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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

23/04/2018 · Leave a comment

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

21/04/2018 · Leave a comment

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

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

16/04/2018 · Leave a comment

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

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

12/04/2018 · Leave a comment

National flood insurance is underwater because of outdated science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

05/04/2018 · Leave a comment

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

04/04/2018 · Leave a comment

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

03/04/2018 · 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

01/04/2018 · Leave a comment

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

29/03/2018 · Leave a comment

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

27/03/2018 · Leave a comment

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

26/03/2018 · Leave a comment

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

15/03/2018 · Leave a comment

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

14/03/2018 · Leave a comment

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

13/03/2018 · Leave a comment

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

10/03/2018 · Leave a comment

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

05/03/2018 · Leave a comment

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

03/03/2018 · Leave a comment

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

02/03/2018 · Leave a comment

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

18/02/2018 · Leave a comment

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

17/02/2018 · Leave a comment

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

15/02/2018 · Leave a comment

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

12/02/2018 · 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

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

17/01/2018 · Leave a comment

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

09/01/2018 · Leave a comment

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

08/01/2018 · Leave a comment

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

31/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Grief, loss & resilience

Bid to strengthen disaster resilience The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) board of directors has approved a total of $US15 million ($F31m) in financing, comprised of policy-based loans and grants, for … Continue reading

22/12/2017 · Leave a comment

The year is 2037. This is what happens when the hurricane hits Miami

Large Swaths of Southern California Are in Ruins Thanks to the Catastrophic Thomas Fire Wildfires in California have continued to ravage large portions of the state, with the Thomas fire … Continue reading

21/12/2017 · Leave a comment

To be resilient, start by avoiding the word “happiness”

Summer of Storms Tests Energy Resilience While the Trump administration proposes to make the nation’s electric grid more “resilient” by propping up nuclear and coal-fired power plants, a wide range of … Continue reading

12/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Five Years After Sandy, New York’s Hurricane Defenses Are MIA

In New York City, rising seas could cause Sandy-like floods every five years. Superstorm Sandy was 1,000 miles wide, the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, and produced the … Continue reading

30/10/2017 · Leave a comment

‘Katrina brain’: The invisible long-term toll of megastorms

Actually, This Devastating Hurricane Season Is Exactly the Right Time to Talk About Climate Change I was seventeen when Hurricane Andrew rolled through South Florida, taking down block after block … Continue reading

16/10/2017 · Leave a comment

New satellite photos reveal the California wildfire’s shocking damage from space

Resilient reefs and rainforests can weather hurricanes It can take years for towns and cities to recover from major hurricanes. But as humans labor to restore power and water, tropical … Continue reading

14/10/2017 · Leave a comment

This company wants to stop floods before they happen

Don’t wait for a natural disaster to reach out to others Lately, it’s hard to pick up a newspaper. Hurricanes, one after another, have pounded the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Florida … Continue reading

07/10/2017 · Leave a comment

US Media Spoke More About Harvey Than Floods Elsewhere – but So Did Media Elsewhere

How disaster resilience has saved lives The deadly storms that battered the US East Coast, the Caribbean and South Asia are the latest and most emphatic evidence of the worldwide … Continue reading

05/10/2017 · Leave a comment

Why 85% of Houston homeowners have no flood insurance

Mumbai residents told to abandon cars as heavy rain batters city Heavy rainfall paralyzed parts of the Indian financial capital of Mumbai on Tuesday, as traffic chaos sparked by flooding … Continue reading

31/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Deadly heat waves will destroy India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh if our current rate of climate change keeps pace

Deadly heat waves will destroy India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh if our current rate of climate change keeps pace If you are excited by the recurring monsoon showers in India and thanking … Continue reading

22/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Strong Aftershocks Test Nerves on Greek Island After Quake

Climate change causing natural disasters: CM Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat today stated that climate change was leading to natural disasters. He was addressing a day-long workshop — Strengthening State … Continue reading

24/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Airbnb tests new ways to unlock doors during disasters

Italian wildfires kill 2 homeowners, force tourists to flee Wildfires that have consumed vast swaths of southern Italy and forced the emergency evacuation of hundreds of tourists claimed the lives … Continue reading

