  Natural Disasters Have Major Impact On Fiji’s Food Natural disasters can have a major impact on Fiji’s agriculture industry and Fiji’s Agriculture Ministry and Food and Agriculture Organization have … Continue reading

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Hawaii community clings to life in shadow of fiery volcano

  With hurricane season approaching, Texas should heed Harvey’s warning on climate change The 2018 hurricane season is just around the corner – June 1st, in fact. Initial predictions for … Continue reading

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How to Bring Mindfulness to the Workplace

Imagine Childhood Trauma and Resilience Conference with Kean University Many children experience trauma. Some traumas are ongoing like abuse or illness, while others are sudden and episodic like an act … Continue reading

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How Disaster Relief Efforts Could Be Improved with Game Theory

The world’s most resilient countries rely on great infrastructure Hurricanes devastated businesses and supply chains in the eastern part of the U.S. last year, but the region’s strong resilience score … Continue reading

19/05/2018 · Leave a comment

New Report Looks at Past Disasters to Prepare for the Future

The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index (ANDRI) is Australia’s first national-scale standardised snapshot of disaster resilience. The ANDRI has a hierarchical design based on … Continue reading

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Best practices for disaster recovery

10 Years after Wenchuan Earthquake, A Silver Lining in Disaster Management On May 12, China will mark the 10th anniversary of the devastating Wenchuan earthquake that struck Sichuan province, leaving … Continue reading

17/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Why India is building a national disaster database

U.S. Government Promotes Disaster Resilience of Small and Medium Businesses in Fiji The United States government, in partnership with the Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council and the Fiji Commerce and … Continue reading

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Individual Resilience: A Guide

Individual Resilience: A Guide Resilience is the ability to react appropriately in an uncertain and changing environment. In an earlier issue, we ran an article about resilience at the organisational … Continue reading

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Survey: Most Pet Owners Are Not Prepared for Natural Disasters

  Hawaii’s Volcanic Eruption Could Hit Low-Income Residents Hardest Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt, spewing molten rock and sulfur dioxide from more than a dozen fissures that have opened … Continue reading

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The biggest hurricanes are gaining power faster than before

It’s a risky business, not having a continuity plan Such a register normally includes a description of a risk occurring, a description of the impact a realised risk could have … Continue reading

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Supercomputers are driving a revolution in hurricane forecasting

Supercomputers are driving a revolution in hurricane forecasting Back in 1998, the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts housed the 27th most-powerful supercomputer in the world, with 116 cores providing … Continue reading

12/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges

What’s a ‘cold monsoon’? And is it the best way to describe Adelaide’s climate? As South Australia and Victoria brace for more wild, wet weather, an Adelaide biologist says the … Continue reading

11/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Cuba Launches ‘Operation Meteor’ to Mitigate Natural Disasters

Surviving and thriving after fires, cyclones, storms and floods: Incredible pictures celebrate Australians’ resilience as their lives are torn apart by natural disasters Australians like to think of themselves as … Continue reading

10/05/2018 · Leave a comment

15 Ways You Can Help After a Natural Disaster (Hint: It’s Rarely Donate Clothes)

This water filter made of paper could save people’s lives during natural disasters Clean water is a basic human right. But after hurricane Maria, 70 percent of Puerto Rico’s water … Continue reading

09/05/2018 · Leave a comment

East Africa’s deadly floods are a stark reminder of the region’s poor disaster preparedness

Erupting Volcano on Hawaii Releases Life-Threatening Gas, Officials Say Images of the eruption of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii offer a vivid display of yellow and red lava bubbling from … Continue reading

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To build resilience, listen to people’s needs

  Inflatable Buildings Could Bring Shelter After Natural Disasters One of the greatest things about tech development is when the creative minds of the world are applied to truly impacting … Continue reading

07/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Buffett: The surging cost of natural disasters isn’t just about climate change

  New eBook will prepare people with dementia for natural disasters AUSTRALIANS are warned to prepare for natural disasters. But how do hundreds of thousands of Australians suffering from dementia … Continue reading

06/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Routine natural disasters make the need for resilient communities all the more dire, health experts say.

