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Community based environmental programmes

Can decentralisation tackle environmental problems? While most environmental programmes are focused on global action, a lot can be done at ...

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Managing Seismic Risk in Latin America

I've just returned from WEF Latin America, where we have announced a three-year collaborative project with the GEM Foundation to ...

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Global Partnerships

Innovative insurance solutions, public private partnerships and microinsurance are vital to help society create effective responses to major challenges, including ...

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Incredible views of glacier calving

This was filmed in 2008 - a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for ...

STORY URL: "CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO
"CHASING ICE" is NOMINATED for an Academy Award: Best Original Song "Before My Time" by J. Ralph featuring Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell. Hear the song:...

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Hybrid grasses

An interesting new study on the use of hybrid grasses to increase flood resilience: http://www.nature.com/srep/2013 ...

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Nachhaltige Energiezukunft

Building a sustainable energy future - a view on risk and sustainability issues of our future energy system (for those mastering ...

STORY URL: ETH-Klimablog | Keine Energiezukunft ist risikofrei – aber einige Optionen sind nachhaltiger

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Biggest climatic tragedy in Brazil

A huge storm in Rio de Janeiro's mountainous region is considered the biggest climatic tragedy of country's history. The number ...

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A 'Sandy' experience

As part of the Open Minds project people from around the world shared their thoughts. In this clip Lou Ann ...

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Farming from space

Satellite technology is a real game-changer for our work towards a more secure global food supply. Remember the 2010 drought ...

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Where government should spend money

Are earthquakes Acts of God that we should accept or should we take action? In times of crisis, governments struggle ...

STORY URL: Deadly Earthquake Hits Greece
PlusDeadly Earthquake Hits GreeceDeadly Earthquake Hits GreeceThe Associated PressA strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 struck southwestern...

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Nat Cats - no longer a prelude to ruin

What do a billion dollar hydropower plant and a farmer in Ethiopia have in common? They can both be wiped ...

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What's on your mind?

With this question, along with the questions from the people in this clip, our Open Minds conversations begin. The big ...

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Unclear communication about risk

Unclear communication about risk is a risk. During hurricane Sandy the NHC had no system in place to issue clear ...

STORY URL: Sandy criticism prompts change in storm warnings
Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else.

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Manage disaster risk

For years now, we've been seeing a dramatic rise in economic losses caused by natural catastrophes. Since 1980, the global ...

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Climate change - what about poverty?

Tasneem Essop is WWF South Africa's international climate policy advocate. In this clip she talks the fundamental link she sees ...

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