16/07/2017 · Leave a comment

The massive volcano that scientists can’t find

The massive volcano that scientists can’t find It was 10 October 1465 – the day of the hotly anticipated wedding of King Alfonso II of Naples. He was set to … Continue reading

11/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Risk transfer key to managing disasters

Committed to resilience The AIG Philippines team recently celebrated its 85-year legacy of providing insurance solutions to the Filipino community in an anniversary event held at the Rigodon Ballroom of … Continue reading

08/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilience in face of disasters

Resilience in face of disasters THE people of Ra were commended for their resilience in the face of unprecedented natural disasters during World Meteorological Day celebrations in Rakiraki yesterday. Minister … Continue reading

27/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Stop end-of-year fatigue from seeping into the new year: boost staff optimism and resilience

Stop end-of-year fatigue from seeping into the new year: boost staff optimism and resilience It’s a seasonal reality that many Australian workers end the year short-fused with their resilience falling … Continue reading

25/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Disaster education increases community resilience

Disaster education increases community resilience HAVE you ever heard the story of a girl named Tilly Smith? On Dec 26, 2004, Tilly and her family went to Phuket, Thailand, for … Continue reading

29/12/2016 · Leave a comment

The year (2016) in natural disasters

The year in natural disasters Whether it was historic flooding, powerful earthquakes or unstoppable wildfires, natural disasters in 2016 set the stage for many impactful and memorable photos. Before striking … Continue reading

24/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Here’s How To Build Resilience, According To Science

Here’s How To Build Resilience, According To Science When life gets tough, you get tougher. Research shows resilience, the ability to bounce back from a challenge, can have positive benefits. Of … Continue reading

19/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilience – A True Story

Resilience – A True Story The storm brought widespread destruction, but it couldn’t wipe the smile from Daphne’s* face. I met Daphne during my visit to Mersan, a small village … Continue reading

31/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Matthew: Why is Haiti so badly hit by natural disasters?

Hurricane Matthew: Why is Haiti so badly hit by natural disasters? Hundreds of people have died in the Caribbean country of Haiti after it was hit by Hurricane Matthew earlier … Continue reading

13/10/2016 · Leave a comment

India Ganges floods ‘break previous records’

India Ganges floods ‘break previous records’ The monsoon floods in India’s Ganges river this year have broken previous records, officials have told the BBC.  They said water levels reached unprecedented … Continue reading

01/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Storm of the Century?’ Try ‘Storm of the Decade’

Storm of the Century?’ Try ‘Storm of the Decade’ Last August, Hurricane Irene spun through the Caribbean and parts of the eastern United States, leaving widespread wreckage in its wake. … Continue reading

27/08/2016 · Leave a comment

California fire of ‘intensity never seen before’ forces thousands to flee

“Climate change affects everyone” It is important to seek solutions to displacement caused by climate change, because eventually it will affect all of us, says NORCAP-expert Yohannes Hagos Subagadis. This … Continue reading

19/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Japan just got hit by a 9.1 earthquake… that never happened

Japan just got hit by a 9.1 earthquake… that never happened Japan is well-known for its food, bonsai trees, and earthquakes. Luckily, it’s also the country that’s most prepared for … Continue reading

05/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Fears grow over danger of flooding around the UK as inquiry is shelved

Fast-moving wildfire near Big Sur spreads as more people are evacuated Crews continued on Sunday to battle a massive wildfire near California’s Big Sur that is threatening thousands of homes, … Continue reading

03/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Amazon could face intense wildfire season this year, NASA warns

Take lessons from the past to stay better prepared for floods We have seen it before, but tragically it happens over and over again. Rains and overflowing rivers have hit … Continue reading

28/07/2016 · Leave a comment

What Is a Constant Cycle of Violent News Doing to Us?

  Deadly heat wave scorches central and eastern U.S. Dangerously high temperatures will keep scorching the Northeast in the wake of a deadly wave of heat and humidity that has … Continue reading

26/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Are waterborne cities more resistant to climate change?