Kilauea: Hawaii emergency declared over volcano eruption Officials had been warning residents all week they should be prepared to evacuate as an eruption would give little warning. A volcanic crater … Continue reading

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La Nina-like ocean cooling patterns intensify northwestern Pacific tropical cyclones

Know Your Flood Risk and Landmark Information longlisted for the 2017 Responsible Business Awards The Know Your Flood Risk campaign and Landmark Information are celebrating after being Longlisted for the … Continue reading

04/05/2018 · Leave a comment

7 Mindsets That Undercut Your Mental Strength and Resilience

  Resilience key in effort to stop suicide, speaker says Not many people who attempt suicide at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge survive the leap. But those who do all … Continue reading

03/05/2018 · Leave a comment

California can look forward to more extreme dry-wet “climate whiplash”

The Harrowing Floods of Bangladesh, in Photos “I am documenting what’s around me not only as a photojournalist, but also as a victim,” Jashim Salam says. In Chittagong, Bangladesh, where … Continue reading

02/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Stakeholders aim for disaster-resilient city

Hurricane Harvey Survivors Kicked Out of Hotels in Texas The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has officially let down Hurricane Harvey survivors. As of Tuesday, about 1,400 Texans had to … Continue reading

01/05/2018 · Leave a comment

7 Characteristics of Resilient Relationships

7 Characteristics of Resilient Relationships There are hundreds of volumes written about why marriages and other intimate relationships end, but the core reasons may be distilled down to three main … Continue reading

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Want To Make Your Company Resilient? Start With An Inspiring Mission

The Resilient Leader America is stressed out. For the last ten years, the American Psychological Association (APA) has conducted an annual survey on stress in America. Work consistently tops the … Continue reading

29/04/2018 · Leave a comment

California’s next megaflood would be worse than eight Hurricane Katrinas

Extreme weather and us Is extreme weather really increasing? How are people coping with more severe drought, flooding, heat waves and storms? In a multimedia series of stories that span … Continue reading

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How natural disasters affect us psychologically

Price Gouging post Flooding The recent flooding in the Western and Northern division caused by Tropical Cyclone Josie and Keni has affected members of the public and businesses in a … Continue reading

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Disaster Resilience: How does it impact you

Disaster Resilience: How does it impact you Australia, the land ‘of drought and flooding rains’, has witnessed a number of disasters over the years, with the most severe occurring in … Continue reading

26/04/2018 · Leave a comment

The world faces a future of floods, famine, and extreme heat — here’s how we survive

The world faces a future of floods, famine, and extreme heat — here’s how we survive The warnings were plentiful. The limits were clearly defined. We have long understood how … Continue reading

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5 things you can do to boost your child’s resilience

  Students learn how to build emotional resilience to beat bullying A national motivational speaker visited students at Kenmore West High School Wednesday for an anti-bullying event. WBFO’s senior reporter … Continue reading

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In tech we trust – but less than half of Americans are ready for the next disaster

  Tips on offer for preparing for flood, disaster The public is invited to the session on April 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the third floor of Town … Continue reading

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The San Francisco Bay Area has an earthquake ‘time bomb’ that could devastate the region — and it’s worse than we thought

Building resilience to a changing climate across the Commonwealth The Met Office is to help develop weather forecasting capability and specialist climate change services for Commonwealth countries following the announcement … Continue reading

22/04/2018 · Leave a comment

Earthquake in Indonesia. Volcano in Japan. Flooding in Hawaii.

