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Every week the PreventionWeb team of editors selects the latest news and research, reports and publications on disaster risk reduction – here is their selection of the latest must-read content.

Broken green umbrella lying on the street with hail.
C3S has released Climate Pulse, an interactive and intuitive tool displaying key global-average surface air temperature and sea surface temperature data, enabling users to better understand how our climate is changing.
Copernicus Climate Change Service
River in a forest
Climate change is disrupting the seasonal flow of rivers in the far northern latitudes of America, Russia and Europe, posing a threat to water security and ecosystems, according to new research.
University of Leeds
Native americans. Portrait of americans indians.
The Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi Chitimacha Choctaw Tribe has been losing land to the sea, which could hamper efforts to gain federal recognition.
Eos - AGU
Landslide on the way from Hapao village in Banaue province in the Philippines, affecting the road taken by a bus
Researchers from several countries collaborated to assess to what extent human-induced climate change altered the likelihood and intensity of the weather conditions at the time of the most impactful floods in Mindanao Island.
World Weather Attribution
Goma Karki works as Project Manager for Youth Innovation Lab in Kathmandu, Nepal, leading the Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth (The Youth CAN) project.
Disaster myths
In times of disaster, myths and misinformation can spread like wildfire. To help you keep your head above the floodwaters of myth and misconception, the PreventionWeb editors have put together a life-raft of truths.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
NH
This observation points towards land cover changes being a critical factor in landscape dynamics, stressing the human pressure as a discriminant cause/effect term for natural vs. human-induced landslide fatalities.
A villager distributes water to be used by households during a drought in northern Kenya
‘As policymakers consider irrigation investments in the drylands, the past disappointing experiences of large-scale schemes must be taken into account.’
The New Humanitarian
Green city with multiple green roofs
As Victoria, British Columbia, removes obstacles to green roof installations and Somerville, Massachusetts mandates their inclusion in new buildings, a Seoul case study underscores the positive social and environmental outcomes these policy changes.
The Energy Mix
View of city high buildings along the river
Renters are an especially vulnerable population after natural disasters. They are generally less able to afford to move but are more likely to pay exorbitant markups when rental options are depleted.
Georgia Institute of Technology
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