Hottest half-year on record sinks Arctic ice to new lows Last month, scientists reported an earlier-than-normal annual melting of Arctic sea ice, and now NASA researchers taking further stock of … Continue reading

25/07/2016 · Leave a comment

For climate migrants, dignity matters as much as safety

For climate migrants, dignity matters as much as safety Some time ago, a poor community migrated to India’s national capital, New Delhi, from a village in the northern Indian state … Continue reading

23/07/2016 · Leave a comment

AIR Worldwide announces new global resilience practice

  But…but where are your PRIORITIES?!? It’s time to review this IT shop’s disaster recovery plans, and the topic of staffing comes up, reports a longtime IT pilot fish who’s … Continue reading

21/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilience Is the Glue of Modern Life

Google Wants to Help Keep You Safe During an Earthquake Google is making it easier to find information about nearby earthquakes with a new update to its search engine.  Starting … Continue reading

12/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Testing A New Approach To Disaster Prep

How MIT And San Francisco Are Testing A New Approach To Disaster Prep Suddenly, you wake up. The ground has already stopped shaking, but a small earthquake seems to have … Continue reading

05/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Are Engineers Neglecting Resilience?

Are Engineers Neglecting Resilience? With 173 people killed, 414 injured, 2,100 homes destroyed and 7,562 people displaced, the Black Saturday bushfires which raged throughout Victoria in February 2009 were by … Continue reading

30/06/2016 · Leave a comment

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has launched its new Disaster Resilience Benchmarking Tool

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has launched its new Disaster Resilience Benchmarking Tool to help community organisations get ready in the event of an emergency or disaster. Resilient … Continue reading

28/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Seismic Strain: land around San Andreas fault is rising and sinking.

The Netherlands Voted A Garage Its Best Building Of The Year—Here’s Why. The Netherlands is one of the most endangered country in the world when it comes to sea level … Continue reading

25/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Indonesia: Floods, landslides kill 35 in Central Java

Commentary: Complexity of healthcare requires a new approach to disaster preparedness Every year, the start of summer begins with a familiar refrain predicting the severity of the upcoming hurricane season. … Continue reading

21/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Investing in resilient infrastructure before disaster hits. And more…

Investing in resilient infrastructure before disaster hits As a growing number of natural disasters have hit vulnerable regions across the country in recent years, state and local leaders have explored … Continue reading

10/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Floods and how to stop them: 3 questions, 3 answers. Texas flooding. And more…

Floods and how to stop them: 3 questions, 3 answers As cleanup begins after massive flash flooding in Germany, many are left wondering why a predictable natural phenomenon causes so … Continue reading

02/06/2016 · Leave a comment

In disasters and emergencies, we must help people help themselves. Tropical Depression Bonnie. And more…

Tropical Depression Bonnie Heads Towards Carolinas as Deadly Flooding Overwhelms Texas Tropical storm Bonnie was downgraded Sunday morning as it headed toward the South Carolina coast — the latest bad … Continue reading

31/05/2016 · Leave a comment

How do I build brand resilience? Disaster levy. And more…

On the Campaign couch: How do I build brand resilience? Rachel Eyre, head of marketing propositions at Sainsbury’s, writes: What does resilience mean to you, and can it be built? … Continue reading

28/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Climate changes mean Canada to spend more on disasters- insurers. India records its hottest day ever as temperature hits 51C . And more…

India records its hottest day ever as temperature hits 51C (that’s 123.8F) A city in northern India has shattered the national heat record, registering a searing 51C – the highest … Continue reading

27/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilience as ‘learnable skill’. And more…

Helping struggling teachers to help themselves The Australian Education Union’s (AEU) 2015 State of Our Schools report found that teachers are under greater levels of stress in the classroom due … Continue reading

23/05/2016 · Leave a comment

We Finally Know Why This El Niño Was Such a Monster. Alberta wildfire out of control. And more

We Finally Know Why This El Niño Was Such a Monster The strongest El Niño ever seen is finally gone. But before it left it had plenty to throw at … Continue reading

20/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Hawaii Could Be Devastated By A Tsunami Within 50 Years. Supporting people with mental disorders during disasters. And more.

