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April 1, 2020

 

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March 11, 2020

 

Coronavirus:

Tips for Business and Community Leaders Working to Address the Social and Economic Fall-Out from the Coronavirus - ISD

 

Coronavirus reminds us we are organisms in an environment - Resilience

 

A growing number of U.S. colleges cancel classes amid coronavirus fears - NPR

C-19 Event Cancellation Tracker:  Millions Are Changing Plans After Concerts, Sporting Contests, Parades Canceled - Forbes

Why coronavirus isn't quite 'the end of the damn world' for Galveston cruise ships - Houston Chronicle

Drought, Water, Wildfires, and Floods:

Adapting to fire: How cities can enhance resilience with distributed energy - Greenbiz

 

With little rain, Cal Fire uncertain about what fire season will hold - Mustang News

 

Water is life. It's also a battle. So what does the future hold for California? - GV Wire

 

Midwest Senators Introduce Missouri River Legislation - Dredging Today

 

The world’s best fire management system is in northern Australia, and it’s led by Indigenous land managers - The Conversation

Housing:

Trump Administration Presses Cities to Evict Homeowners from Flood Zones - New York Times

Homes in U.S. Flood Zones Are Vastly Overvalued - Scientific American

Calls to stop building homes on flood plains - BBC

 

Infrastructure:

Costs to repair road damage from Hawaii volcano set at $82M - U.S. News and World Report

 

Residents cut off by lava in Puna urge county to work faster to clear roads - Forbes

 

Here are some ways you can help Middle Tennessee tornado victims - WBIR

Clean energy is also resilient energy - Project Syndicate

 

Hurricanes:

American Climate Video: Al Cathey Had Seen Hurricanes, but Nothing Like Michael - Inside Climate News

Caribbean Body Assists Dorian-Ravaged Farmers - Bahamas Tribune

Reflections from Puerto Rico: Rebuilding, Resilience and Resistance - Medill Reports

 

Innovation:

Dubai is the goldmine for sustainability startup enthusiasts - Energyworld

Mapped: Where Are the World’s Most Sustainable Companies? - Visual Capitalist

 

March 4, 2020

We Need to Talk About Catastrophic Global Risk - Resilience

'Unbelievable damage' in Donelson after tornado passes through Middle Tennessee - NewsChannel5

Shell Is Looking Forward - NY Magazine

Creating Climate Resilience for Farmers - Scoop

Planting Trees Isn't Enough to Prevent Climate Change - Real Clear Policy

A Corridor Runs Through It - The Bitter Southerner

How Climate Change Is Shaping the Future - NBC Miami

California’s super-dry February raises specter of early fires and drawn-down reservoirs - LA Times

PG&E faces record $2.1 billion penalty over Northern California wildfires that killed dozens - Sacramento Bee

What worked and what didn’t during the Kilauea eruption of 2018 - Hawaii News Now

Months After Puerto Rico Earthquakes, Thousands Are Still Living Outside - New York Times

I don't feel like we're making any progress': 6 months after Hurricane Dorian, Bahamas struggles to rebuild - CBC

Storm-ravaged Bahamas rebuilding its power grid with emphasis on solar energy - CBS

Trinidad rattled by two earthquakes - Jamaica Observer

Planet or Plastic - Antigua Observer

Texas A&M Researchers Develop Flooding Prediction Tool - Texas A&M Today

Climate Change Affected Australia’s Wildfires, Scientists Confirm - New York Times

February 26, 2020

What does it mean if coronavirus is declared a pandemic? - The Guardian

Mitigation Assessment Team Report- Hurricane Michael in Florida - FEMA

Initial funds released for Puna boat ramp - Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Midwest Farmers Anticipate Another Spring Of Flooding - Forbes

Harvey almost stamped out Hitchcock. The city's desperate plea for help turned things around - Houston Chronicle

Michael Carlson: Homeowners should know their rights during a hurricane claim - Florida Politics

Lawsuit Over Nearly $500K In Hurricane Dorian Donations For Bahamas To Play Out In Florida Court - CBS Miami

BNP Paribas and JetBlue Partner to Close First Sustainability-Linked RCF for the Airline Industry - Street Insider

Power chief speaks renewables at global forum - Turks and Caicos Weekly

The continuing disaster aid crisis in Puerto Rico, explained - Vox

California reservoir ordered to be drained over fears earthquake could collapse dam - Fox News

