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Nepal Earthquake Landslides Resemble Pacific Northwest: Study

Research teams have evaluated the major 7.8 magnitude subduction zone earthquake in Gorkha, Nepal, in April 2015, and identified characteristics that may be of special relevance to the future of the Pacific Northwest. Most striking was the enormous number and severity of landslides. Many people understand the damage that can be caused to structures, roads, bridges and utilities by ground ...

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Education: Key to Climate Adaptation

According to a recent study from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change. “Education is key in reducing disaster fatalities and enhancing adaptive capacity,” said Wolfgang Lutz, director of IIASA’s World Population Programme. Investing in empowerment through ...

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