Hawaii Could Be Devastated By A Tsunami Within 50 Years On the south side of the Hawaiian island of Kauai lies Makauwahi, a massive cave and sinkhole where scientists have … Continue reading

18/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Killer heatwave wreaks havoc in Southeast Asia.

Killer heatwave wreaks havoc in Southeast Asia Drought, severe heat and water shortages are disrupting schools, killing animals and ravaging rice crops in Southeast Asia. Thailand, Laos and Cambodia have … Continue reading

15/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Canada wildfire likely to burn for months…and more

Changing Tides: How the Mirabeau Water Garden Could Shift the Way New Orleanians Think About Water At the site of the future Mirabeau Water Garden, located on the north end … Continue reading

10/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’

Obama administration warns of ‘climate refugees’ due to rapid Arctic warming The Obama administration has warned the US will need to deal with a wave of “climate refugees” as the … Continue reading

08/05/2016 · Leave a comment

A Community-Minded Approach to Resilience in Berkeley. Alberta wildfires.

‘Nothing short of terrifying’: Alberta wildfires grow eight times in size When she spotted a small circle of orange flames flickering in the trees outside, Erica Decker knew she had … Continue reading

07/05/2016 · Leave a comment

10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience, Backed by Research

Be prepared: 25 disaster support hubs set up across Vancouver The City of Vancouver has designated 25 sites across the region as disaster support hubs as part of its earthquake … Continue reading

06/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Europe will soon be hit by deadly ‘once-in-a-century’ extreme weather every year. And more

Europe will soon be hit by deadly ‘once-in-a-century’ extreme weather every year Europe will soon be hit by deadly, “once-in-a-century” extreme weather events every year, a study has found. Severe … Continue reading

02/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters Have Caused 8 Million Deaths, $7 Trillion in Damage Since 1900

Natural Disasters Have Caused 8 Million Deaths, $7 Trillion in Damage Since 1900 Across the globe, natural disasters have caused more than $7 trillion in economic losses and over 8 … Continue reading

01/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Is your small business prepared for a disaster?

Is your small business prepared for a disaster? As an insurance professional with more than 38 years of experience who has been on the ground many times when catastrophes strike, … Continue reading

11/04/2016 · Leave a comment

Barely a year after Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu struck by strong earthquake. Flash floods kill at least 55 in Pakistan… And more

Vanuatu hit by 6.9 magnitude earthquake A strong earthquake has struck off the south Pacific island of Vanuatu, but authorities said any threat of a tsunamis had mostly passed, and … Continue reading

06/04/2016 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters worse for tourism than terror attacks. And more…

Natural disasters worse for tourism than terror attacks Tourist destinations recover from terrorist attacks quicker than they would an environmental disaster, according to travel analysts. In the wake of last … Continue reading

02/04/2016 · Leave a comment

For IT, climate change means preparing for disaster…and more

For IT, climate change means preparing for disaster IT managers understand the hazards of heat inside data centers. But what about outside it? Cordell Schachter, the CTO of the New … Continue reading

31/03/2016 · Leave a comment

The leader’s greatest lesson: building resilience to overcome uncertainty…and more

Fukushima Farmers Are Using Soil Made From Polyester It’s been five years since Japan’s Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima—and some consumers are still wary of produce grown … Continue reading

30/03/2016 · Leave a comment

500-year-old shipwrecks could be key to predicting hurricanes…and more

500-year-old shipwrecks could be key to predicting hurricanes Shipwrecks in the Caribbean have been used as an indication of hurricane activity, finds new research that could shed light on the … Continue reading

17/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Deadly mudslides, flooding in Brazil. Cyclone Winston recovery…and more.