California Bill Bars Insurers From Declining Fire Coverage - NBC Bay Area

WEF 2020: The Year Business Gets Serious About Sustainability - Forbes

Understanding resilience: Perspectives from Syrians - Relief Web

February 19, 2020

Chief resilience officers announce the Global Resilient Cities Network - Smart Cities World

Jeff Bezos says he's giving $10 billion — about 7.7% of his net worth — to fight climate change - Business Insider

Environment Agency chair: 'We must build climate resilience into everything we do' - Business Green

Caribbean’s resilience needs funding, says Bahamas deputy PM - Turks and Caicos Weekly

Scaling Corporate Sustainability: Innovations In Sustainability - Forbes

Health commission: Kids harmed by climate, exploitative marketing - Al Jazeera

Bahamas to Pay Forward Dorian’s Recovery Lessons, Deepen Tech Ties With Southeast - Global Atlanta

Climate change is also on the ballot in Clearwater’s election - Tampa Bay Times

California Analysts Urge Lawmakers: Reject Gov. Newsom’s $1 Billion Climate Loan Proposal - Local Coast Outpost

Deadly fires in Australia have made climate change converts, as in California - Los Angeles Times

Winter Is Wildfire Prep Season in California - Wall Street Journal

Aid for Puerto Rico following devastating earthquakes could be in jeopardy - Fox 2

Protecting Indigenous cultures is crucial for saving the world's biodiversity - Phys

Hurricane Harvey Tops List of Most Extreme Weather of 2010s - Courthouse News

Will Spring Flooding in 2020 Repeat Last Year's Disaster? There Are Some Troubling Signs - The Weather Channel

 

February 12, 2020

Salesforce: Why corporate sustainability must change - GreenBiz

Why the ‘business case’ for diversity isn’t working - Fast Company

Source of pride and pollution: Balancing energy needs and community health - Environmental Health News

 

After Disasters, Puerto Ricans Are Left With $1.6 Billion in Unpaid Insurance Claims - New York Times

 

California Utilities Look to Spend $10B Reducing Threat of Grid-Sparked Fires - Green Tech Media

 

Will Australia’s forests bounce back after devastating fires? - Science News

 

Southern California Edison Files 2020-22 Wildfire Mitigation Plan - NASDAQ

 

Reaching People with ‘Resilience Solutions’ to Climate Challenges - Gov Tech

 

Supply chain resilience in the era of climate change - MIT

 

Puna Kai work continues - Hawaii Tribune-Herald

 

Webinar to help small-business owners apply for aid - Corpus Christi Business News

 

House Approves Puerto Rico Aid Package, but a Path Forward Is Murky - New York Times

 

Bracing for climate change, the chemical industry learns from Hurricane Harvey - Chemical & Engineering News

 

Indigenous People Are at the Forefront of Climate Change Planning in North America - Atlas Obscura

 

Hundreds of Volunteers Are Still Needed in Bahamas - CNN

 

Second Year of Major Spring Floods Forecast for U.S. Heartland - Scientific American

 

AM Best: Florida Insurers Brace for Challenging June Reinsurance Renewals - Insurance Journal

 

Former HUD Deputy Secretary Works at Firm Commissioned for Puerto Rico’s Recovery Efforts - Caribbean Business

 

February 5, 2020

What’s in a Name? - Resilience

Corporate CSR Commitments Bet The Farm On Reinventing Agriculture - Forbes

Plans in high gear for UNWTO Conference on Resilience and Innovation - Travel Daily News

D.C. Resilience Expert Kevin Bush Joining HSEMA’s Senior Leadership Team - Homeland Security Today

Gov. Newsom: California must get past differences on water. Voluntary agreements are the path forward - Cal Matters

Indigenous tribes are at the forefront of climate change planning in the U.S. - Grist

Firefighters say unpredictable fire behavior making California fires scarier - KSBW

Federal notice includes $83M for county - Hawaii Tribune-Herald

State briefs: Senate committee passes bill to assist home buyers - Hawaii Tribune-Herald

GLO secures more money for Harvey homeowner programs - Galveston County Daily News

2019 Natural Hazard Report Highlights Long Tail of Financial Recovery - Insurance Journal

IMF prepared to provide millions in 'low cost' funding to The Bahamas - Jamaica Observer

Assessing Climate-Change Risk by Stress Testing for Financial Resilience - IMF Blog

Additional $22.1 Million for Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Work Obligated - Caribbean Business

Post-Dorian Bahamas reexamines climate-resilient tourism - Cayman Compass

While concerns about this year's flooding season are rising, Muscatine's flood plans remain strong - Muscatine Journal

PM places greater significance on 'climate resilience' - Sky News Australia