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The discovery of George Leigh Mallory's alabaster corpse, writes Patrick French, high on the slopes of Everest in the summer of 1999, had a spectacular universal impact
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It is in the world’s poorest regions that smoke is a major threat, including China, India and sub-Saharan Africa
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Poverty condemns half of humanity to cook with solid fuels on inefficient stoves
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Scientists have long recognized that Alaska has more earthquakes than any other region of the United States and is, in fact, one of the most seismically active areas of the world

The largest strike-slip slip earthquake in North America in almost 150 years occurred on the Denali Fault in central Alaska on November 3rd, 2002. “Great” earthquakes (larger than magnitude 8) have rocked the state on an average of once every 13 years since 1900. It is only a matter of time before another major earthquake will impact a large number of Alaskans.

Alaska has changed significantly since the damaging 1964 earthquake, and the population has more than doubled. Many new buildings are designed to withstand intense shaking, some older buildings have been reinforced, and development has been discouraged in some particularly hazardous areas.

Despite these precautions, future earthquakes may still cause damage to buildings, displace items within buildings, and disrupt the basic utilities that are taken for granted. Everyone must take every reasonable action to prepare for damaging earthquakes in order to lower these risks
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California's rivers cannot protect themselves
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The Sierra Nevada Alliance is dedicated to improving Sierra waters for creating healthy watersheds
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This two page briefing paper documents how, as awareness of climate change has grown, so too has the gendered dimensions of its effects on people
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Many kinds of volcanic activity can endanger the lives of people and property both close to and far away from a volcano
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This technical note describes how volcanic gases are the driving force of eruptions
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These case studies point to practical tools such as toolkits, handbooks, and innovative techniques for implementing gender equality and mainstreaming gender perspectives in planning and policies:
  • Mali - Highlighting local coping strategies for drought;
  • Nepal - Bringing voices of poor women to the climate change debate;
  • Tajikistan and Africa - Designing adaptation strategies for vulnerable women;
  • Europe Region - Climate for change: gender equality in climate change policies

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