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Expert panel identifies Canada's top climate change risks

Ottawa - An expert panel has identified Canada's top climate change risks and determined that many costs and damages could be avoided with prompt and thoughtful adaptation.

Extreme weather events fuel need for healthcare microgrids

Power outages caused by extreme weather events cost the U.S. economy between $18 and $33 billion annually. The need for greater resiliency in the nation's power grid has become even more important after millions lost power due to recent hurricanes.

New Orleans unveils new 'Resilient New Orleans' plan

New Orleans - On Tuesday, just shy of being 10 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and unleashed a chain of events resulting in 1,800 deaths and $135 billion worth of damage, the city released a first-of-its-kind resilience plan.

Smart city startup program eyes resilience and public safety

As our cities continue to grow in size and complexity, there is also a growing demand for technology and innovations that keep infrastructure, services, and residents safe. And safety is critical in attracting business, investments and skilled labor.

The Walrus Talks Resilience touts choice, strength, creativity Special

Toronto - As always, The Walrus magazine's latest event featured a diverse panel of people and perspectives on an important topic, but this time around a young poet stole the show.

Nelson Mandela showing 'great resilience' in hospital

Pretoria - Former South African President Nelson Mandela is said to be showing "great resilience" even though his condition has been unstable at times.

'Resilient-Ville' program is to make San Francisco disaster-ready Special

San Francisco - With debris from last year's tsunami in Japan reaching our shores, the reminders of disasters are frequent. The earthquakes in Italy this past May and the usual round of flooding all show that people must be prepared to work together to be resilient.

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 Resilientville  program is seeking to establish dialog between community leaders and residents so t...
"Resilientville" program is seeking to establish dialog between community leaders and residents so to better prepare the City of San Francisco in the event of a major disaster or emergency.
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