The United States has over 2,100 operational hydroelectric dams, with locations in nearly every state. They play essential roles in their regional power grids. But most were built in the past century under a different climate than they face today.
Four key climate change indicators – greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification – set new records in 2021. This is yet another clear sign that human activities are causing planetary scale changes.
“Family Insurance completes the suite of support women need in this environment to build independent and resilient livelihoods,” said Michael Carter, MRR Innovation Lab director and co-creator of this new kind of insurance.
The first satellite-telemetered seismic station in Iloilo Province was inaugurated on 28 April 2022, as part of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology's commitment to set up 115 seismic stations.
This column presents evidence from Italy showing that high temperatures affect firm demography by reducing the entry of newborn firms in the market and increasing business closures, while relocation to colder areas plays a minor role.
The World Bank supports Niger’s resilience through the Disaster Risk Management and Urban Development Project. This includes drainage, flood protection, sustainable land and water use, and capacity development in early warning, preparedness, and response.