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Disasters

A series of very strong earthquakes during the last few years claimed a record number of lifes. Volcanic eruptions are responsible for much higher carbondioxide emissions than human civilization could ever produce.

Articles About Disasters

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Facebook's Safety Check Notification Keeps Family And Friends Informed About Your Safety During Disasters (Watch Video)

By IBTimes AU

Facebook has come up with a tool that lets family and friends know you are safe when it is most needed. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, JAPAN, TSUNAMI, ANDROID

A health worker sprays disinfectant in a house belonging to someone suspected of coming into contact with Ebola virus in Macenta March 26, 2014 in this picture provided by Plan International. Authorities in Guinea scrambled on Friday to halt the spread of
Ebola Threatens Financial Viability Of Aviation Industry

By IBTimes AU

The global aviation industry could once more be under siege as the Ebola virus crisis expands with the discovery of a second patient in the US who flew via a commercial flight. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: AMERICAN AIRLINES

A WHO Health Worker Teaches Trainee Health Workers How To Put On A Protective Suit In Freetown
Ebola Cured By Reading The Bible; Hurricane Katrina, God’s Punishment – World Disasters Report 2014 Looks At The Risk OF Cultural Beliefs

By IBTimes AU

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cross Crescent Societies released its World Disasters Report 2014 on October 16 (Oct 16)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INDIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, TSUNAMI

An Air New Zealand Plane Flies Over Houses In Mount Victoria
New Zealand Named Fifth Most Resilient Country and Second in World's Best Tax Rate Systems

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand is in the top 5 of FM Global Resilience Index 2014 because of its strong performance in corruption control, risk management and supply chain quality. (Oct 10)

MORE TOPICS: MANAGEMENT, AUSTRALIA, EARTHQUAKE

Khloe, Kourtney And Kim Kardashian Arrive At The 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party In West Hollywood
Kris Jenner Reveals What Started 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' And How Her Grandchildren Saved The Show

By IBTimes AU

Kris Jenner tells Giuliana Rancic that the family's reality show was a marketing tool which has turned her family into worldwide celebrities. (Oct 08)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and firefighters conduct rescue operations near the peak of Mt. Ontake, which straddles Nagano and Gifu prefectures, central Japan October 1, 2014, in this photo taken and released by Kyodo. The death toll from Jap
Japan Volcanic Eruption Will Not Hamper Nuclear Restarts

By IBTimes AU

The circumstances surrounding the eruption of Mount Ontake will not derail Japan's plans of restarting its 50 nuclear power plants. (Oct 02)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN

Workers from Doctors Without Borders unload emergency medical supplies to deal with Ebola
Australia's Response to Ebola Crisis 'Lethally Inadequate'

By IBTimes AU

Australia has been criticised for its "lethally inadequate" response to Ebola. Julie Bishop defended the government's decision not to send health workers due to lack of evacuation plans. (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks at a news conference
Australia Called 'Worst Polluter' In The World: Lack of Climate Action Criticised

By IBTimes AU

Australia was the Saudi Arabia of the South Pacific and the worst polluters among major developed nations in an article written by a U.S.-based technology magazine Future Tense. Australia's policies on environment were criticise and blamed global warming for the country's extreme weather. (Sep 26)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, NEW YORK, G20, TONY ABBOTT

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Lloyds Of London Estimates $600 Million Hit On Insurance Industry Over MH Jets & Rebel Seizure Of Libya Airport

By IBTimes AU

The global insurance industry is bracing itself for a $600 million hit for 2014 in the aftermath of the two Malaysia Airlines tragedies and the seizure by rebels of the Tripoli airport in Libya. (Sep 26)

MORE TOPICS: AIG, JAPAN, STORM, LIBYA, INVESTMENT, LONDON

A slipper and rosary hang on an improvised marker for victims of super typhoon Haiyan at a mass grave site in front of a Catholic church in San Joaquin town of Palo, Leyte province, central Philippines December 23, 2013. Super typhoon Haiyan reduced almos
22 Million People Displaced By Natural Disasters In 2013, More To Come – UN Study

By IBTimes AU

More and more people will get displaced in the coming years due to a worsening climate change. (Sep 18)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE