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The Secrets of Resilience

How to become cyber resilient Despite threats from targeted cybersecurity attacks doubling, companies are showing they can perform better under greater pressure. In fact, if they continue on the same … Continue reading

21/06/2018 · Leave a comment

Opinion: Resilience — from buzzword to action

Opinion: Resilience — from buzzword to action Back in 2013, an article in the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper castigated the development community for selling “resilience” to the public without a clear definition … Continue reading

19/04/2017 · Leave a comment

NASA Successfully Launches CYGNSS Hurricane Tracking Satellites After Monday’s Cancellation

NASA Successfully Launches CYGNSS Hurricane Tracking Satellites After Monday’s Cancellation NASA successfully launched a set of eight little satellites on board the Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket into Earth’s orbit … Continue reading

17/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Which countries were hit by the most natural disasters in 2015?…and more

Prince Harry lauds resilience of Nepalese people Britain’s Prince Harry today saluted the resilience of the people of Nepal recovering from the last year’s devastating earthquakes as he called on … Continue reading

23/03/2016 · Leave a comment

7 Habits of Highly Resilient People…and more

7 Habits of Highly Resilient People The most resilient among us make it through the worst of times–and we don’t do it by accident. Are some people born a little … Continue reading

16/03/2016 · Leave a comment

How resilient is your business?…and more

How resilient is your business? Most companies feel confident their businesses would continue without major disruption in the event of a disaster, a recent survey found. The matter is firmly … Continue reading

29/02/2016 · Leave a comment

Here’s Why India Needs Smart Cities That Are Immune To Consequences Of Natural Disasters…and more

Some communities are destroyed by tragedy and disaster. Others spring back. Here’s what makes the difference. How do people survive and move on from tragedies like last week’s terrorist attacks … Continue reading

10/01/2016 · Leave a comment

Government warned about funding cuts weeks before Yorkshire floods…and more

Government warned about funding cuts weeks before Yorkshire floods The government was warned by its own advisory body that a funding gap could leave swaths of the north vulnerable to … Continue reading

02/01/2016 · 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

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

Building resilience in communities on the brink of disaster…and more

Where humans fear to tread: robots are the future of disaster relief What’s high-tech to the rest of the world has always been so last year to Japan. Which is … Continue reading

20/12/2015 · Leave a comment

The Day the Earth Stood Still…and more

The Day the Earth Stood Still On Dec. 3, 1990, an earthquake was supposed to level the small town of New Madrid, Missouri and become one of the biggest natural … Continue reading

10/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Is climate change about to claim its first cities?..and more

Is climate change about to claim its first cities? A new study suggests that by the end of the century, parts of the Middle East may become uninhabitable for human … Continue reading

25/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Toxic sludge reaches Atlantic after Brazil dams burst…and more

Toxic sludge reaches Atlantic after Brazil dams burst A mudflow thick with toxic mining waste, which initially spilled earlier this month from the collapse of two tailings dams into a … Continue reading

24/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Strategy to ensure Scotland leads on cyber resilience…and more

Swinney sets out strategy to ensure Scotland leads on cyber resilience SCOTLAND could become a world leader in cyber resilience, according to the Deputy First Minister. And John Swinney has … Continue reading

22/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Perspectives on the Earthquake response…and more

Perspectives on the Earthquake response In many ways we have come a long way since the 2005 earthquake by creating the disaster management institutions, in generating awareness on disaster risk … Continue reading

17/11/2015 · 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

18 dead, more than 100,000 displaced after Typhoon Koppu hits Philippines…and more

18 dead, more than 100,000 displaced after Typhoon Koppu hits Philippines Flooding unleashed by a deadly, slow-moving typhoon has invaded more towns in the northern Philippines, forcing people to clamber … Continue reading

22/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Charity Scams Put the ‘Disaster’ in Disaster Relief…and more

Charity Scams Put the ‘Disaster’ in Disaster Relief Online security isn’t something I usually write about, but it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, so ’tis the season. And as the … Continue reading

14/10/2015 · 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

New risks for the digital organisation…more

Workplace resilience: It’s all a great big con On the ground floor of one the major bank offices in Melbourne, there is a coffee shop that displays posters and flyers … Continue reading

03/10/2015 · Leave a comment

A Navy SEAL shares 8 secrets to grit and resilience…and more

‘Super typhoon’ Dujuan kills two and injures hundreds in Taiwan ‘Super typhoon’ Dujuan killed two people and left more than 300 injured in Taiwan after it swept across the island … Continue reading

