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Hazard vs Disaster: The principle behind disaster management

Disaster Management 101 requires us to understand the difference between a hazard and a disaster. The difference is minute, but speaks volumes about human involvement in natural phenomena…

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Botanical support: How can plants help control landslides?

Landslides, when occur, 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 measures is to grow trees up slope as it will slow down the flow of water and roots binding the soil will thus prevent soil erosion. But just planting any tree or shrub won’t be beneficial…

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