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Fatal floods in Africa

When natural disasters claim human lives, it's important to determine whether the problem is geophysical or cultural. A new study shows that the large upswing in flood deaths in Africa over past decades is ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Perspectives on the Nepal earthquake

As the death toll continues to rise in Nepal, Senior Lecturer Dr Ian Willis, and PhD student Evan Miles, from the Scott Polar Research Institute contemplate the fate of people in a remote part of the country, ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Common weed revealed to diminish water pollution

Francisco Delgado Vargas, from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS), researches the use of the plant Typha domingensis in reducing bacterial contamination of water for agricultural use. This plant helps ...

dateMar 13, 2015 in Environment
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Finding  the next famine

Last year, Christopher Hillbruner, N07, had 10 countries on the front burner, all in danger of boiling over. In Central America, drought and an epidemic of coffee rust had reduced crop yields and driven down wages, making ...

dateMar 09, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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