Environmental Impact

Rising chemicals output a hazard, clean-up needed by 2020 -UN

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Alister Doyle
Rising chemicals output a hazard, clean-up needed by 2020 -UN
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Sep 5 , 2012

 

 

* Rising share of chemicals produced in emerging economies

* Poisonings among leading causes of death -UNEP ... Read more about Rising chemicals output a hazard, clean-up needed by 2020 -UN

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Animated map: U.S. drought in 2012

Animated map: U.S. drought in 2012
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Drought conditions have been at record levels in the contiguous United States for much of July, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center, which began monitoring drought conditions in 1999. The animated map below shows the spread of drought conditions since January 2012. ... Read more about Animated map: U.S. drought in 2012

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Satellite Data Indicates Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt

Satellite Data Indicates Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt
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ASA says new satellite measurements indicate unprecedented recent Greenland ice sheet surface melt. The images above show the extent of surface melt over Greenland’s ice sheet over just a four day period - from July 8 (left) and July 12 (right). Measurements from three satellites showed that on July 8, about 40% of the ice sheet had undergone thawing at or near the surface. This melting dramatically accelerated to an estimated 97% of the ice sheet surface by July 12. On average in the summer, about half of the surface of Greenland's ice sheet naturally melts. ... Read more about Satellite Data Indicates Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt

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Implementation of mitigation measures

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http://csrn.mcgill.ca/program.html

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Implementation of mitigation measures

Through which measures can cost benefits be gained? In that example benefits are gained through three different actions. First through the implementation of a risk management, second through a risk transfer to insurance companies and third to rehabilitation and compensatory component. ... Read more about Implementation of mitigation measures

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Cost benefits through natural disaster mitigation?

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http://www.quanterra.org/risk.htm

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Cost benefits through natural disaster mitigation?

Chart shows the cost benefits through mitigation measures on the example of a landslide. It shows that only a certain effort in mitigation measures gain cost benefits. If to less measures are taken, the frequency and the impact of the events are still too high and a better optimum can be found. If too many measures are taken, the cost of mitigation and management will outnumber the gained benefits! ... Read more about Cost benefits through natural disaster mitigation?

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Natural Disaster Risk Index

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http://peacewindsamerica.org/why-asia-pacific/

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Natural Disaster Risk Index

The actual risk for a country to suffer in a long term from a natural disaster depends on the actual exposure but also on the vulnerability of a society (how can they cope and adapt to the event). Central America as well as big parts of Africa and Asia are at high risk to suffer in a long term from natural disasters. ... Read more about Natural Disaster Risk Index

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World Risk Index

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http://www.ehs.unu.edu/article/read/worldriskreport-2011

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World Risk Index

The actual risk for a country to suffer in a long term from a natural disaster depends on the actual exposure but also on the vulnerability of a society (how can they cope and adapt to the event). Central America as well as big parts of Africa and Asia are at high risk to suffer for a long term from natural disasters. ... Read more about World Risk Index

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