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Weather monitoring station in tree-covered hilly surroundings
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A decline in disaster-related mortality alongside an increase in the disaster-affected population highlights improved preparedness capabilities. However, it underscores the urgent need to enhance resilience-building and address underlying risks.
UNDRR Bonn Office
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Flood waters remain, and the full impact of Beryl is yet to be assessed. But one thing is clear, the cost will be far higher than these countries and their citizens can afford.
Conversation Media Group, the
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To effectively rebuild from this disaster, Kenya will need to intentionally take measures to strengthen its resilience to the impacts of future floods and other weather-related disasters, which are projected to be exacerbated by climate change.
World Resources Institute
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As climate change advances, the vast bodies of ice on Antarctica and Greenland contribute significantly to sea level rise. Now, two groups of scientists are undertaking a joint effort to address what has long been a major obstacle to such research.
Columbia Climate School
Tornado, Iowa, April 2024
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Tornadoes are deadly, and part of the reason is due of the short warning times — on average 10 to 15 minutes., there is no time to evacuate. You must rely on the walls around you and the local building code could be the difference between life and death.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Increasing the availability of common “warrior” or “workhorse” plants through farm- or orchard-based production will relieve wild harvest pressure and provide the capacity to scale up risk reduction and restoration efforts.
University of Hawai'i
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An artificial sports pitch that absorbs rainwater and lets it evaporate on hot days stays much cooler than ordinary fake grass. The self-cooling turf could protect athletes from burns and heat exhaustion while helping cities manage storm waters.
New Scientist - Reed Business Information Ltd.
Extreme electrical storm, South Africa
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The increased intensity of tropical and mid-latitude cyclones has caused severe damage to coastal tourism infrastructure in South Africa’s coastal provinces, which are a hub for tourism.
Conversation Media Group, the
sports
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Some of the world's top elite athletes are voicing concern about competing during extreme heat in a new report released before the Olympics and Paralympics to be held this summer in France.
The Energy Mix
Houses with wildfire smoke in the background
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In a new study published in the journal Science Advances, wildfire smoke likely contributed to more than 52,000 premature deaths across California alone from 2008 to 2018, with an economic impact from the deaths of more than US$430 billion.
Conversation Media Group, the

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