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Disaster risk reduction: Can we do more?

NHK, Yomiuri and Asahi, all well-known Japanese media recently featured the SR study "Mind the Risk" which ranked Tokyo-Yokohama metropolis ...

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Tropical cyclone Pam and Vanuatu

The recent devastating tropical cyclone that went through the Pacific Islands of Vanuatu has caught the attention of the public ...

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Severe Thunderstorms: A Global and Growing Risk

When you think of severe thunderstorms, you might think of that hail dent in the hood of your car you ...

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Thunderstorm losses on the rise globally - and in Australia?

The latest Swiss Re sigma report was released this week – the annual review of natural catastrophes and man-made disasters for ...

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No room for complacency

Luckily, in 2014 the world was spared the "major" catastrophes of the magnitude seen in recent years, as the 2014 ...

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Tropical cyclone Pam devastates Vanuatu

Severe tropical cyclones are no strangers to the South Pacific - but they often go unnoticed because they do not usually ...

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Miami vices

If you live in south Florida, here are a couple of suggestions to strengthen your home's resilience in the ...

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Urban resilience initiatives are key to nat cat recovery

In recent years, cities around the world are taking concrete steps to protect their residents against natural disasters, including building ...

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The Blizzard of 2015: Was the forecast really a "bust"?

Starting in the evening of Saturday, January 24th,output from weather forecast models started to show a significant snow event ...

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Disaster relief corruption

I've just spent a month in the Philippines enjoying countless picture-perfect beaches and their unbelievably rich and varied marine ...

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Canute ( Cnut ) Engineering is Dumb

King Canute (Cnut) ruled the Anglo-Scandinavian or North Sea Empire (England, Norway, Denmark, and parts of Sweden), until his death ...

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Genoa flooding: when will we learn?

Genoa is incredibly beautiful, messy, loud and buzzing with life. The major city of the Italian region Liguria, it is ...

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The Blue Tsunami meets the Silver Tsunami

This week, I had the great fortune of participating in the very first Chief Resilience Officers' Summit as part of ...

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Sandy at 2 years: Imagine if it came with surge AND wind

Two years have passed since Hurricane Sandy arrived on the East Coast with its record low pressure, massive 1,000 ...

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