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August 25, 2016

Adaptation to Climate Risks: Political Affiliation Matters

Aug. 4, 2016 — A new study reveals that those who affiliate with the Democratic Party have different views than those who vote Republican on the following issues: the likelihood of floods occurring, adopting ... read more

Mitigating Floods With an Electronic Brain

July 21, 2016 — A computer model that can “learn” similarly to the human brain could help water resource managers mitigate damage in cases of extreme flooding, according to new ... read more

Model for Predicting Coastal Storm Damage in the North Sea

July 7, 2016 — A system for predicting storm damage by waves in northern areas of the North Sea has been developed by mathematicians. The north-east Scottish coast was found to be more exposed to swell arriving ... read more

New Study Calls for Old Methods of Coastal Management

July 6, 2016 — A recent collaborative research effort seeks to highlight this enclave of stability against the stark reality of Louisiana's predominantly sediment-starved, sinking deltaic ... read more

Globalization Made Economic Production More Vulnerable to Climate Change

June 10, 2016 — The susceptibility of the global economic network to workers' heat-stress has doubled in the last decade, a new study finds. The analysis shows for the first time how enhanced connectivity of ... read more

'Weather@Home' Offers Precise New Insights Into Climate Change in the West

June 9, 2016 — Tens of thousands of 'citizen scientists' have volunteered some use of their personal computer time to help researchers create one of the most detailed, high resolution simulations of ... read more

May 5, 2016 — An assessment of rivers in the US suggests that although there is a relationship between increased flood size and erosion, the effect is most pronounced for moderate ... read more

May 5, 2016 — The contents of historic coastal landfill sites could pose a significant environmental threat if they erode, according to a new study. There are 1264 historic coastal landfill sites in England and ... read more

Landslide Risk Remains High a Year After Magnitude-7.8 Nepal Earthquake

Apr. 25, 2016 — With the monsoon fast approaching, the landslide risk in Nepal remains high a year after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people, according to a research ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — New software has been developed that can measure the flow rate of rivers using image analysis, called KU-STIV (Kobe University Space-Time Image Velocimetry). This technology makes it easier to obtain ... read more

Natural Disasters Since 1900: Over 8 Million Deaths, 7 Trillion US Dollars

Apr. 18, 2016 — More than seven trillion US dollars economic damage and eight million deaths via natural disasters since the start of the 20th century. These figures have been calculated using a database called ... read more

New Methods to Study 'Genetic Invasion' Detect the Escape of Crop Genomes Into the Wild

Apr. 5, 2016 — Agricultural practices create opportunities for crop DNA to invade wild plant gene pools. This allelic introgression concerns conservationists because the resulting changes in genetic diversity can ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — Miami Beach flood events have significantly increased over the last decade due to an acceleration of sea-level rise in South Florida, a new report warns. The researchers suggest that regional ... read more

Disaster Plans Often Neglect Historic Preservation

Apr. 4, 2016 — Many communities fail to take historic preservation into account when planning for natural disasters, risking a loss of heritage and critical engines of the local economy in the event of catastrophe, ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have three-dimensional snapshots of raindrops and snowflakes around the world from ... read more

Storm Surges Projections in Europe

Mar. 30, 2016 — Coastal flooding is often caused by extreme events, such as storm surges, which in some areas may be amplified by climate change. A number of studies have evaluated the dynamics of future extreme ... read more

Speeding Up Accuracy of Flood Risk Assessment

Mar. 18, 2016 — Researchers hope to provide advances in the planning for flood risk, thanks to a new, faster method of assessing the highly complex factors that cause floods in a specific ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — Gold mining in California in the 19th century was a boon for the state's economy but not so much for the environment. Mining left a protracted legacy that impacts the natural landscape even ... read more

Adaptation to Increasing Flood Risk in Europe Should Aim to Reduce Impact

Mar. 17, 2016 — Scientists investigated the benefits of four adaptation measures to reduce the increasing flood risk in Europe under state-of-the-art global warming projections under a high-end climate scenario. ... read more

Can Improved Agricultural Practices Help Combat Climate Change?

Mar. 17, 2016 — Did you know that over half of global non-carbon dioxide (non-CO2) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are accountable to agriculture? According to new a research study, this figure is set to rise ... read more

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