At least 15 people killed by landslides, flooding in Sao Paulo, Brazil At least 15 people were killed on Thursday night by landslides provoked by heavy rains and floods in … Continue reading

13/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Scottish business owners warned of cyber crime hacks raiding smartphones …and more about resilience

Scottish business owners warned of cyber crime hacks raiding smartphones Technology experts have warned that businesses using their smartphone are at risk of having their devices ‘raided’. Criminals can intercept … Continue reading

10/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Why is 2016 smashing heat records?…and more

Why is 2016 smashing heat records? Yet another global heat record has been beaten. It appears January 2016 – the most abnormally hot month in history, according to Nasa – … Continue reading

09/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Forecast: Four-fold jump in responding to cost of natural disasters in Australia. Brazil dam disaster damages payout… and more

Mining company Samarco to pay Brazil dam disaster damages The owners of an iron ore mine in Brazil have settled with the government for a deadly dam spill. The toxic … Continue reading

05/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Indonesia earthquake, Fukushima meltdown and more

Indonesia earthquake: Tsunami warnings and deaths confirmed as 7.9 tremor hits south-east Asia Tsunami warnings have been issued by national authorities around the Indian Ocean after a shallow 7.9 magnitude … Continue reading

04/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Cyclone Winston – Fiji SPECIAL EDITION

Cyclone Winston: tens of thousands homeless in Fiji a week after storm Tens of thousands of people in Fiji are living in evacuation centres after Cyclone Winston tore across the … Continue reading

03/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster response starts at home…and more

Fires are increasing in a warming world, but a new model could help us predict them Over the past decade, the frequency of bushfires in Australia has increased. The Forest … Continue reading

02/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Personal resilience…and more

Personal resilience Some people describe resilience as the ability to bend instead of breaking when experiencing pressure or the ability to persevere and adapt when faced with challenges. These abilities … Continue reading

28/02/2016 · Leave a comment

Recovering addict inspired by resilience of human spirit ; Red Cross and Aviva bolster disaster resilience; Australians underinsured for natural disasters;…and more

Red Cross and Aviva launch partnership to bolster disaster resilience Insurance giant to support charity in its work to help vulnerable communities prepare for and respond to extreme weather disasters. … Continue reading

27/02/2016 · Leave a comment

Recent St Louis flooding made worse by human changes to landscape…and more

Fires are increasing in a warming world, but a new model could help us predict them Over the past decade, the frequency of bushfires in Australia has increased. The Forest … Continue reading

20/02/2016 · Leave a comment

California City Misused Disaster Relief Funds…and more

Early 2014 UK flooding made more likely by climate change In places like California, researchers have been working to understand how climate change is affecting droughts. But in the UK, … Continue reading

08/02/2016 · Leave a comment

10 reasons for helping employees be more resilient…and more

10 reasons for helping employees be more resilient “Resilience” could be the trending workplace buzzword, as employers search for better ways to get the work done without burning out those … Continue reading

03/02/2016 · Leave a comment

Cebuana Lhuillier Microinsurance calls for disaster resilience…and more

Cebuana Lhuillier Microinsurance calls for disaster resilience Gearing up for the onslaught of possible disasters and calamities this 2016, Cebuana Lhuillier Microinsurance has pledged to bolster disaster resilience in the … Continue reading

30/01/2016 · Leave a comment

GTA 6 Will Be Blown Away By Natural Disasters…and more

Japanese grow more interested in hands-on training about dangers of natural disasters After large-scale natural disasters across the country, including earthquakes, typhoons, volcanic eruptions and floods, disaster management study programs … Continue reading

09/01/2016 · Leave a comment

Flood defences need complete rethink, says Environment Agency…and more

Flood defences need complete rethink, says Environment Agency David Cameron has visited some of the areas worst hit by flooding as experts warned that the UK’s climate was entering an … Continue reading

01/01/2016 · Leave a comment

Ready for the ‘Really Big One’? Congress boosts quake warning system…and more

Ready for the ‘Really Big One’? Congress boosts quake warning system The omnibus spending bill that was approved by Congress today includes another $8.2 million for a quake-monitoring system that … Continue reading

22/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Britain to review defences after floods

Humanitarian response treats women’s health ‘as an afterthought’, says the UN The health needs of women and girls must not be treated as an afterthought in times of crises, but … Continue reading

09/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Ocean warming worsened 2011 floods: researchers…and more

Ocean warming worsened 2011 floods: researchers Researchers have found long-term warming in the Pacific and Indian oceans played a role in making Queensland’s 2011 floods far worse than they otherwise … Continue reading

02/12/2015 · Leave a comment

90% of Worldwide Natural Disasters Are Caused By Weather…and more

90% of Worldwide Natural Disasters Are Caused By Weather Ahead of the Paris conference on climate change, reports state that 90% of worldwide natural disasters are caused by weather, and … Continue reading

