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Earthquake in the time of COVID-19: The story from Croatia
Although Croatia was struck by a major earthquake amidst the COVID-19 epidemic, the spread of the epidemic has not accelerated and the country still has one of the lowest COVID-19 rates in Europe
Food security in uncertain times
Food systems are fundamental to human health and flourishing and constitute one of the major pathways of human impact on the environment. Impacts include habitat loss (which is implicated in the spread of zoonotic disease like COVID-19), water resource depletion, perturbation of biochemical cycling (including greenhouse gas emissions), pollution, and waste to name just a few.
PG&E to Exit Bankruptcy After Wildfires, Still Saddled with Debt
A federal judge gave PG&E Corp. a green light to exit bankruptcy, but the California utility is leaving chapter 11 more leveraged than ever after settling billions of dollars in liability claims from wildfires sparked by its equipment.
Three California crises spawn a fourth
California’s year of pandemic, recession and civic unrest also includes angst over the outcome of the 2020 census. The state likely will lose at least one congressional seat and perhaps two.
Managing disasters amid COVID-19 pandemic: Approaches of response to flood disasters
The world faces difficulties managing disasters while making efforts to slowing the spread of COVID-19. The paper aims at proposing policies and approaches to manage dual disasters of flooding and COVID-19.
Straining the System: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Preparedness for Concomitant Disasters
To accelerate our pace and meet the challenges of current and future health threats, we must advance our world-class data and analytics capabilities; maintain and expand our state-of-the-art public health laboratory capacity; continue building a workforce of trusted, expert, public health professionals; sustain our capacity to rapidly respond to outbreaks at their source; and assure a strong global and domestic preparedness capacity.
2020 State of Malware Highlights (or Lowlights?)
It depends if your worldview is "half-empty" or "half-full." In any case, analysis of the latest cybercrime data is in and it's clear that cybercriminals had a busy 2019. The volume of global threats against business endpoints has increased 13% year-over-year.
How to Lead During Compounding and Cascading Crises
As a leader, it’s your role to step up and organize people and resources to help your community through crises. But (especially in 2020), it’s never “just one thing.” How do you lead during compounding crises when they keep cascading? How do you lead when many of the issues at hand are not in your wheelhouse or seem beyond your reach—but people are still looking to you for leadership?
GETTING THROUGH IT
A Podcast to Help You Understand What’s Going on
Every week, Dr. Jones sits down to share her insights and perspective on the chaotic world around us on her podcast, Getting Through It, co-hosted with community resilience expert John Bwarie. The duo were co-creators of The Great Shake-Out and worked to create sweeping policy changes in seismic safety in the City of Los Angeles and dozens of other communities across California.