01/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Chileans pick through debris after powerful quake; 11 dead…and more

New York to Put County and State EOCs on Common Disaster Platform Through a program called NY Responds, announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in August, all 62 New York state … Continue reading

19/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Read “Stronger” to Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed…and more

A more prepared Bangladesh The sixth annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE), co-hosted by the Bangladesh Armed Forces and U.S. Army-Pacific, concluded, here, Sept. 3. The DREE … Continue reading

15/09/2015 · Leave a comment

World Resilience NEWS

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

23/08/2015 · Leave a comment

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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

05/08/2015 · Leave a comment

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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

31/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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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

29/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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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

28/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Grantham flood survivor recalls ‘bang’ that may have been quarry wall breach A survivor of the 2011 Grantham floods has detailed the crucial moment he suspects an embankment wall burst … Continue reading

26/07/2015 · 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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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

21/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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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

18/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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The Pacific NW Earthquake Article From The New Yorker Is Terrifying Two days ago, Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker published a long form article about the likelihood of a … Continue reading

17/07/2015 · 1 Comment

World Resilience NEWS

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

16/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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Pod-like Survival Capsule protects those who can’t flee a tsunami While the rest of us watched in horror as tens of thousands died in the tsunamis of 2004 and 2011, … Continue reading

10/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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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

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In A Disaster, This Device Lets People Communicate Without A Cell Signal, Wi-Fi, Or Power In the wake of the massive earthquake in Nepal, as power went out, cell towers … Continue reading

06/07/2015 · Leave a comment

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NICTA tool to help manage natural disasters National ICT Australia (NICTA) has created a tool that helps governments and insurance companies better manage locations prone to natural disasters and reduce … Continue reading

29/06/2015 · Leave a comment

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Architects Paving the Way for the Resilient Cities of the Future In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept across Mississippi and Louisiana, killing more than 1,800 people and leaving a trail … Continue reading

28/06/2015 · Leave a comment

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Humanitarian disaster: Boost Nepali resilience About 9,000 lives have been lost to the devastating earthquake in Nepal on April 25 and the powerful aftershock on May 12. A conference in … Continue reading

27/06/2015 · Leave a comment

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One Surprising Way To Build Resilience In The Workplace As an entrepreneur, business owner, or a leader in your organization, you may already know how important it is to be … Continue reading

26/06/2015 · Leave a comment

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 What climate change will do to grain IF the promise of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and more frequent natural disasters doesn’t convince you of the urgent need for the … Continue reading

24/06/2015 · Leave a comment

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Religious leaders back Pope’s call for climate change action Representatives of five different religious faiths in Australia have backed calls from Pope Francis for urgent action on climate change. In … Continue reading

23/06/2015 · Leave a comment

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Be alert to contractor scams following natural disasters With the recent flooding in the Houston area, there are scam artists posing as legitimate contractors who want to cheat you out … Continue reading

10/06/2015 · 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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Rains That Caused Deadly Texas Floods Also Ended Historic Drought With 23 people dead so far in Texas flooding, and more rain on the way, it is easy to overlook … Continue reading

30/05/2015 · Leave a comment

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Urban climate change resilience: How to maintain essential functions Many cities in Asia and the Pacific face the challenge of how to adapt to the effects of climate change, that … Continue reading

29/05/2015 · 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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21 Ways to Live a Resilient Life Realize life is not a competition. Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” I agree. I have a great friend who … Continue reading

18/05/2015 · Leave a comment

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Hurricane drought in U.S. is ‘a matter of luck,’ new research says From water to your dating life, most droughts are tough. But in the case of major hurricanes, a … Continue reading

07/05/2015 · Leave a comment

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Queensland’s five flood victims were in cars attempting to cross roads, say police The five people who perished during Queensland’s wild weather were in cars attempting to cross flooded roads, … Continue reading

04/05/2015 · Leave a comment

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Dire Prospects Seen When the Full Nepal Earthquake Death Toll is Tallied Yesterday, I received word of a chillingly high projection of the eventual death count in the Nepal earthquake, … Continue reading

01/05/2015 · 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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That’s me in the picture: Greg Cook, 59, hugs his dog Coco after a tornado destroys his home in Alabama, 2012 I was sitting on the front porch one day, … Continue reading

01/03/2015 · 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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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

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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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‘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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BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Resilience Dividend’ Resilience, as defined by Judith Rodin, the author of the important book “The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong,” is … Continue reading

