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The death toll of the massive earthquakes that have rocked the Turkey-Syria border region has now exceeded 5,000 people and the World Health Organization has suggested it could rise as high as 20,000.
Conversation Media Group, the
Cover UCL
2023
This briefing note accesses mobile-based early warning systems as an effective and inclusive alerting system. In 2022, 95 percent of the world’s population had access to mobile broadband networks, and three quarters of people owned a mobile phone.
UCL Warning Research Centre
A five-decade analysis of drought generation processes in the Alps shows their changing seasonality in high-elevation basins with increasingly frequent droughts caused by a lack of snowmelt water.
American Geophysical Union
Nature based solutions to natural hazard destructions appears to be economically more beneficial than any other solution, says author Roger S. Pulwarty.
International Science Council
A man overlooks a wildfire visible from San Francisco under a hazy sky turned orange
In a new study, we found a 246% increase in the number of homes and structures destroyed by wildfires in the contiguous Western U.S. between the past two decades, 1999-2009 and 2010-2020.
Conversation Media Group, the
The 2011 Van earthquakes occurred in eastern Turkey near the city of Van.
An extremely large earthquake has occurred in the southeast of Turkey, near the border with Syria. Data from seismometers which measure shaking of the ground caused by earthquake waves suggest that this event was a 7.8 on the moment magnitude scale.
Conversation Media Group, the
The January 27 storm that hit Auckland has caused widespread damage. While climate change helps explain the intensity of the rainfall, the way land has been used and built on in the city is a major factor in what happened.
Conversation Media Group, the
Tunnel flooding in Matosinhos Portugal
Flood adaptation can be highly cost-effective and is crucial to offset rising river flood risk in Europe with climate change, according to a study co-developed by scientists from the JRC and published in Nature Climate Change.
European Commission Joint Research Centre