A new guide by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) explains how communities can better protect themselves from natural hazards through resilient landscape planning and design. The guide is organized around disruptive events including drought, extreme heat, fire, flooding and landslides, and involves working with nature - instead of in opposition to it.
A new report from Rewilding Britain highlights the positive impact it could have on UK’s flood risk. Flooding costs the UK economy more than £1 billion annually, rising near £5 billion in a bad year. Rewilding has the cobenefit of creating vibrant natural landscapes while also soaking up greater quantities of CO2, helping bring the economy towards carbon neutrality.
A new weather advisory service, by an award-winning Kenyan tech expert, aims to help drought-hit farmers. The application pools information on rainfall, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure and climatic indicators. Agriculture accounts for 35% of GDP and employs 70% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa, a region that depends on rainfall rather than irrigation.