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Urban Resilience: student ventures into sinking shanty town

FEMA avoids ‘climate change’ when introducing future storm resiliency plans The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is taking blame for its response to Hurricane Maria, which devastated communities across Puerto … Continue reading

23/07/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricane worries prompt refiner Motiva to shift expansion plans

Still-Crippled Puerto Rico Shows Why U.S. Disaster Relief Needs Improvement A particularly damning report published by the New England Journal of Medicine, which can hardly be characterized as fake news, … Continue reading

11/06/2018 · Leave a comment

Could this new Chinese radar system really be used to play God with the weather?

We must be prepared to respond to natural disasters Texas is renowned for its diversity of land and people. What isn’t commonly known is that we also lead the nation … Continue reading

08/06/2018 · 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

25/05/2018 · 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

25/04/2018 · 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

18/04/2018 · Leave a comment

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

19/02/2018 · Leave a comment

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

10/02/2018 · Leave a comment

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

01/02/2018 · Leave a comment

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

29/01/2018 · 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

04/01/2018 · Leave a comment

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

02/01/2018 · Leave a comment

There’s Very Little That’s “Natural” About Climate-Induced Disasters

There’s Very Little That’s “Natural” About Climate-Induced Disasters Traditionally, we’ve labelled events over which we have no influence or control “acts of God” or “natural disasters.” But what’s “natural” about … Continue reading

10/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Prevention better than cure in natural disasters

Disaster preparedness now more urgent Jamaica enters the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 1 without the will to tackle the weaknesses that a major hurricane strike would show up … Continue reading

11/06/2017 · Leave a comment

How to prepare for a natural disaster

Sea level rise will double coastal flood risk worldwide Small but inevitable rises in sea level will double the frequency of severe coastal flooding in most of the world with … Continue reading

24/05/2017 · Leave a comment

To Improve Disaster Preparedness and Urban Resilience, Japan Shares Best Practices

To Improve Disaster Preparedness and Urban Resilience, Japan Shares Best Practices with Armenia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) … Continue reading

15/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience from an Indigenous Perspective

Disaster Preparedness in Morocco to Receive US$200 Million Boost The World Bank Board of Directors on April 20 approved a US$ 200 million Program for Results operation to support Morocco’s … Continue reading

28/04/2016 · Leave a comment

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