No-go warning issued in southern Japan as volcano erupts for first time in 250 years A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years today, spewing … Continue reading

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After quakes, manufacturers step up business continuity planning

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Disasters in the Pacific Disaster events have lasting impacts on people, communities, and socioeconomic development. Countries in the Pacific are among the most exposed, globally, … Continue reading

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The world faces a future of floods, famine, and extreme heat — here’s what it’ll take to bounce back

While cyber risk is inevitable, resilience is a choice Over the last twelve months, cyber threat has become a primary concern for decision makers at multinational organisations. In January 2018, … Continue reading

19/04/2018 · Leave a comment

Who pays the claims costs if the natural disaster never comes?

Enhance disaster preparedness among youth, children, women Speakers at a symposium yesterday said disaster preparedness has to be enhanced among all, especially the youth, children and women. In order to … Continue reading

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Why is business so resistant to talking about climate resilience?

Making disaster resilience an intrinsic part of cultural heritage sites The guideline, which is in its draft stage at the moment, was developed by the Department of Culture in collaboration … Continue reading

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All the disasters in 2017 were even more costly than we thought

EU urged to improve disaster response system as soon as possible The European Union (EU) should improve its disaster response system as soon as possible, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian … Continue reading

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The way Americans get electricity is one natural disaster away from decimation — but a resilient power grid is in our reach

What is the Pacific Ring of Fire? The facts, causes and countries affected Recently the United States has been rocked by eight earthquakes in quick succession, with three tremors hitting … Continue reading

15/04/2018 · Leave a comment

Three Ways to Build Resilience Against Gender Bias

The simple way to fight stress After a recent annual townhall by Mahindra & Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra, where MBA interns pointed out that information overload, multitasking, and just … Continue reading

14/04/2018 · Leave a comment

Shaping Infrastructure for Resilience In Protecting the Liberal Democratic Nations: The Case of Energy

CDB funding programme to aid mental health, psychosocial support in disaster management The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is seeking to build the social resilience of its member states to natural … Continue reading

13/04/2018 · Leave a comment

Here’s What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

  USDA implements up to $2.36B to help ag producers recover from hurricanes, wildfires U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture will make disaster payments … Continue reading

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‘Portraits of Resilience’ art exhibit celebrates women, their personal journeys

Study links excessive smartphone use to inability to endure emotional distress   New research published in Computers in Human Behavior suggests that those with poor emotion regulation skills are at … Continue reading

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At ‘Women Who Don’t Usually Lecture’ event, speakers encourage resilience and non-conformity

Resilience meets artistry in Joan Didion’s memoir The Doors late frontman, Jim Morrison, is regarded for his creative poetry and lyrics on the music he wrote and performed for the … Continue reading

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Climate change is making resilience a more urgent design priority

Adversity Quotient As Philippine business schools today traverse their institutional road maps for enhanced curricula and instruction that meet the challenges of the 21st century and the learning standards of … Continue reading

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Here’s How A Few People Knew The Strongest Earthquake In Years Was About To Hit LA

Here’s How A Few People Knew The Strongest Earthquake In Years Was About To Hit LA It was a typical hazy April afternoon in Southern California when the ground beneath … Continue reading

08/04/2018 · Leave a comment

Bomb Cyclones, Nor’easters, and the Messy Relationship Between Weather and Climate

How to incorporate resilience thinking into policy making, development programming Countries in Asia-Pacific are increasingly exposed to a variety of risks, including physical and financial, undermining the region’s potential to … Continue reading

07/04/2018 · Leave a comment

Resilience 101: How to Be a More Resilient Person

The Neuroscience of Perseverance Perseverance separates the winners from the losers in both sports and life. Are you someone who perseveres despite difficulties and setbacks, or do you tend to … Continue reading

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National flood insurance is underwater because of outdated science

Wellington preparing for disaster by drilling into Earth’s surface in search of water Scientists are trying to identify alternative sources that could be used if an earthquake or other event … Continue reading

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Natural disasters expose women’s emergency preparedness gap

