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70-year-old pulled out alive in Turkey as quake toll hits 71

Bushfire inquiry says Australia must prepare for ‘alarming outlook’ Australia must prepare for an “alarming” future of simultaneous and worsening natural disasters, says a long-awaited report into the country’s bushfires.  … Continue reading

03/11/2020 · Leave a comment

A Running List of Record-Breaking Natural Disasters in 2020

A Running List of Record-Breaking Natural Disasters in 2020 So far 2020 has been a standout year for all the wrong reasons, including its devastating natural disasters. Wildfires have ravaged … Continue reading

17/10/2020 · Leave a comment

Firefighters, military planes, troops arrive in California to fight massive blazes

Some Of The Warmest Water On Earth Is In The Path Of Laura And Marco – Why That’s Bad Several weeks ago I wrote an article in Forbes warning that … Continue reading

26/08/2020 · Leave a comment

Rare Hawaiian hurricane, packing strong winds and rains, approaches islands

As Texas Reels From Hurricane Damage, Hawaii Braces For Impact As Texas contends with the ongoing aftermath of one hurricane on Sunday, Hawaii is bracing for the impact of another. … Continue reading

27/07/2020 · Leave a comment

Japan flooding: Death toll rises as heavy rain wreaks havoc

Japan’s devastating rains move north as millions told to evacuate Pounding rains that have already caused deadly floods in southern Japan have moved northeast, hammering large areas of Japan’s main … Continue reading

09/07/2020 · Leave a comment

Bushfires test Australia’s volunteer firefighters to their limits

Bushfires test Australia’s volunteer firefighters to their limits Among the firefighters facing enormous blazes burning across New South Wales are bakers, teachers, nurses, accountants, mechanics, retirees and full-time parents. Bushfires … Continue reading

17/12/2019 · Leave a comment

NASA space data can cut disaster response times, costs

  Improving India–Japan disaster response after Typhoon Hagibis Typhoon Hagibis pummelled Japan’s main island Honshu in October 2019, crippling everyday life in the region. The Japanese Cabinet designated Typhoon Hagibis … Continue reading

29/11/2019 · 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

Why California’s Droughts Killed More Than 100 Million Resilient Trees

WWF warns of worsening ‘superfires’ across Europe Global conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warned on Thursday of the risks from new faster-spreading “superfires” in the wake of heatwaves and … Continue reading

06/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Individual resilience: A Guide

‘So much land under so much water’: extreme flooding is drowning parts of the Midwest Even with half of the houses on her street underwater, Dina Barker looked at the … Continue reading

05/06/2019 · Leave a comment

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

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

16/01/2019 · Leave a comment

More Floods and More Droughts: Climate Change Delivers Both

Researchers identify factors that influence how effectively food suppliers can respond to disasters Food systems face growing threats as extreme weather events become more common and more extreme due to … Continue reading

15/12/2018 · 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

08/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Expert reveals the five key things city dwellers should do if disaster strikes

Interoperability During Disasters: Lessons from Tragedy More than 600 people were rushed to Las Vegas hospitals after the shooting rampage at a country music festival on October 1, some of … Continue reading

29/11/2017 · Leave a comment

These Cities May Be At Risk Of Drowning Due To Global Warming, According To NASA

These Cities May Be At Risk Of Drowning Due To Global Warming, According To NASA While the effects of melting glaciers on Earth’s sea levels have been widely cited, NASA concluded Wednesday … Continue reading

19/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Why are Businesses still Taking Unnecessary Risks with Cybersecurity?

Why are Businesses still Taking Unnecessary Risks with Cybersecurity? Barely a week passes without the announcement of a significant cybersecurity incident – WannaCry was the most recent in a worryingly … Continue reading

18/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Disaster Response Now Includes Rapid Mapmaking

Louisiana floods to cost US economy more than $10bn, according to Aon catastrophe report Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, today launches the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe … Continue reading

15/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Language and earthquakes: Insights in disaster response. City resilience strategy. And more

Boulder Unveils ‘Resilience Strategy’ To Plan For Natural Disasters City of Boulder officials are taking a unique approach to planning for future natural disasters and challenges. The city unveiled its … Continue reading

04/05/2016 · 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

World Resilience NEWS

Camera Drones Are Getting in the Way of Firefighters Battling Wildfires Flying an aerial drone over a raging fire can be quite problematic, so much so that it can endanger … Continue reading

08/07/2015 · Leave a comment

World Resilience NEWS

Republican governors as masters of disaster An unprecedented number of current and former governors are running for the Republican presidential nomination this year, all of whom cite their executive leadership … Continue reading

03/07/2015 · Leave a comment

World Resilience NEWS

Prepared for disaster Business owners have to be prepared for the unthinkable — not just making sure their business will survive a natural disaster, but also that all their employees … Continue reading

30/06/2015 · Leave a comment

World Resilience NEWS

Nature’s Aftermath: The zoo animals of the Tbilisi flood As clean up continued in the capital city of Tbilisi, Georgia from severe flooding that killed 12 people, attention shifted to … Continue reading

16/06/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

Recovering Resilience: 7 Methods For Becoming Mentally Stronger Stress affects people in all different ways – or at least, different people respond to it very differently. For some, it rolls … Continue reading

09/03/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

The extreme weather and climate events of 2014 in 13 photos It’s been a rough year, meteorologically speaking, on the Blue Marble. We’ve seen record heat, record snow, record flooding, … Continue reading

06/01/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

Shelters Fill up After Deadly Sri Lanka Mudslide Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of … Continue reading

01/11/2014 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

Volcanic eruption in Iceland puts aviation authorities on high alert A volcano began erupting overnight on Thursday in Iceland, leading aviation authorities to raise the warning level to red, the … Continue reading

02/09/2014 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

Can we learn to be resilient? Resilience has been studied for decades.  Most of the clinical research has been centered on survivors of horrible events, children with various mental disorders … Continue reading