“At first, all the weather reports showed signs of water scarcity. So, when the rains came toward the end of June and were consistent, we were pleasantly surprised. Panic only set in when the water level in the Krishna River exceeded 47 feet”, says Rajeshwari, a resident of […]
In a previous post, we discussed the potential for vegetation as a solution to reducing landslide risk in hilly terrains. While this measure has been implemented widely in many places to reduce landslides along isolated unstable slopes, a large-scale application of forestry to protect urban centers have been […]
Tsunamis have been a relatively rare event in the Indian Ocean, at least in human memory, and have been quite prevalent in the Pacific. But every ocean has generated the scourges and left millions of people with scarred memories. Fourteen years ago, such an event occurred, when an […]
No matter where you live in the world, you must know of a place in your country that has experienced earthquakes. Some regions are more prone to earthquakes than others, and draw a lot of focus and attention from scientists and policy makers alike. Regions like California, Himalayas, […]
The difference between hazard and disaster is a critical concept. Find out how hazards are prevented from turning into disasters using the risk equation.
In a previous post, I talked about how climate change is a major threat to the coastal ecosystems of the world. But I also said that that’s not the only threat…. Truth is, most of the effects of climate change can be buffered by the ecosystem itself. That’s because climate […]
Landslides account for huge destruction to both life and property. What landslides are and what are the measures one could take to prevent them has been already mentioned here. When it comes to prevention of landslides, a neat relationship between landslide and botany is seen. One of the […]