30/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Seven spectacular weather events …and more

Seven spectacular weather events – and what causes them The weather might seem like it creates weeks of dreary, grey drizzle. But it can also put on a truly sensational … Continue reading

19/11/2015 · Leave a comment

12 hurt in Japan quake as life returns to normal…and more

12 hurt in Japan quake as life returns to normal The magnitude-7.8 quake struck off the Ogasawara islands Saturday night at a depth of 678 kilometers (421 miles), the U.S. … Continue reading

11/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Scientists Just Analyzed Dozens of Natural Disasters…and more

Scientists Just Analyzed Dozens of Natural Disasters. Can You Guess Which Ones We Made Worse? Climate scientists are pretty good at figuring out the causes of long-term trends. We know … Continue reading

07/11/2015 · Leave a comment

monster storms like Hurricane Patricia are just the beginning…and more

One simple equation explains why experts think monster storms like Hurricane Patricia are just the beginning Last month, Hurricane Patricia shattered records as the strongest storm ever recorded in the … Continue reading

06/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience is key to adapting to ‘new world of digital business’…and more

Despite natural disasters: Disaster management bodies still dormant The National Disaster Management Commission (NDMC) – a body tasked to chalk out a unified national disaster response plan – and its … Continue reading

05/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Google Street View to boost building safety after disasters…and more

Google Street View to boost building safety after disasters Google Street View could help civil engineers assess building damage after natural disasters in order to improve resistance to future events … Continue reading

02/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Three years later, feds pleased with Sandy response…and more

Three years later, feds pleased with Sandy response Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate says you’ll never catch him saying he’s satisfied with the government’s ability to respond to … Continue reading

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How Hurricane Patricia Compares to Katrina in One Photo…and more

How Hurricane Patricia Compares to Katrina in One Photo Hurricane Patricia has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but not before gaining notoriety as the strongest hurricane on record in … Continue reading

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World Resilience NEWS

The Neurobiology of Resilience What makes one person more resilient to stress than another? How do some people seemingly take even extreme stress in stride while others succumb to depression … Continue reading

31/08/2015 · 1 Comment

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Marking 10 Years Since Katrina, Consumer Agency Calls for Stiffer Building Codes A Florida-based consumer advocacy group has outlined six recommendations to strengthen U.S. system of building code development, adoption … Continue reading

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After Katrina, New Artists Found Inspiration In A Recovering City Skylar Fein had only lived in New Orleans for a week before Hurricane Katrina nearly tore it apart. He’d moved … Continue reading

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Ancient Chinese cave drawings could help scientists predict droughts Near the Hanjiang River in central China, amid the lush, pine-covered Qinling Mountains that once were dotted with Daoist shrines and … Continue reading

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Ningaloo research aids disaster-recovery framework The CSIRO and Australian National University researchers ran model simulations on 114 sub-populations of the popular recreational fish to examine how a real-world system might … Continue reading

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Nepal earthquake: How open data and social media helped the Nepalese to help themselves The earthquake in Nepal in May exposed the national government’s unpreparedness to deal with the aftermath … Continue reading

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What Are Resilient Communities? Today, we live in an era in which economic, environmental, social, and cultural changes can create new realities overnight. Imagine three different scenarios. In the first, … Continue reading

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El Niño Could Be Among Strongest on Record, Raising Risk of Floods The phenomenon known as El Niño is brewing in the Pacific Ocean — and it could be one … Continue reading

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Typhoon Saola hits the Philippines and heads for Taiwan Fierce wind and heavy rain from typhoon Saola has battered the Philippines, killing at least 10 people and displacing 145,000 others. … Continue reading

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New Orleans: 10 years after hurricane Katrina – in pictures A decade after Katrina devastated New Orleans, photographer David G Spielman’s stark black and white images document the city’s changed … Continue reading

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 Supernatural beliefs gain strength in natural disasters, says anthropologist Supernatural beliefs gain strength when seemingly inexplicable natural disasters occur, says a Universiti Malaysia Sabah anthropologist. Dr Paul Porodong said despite … Continue reading