Four dead as Cyclone Josie causes major floods in Fiji Much of the main tourist town of Nadi was underwater as Josie, with wind gusts up to 100 kilometres per … Continue reading

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Global disaster response needs a networked approach

20 Years Later: How St. Peter Rebuilt After Deadly Tornadoes The 14 tornadoes recorded that day was the largest number ever to hit in March. Two people were killed when … Continue reading

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How Entrepreneurship Is Helping to Save Puerto Rico

Ten principles for building resilient regions The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI’s) Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance has released a report outlining ten fundamental principles for building resilient regions that … Continue reading

02/04/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Harvey woke Houston up. Now things have to change.

Flood insurance rates climb due to Florida natural disasters Get ready to pay more for flood insurance. Having a waterfront view can be a slice of paradise, but Roger Barlow … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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3 tips for resilience in the workplace

Resilience According to conventional wisdom, every person on the planet faces challenges, even though it sometimes seems that a chosen few skate through life unscathed. The truth is, at some … Continue reading

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‘Really extreme’ global weather event leaves scientists aghast

REPORT IDENTIFIES POLICIES FOR MAKING US HEALTH SECTOR MORE RESILIENT TO MAJOR DISASTERS The health sector in the United States would be far better positioned to manage medical care needs … Continue reading

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Understanding resilient cities

Understanding resilient cities There are about a million things that would come to mind when we use the catchphrase “resilient city.” With “resilience” alone, natural hazards, which vary from cyclonic … Continue reading

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Big Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban Farming

7 traits key to the resilience of family businesses: Stewardship Asia Centre SEVEN distinct leadership and organisational traits are key to the resilience of family businesses, according to a study … Continue reading

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To Handle Increased Stress, Build Your Resilience

The secrets of workplace resilience In 2000, business management consultant Graeme Cowan was at the peak of his career. At that time, he was the joint managing director of an … Continue reading

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Stronger storms mean new ‘category six’ scale may be needed

Hurricane Harvey Destroyed More Vehicles Than Any Single Event in America. This Is the Aftermath Disasters are always fascinating. From fender benders to war, humans will stop and stare at … Continue reading

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The Low-Tech Secret to Cyber Resilience

Urban poor women can lead the way Speakers at a roundtable yesterday said urban poor women can play a leadership role in disaster and risk management in their communities if … Continue reading

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UNESCO demonstrates multi-pronged approach to resilient cities

Sense of well-being falls In a year that saw natural disasters, mass shootings and political upheaval, a healthy economy didn’t seem to improve Americans’ dispositions. Many states witnessed declines in … Continue reading

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Studying stress of Hurricane Harvey and pregnancy

The role of data during natural disasters According to the United Nations, India is the third worst-affected country by natural disasters since 1995. In 2013, British risk analysis firm Maplecroft, … Continue reading

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Cape Town prepares for ‘Day Zero’

Cape Town prepares for ‘Day Zero’ South Africa’s most popular tourist city is running out of water. The drought that’s plagued the Western Cape Province has dragged on for three … Continue reading

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America’s Corn Belt is making its own weather

America’s Corn Belt is making its own weather The Great Plains of the central United States—America’s Corn Belt—is one of the most fertile regions on Earth, producing more than 10 … Continue reading

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Researcher’s fieldwork builds understanding of community resilience, recovery in face of disaster

How confident are you in your business’s ability to recover? According to Davies, organisations should be building resilience competence that does not just address business continuity. “This resilience should be … Continue reading

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Drought-hit Cape Town learns lessons hard way

By 2100 Cities Are Going To Become Unbearably Warm A heat wave is one of the deadliest forms of environmental extreme, and in the concrete jungle of a city its … Continue reading

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Green infrastructure for disaster resilience : exploring connections with scenario planning

End of the World Atlas’ Reveals Future Human-Nature Conflicts The world is rapidly becoming more urban, but as cities grow in size, their impact on Earth’s biodiversity grows in step. … Continue reading

