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6 March 2020
Seattle, Washington, United States
When virologists and genomicists in Seattle, Washington realized that COVID-19 was likely to spread to the United States, they began to research ways to keep vulnerable poplulations safe. So far, early success has com...
3 March 2020
Seoul, South Korea
In order to effectively manage the coronavirus outbreak in South Korea, government officials have stepped in by increasing transparency, subsidizing home medical equipment such as face masks, and rapidly distributing ...
28 February 2020
Singapore has seemingly been able to contain the coronavirus outbreak by relying on quick actions taken by the government and lessons learned from both the SARS and H1N1 outbreaks that impacted the region years ago. W...
19 February 2020
The United Nations and other international relief organizations are honing their skills at anticipating humanitarian disasters and then using that foresight to prevent at least some of their human toll, rather than si...
22 January 2020
In partnership with the Kenya Meteorological Department, the Kounkuey Design Initiative is running a project to make weather information timely and accessible to those living in informal urban settlements. Through a t...
8 January 2020
The ALICE Training Institute provides active-shooter training for schools around the United States. The organization’s website says that 18 schools have had success using its protocol, and yet an investigation by The ...
13 December 2019
Over 3000 Words
The ALICE Training Institute, a for-profit offering active shooter training, teaches participants to take a proactive approach to active shooters, differing from the long-held lock down approach. And while they’ve gro...
7 December 2019
Humboldt County, California, United States
The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe in California installed its own small-scale electrical supply grid using solar panels and Tesla batteries to make their community more resilient to energy disruptions and lower carbon dio...
18 November 2019
Grass Valley, California, United States
Solar microgrids can improve community resilience to natural disasters by quickly restoring power. California-based startup, BoxPower, has developed an easy-to-install solar panels, packaged in a cargo shipping contai...
12 November 2019
Penthakatha, Odisha, India
After an unexpected summer cyclone in the Indian state of Odisha, hundreds of women from slums across the region formed a community fund for disaster preparedness. The women all try to contribute 10 rupees per month t...
11 November 2019
Goshen, Indiana, United States
After devastating floods hit the town of Goshen, the small town in Indiana used the experience as an opportunity to work towards disaster preparedness. Focusing not just on what would work best against environmental c...
8 November 2019
In 2019, a Pandemic Response Board made up of international leaders was created to determine a course of action should a contagious outbreak such as SARS occur. Although the director general of the Nigeria Center for ...
1 November 2019
Portland, Oregon, United States
Friends of Trees, a nonprofit organization in the Portland area, are not just planting trees because they help combat climate change and improve air quality, but because they also help stop major flooding and avoid er...
28 October 2019
Santa Rosa, California, United States
With wildfires becoming more and more common, Californians have become improved their evacuation procedures. Alerting residents earlier via cellphone and then ongoing door-to-door notices have made a difference, along...
28 October 2019
California, United States
Over 3000 Words
Localized, distributed energy systems are popping up around California. As the larger electricity system becomes less reliable in the face of wildfires, more individuals are turning to microgrids and solar energy with...
The Press Democrat
25 October 2019
Sonoma, California, United States
California’s Sonoma and Butte counties have been taking new approaches to wildfires – rather than preventing them, they’re hoping to support the ecosystem to withstand them and bounce back. This resilience-centered ap...
24 September 2019
Hoehne, Colorado, United States
Las Animas County in Colorado is a large rural and remote area which makes it difficult for emergency responders to access people in a timely manner. To address this, emergency medical responder (EMR) classes are bein...
18 September 2019
Early warning systems allow communities to implement effective disaster preparedness. The Uganda National Integrated Early Warning System (U-NIEWS), disseminates forecasts—ranging from weather patterns to market price...
17 September 2019
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Broadcast TV News
Eastern North Carolina -- an area increasingly affected by flooding from hurricanes -- looks to Tulsa for long-term, financially sustainable solutions to routine flooding. Tulsa's comprehensive approach includes regul...
The Asahi Shimbun
12 September 2019
Under 800 Words
The use of mobile homes that run on renewable energy are beginning to take shape in Tokyo. Funded in part through crowdfunding and built by a citizen group and other volunteers, these homes are not only practical but ...
29 August 2019
Missoula, Montana, United States
Adapting to climate change takes planning and partnerships. In Missoula, Montana, partnerships with nonprofits like Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) and Climate Smart Missoula reinforce the city’s climate planning. TEX c...
27 August 2019
Decatur, Alabama, United States
Under 800 Words
Rather than wait for disaster to strike, a network of churches across the Southern United States brings volunteers together to pack buckets with the essentials to prepare for families whose homes have been damaged by ...
18 August 2019
When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, amateur radio help connect communities with emergency response teams. Across the United States, amateur radio stations are acting as frontline communication systems for those who ...
Carolina Public Press
26 July 2019
North Carolina, United States
Coastal cities across South and North Carolina are considering the benefits of underground power lines. With hurricane winds doing major damage to above-ground lines, buried lines often go unharmed, leaving residents ...
23 July 2019
Wisconsin, United States
Over the last several decades, climate disasters have resulted in many communities relying on managed retreats. These "proactive, intentional shift(s) of civilization away from an environmental threat" are increasingl...
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