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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.

An agronomist using a tablet computer collecting data with meteorological instrument to measure the wind speed, temperature and humidity and solar cell system in grape agricultural field.
The COST Action Understanding and modeling compound climate and weather events (DAMOCLES) has raised awareness and created a framework that centers the importance of compound events and their impacts across different scientific fields.
Bangkok residents navigate heavy floods by boat
An assessment of water-related climate change adaptation initiatives in Thailand has found that living weirs and re-establishing floodplains can reduce the vulnerability of communities and ecosystems, alongside a range of other benefits.
Satellite view of the wildfires in a field
Firefighters, utilities and governments are scrambling to get ahead of the flames by tapping into the latest AI technology—which has stirred both fear and excitement for its potential to transform life.
El Niño
Multiyear La Niña events have become more common over the last 100 years, according to a new study led by University of Hawai‘i (UH) at Mānoa atmospheric scientist Bin Wang.
A teacher and schoolchildren plant seedlings in Kediri, Indonesia
The unanimously adopted New Delhi Leaders’ covered a variety of pressing global challenges, including climate change, economic stability, digital economy, public health and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Hurricane Florence as photographed from space
Daniel was not an exceptionally big storm though. The medicane with the highest wind speeds was medicane Ianos in September 2020, which killed around four people and caused more than €224 million of damage. So what made Storm Daniel different?
A storm ocean wave crashes over the road and floods coastal houses.
A method typically used to date sediments shows promise for documenting tropical storms through history—information needed for future projections of storm activity.
The ruined remains of a building after an earthquake
Some places are prone to hazards but there’s nowhere where the risk is zero. We can make good decisions to lower the odds of such hazards turning into disasters. Technology can help determine where to make investments to save the most lives.
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The WorldRiskReport (WRR) 2023 examines the complex interrelationship between crises, marginalized groups, and the diverse structure of societies.
New York - wildfire smoke, June 2023
New research reveals the growing influence of wildfire smoke on air quality trends across most of the USA. Wildfire smoke in recent years has slowed or reversed progress toward cleaner air in 35 states, erasing a quarter of gains made since 2000.
Bookshelves in a library.
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