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What Cape Town can learn from Australia’s millennium drought

Contractor promised 30 million meals to Puerto Rico. Only 50,000 were delivered. Lawmakers ask why. Two Democrats are calling for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be subpoenaed for documents … Continue reading

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Cyclone destroys Parliament House, homes on Tonga, Fiji next

Cyclone Gita: Aid arrives in Tonga as the storm builds on it’s way to Fiji Australia and New Zealand have flown emergency aid supplies to Tonga where the clean-up from … Continue reading

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Creating a flood resilient city: Moving from disaster response to disaster resilience

Mapped: How monsoon rains could submerge Rohingya refugee camps Data released by aid groups shows that floods could submerge one third of the land in the cramped Kutupalong-Balukhali mega-camp, which … Continue reading

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These Lego-style homes can withstand earthquakes and cost under $6,500 to build

Today’s faulty tsunami warning is a reminder that tsunamis can happen on the US East Coast, too On Tuesday morning, phones across the US East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, and … Continue reading

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Scaffolding of support helps build resilience, studies find

How to Cultivate Emotional Stability (Even When Life Gets Crazy) Emotional stability is a desirable trait. It means you can withstand difficult situations, handle adversity, and remain productive and capable … Continue reading

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La Niña is on its way out. What does that mean for California?

The race to predict hurricanes Since climate change has been linked to more extreme weather events, predicting future weather is extremely important. Climate change means that extreme weather events, such … Continue reading

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Recovery time from workplace stress is key to developing resilience

How Core Values Foster Resilience in Educators Knowing and acting on core values is essential to being a resilient educator—and resilience is key to managing the continuous challenges that any … Continue reading

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A Map Shows What Happens When Our World Gets Four Degrees Warmer: The Colorado River Dries Up, Antarctica Urbanizes, Polynesia Vanishes

Developing resilience Given a year to create an impact, AmeriCorps VISTA workers Colin Hendrickson and Andrianna Betts have sought to make the most of their time in helping Minot build … Continue reading

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How working with wetlands can reduce flood risks in cities

Need of the hour is shift from cyber security to cyber resilience The global cyber security industry needs to develop its people, processes, policies and technologies to collectively rebuild the … Continue reading

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Resilience and its Importance During Breast Cancer

  Forget Hygge, get ready for Sisu: Are you tough enough for the latest Nordic trend? The Snowflake generation has been singled out and ridiculed for their lack of coping … Continue reading

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Resilience at work: the building blocks you need for focus and productivity

Lessons in resilience for millennials Any company designed for success in the 21st century must harness the skills and passion of millennials, the digital natives born into an era of … Continue reading

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The Next Big Volcano Could Briefly Cool Earth. NASA Wants to Be Ready.

Giant Volcano In Mexico Is Erupting and Authorities Are Warning People to Stay Away he Mexican government has warned that a major eruption could be imminent at a large volcano … Continue reading

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Cuba tourism slides in wake of Hurricane Irma

Disasters are destroying places we hold dear. What we do next will make all the difference. When fires, floods and other major disruptions alter natural areas, our first instinct is … Continue reading

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Small businesses need disaster plans for bad behavior

Cyclone Ockhi: Naval ships searched over 4.5 lakh square miles, biggest disaster relief ops after 2004 tsunami Kochi: The Indian Navy’s rescue mission in the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi was … Continue reading

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Oregon is unprepared to deal with major earthquake, tsunami, says audit

Oregon is unprepared to deal with major earthquake, tsunami, says audit Oregon is nowhere near ready to deal with a catastrophic earthquake or tsunami like the predicted Big One, according … Continue reading

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‘The Cookie Cure’ embodies importance of human resilience

Leading the way in workforce wellbeing A local Further Education college is leading the way in employee wellbeing by hosting a conference dedicated to building resilience in the workplace. Entitled … Continue reading

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Myanmar to plant protective mangrove forest along southern coast against natural disasters

Myanmar to plant protective mangrove forest along southern coast against natural disasters Myanmar is planning to plant a mangrove forest along the Gulf of Mottma in the southern coast of … Continue reading

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The importance of resilience in an ever-changing world

Paris floods: River Seine expected to surge higher and reach peak as French capital braces for more flooding The River Seine is expected to peak at a level of six … Continue reading

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How can we measure resilience?

