Land slide is defined as "the movement of a mass of rock, debris, or earth down a slope." The term encompasses events such as rock falls, topples, slides, spreads, and flows, such as debris flows commonly referred to as mudflows or mudslides. Land slides can be initiated by rainfall, earthquakes, volcanic activity, changes in groundwater, disturbance and change of a slope by man-made construction activities, or any combination of these factors. source: USGS
15 May 2013, AlertNet
National Environmental Forum president Rodriguez stressed the need for more research on climate change adaptation. 'Nowadays, science and technology research - quite different from what was developed in the past - should include the climate change aspect,' he said. Climate change adaptation will be on of the issues discussed at the Global platform for disaster risk reduction conference this Friday...
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Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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