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Japan's post-disaster mental health problems mirror Christchurch

ASHLEIGH STEWART/Stuff.co.nz<p>Ashleigh Stewart returns to the disaster-ravaged country five years after the earthquake and tsunami.<p>Five years after …

Where to turn to if your small business is affected by bushfires or other natural disasters

Even when they only damage property, natural disasters can do immense damage to a small business, whether a long-established company or one just …

UN Report Links Natural Disasters, Climate Change

A new United Nations report finds that climate change and El Nino had a strong influence on natural disasters in 2015. It says these phenomena …

Which Horrible Natural Disasters And Extreme Weather Are Our Fault?

Which extreme weather patterns are being caused by humans–and which are just bad luck?<p>Though scientists are adamant that human beings are causing climate change in general, they’re not certain that every change in climate is down to man-made greenhouse emissions. Now, though, researchers have taken …

Fragility, conflict, and natural disasters – a ‘one-size fits all’ approach to resilience?

It’s a simple yet essential idea: war and disaster are linked, and these links must be examined to improve the lives of millions of people around the …

Focus on the “day before” to better plan for the “day after”

Lessons learned over time from post-conflict recovery and reconstruction efforts reflect the need to reinforce stabilization immediately following …

Natural disasters costing Australia 50% more than estimated

The cost of natural disasters in Australia is 50% more than previously estimated– $9bn in 2015 – and is set to increase to $33bn by 2050 even ignoring the effect of climate change, according to two reports commissioned by the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer …

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