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Resilience Is Not Just a Buzzword

Building resilient cities, a post-coronavirus necessity Some economists and social scientists believe that should not be returned to the current dense life because large cities are more vulnerable to viruses … Continue reading

30/04/2020 · Leave a comment

Why resilience is the key to future security

Why resilience is the key to future security Resilience is at the heart of information security. As threats adapt and evolve and we accept that systems will be compromised, it … Continue reading

26/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Extreme weather to overload urban power grids, study shows

Facing the flames: How Portugal is preparing for increased fire risk Controlled fires and herds of goats are two of the key weapons being deployed in Portugal to adapt to … Continue reading

19/02/2020 · Leave a comment

California Legislators Eye Climate Bond to Prepare for Disasters

Another legacy of redlining: Unequal exposure to heat waves Severe heat kills more people in the United States than any other hazardous weather-related event. As climate change accelerates, the sweltering … Continue reading

20/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Lessons in disaster relief from the world’s most cyclone-battered state

  Cyclone Idai: Lessons learnt for disability in Zim Cyclone Idai has come and gone, leaving a trail of cataclysmic physical and human damage in the seven districts of Chipinge, … Continue reading

06/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Natural and man-made disasters caused losses of $140 billion in 2019 – Swiss Re

  What to know about eco-anxiety According to a 2018 national survey, almost 70% of people in the United States are worried about climate change, and around 51% feel “helpless.” … Continue reading

27/12/2019 · Leave a comment

What Will it Take to Adapt to Natural Disasters?

  Sydney Fires: Images show incredible scale of Unfolding disaster Sydney Fires: Incredible images showing the scale of the bushfires surrounding the Sydney basin have imemerged. Satellitel images from the … Continue reading

24/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Investigating economic, environmental impacts of natural disasters

  Storm brewing over cyclone insurance proposal Insurance companies are pressing for stronger action on climate change to deal with soaring premiums for Australians exposed to natural disasters, amid a … Continue reading

28/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Making young minds resilient to disasters

The new norm: Japanese experts warn of more rain, raging rivers and submerged homes With torrential rain, raging rivers and submerged homes, the havoc wrought by Typhoon Hagibis was a … Continue reading

25/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Reacting to disasters: the need for dignity and mindfulness

UNDRR welcomes the launch of the global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, welcomed the launch of the global Coalition … Continue reading

07/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Research: Natural disasters lead to PTSD in kids

‘Waffle House Index’ is a real thing during disasters. How does the restaurant chain do it? As preparations got underway late last week throughout the state of Florida in advance … Continue reading

04/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Time to rethink Australia’s food security

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

29/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Paying to Prevent Natural Disasters Pays Off

  How to be financially prepared for a natural disaster Why do people build or live in areas prone to natural disasters such as flood, hurricanes or wildland fires? This … Continue reading

15/06/2019 · 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

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

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

Why IBM is offering $200K to developers to create tech solutions for natural disaster relief

London mayor consults disaster planners over no-deal Brexit London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said on Friday he had asked the organization that deals with militant attacks and disasters in the British … Continue reading

30/08/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters and Supply Chain — The View From Key West

“Resilience is the ability of any city to cope with any disaster or stress that may come its way.”, Amit Prothi, Head of India National Strategy, 100RC This next 100 … Continue reading

30/06/2018 · Leave a comment

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

02/02/2018 · Leave a comment

World Resilience NEWS

  Heartbreaking images of historic sites in Nepal reduced to rubble A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal’s capital city has been completely destroyed following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that … Continue reading

27/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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