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Canadian Red Cross to launch new app for natural disasters

CHEK - ‎21 hours ago‎
The Canadian Red Cross is launching a new app for Emergency Preparedness Week to help people prepare for natural disasters.

ArtHaus 2.0 Semi-Finals: Un-Natural Disasters - ‎May 2, 2016‎
ArtHaus 2.0 returns for their semi-final competition, which will determine who moves on to the finals in their year-long haus vs. haus drag-off.

The Cost of Natural Disasters in Australia in the Billions

Live Trading News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The cost of natural disasters, fires and floods, in Australia is now 50% more than previously estimated, A$9-B in Y 2015, and is set to increase to $33-B by Y 2050 even ignoring the effect of climate change, according to 2 reports commissioned by the ...

French dangerously 'unprepared' for future natural disasters

The - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The French are dangerously unprepared for the natural disasters that most of the country is exposed to, experts and surveys say.

World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters, risk expert warns

The Guardian - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
The world's failure to prepare for natural disasters will have “inconceivably bad” consequences as climate change fuels a huge increase in catastrophic droughts and floods and the humanitarian crises that follow, the UN's head of disaster planning has ...

These 5 Facts Explain the Strange Politics of Natural Disasters

TIME - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador have made news in recent days, and with it, the importance of governments being able to respond effectively to natural disasters. We can't stop these disasters; we can only absorb the damage they do and learn from ...

Where is the riskiest place to live?

The Guardian (blog) - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Countries are ranked using the world risk index, which takes into account not only the frequency of natural disasters in each country (known as exposure) but also how well equipped the country is to cope with and recover from the effects of a disaster.

Boulder Unveils 'Resilience Strategy' To Plan For Natural Disasters

Colorado Public Radio - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Boulder Unveils 'Resilience Strategy' To Plan For Natural Disasters. By Grace Hood on 04/29/2016 - 8:53am. Greg Guibert, Boulder's first ever Chief Resilience Officer.

Natural Disasters–That which we must not forget

EDM Digest - ‎May 1, 2016‎
So here's the point: DON'T get so wrapped up in human-caused disasters that you forget natural disasters; and DON'T get so involved in natural disasters that you forget human-caused disasters. As I tell my classes: 'Awareness is 24/7 or not at all.' I ...

Faith: If God exists, why are there natural disasters?

Kamloops This Week - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
I wish I could distance myself from the accompanying questions raised by such natural disasters on such a gigantic scale. In some ways, it is easier for me to address human needs than to process such disasters theologically - to find reasons for mass ...

Natural disasters are geological activities: not signs of end times. Part (II)

GhanaWeb - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Accordingly but misleadingly, natural disasters become supernatural messages, prophecies and signs of end time for the Gods to carry out their plans they had for men eventually.

MLS supports relief efforts after natural disasters - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
MLS supports relief efforts after natural disasters. April 27, 20166:00 PM EDT. Texas Flooding: Red Cross helps as flood threat continues.
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Climbers Return to Everest Despite Natural Disasters | The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
"Everest is the same, and the risks that were there are still there," Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, an umbrella group.

Prepared for a natural disaster?

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎May 2, 2016‎
MONTREAL, May 2, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of the Emergency Preparedness Week, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) would like to remind everyone how important it is to be prepared for all kinds of natural disasters. Whether it's a tornado, torrential ...

World is failing to prepare for increasing natural disasters, UN expert says

Inhabitat - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The frequency and severity of natural disasters is a subject much studied by scientists, as we struggle to understand the condition of our fragile planet.

Malta ranked second safest place in the world for natural disasters

Times of Malta - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
... been described as the worst disaster in the country's history, confirmed the World Risk Index's misgivings. But the report authors were at pains to drive home the point that the index “is not a crystal ball: it does not purport to predict extreme ...

How smart cities will protect us from natural disasters in the future

ExtremeTech - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
As the disasters in Fukushima (pictured above) and more recently, Flint, Michigan, remind us, the cities we live in are increasingly fragile and subject to catastrophes of both the natural and human-made variety. While much ink has been spilled over ...

Government acquires several Bailey Bridges in preparation for future natural disasters

St. Lucia News Online - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
103c3b95-cdd8-4df7-92f6-ba5d1418be8f PRESS RELEASE - The Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport (MIPST) with the assistance of the World Bank under the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) has procured approximately ...

Natural disasters are geological activities: not signs of end times.

GhanaWeb - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Japan and Ecuador were in the news this month as many lives and properties were shattered through earthquakes. Indeed, we have witnessed many earthquakes including tsunamis and other natural disasters in our time. Have you ever come across an adult ...

Natural Disasters Have Caused 8 Million Deaths, $7 Trillion in Damage Since 1900 | The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
"Over the last 100+ years, the economic losses via natural disasters, in absolute terms, have increased," said Dr.