Weaving Resiliency Into The Fabric Of Your Organization A disaster can leave a business in tatters, either literally taking it down like an extreme weather event can do, or leaving … Continue reading

28/01/2018 · 1 Comment

A CIO’s top tip for building career resilience

Schools should teach children resilience to help them in the workplace Schools should teach children resilience through public speaking and sport to help them in the workplace, the new Education … Continue reading

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How to Build Engaged and Resilient Teams

  The Natural Disasters Of 2017’s Impact On The Housing Market Will Surprise You Realtor.com recently released research and analysis on the impact of 2017’s natural disasters on the country’s … Continue reading

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This Smart Home Technology Is the Best Defense Against Natural Disasters

This Smart Home Technology Is the Best Defense Against Natural Disasters With the West coast assaulted by wildfires and the deadly mudslides that California’s years-long drought has wrought, some green … Continue reading

25/01/2018 · 1 Comment

Biodiversity for Resilience Against Natural Disasters

Toronto Millennials are killing stereotypes by giving back to their city More than 90 of Toronto’s Millennial and Gen X philanthropists are bucking stereotypes about their generations and collectively pledging … Continue reading

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Deep Learning Could Help First Responders Offer Critical Aid in the Wake of Disasters

How this small Houston community survived Hurricane Harvey when other parts didn’t A small thunderstorm three years ago pushed more than a foot of floodwater into Stan Cook’s home in … Continue reading

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Psychotherapist Philippa Perry’s guide to resilience in the workplace

Psychotherapist Philippa Perry’s guide to resilience in the workplace Your strength is not in your resilience, it is in recognizing and owning your vulnerability. We need to be ourselves with … Continue reading

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World’s largest non-governmental climate insurance scheme launched

How Businesses Face Man-Made Tsunami It is difficult to recall a time when corporate life was straightforward and clear of duplicitous decision-making, global economic woes, political threats and climate destruction. … Continue reading

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To Become More Resilient, Boston Takes a “Landscape First” Approach

To Become More Resilient, Boston Takes a “Landscape First” Approach Instead of simply responding to catastrophe, Boston is getting out front on climate change. As part of its Climate Ready … Continue reading

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50 years since Sicily’s earthquake, an urban disaster of a different kind

We All Nearly Missed The Largest Underwater Volcano Eruption Ever Recorded She was flying home from a holiday in Samoa when she saw it through the airplane window: a “peculiar … Continue reading

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When an Earthquake Hits Next Door

Raised stepping stones allow Dutch bridge to remain accessible during a flood Rising water levels don’t cause many problems for this bridge in the Dutch city of Nijmegen – it … Continue reading

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Watch: A story of Resilience and Recovery (documentary on British Virgin Islands called BVI STRONG)

Documentary filmed on hurricane response in British Virgin Islands The British Virgin Islands’ story of resilience and recovery will hit the international scene through a newly-released 18-minute video documentary this … Continue reading

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World’s Biggest Weather Threat Isn’t Hurricanes

“This is not a drill”: My 38 minutes of terror in Hawaii My husband and I had just finished eating breakfast, and our 18-month-old daughter Anna was quietly playing with … Continue reading

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Boiled bats and iced iguanas: How extreme weather affects wildlife

BOM annual climate statement shows 2017 was Australia’s third-warmest year on record The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has confirmed 2017 was Australia’s third-warmest year on record, with temperatures almost a … Continue reading

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This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its science of happiness, human … Continue reading

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Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids

