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Lessons from a tornado: what one American town can teach others about disaster recovery

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The tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, a maggio 2011 with such fury that afterward, even those who had lived here their entire lives struggled to recognize it. The nearly mile-wide storm wiped away entire neighborhoods an...

The verdict is in: George Osborne’s help-to-buy scheme has been an utter disaster

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A rogue prime minister on the verge of defenestration drives out news of almost anything else. But housing usually languishes in the forgotten in-tray anyway. It sits low in voters’ and government concerns: l'ultimo 1...

Vaccine refusers have been asked on to Question Time. Is this a disaster waiting to happen?

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At the start of 2020, I was working on a piece about Question Time, and how it had transformed over time from being an ambling, rather niche discussion show into politics’ answer to Jeremy Kyle, with an audience of in...

‘We had to mimic to everyone to run’: how Tonga’s volcano and tsunami disaster unfolded

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Tonga is used to natural disasters, but they have never experienced anything like the last week. “We’ve experienced tropical cyclones, but this is so new and no one will ever forget this, ever,” says Marian Kupu, a jo...

Tonga says volcanic eruption and tsunami an ‘unprecedented disaster’

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Tonga is facing an “unprecedented disaster” from a massive volcanic eruption that covered the nation in ash and 15-metre tsunami waves that destroyed almost all the homes on two small islands, the government has said....

"È un disastro totale": Omicron devasta l'enorme stagione dei matrimoni dell'India

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Fino a quando 28 dicembre, Heena Vashisht era una felice futura sposa. La 28enne era contenta che la sua famiglia avesse messo in atto in anticipo tutte le disposizioni per il suo matrimonio 10 febbraio, fino all'ultima candela. Ma il suo piano...

Ethiopia: Tigray on brink of humanitarian disaster, UN says

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The Tigray region of northern Ethiopia stands on the edge of a humanitarian disaster, the UN has said, as fighting escalates and stocks of essential food for malnourished children run out. Il Programma Alimentare Mondiale (WF...

Non cercare: four climate experts on the polarising disaster film

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Rarely has a film been as divisive as Adam McKay’s climate satire Don’t Look Up. Although it has been watched by millions, and is already Netflix’s third most watched film ever, the response from critics was largely n...

Life after Deepwater Horizon: the hidden toll of surviving disaster on an oil rig

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On the morning of 21 aprile 2010, Sara Lattis Stone began frantically calling the burn units of various hospitals in Alabama and Louisiana. She was searching for news about her husband, Stefano, who worked on an offsho...

Colorado wildfire: up to 1,000 buildings destroyed as Biden declares disaster

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Up to 1,000 buildings may have been destroyed in the record wildfire that swept through a Colorado area abutting the Rocky Mountains, as Joe Biden declared the situation a disaster and experts warned that the climate ...

Lateral flow test shortage is a supply chain disaster

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I spent an hour on Wednesday driving around trying to get hold of lateral flow tests for myself and my husband as we only have four left (Covid test shortages threaten New Year’s Eve celebrations in England, 28 Decemb...

Gordon Brown: west is sleepwalking into Afghanistan disaster

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The west is “sleepwalking into the biggest humanitarian crisis of our times” in Afghanistan, Gordon Brown has warned, as he called for a support package to save the country from economic and social collapse after the ...

‘A terrible, unimaginable tragedy’: Morrison visits site of jumping castle disaster – video

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The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has committed thousands of dollars in support for the Tasmanian city of Devonport where five school children were killed in a jumping castle accident. 'I want to extend o...

‘This new snow has no name’: Sami reindeer herders face climate disaster

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The Sami, the only indigenous people left in Europe, have more than 100 different words for snow. From seaŋáš, a fluffy, grainy snow that moves easily, to tjaevi, flakes that stick together and are hard to dig, il ...

Distraction disaster! Notifications are ruining our concentration – here’s how to escape them

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Joanie (non il suo vero nome), a clinical psychologist who lives in London, has three work laptops. This is not uncommon when you’re spread across different NHS services. A volte, she feels like the 1980s synth supremo...

Byelection loss would be ‘absolute disaster’ for PM, say Tory MPs

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A Conservative loss in the North Shropshire byelection would be “an absolute disaster” for Boris Johnson and would prompt calls for a complete shake-up of the Downing Street operation, Tory MPs have said ahead of the ...

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