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Resilience will again be vital in 2021

Resilience will again be vital in 2021 The financial, social, physical and mental health challenges we have all faced over the last nine months have been the most difficult we … Continue reading

19/12/2020 · Leave a comment

When in Drought, Ancestral Puebloans Turned to Ice Blocks in Lava Tubes

Natural and political disasters in Central America t is a month since Central America was hit in quick succession by two hurricanes. Parts of northern Honduras are still under water: … Continue reading

13/12/2020 · Leave a comment

Why business continuity is crucial

  Experts show how technology can be used to respond to natural disasters Australia could be smarter when it comes to disaster relief, technology leaders have told the Royal Commission … Continue reading

13/08/2020 · Leave a comment

From Survive To Thrive: 3 Mindset Shifts That Matter

From Survive To Thrive: 3 Mindset Shifts That Matter It seems that now, a few months into this crisis, we are experiencing a global shift. The panic and chaos of … Continue reading

03/06/2020 · Leave a comment

Tornado And Wildfire Season Will Be More Treacherous Because Of Coronavirus. Here’s Why.

Social media posts predict economic recovery after natural disasters Experts at the University of Bristol are describing how social media can be used to track economic recovery after natural disasters, … Continue reading

13/04/2020 · Leave a comment

How to live with mega-fires? Portugal’s feral forests may hold the secret.

  Build Resilience, Manage Stress, Prevent Burnout I talk about these subjects a lot, but there’s some good reasons for that. Modern living is more often than not stressful living … Continue reading

08/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Two People Died After Record-Breaking Winter Floods In The Midwest

Massive Flooding Follows In Bomb Cyclone’s Wake, With Nebraska Floods Possibly Worst In 50 Years Historic flooding has followed in the wake of the “bomb cyclone” that rammed into the … Continue reading

19/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters: The Challenge of Saving Lives

Despite experience with typhoons, most Filipinos ‘not prepared for disasters’ Although the Philippines faces an average of 20 typhoons a year, only 36% of Filipinos feel they are completely prepared … Continue reading

15/02/2019 · Leave a comment

A supervolcano that could destroy humanity is ready to erupt — and NASA is trying to figure out how to contain it

‘This drought is different’: it’s drier and hotter – and getting worse If you don’t fully appreciate the complexity of rural communities, farmer Peter Schmidt is not the sort of … Continue reading

11/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Women masons help build stronger homes in quake-hit Nepal

  The Difficulty of Counting the Death Toll from Hurricane Florence On the third day of Hurricane Florence’s march through the Carolinas, Dazia Lee, a twenty-year-old who worked at an … Continue reading

04/10/2018 · Leave a comment

There Are Wildfires Burning in the Arctic Circle Amid Sweden’s Record-Breaking Heat Wave

  Prince’s foundation to donate disaster-resistant homes in Barbuda Twenty-two houses will be donated to families in Barbuda whose properties were destroyed during the passage of hurricane Irma 10 months … Continue reading

20/07/2018 · 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

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

04/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Tackling challenges posed by natural disasters

Canada’s permafrost forms a foundation under roads, pipelines and Indigenous hunting territory, and it’s thawing fast The climate-driven collapse of Canada’s Arctic permafrost is much more widespread than previously thought, … Continue reading

09/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Firefighting blamed for ‘megafires’ ravaging US forests

Water-short Singapore charts a course toward self-sufficiency Singapore may seem like an unlikely model for the rest of the world when it comes to water management. The island nation has … Continue reading

06/01/2017 · Leave a comment

CFS volunteers plea for a fire-free Christmas as extreme heat poses bushfire threat

CFS volunteers plea for a fire-free Christmas as extreme heat poses bushfire threat EXTREME heat will pose the greatest bushfire danger risk on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as our … Continue reading

25/12/2016 · Leave a comment

This is what climate change looks like

This is what climate change looks like photo exhibition is showing the effects of climate change to world leaders and climate change experts.  Entitled “Climate Change — In Focus,” it … Continue reading

19/11/2016 · Leave a comment

NFPs Not Prepared for Extreme Weather Events

Natural disasters are costing more but killing less Radical change is needed in the way natural disasters are managed as they become bigger and more frequent due to climate change, … Continue reading

18/10/2016 · Leave a comment

This Video of Hurricane Matthew From Space Is Absolutely Terrifying

This Video of Hurricane Matthew From Space Is Absolutely Terrifying Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful Atlantic tropical storm in almost a decade, according to NBC News—and, as you’d expect, … Continue reading

06/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Three dead in ‘unprecedented’ southern US floods

  A Volcanic Eruption Hid a Critical Climate Signal for Twenty Years As our planet heats up, the pace of sea level rise is expected to quicken, making it harder … Continue reading

17/08/2016 · 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

The Oil Spill in the Adriatic Sea Is a Sneak Peek at Looming Natural Disasters. And more..

The Oil Spill in the Adriatic Sea Is a Sneak Peek at Looming Natural Disasters An equipment malfunction at an oil refinery caused an oil spill in the Adriatic Sea … Continue reading

25/05/2016 · 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

2016 set to be hottest year on record globally…and more

Resilience, rebuilding and recovery Boats ferrying residents from neighbourhoods; helicopters hovering across the skyline distributing packets of food and water bottles; familiar landmarks submerged in water; a loss of close … Continue reading

23/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Alaskans brace for storm days after ‘bomb cyclone’ slammed through North Pacific…and more

Salt-impregnated asphalt de-ices itself Living someplace that gets snow in the winter may have its perks, but the ice-melting salt that’s spread on the roads isn’t one of them. Besides … Continue reading

21/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Lighting the way after a natural disaster…and more

How an unhealthy and greedy diet causes climate change, natural disasters and hunger Diets are changing globally and have done so rapidly in most high-income countries, like the UK, over … Continue reading

07/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Qld shouldn’t drop cyclone defence…and more

Qld shouldn’t drop cyclone defence: expert Forecasts for a quieter cyclone season shouldn’t stop Queenslanders preparing for the worst, an expert warns.The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted fewer cyclones this … Continue reading

03/11/2015 · Leave a comment

T-Mobile makes calling and texting to and from Mexico free for Hurricane Patricia…and more

T-Mobile makes calling and texting to and from Mexico free for Hurricane Patricia Hurricane Patricia is hitting Mexico, bringing with it powerful rain and winds. To help ensure that T-Mobile … Continue reading

26/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Joaquin: Obama declares emergency in South Carolina…and more

Hurricane Joaquin: Obama declares emergency in South Carolina It has been raining for much of the week, but a weather system connected to Hurricane Joaquin in the Caribbean is expected … Continue reading

05/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Learning from natural disasters…and more

Learning from natural disasters People listed as missing after last week’s flooding of the Kinugawa River in Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture have been located alive. The next priority will be reconstructing … Continue reading

17/09/2015 · Leave a comment

World Resilience NEWS

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

13/08/2015 · Leave a comment

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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

12/08/2015 · Leave a comment

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When life hands you peppers: why adaptability and resilience are the spices of life My grasp of history isn’t the tightest, even at the best of times, which is why … Continue reading

23/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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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

11/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Shopping data highlights priorities after natural disaster: New Zealand study Reseach from Christchuch based Lincoln University used bar code scanner data to look at the buying habbits immediately after the … Continue reading

07/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Chan-hom: Guam Fourth of July Threat; Typhoon Watch Issued (FORECAST) Chan-hom has weakened to a tropical storm as of late Thursday evening (U.S. time). However, it is forecast to regain … Continue reading

04/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Cyclone Raquel forms as earliest big storm recorded off Australia’s north-east Tropical Cyclone Raquel has formed in the south-west Pacific near the Solomon Islands, triggering the earliest cyclone warning on … Continue reading

02/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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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

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Heat now second-largest natural killer of Indians, toll crosses 2,000 In India’s natural death trap, the sun is the second biggest killer after water and its victims have increased by … Continue reading

04/06/2015 · Leave a comment

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Magnitude-7.8 quake strikes off Japan’s southern coast A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck off the southern coast of Japan on Saturday, shaking buildings in Tokyo and interrupting subway service, but causing no … Continue reading

01/06/2015 · Leave a comment

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India heatwave: More than 500 dead. More than 500 people have died in India from a days-long heatwave that has seen temperatures nudging 50 degrees Celsius, officials say. Officials warned … Continue reading

27/05/2015 · Leave a comment

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Australia offers $35 million in extra assistance for Vanuatu’s recovery from Cyclone Pam The Australian Government has committed an extra $35 million of aid to help with the cyclone recovery … Continue reading

26/05/2015 · Leave a comment

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Earthquakes in Britain: a history The UK is hit by 20 to 30 earthquakes each year which are powerful enough to be felt by people while hundreds of other smaller … Continue reading

24/05/2015 · Leave a comment

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Lessons from Nepal Calamities cannot be prevented. Precautions can, however, reduce their impact. Seismologists say some of the reasons for tremors, earthquakes and floods are unplanned growth of construction especially … Continue reading

23/05/2015 · Leave a comment

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New 3D simulator predicts how a bushfire will spread in real-time Andrew Sullivan, a member of the team who developed the software, told Mashable Australia Spark is a platform that … Continue reading

12/05/2015 · Leave a comment

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Heavy rains kill 20 in Pakistan At least 20 people have been killed and about 100 injured as heavy rain and winds in Pakistan’s northwest city of Peshawar caused dozens … Continue reading

29/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Are you resilient enough to start your own business? Ask yourself this question: Are you ready to adopt another family–one that could potentially grow to be bigger than your own? … Continue reading

22/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Seven Secrets to Resilience As the economy improves in fits and starts, selling your products and services remains unusually tough. Never has resilience been more critical for small-business owners. The … Continue reading

26/03/2015 · Leave a comment

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An “Atmospheric River” Is About To Wallop California — Here’s What It Means Atmospheric rivers are rare and not particularly well-understood tropical weather phenomena that bring moisture from one place … Continue reading

08/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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How mobiles could aid disaster response There are now more mobile phones in use than there are people in the world to use them – some 7.2 billion phones. Mobile … Continue reading

04/02/2015 · Leave a comment

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Make 2015 the Year You Become More Resilient Helicopter parenting and micro-managing leadership both move us towards learned helplessness and away from resilience. Truly caring for others means we support … Continue reading

05/01/2015 · Leave a comment

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‘No one knows this side of Katrina,’ says director of Coast Guard documentary ‘Paratus 14:50’ Coast Guard personnel based in Mobile and New Orleans conducted an epic rescue operation in … Continue reading

30/12/2014 · Leave a comment

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Disaster hub – everything at your fingertips It’s now easier for Sunshine Coast residents and visitors to prepare for severe weather events and other disasters – and stay up-to-date with … Continue reading

23/12/2014 · Leave a comment

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‘Weather bomb’ hits UK bringing travel chaos and disruption Scotland and Ireland have been battered by gales today, with thousands left without power in the Highlands and Western Isles as … Continue reading

12/12/2014 · Leave a comment

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Faith groups divided over God’s role in climate change, natural disasters Americans largely concur that God created the Earth. But when it comes to how he wants its environment treated, … Continue reading

23/11/2014 · Leave a comment

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Does mitigation save? Reviewing cost-benefit analyses of disaster risk reduction The benefit-cost-ratio (BCR), used in cost-benefit analysis (CBA), is an indicator that attempts to summarize the overall value for money … Continue reading

21/10/2014 · Leave a comment

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More than 25,000 flee Indonesian volcano More than 25,000 people have fled their homes following a series of eruptions and lava flows from a volcano in Indonesia. Mount Sinabung, on … Continue reading


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USAID must improve on resilience, understand fragility — Rajiv Shah The U.S. Agency for International Development has to do a “more focused job of delivering on the resilience agenda,” according … Continue reading

24/11/2013 · Leave a comment

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Measuring the impact of diversity in times of disaster (The University of Queensland) While most Queenslanders are all too aware of the impact natural disasters can have on their lives and … Continue reading

17/10/2013 · Leave a comment

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Being resilient means farmers need to step up Life is busy for everyone, and there’s the temptation to leave your mental and physical health at the end of a long … Continue reading

08/10/2013 · Leave a comment

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UN spotlights need for improved urban resilience “As the effects of climate change increase, urban resilience becomes ever more necessary,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his remarks at an event … Continue reading

07/10/2013 · Leave a comment

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The Stockport Community Association and an Eyre Peninsula police sergeant have been named winners in the National Disaster Resilience Awards The mid-north town of Stockport was recognised for its efforts … Continue reading

04/10/2013 · Leave a comment