Early Warning

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The study’s findings could be useful for earthquake early warning systems like the U.S. West Coast’s ShakeAlert, the researchers note in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.
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This short review focuses on climate-resilient agriculture or climate-smart agriculture (CSA) as it relates to decisions made at the farm level.
Caption: ‘Protection Zone’ consisting of concrete walls and demountable flood barriers at the low-lying fishing village of Tai O in Lantau Island, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
For the urban coastal city of Hong Kong, typhoons are a regular occurrence from May to October. Consequently, Hong Kong’s infrastructure is designed to cope with the strong winds, floods, and storm surges they bring. Recently, however, the territory experienced two powerful storms in consecutive years. In 2017, Super Typhoon Hato struck the region, and in the following year, the city witnessed Super Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest typhoon since 1983. But Hong Kong suffered lower economic losses from both storms when compared with the neighboring Guangdong region and the city of Macau, thanks partly to its well-coordinated response and resilient infrastructure.
A villager crosses peat-rich Lake Rawa Pening by boat in Indonesia
Plans to restore Indonesian peatlands are a cost-effective strategy for reducing the impacts of peatland fires to the environment, climate and human health, says a new study.
New results show North Atlantic hurricanes have increased in frequency over the last 150 years.
From floodplain identification to flood hazard map to availability of rain gauges, CAG report points out shortcomings in Kerala’s flood response.
‘We still have floods and cyclones that cause a lot of damage, but we don’t lose lives.’
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The GEOGLAM Crop Monitor for Early Warning (CM4EW) is an international and transparent multi-source, consensus assessment of the crop growing conditions, status, and agro-climatic conditions that are likely to impact global production.
As many as 879 floods and cyclone shelters in the coastal pockets have been readied to house villagers, says official.
From a European perspective, tsunamis and earthquakes are seen to occur mostly in distant regions but scientists emphasize that European coasts are also located in areas that are tectonically very active and prone to the very same events.