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Disaster resilience must be a way of life

One climate crisis disaster happening every week, UN warns Climate crisis disasters are happening at the rate of one a week, though most draw little international attention and work is … Continue reading

09/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Building organisational resilience for the future

  Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell them seed, chemicals and equipment gathered on Thursday at the … Continue reading

22/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Cloud computing girds governments against natural disaster threats, expert says

Innovation in Disaster Resilience: Southern California Resilience Initiative Announces Three New Projects The Southern California Resilience Initiative (SCRI), led by 100 Resilient Cities, is a one-year sequence of convenings, tactical … Continue reading

18/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Trees, the ancient Macedonians, and the world’s first environmental disaster

Alphabet’s Loon is providing internet access to Peru’s earthquake victims Google parent company Alphabet is using internet balloons to provide data to Peru’s earthquake victims. Alphabet’s Loon, started in 2016, … Continue reading

02/06/2019 · Leave a comment

5G Networks Could Throw Weather Forecasting Into Chaos

How to build emergency preparedness and disaster resilience Your organisation works hard to support your clients and community to live their lives to their best ability. What would happen to … Continue reading

19/05/2019 · Leave a comment

‘Billion Dollar’ Natural Disasters on the Rise

IBM Calls on Developers for Disaster Response and Recovery Ideas IBM marked Hurricane Preparedness Week to call on the technology community to take action that will help save lives of … Continue reading

15/05/2019 · Leave a comment

Violence, natural disasters forced a record 41 million people from their homes

  Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction: Driving Action on Disaster Risk Reduction lobally, disaster risks are increasing, and climate change is expected to further drive risks up. Systems- based … Continue reading

14/05/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters could be far less damaging with better building codes

Cholera and widespread destruction as second cyclone hits Mozambique Cyclone Kenneth, which hit Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique just five weeks after Cyclone Idai caused widespread destruction, has brought … Continue reading

08/05/2019 · Leave a comment

The Value of Coastal Wetlands for Flood Damage Reduction

Hurricane Season Has Started Early Four Years in a Row. Is That Unusual? The Atlantic hurricane season technically runs from June through November, but there’s “nothing magical” about those dates … Continue reading

28/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Could Machine Learning Be the Key to Earthquake Prediction?

Resilience Hub teaches skills that build community and sustainable landscapes Using old tools, sustainability concepts and lots of volunteers, the Resilience Hub is remaking public and private landscapes all around … Continue reading

25/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Japan wants to boost the use of electric vehicles as a power source during natural disasters

Japan wants to boost the use of electric vehicles as a power source during natural disasters Japan, a country which frequently suffers natural calamities such as tsunamis, typhoons, and earthquakes—which … Continue reading

25/02/2019 · Leave a comment

An earthquake lasted 50 days, but no one felt it. Here’s why.

10 best earthquake apps and earthquake tracker apps for Android! Earthquakes range from mildly annoying to destructively terrifying. However, there are some apps out there that give you an advantage. … Continue reading

17/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Satellites Reveal Flooding on Earth

No. 1 US Utility PG&E Prepares Bankruptcy Filing After California Wildfires PG&E Corp., owner of the biggest U.S. power utility by customers, said on Jan. 14 it is preparing to … Continue reading

20/01/2019 · Leave a comment

In Case Of Emergency, Self-Drive

Insurers hit: Climate change wreaking havoc on insurance industry It may get increasingly impossible to recover from the damage inflicted by anthropogenic climate change. Insurers have been researching what climate … Continue reading

15/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Media coverage of disasters can have lasting effects on children’s mental health

Satellite Emergency Relief Warehouses Being Established Satellite warehouses are being established in key locations throughout the Territory as the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) continues to enhance community resilience. The … Continue reading

14/12/2018 · Leave a comment

How a dust storm can harm your health

Morocco’s new satellite aims to prevent and manage natural disasters Mohammed VI-B, a remote sensing Earth observation satellite, was put into orbit via Arianespace’s Vega launcher which lifted off from … Continue reading

28/11/2018 · Leave a comment

An App Built for Hurricane Harvey Is Now Saving Lives in Florida

Typhoons ‘trick’ Japan’s cherry trees into blooming months early The arrival of Japan’s famed cherry blossoms is the cue for groups of office workers to eat and drink, cast off … Continue reading

20/10/2018 · Leave a comment

DARPA’s tiny robots to have a big impact on disaster relief

Bitcoin billionaire Brock Pierce wants to transform Puerto Rico into a crypto paradise Hurricane Maria was one of the worst natural disasters in US history, devastating the island of Puerto … Continue reading

08/08/2018 · Leave a comment

Could this new Chinese radar system really be used to play God with the weather?

We must be prepared to respond to natural disasters Texas is renowned for its diversity of land and people. What isn’t commonly known is that we also lead the nation … Continue reading

08/06/2018 · Leave a comment

Artificial Intelligence: Weather Forecasting and Prediction of Natural Disasters

Travel industry urgently needs to tackle overtourism, disaster resilience Industry speakers at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) joint debate last week outlined … Continue reading

25/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Supercomputers are driving a revolution in hurricane forecasting

Supercomputers are driving a revolution in hurricane forecasting Back in 1998, the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts housed the 27th most-powerful supercomputer in the world, with 116 cores providing … Continue reading

12/05/2018 · 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

This Smart Home Technology Is the Best Defense Against Natural Disasters

This Smart Home Technology Is the Best Defense Against Natural Disasters With the West coast assaulted by wildfires and the deadly mudslides that California’s years-long drought has wrought, some green … Continue reading

25/01/2018 · 1 Comment

Earthquake and tsunami warning messages in Japan coming directly to Android 8.1 Oreo

Earthquake and tsunami warning messages in Japan coming directly to Android 8.1 Oreo Given Japan’s propensity for earthquakes and tsunamis, having a standardized system to alert people of the risk … Continue reading

03/01/2018 · Leave a comment

Disaster zones could soon be salvaged by teams of smart devices – here’s how

Businesses taught to be resilient to natural disasters THE Business Continuity Planning — Train the Trainers workshop held at the Takia Hotel in Labasa yesterday is expected to make businesses … Continue reading

03/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilient Australia Awards

Extra $220M package to assist Queenslanders bounce back from TC Debbie The Palaszczuk Government has proposed it and the Turnbull Government jointly fund a $220 million package to provide additional … Continue reading

18/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Build it Back is a “categorical failure,” emergency management guru Brad Gair

Build it Back, FEMA, HUD blasted at Donovan hearing Build it Back is a “categorical failure,” emergency management guru Brad Gair said during a congressional hearing Monday, and if Staten … Continue reading

15/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster insurance experts: Business survival depends on preparedness, business continuity planning

China floods leave more than 120 dead, scores missing, state media says Flooding has forced some 1.3 million people to evacuate vast areas near China’s longest river and its connected … Continue reading

07/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

Renewable Energy and Protecting the Grid from Terrorism and Natural Disasters A society that relies on technology becomes extremely vulnerable when the technology fails, and since most of our gadgets … Continue reading

31/01/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

  Five dead after heavy storms in south of France At least five people have died after heavy storms in the south of France close to the border with Spain. … Continue reading

03/12/2014 · Leave a comment

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