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The best emergency apps for wildfires, earthquakes and other disasters

Invasive Grasses May Worsen Wildfires, Study Suggests The fires that have ignited in California, leading to mass evacuations and seemingly otherworldly scene may have gotten start from a surprise source…. … Continue reading

06/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Social connections boost resilience among elderly after disaster

  How can governments help more after natural disasters? “Insurers prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Governments, however, appear surprised when a catastrophe strikes. Governments can help … Continue reading

11/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster philanthropy needs a feminist and participatory approach

A record number of wildfires are burning in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far … Continue reading

22/08/2019 · Leave a comment

El Niño Conditions Strengthen, Could Last Through Summer

As wildfires devour communities, toxic threats emerge As an uncontrollable wildfire turned the California town of Paradise to ash, air pollution researcher Keith Bein knew he had to act fast: … Continue reading

17/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Preparing people for peril

Wildfire catastrophe models need improvement: Reinsurer The world’s second-largest reinsurer is looking for partners in the artificial intelligence space to help the reinsurer get a better idea of how much … Continue reading

11/03/2019 · Leave a comment

When Wildfires Strike: Living with High-Risk Fire Zones

The Deadly US ‘Tornado Outbreak’ Has Confirmed One of Scientists’ Biggest Fears Yesterday, over the course of a single afternoon, Lee County, Alabama, was ravaged by back-to-back tornadoes. The one-two … Continue reading

07/03/2019 · Leave a comment

California wildfires are mostly preventable

California wildfires are mostly preventable Reporters and elected officials often talk about the wildfires raging in California as if they are natural disasters. They aren’t. A new analysis in an … Continue reading

21/08/2018 · Leave a comment

What Wildfires Do to Our Minds

What Wildfires Do to Our Minds It’s late spring, and I’m hiking Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Sonoma County with therapist, ecopsychologist, and California naturalist Mary Good. A mist is … Continue reading

16/08/2018 · Leave a comment

What you need to know about the 17 wildfires across California

  Bursts of solar energy severed radio communication during 2017’s hurricane mayhem While three hurricanes swirled in the Caribbean and Atlantic Oceans on September 6, 2017, the sun blasted off … Continue reading

01/08/2018 · Leave a comment

From wildfires to floods, climate change keeps coming for Montecito, California

2017 costliest year ever for natural disasters in Indian subcontinent Weather and climate disasters cost countries about $ 320 billion last year with major monsoon floods in the Indian subcontinent … Continue reading

27/03/2018 · Leave a comment

One-third of forests aren’t growing back after wildfire

The La Tuna Canyon fire burns over Burbank, California, U.S. (Image: Reuters) A cluster of particularly destructive natural disasters in 2017 has pockmarked the nation with devastation. Numbers for Hurricanes … Continue reading

16/12/2017 · Leave a comment

What It’s Like to Get Caught in a Wildfire

What It’s Like to Get Caught in a Wildfire I never thought we were going to die. Even when the canyon air filled with smoke, when the flames came rushing … Continue reading

09/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Harvey is a billion-dollar disaster – America’s 10th in 2017

California Authorities Say Wildfires Are Only Getting Worse Three days after catastrophic wildfires first began scorching Northern California’s wine country, authorities say the conditions are likely to deteriorate still further. … Continue reading

17/10/2017 · 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

Resilience and urban design…and more

Resilience and urban design Future cities provide a fertile ground to integrate and synthesise different properties of space and help us realise our abilities to become more resilient. Rapid urbanisation … Continue reading

25/02/2016 · Leave a comment

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