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 Typhoon threatens China after 10 dead or missing in Taiwan A total of 101 people were hurt in Taiwan and more than 3 million households lost electricity as the powerful … Continue reading

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How Hurricane Katrina Changed Pets’ Legal Status About 250,000 pets were left behind when their owners evacuated for Hurricane Katrina a decade ago. People filled bathtubs with water and locked … Continue reading

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Remain Seconds Ahead of Natural Disasters With a Personal Seismograph Are you worried about that the terrifying earthquake that has a one in three chance of destroying the Pacific Northwest … Continue reading

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Biggest superstorm of 2015 to strike Japan & Taiwan this week The most powerful storm of 2015 is on a collision course with Japan and Taiwan. With winds of over … Continue reading

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Asia flooding: Hundreds dead, 1 million displaced as monsoon rains hit Myanmar, India, Pakistan Monsoon rains have claimed the lives of hundreds of people across Asia as rescue workers scrambled … Continue reading

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Nepal, Three Months After the Earthquakes Three months have now passed since massive twin earthquakes struck Nepal, killing more than 8,800 people, injuring more than 22,000, flattening nearly 600,000 homes, … Continue reading

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Professor Creates 3D Printed Volcanoes to Help Populations Prepare for Disaster Natural disasters are inevitable in most parts of the world. Thankfully, with increasingly sophisticated technology, we are more equipped … Continue reading

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FEMA’s New Data Viz Tool Helps Communities Understand the Risk and Impact of Disasters FEMA just launched a new data visualization tool aimed at help communities better understand the risk … Continue reading

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‘Godzilla El Niño’ Now Being Called ‘Strongest In Recorded History’ A new piece in the Washington Post, and the new thermographic image above, are here to scare the wits out … Continue reading

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10 Things That Should Be In Your Emergency Kit Be prepared for anything with these life-saving gadgets earthquake dismantling the west coast, a tornado ravaging middle America, or a hurricane … Continue reading

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33 More Cities Will Get Resilience Boost In the face of urbanization and climate change, cities face “shocks” — sudden natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes and floods — and “stresses” … Continue reading

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Olympics organizers release details of insurance plans Leaders of Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics released details Thursday about insurance proposals they say will provide unprecedented coverage for Massachusetts … Continue reading

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 Lessons from a disaster zone Nepal has been a focus for climate change investment for decades and for targeted, relatively large-budget, disaster risk reduction programming since the Hyogo World Conference … Continue reading

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A Resilient Approach to Disaster Recovery While the decade since Hurricane Katrina has been fraught with natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes, recovery from these disasters has often been delayed … Continue reading

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GET REAL: Of disasters and predictions ONE TIME THE LEVEL of seismic activity we recently experienced would have inspired a sizeable number of predictions and prophetic statements. Now, not nearly … Continue reading

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Are green buildings quake-resistant? Two subjects are dominating the construction and property circles nowadays—the rising numbers of sustainable, environment-friendly buildings, and the “Big One” (referring to the perceived “overdue” temblor … Continue reading

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Can The Internet Of Things Mitigate California’s Historic Drought? Recently CERES invited me with a group of experts to visit California’s Pajaro Valley, home to some of the most productive … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Business for ‘The Really Big One,’ or Any Disaster What are companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Expedia, Starbucks and Nike to do if “the really … Continue reading

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The Really Big One When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on … Continue reading

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Why the Tuscan Island of Giglio Misses Its Disaster If you would have asked anyone on this Tuscan island last July what life would be like without the Costa Concordia … Continue reading

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Typhoon Chan-hom: Almost 1 million people evacuated in eastern China as powerful storm crosses coast Typhoon Chan-hom has crossed China’s heavily populated eastern coast, forcing the evacuation of almost 1 … Continue reading

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Did American volcanoes trigger fall of Roman Empire? On March 24 536AD the sky suddenly darkened across continental Europe as a thick dust cloud rolled in and stayed put for … Continue reading

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Cost of natural disasters predicted to rise, unless steps are taken The World Bank says the cost of natural disasters in the Pacific will continue to rise if steps are … Continue reading

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