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27 April 2015
Ashland, Oregon, United States
Summer in the Northwest presents a great risk of wildfires. A pile burning operation, just one facet of the strategy that Oregon has enacted to conserve its forests, clears undergrowth to lessen the risk of mega-fire....
10 December 2014
Ten years after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, researchers are looking at how one community used traditional cultural knowledge to avoid major casualties.
16 November 2014
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Under 800 Words
After the drought hit Australia in the early 2000s, city officials had to start thinking seriously about ways to conserve and creatively store their water. External tanks became the solution, storing rain runoff to cr...
18 May 2014
Roche Caiman, Bel Air, Seychelles
The 2004 tsunami that hit Asia caused significant damage in the islands of the Seychelles, destroying roads, homes, and shoreline. A teacher determined to restore her home through tangible action took a lead role in h...
12 February 2014
New York, New York, United States
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, necessity has bred an interesting kind of financial invention for the New York MTA: the world’s first “catastrophe” bond - a reinsurance for the insurer - designed to protect public tr...
19 September 2013
Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
Between climate change and an ever increasing population, wildfires are becoming more and more of an annual challenge to mitigate, with firefighters and policy makers walking a thin edge between the need for natural b...
24 July 2013
Dhaka, Bengal, Bangladesh
In a country of limited resources — and perhaps for that very reason — preparing for natural disasters is top of the agenda in Bangladesh. Various grassroots, collaborative programs have been put in place over the yea...
18 June 2013
Moore, Oklahoma, United States
Under 800 Words
After a powerful storm destroyed their hospital and left lives at risk, Moore, Oklahoma is rebuilding a new type of facility that can weather a tornado. They are helping other cities learn how to do the same, ensuring...
7 April 2012
Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
A cholera epidemic can kill many people or few people—it all depends on the expertise of the doctors and their access to the right equipment. A program in Dhaka rushes both to countries when an epidemic is just breaki...
27 November 2011
Thorthormi Lake, Bhutan
Countries impacted by climate change are working to mitigate the effects, but more help is needed. Every year Bhutanese citizens dig a channel to lower the water level of Thorthormi, a huge glacial lake that posing a ...
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