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Riksha drivers walking through the flooded streets in Bangladesh in 2020.
New technological and nature-based innovations are being developed and introduced in the face of worsening climate change-driven floods.
The Third Pole
Landslide-affected road
Since 2017, when rainfall from Hurricane Maria triggered landslides, USGS, UPRM, the Natural Hazards Center, and community leaders have worked together to create communication materials, a landslide forecasting network, and—most importantly—trust.
Natural Hazards Center
Beaver dam
As heatwaves and droughts become more frequent, beavers could play an important role in safeguarding against these risks, scientists say.
World Economic Forum
A team of scientists led by Virginia Tech Assistant Professor Luis Escobar wants to answer the unsolved question of how, when, and where cross-species virus transmission might next occur in wildlife.
Virginia Tech
Landslides are inevitable, but landslide disasters are not. With this in mind, the U.S. Geological Survey has released a new report that details the strategic actions necessary to equitably reduce the Nation’s risk from landslide hazards.
United States Geological Survey
California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) and the USDA Forest Service, along with support from Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, has developed Planscape – a new wildfire resilience planning tool that improves wildfire safety.
California Natural Resources Agency
An innovative monitoring technology is helping the world’s driest region predict and manage the impacts of drought.
Nature Middle East (Springer)
A report released by the Canadian Climate Institute shows that the mounting costs of a volatile climate are already dragging down Canada’s economy, with these costs rising swiftly in the coming years.
Canadian Climate Institute (L'Institut Climatique du Canada)