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Ecological and Social Resilience to Rising Sea Levels: The Dutch Case

An interesting read in New York Times about building ecological and social resilience towards rising sea levels in Netherlands. “It is, in essence, to let water in, where possible, not hope to subdue Mother Nature: to live with the water, rather than struggle to defeat it. 114 more words


Underwater volcano eruptions allow new bacteria to take over seafloor

Put a price on the costs of disasters, says UN risk chief Robert Glasser

Calculating the costs of natural disasters is a valuable way for governments to recognize and limit the potential for damage, especially as extreme weather linked to climate change occurs more often, the United Nations’ disaster prevention chief says. 144 more words

'Big Farms' Makes Big Reviews

Reviews of my book Big Farms Make Big Flu are beginning to roll in.

Spatial ecologist Marius Gilbert reviews Big Farms for Lancet Infectious Diseases: 843 more words

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Smoky Mountain Resilience


I’ve lived in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains for most of my life. I cannot thank my parents enough for taking me on excursions to the park. 3,627 more words



The explosion, at last, lies down. As if, though–the two drug enthusiasts who got in and out of its last moment insist–out of pity, rather than because it must. 2,908 more words

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When a Spouse Dies, Resilience Can Be Uneven

New study finds Earth heading for catastrophic 5-degree-Celsius warming

Scientists say the Earth is warming up fast, and policy makers have been urged to keep that warming to an increase of 2 degrees Celsius. 130 more words

Once in generation flood has NSW town preparing to evacuate

Once in generation flood has NSW town preparing to evacuate

An evacuation order has been issued for residents in the New South Wales central western town of Forbes, as they brace for rising waters from a once-in-a-generation flood to hit.  170 more words