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Flood disasters more than double across Europe in 35 years - The Guardian


Worryingly, the rate of extreme weather events appears to be increasing around the world, with 750 natural catastrophes last year, compared with an yearly average of 590 in the past decade. The 30-year mean figure was 470 disasters a year.

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:39 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Commerce Sec. Pritzker Declares Fisheries Disasters for Nine West Coast Species - SeafoodNews (subscription)


SeafoodNews.com is the most widely read seafood industry news in North America, with subscribers in over 50 countries. We provide a quick daily snapshot of the global seafood industry. Published in partnership with Urner Barry, the leading provider of ...and more »

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:04:09 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Belgium contributes €14 million to support response and resilience to disasters and crises - ReliefWeb


19 January 2017, Rome - Belgium, a long-time supporter of FAO's work in emergencies, has deepened its commitment to protecting agriculture in countries struck by disaster with a €14-million contribution. This boosts FAO and its member countries ...and more »

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:26:17 GMT | MORE DETAILS

US climate disasters are becoming more common — and most costly - Yahoo News


That's the second-highest number of billion-dollar disasters ever recorded, behind just 2011 when 16 such events occurred. The 2016 events resulted in a total of 138 deaths and more than $46 billion in direct costs. That's compared to 764 deaths and ...

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:40:30 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Texas Experienced Almost Half Of The Costliest Climate Disasters To Strike The U.S. In 2016 - KERA News


Texas was affected by seven of the year's 15 costliest weather and climate disasters recorded by the NOAA. Each of these disasters exceeded $1 billion in losses. The seven Texas events in 2016 included flooding in Houston, North and Central Texas hail ...

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:33:32 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Obama's EPA Disasters Highlighted During Scott Pruitt's Senate Hearing - Townhall


The tables were turned on the Democrats during Wednesday's Senate hearing for Environmental Protection Agency nominee and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. During the opening remarks, Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman John ...and more »

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:13:43 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Union Civil Protection Mechanism: the coordination of responses to disasters outside the EU has been broadly effective - ReliefWeb


I Disasters can strike anywhere, anytime. The human, environmental and economic impact of disasters, whether natural or man made, can be considerable. When a disaster occurs, the reaction must be swift. Sound disaster management saves lives, and ...

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:33:20 GMT | MORE DETAILS

disaster recovery plan (DRP) - TechTarget


Discover the top considerations you need to know when developing a business continuity and disaster recovery plan, learn about the top DR products on the market today, get tips on how to budget and prepare staff for various DR/BC exercises and much ...

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:43:03 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Safe countries where natural disasters like earthquakes and flooding are least likely - Daily Star


This is despite Italy being classed as "low risk" in terms of natural disasters, according to the 2016 World Risk Report compiled by the United Nations University for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). The report has revealed which countries and ...

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:05:00 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Himalaya Study Eyes How Urban Shifts Affect Land Uses and Natural Disasters - Yale News


The Hindu Kush Himalayan region is home to an 800-mile mountain range that spans eight countries with more than 210 million people. It is situated at the nexus of two critical trends facing mountainous regions worldwide: an increase in natural ...

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:50:39 GMT | MORE DETAILS

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  • MOST RISKY AREAS FOR A Mw 6.5+ EARTHQUAKE IN JANUARY 2017
  • 01. INDONESIA (5.98%)
  • 02. VANUATU (5.7%)
  • 03. CHILE (4.8%)
  • 04. MEXICO (4.77%)
  • 05. JAPAN (4.58%)
  • 06. INDIA (3.75%)
  • 07. CALIFORNIA (3.63%)
  • 08. ALASKA (3.6%)
  • 09. ECUADOR (2.73%)
  • 10. KURIL ISLANDS (2.58%)
  • 11. PERU (2.47%)
  • 12. TAIWAN (2.42%)
  • 13. ARGENTINA (2.4%)
  • 14. SOLOMON ISLANDS (2.4%)
  • 15. CHINA (2.38%)
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  • 01. SUNDAY (15.229%)
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