“Elastic Minds”: Case Studies in Mental Resilience and Agility Costa Mesa, CA: “Dr. Dave” Cornelius long-ago established his reputation as a pioneer of modern thought. With a doctorate in Management, … Continue reading

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Officials in Puerto Rico greatly underestimated the death toll from Hurricane Maria — here’s why

Business continuity plans vital in light of weather events The number of storm and flood insurance claims in New Zealand has increased by 56% over the past three years and … Continue reading

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Will 2018 Bring Massive Earthquakes? Earth Could Enter High Seismic Activity Period

Will 2018 Bring Massive Earthquakes? Earth Could Enter High Seismic Activity Period As the new year dawns on us, the first horrible news is already out for the year. Scientists … Continue reading

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Resilience: the new normal

Hurricanes blew away Puerto Rico’s power grid. Now solar power is rising to fill the void. More than three months after Hurricanes Maria and Irma slammed their island, over a … Continue reading

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Batman’s Gotham City provides test case for community resilience model

What Is A Bomb Cyclone? Massive Storm To Hit East Coast It seems like the cold weather conditions in eastern United States are set to get worse in the latter … Continue reading

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3 Must Have Skill Sets to Create a Resilient Mindset

Tomorrow Me app being designed to build resilience, improve mental wellbeing of young jobseekers AN app is in the works to teach young Victorians struggling to get a job to … Continue reading

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Get used to saying ‘bomb cyclone.’ This is our climate now.

Authorities take precautions as rivers across Germany continue to flood Snow melt in the Alps and volatile weather patterns have caused rivers across Germany to break their banks. Europe’s most … Continue reading

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Study suggests slow Puerto Rico recovery could enhance PTSD among residents

The Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Allegory, particularly in the form of personification, was one of the most important forms through which late Medieval society attempted to understand itself. And … Continue reading

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Understanding Resilience Through A Wealth Psychology Expert’s Eyes

Managerial burnout – whose responsibility is it? Peter was in a restaurant when the first panic attack happened. He was completely overwhelmed by it and had no idea what caused … Continue reading

05/01/2018 · Leave a comment

PhD student helping refugees prepare for natural disasters

Connecting the dots between 2017’s natural disasters and climate From hurricanes to wildfires, heatwaves, and droughts, 2017 was a devastating year all across the planet, and while we tend to … Continue reading

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Earthquake and tsunami warning messages in Japan coming directly to Android 8.1 Oreo

Earthquake and tsunami warning messages in Japan coming directly to Android 8.1 Oreo Given Japan’s propensity for earthquakes and tsunamis, having a standardized system to alert people of the risk … Continue reading

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Banks See Spikes in Suspicious Activity After Disasters

Queenslanders ‘least prepared’ for natural disasters WITH a scorching summer underway, it’s time to prepare for natural disasters. Seventeen per cent of Queensland residents say they aren’t prepared in the … Continue reading

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How New York City is tackling a mental health crisis spurred by Hurricane Sandy

Water world: floating architecture is a booming business, thanks to Dutch design A famous saying credits the Dutch for having literally created the Netherlands. This does justice to Holland’s formidable … Continue reading

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How Art and Design makes us more disaster resilient

Deborah Butterfield Transforms Wreckage From the Great East Japan Earthquake Into Serene Equine Monuments—See Them Here What the Gallery Says: “For the artist, found materials are a continued source of … Continue reading

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China’s ‘sponge cities’ are turning streets green to combat flooding

China’s ‘sponge cities’ are turning streets green to combat flooding A small part of Shanghai is turning greener, street by street. In the Lingang district, pavements are lined with trees, … Continue reading

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As sea levels rise, researchers use A.I. to monitor urban flooding

The hurricane in Puerto Rico has become a man-made disaster, with a death toll threatening to eclipse Katrina’s. On Wednesday, September 20, the eye of Hurricane Maria cut a slash … Continue reading

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