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Mother Nature

I would like to put those struck by the ghastly habits of Mother Nature in my thoughts. Natural disasters are a true travesty that tear people apart – all the hard work they put into their properties and all the belongings that become scattered debris. 326 more words

Thoughts

Neighbour Day to mark flood anniversary every year

City hall will encourage Calgarians to host block parties, barbecues and other community events to mark the flood’s second anniversary with Neighbour Day.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi launched the event last year, a day after June 20, to celebrate the volunteerism and community spirit that helped flood-ravaged districts recover from the 2013 disaster when the Bow and Elbow rivers overflowed their banks. 75 more words

Local News

5 things you need to know about Nepal's economy

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal on Saturday claimed the lives of at least 3,000 people and injured thousands. The destruction, centered around Kathmandu, will no doubt will have far-ranging implications for the country’s fragile economy. 367 more words

International

Can history be rebuilt after the Nepal earthquake?

Hundreds of years of culture and history was shattered into pieces when a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday.

Experts say the destruction of historical sites, including those listed as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage sites, is “an… 786 more words

World

Paramour

I’ve convinced myself you’re just another phase
Like my many passing phases.
But I am clueless as to whether
I should call you a breeze or a haze… 268 more words

Writings

NIST Releases Draft Community Resilience Planning Guide for Public Review

NIST Releases Draft Community Resilience Planning Guide for Public Review
Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today issued a draft guide to help communities plan for and act to keep windstorms, floods, earthquakes, sea-level rise, industrial mishaps and other hazards from inflicting disastrous consequences.

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Government And Politics