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Trump’s Response To Disaster Relief Raises Alarms

From famine relief to resilience About 20 million people face starvation in four countries: Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, the United Nations says. Armed conflict, combined with drought and … Continue reading

25/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Political Fortunes Rise, Fall After Natural Disasters

Fiji relocates villages vulnerable to natural disasters as part of Cyclone Winston rebuild As Fiji continues to rebuild after Cyclone Winston devastated large parts of the country in February, entire … Continue reading

14/09/2016 · Leave a comment

The ‘Holy Grail’ for earthquake scientists has been accidentally destroyed

Industry Outlook for Resilience Experts in resilience discuss efforts to protect communities from disaster, enhance recovery efforts, increase awareness about the value of incorporating resilience, and implement resilience projects that … Continue reading

14/07/2016 · Leave a comment

The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare. And more…

The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare Australia’s natural wonder is in mortal danger. Bleaching caused by climate change has killed almost a quarter of its coral this year … Continue reading

16/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Taiwan earthquake…and more

Taiwan earthquake: at least seven dead, dozens trapped under rubble A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan on Saturday killing at least seven people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, … Continue reading

07/02/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster insurers tap under-protected emerging markets…and more

Chris Christie sees ‘real immaturity’ in Marco Rubio after snowstorm joke Chris Christie on Sunday accused Marco Rubio of showing “real immaturity”, after the senator, a rival in the race … Continue reading

29/01/2016 · Leave a comment

Narendra Modi’s press office in hot water after sharing photoshopped image of Tamil Nadu flood…and more

Narendra Modi’s press office in hot water after sharing photoshopped image of Tamil Nadu flood A doctored photo released by the Indian government showing prime minister Narendra Modi surveying severe … Continue reading

05/12/2015 · Leave a comment

South Carolina floods leave a shared sense of memories lost…and more

1,000-year biblical floods: Sell Big Oil, buy insurers Not long ago insurers talked of 100-year megafires, 100-year megafloods, 100-year droughts and all manner of 100-year climate disasters that were supposed … Continue reading

12/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

Mudslides Explained: Behind the Washington State Disaster A fatal mudslide in rural northwestern Washington State over the weekend underscores the dangers of this fast-moving natural hazard. On Saturday morning, a … Continue reading