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Catastrophe Risk Pools Protect Against Natural Disasters by Mariano Huaman, City-Tech BLogger

In the last few years, many countries in the Caribbean have experienced abnormal climate conditions which have caused drought. These conditions could continue this year. Drought affects the economy in many countries that depend on agriculture for their income. People in those countries have called on the government to focus on the impact of drought

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Coastal Cities Get Ready for Climate Change Effects

Cities across the globe are bracing for the intense effects of climate change in the near future, especially coastal cities like New York City and Rio de Janeiro. Getting everyone on the same page is challenging but this week, a special webinar workshop joined New York City researchers and agencies with their counterparts 4,000 miles

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Global Droughts & Climate Change

Globally  many areas are struggling with intense drought. One of the worst affected is Ethiopia, which has been dealing with drought for over 50 years, impacting over 10 million people. The need for emergency aid has increased for 2016. Ethiopian farmers have been unable to plant for two seasons leaving the country without much of

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Better data for El Niño & Climate Change

New monitoring devices of this season’s strong El Niño will give us more comprehensive and detailed information to better understand climate patterns and perhaps climate change. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has employed several hi-tech satellites to get data about how El Nino may influence areas of heavy rainfall, the resulting levels of moisture in

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Resilient Cities Congress 2015, June 8-10

Resilient Cities Congress 2015: 6th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation  June 8-10, Gustav-Stresemann-Institut e.V. (GSI), 68 Langer Grabenweg ▪ Bonn D-53175 ▪ Germany  ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) Ever since The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation was launched in 2010, it has been in the global spotlight. This major annual conference on urban resilience and climate

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