20/11/2014 · Leave a comment

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Powerful Typhoon Vongfong churns towards Japan, injures 20 in Okinawan islands Powerful Typhoon Vongfong churned towards Japan on Saturday, injuring at least 20 people as it pounded the southern Okinawan … Continue reading

13/10/2014 · Leave a comment

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Flood damage to cities expected to cost $1tn by 2050 Two years after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the mid-Atlantic and northeastern US in late October 2012, the region is still … Continue reading

10/10/2014 · Leave a comment

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Resilience, Communication and Collaboration Workshop report This workshop was a participatory action research exercise in collaboration and communication. The aims of the workshop were broad but the outcomes and outputs … Continue reading

13/05/2014

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Social media and natural disasters: are you connected? Social media is often used as a way of being connected with friends, family and catching up on news or events around … Continue reading

26/01/2014

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Drinking water: Extreme weather events threaten quality, says report Australia’s drinking water is highly vulnerable to weather extremes, and utilities need to act to limit the risks, a new study … Continue reading

25/01/2014

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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

22/01/2014

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Mayor must focus on city’s resiliency New Yorkers expect two things above all from our mayor: to keep us safe and to keep our economy strong. By embracing an agenda … Continue reading

06/01/2014

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Cyclone damage to WA’s Pilbara coast largely superficial HAVOC caused by Tropical Cyclone Christine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region appears to be largely limited to superficial harm to trees and … Continue reading

01/01/2014

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Miners batten down for Pilbara cyclone CYCLONE Christine is intensifying and is expected to cross WA’s Pilbara coast tonight, as iron ore miners shut down production.  A red alert has … Continue reading

31/12/2013

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Worst natural disasters in Toronto’s history: How they compare Canadians are are no strangers to natural disasters. As one of the largest and most geographically diverse countries in the world, … Continue reading

26/12/2013

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Government to introduce new inquiry into national disaster funding arrangements The Coalition Government today is announcing its intention to establish a Productivity Commission Inquiry next year into national disaster funding … Continue reading

22/12/2013

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IBHS Utilizing Their Construction Standards in New Resilience STAR Home Program The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced a Pilot Project for its new Resilience STARTM Home program, … Continue reading

14/12/2013

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Red tape extends delay in bushfire clean-up A DECISION to work through insurance companies has led to weeks of delay and introduced vastly increased complexity to the task of clearing … Continue reading

07/12/2013

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Does Every City Need A Chief Resilience Officer? For cities, developing a plan for “sustainability” no longer sounds like enough. The word carries with it an environmental connotation (we need … Continue reading

06/12/2013

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How to Spot Fraudulent Charities Whenever typhoons, tornadoes, floods and other disasters strike, it usually doesn’t take long for clever con artists to emerge, trying to take advantage of human … Continue reading

27/11/2013 · Leave a comment

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What Businesses Need to Know About Preparing, Coping and Recovering From Natural Disasters Create safety plans for your business. Your business should also have a business continuity plan that outlines … Continue reading

26/11/2013 · Leave a comment

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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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In the land of bushfires we need a national plan The current fires raging around Sydney bring into focus, as happens almost every year, the bravery, the tragedy and the … Continue reading

23/10/2013 · Leave a comment

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Emergence of ‘resilience-building’ as key to reduce hunger On 14 October, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), along with Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, published a report supporting that resilience … Continue reading

19/10/2013 · Leave a comment

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Man dies in NSW bushfires trying to defend his home The death of a Central Coast man who was defending his home from the bushfires is the worst outcome anyone … Continue reading

18/10/2013 · 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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Deadly Cyclone Hits India According to CNN, in India’s Odisha state, which was battered this weekend by Cyclone Phailin, “at least 13 people were killed after trees fell and walls collapsed … Continue reading

14/10/2013 · Leave a comment

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Resilience Week: 13-20 October 2013  Volunteering Queensland is proud to present Resilience Week, held from 13-20 October 2013. Now in its second year, Resilience Week encourages you to learn about … Continue reading

13/10/2013 · 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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Americans increase trust in God, donations to relief agencies during natural disaster, survey finds When natural disasters occur, most Americans take increased interest in God and donate to relief agencies … Continue reading

06/10/2013 · 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

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One Year After Sandy, Displaced Still Need Our Help A year after Hurricane Sandy, millions of people are still trying to put their lives back together. Outwardly, the affected communities … Continue reading

02/10/2013 · Leave a comment

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