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Person walks next to a fountain during a heatwave, in Athens, Greece on July 16, 2021.
New accurate and reliable weather prediction models could help regions better ‘anticipate, prepare for, respond to and recover from’ these increasingly extreme weather events.
Horizon - The EU Research & Innovation Magazine
Among other things, they function as a sponge – absorbing and storing excess water due to heavy rains.
Old Residential High rise towers from North America of the 1970s
Some of the worst risk is where Canadians are probably least expecting it: in a zone running from the Great Lakes to the St. Lawrence River that includes major cities like Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City.
Conversation Media Group, the
While nothing is certain, there is a lot of evidence on which to build some realistic expectations about how the pandemic will progress over the next year or so.
Conversation Media Group, the
Vector image on self-healing
In the past two years alone, Australians have lived through bushfires, floods, cyclones, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Conversation Media Group, the
Bapon Fakhruddin discusses why the COVID-19 pandemic requires thinking and decision making supported by a data ecosystem which looks much further into the future than previous short-term approaches.
International Science Council
Damaged buildings in Haiti
To estimate the impact on affected communities and to chart a path from early response to recovery, the government of Haiti launched a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) with support from the United Nations.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Impression of the levees in New Orleans, USA
The government had done its job by investing billions in levees and other infrastructure to protect New Orleans.
China Dialogue