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There are 147 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Hazards".

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1. What happened to Helike?

There is little to see today of Helike, just a few walls and artefacts scraped clean by archaeologists. The great Greek city, famed across the classical world, sunk into the coastal mud of the Gulf of Corinth in 373 BC during a terrible earthquake.

Tags: Archaeology, Earthquakes, Geoengineering, Geology, Hazards
2. Climate change spells disaster for small businesses in southern Africa

What do you picture when you think about climate change? Perhaps you see failing crops, rising sea levels or melting glaciers. But what about struggling small businesses?

Tags: Climate, Environmental change, Hazards, Weather
3. Flood research by numbers

NERC flood science saves lives, homes and businesses. Here are a few fast facts on some of our successes.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Flooding, Hazards, UK, Water
4. How can we work with nature to reduce flood risk?

Our new video explores how using nature to manage flooding can make a real difference to protecting communities.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, Rivers and lakes, UK, Videos, Water
5. Scientists closing in on source of Shetland tsunamis

Shetland has been hit by at least two more tsunamis in the past 10,000 years than previously thought, and scientists are working to identify where the giant waves originated.

Tags: Flooding, Geology, Hazards, Mapping, Oceans, Soils, Tsunamis, UK
6. Under the faultlines

As part of a series of interviews with new NERC Independent Research Fellows, Craig Magee tells us about the portability of being a fellow and why he's going underground to uncover the science behind volcanic eruptions.

Tags: Earth observation, Earthquakes, Geology, Hazards, Volcanoes
7. New technology models cities' air quality in under 10 minutes

Dr Nicola Masey has found that a new system can accurately model air quality in large cities like London in minutes, within five metres of any given location using just a standard office computer.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Hazards, Health, Mapping, Pollution, Technology, UK
8. How much time is left to meet the Paris climate agreement?

Dr Phil Goodwin and Professor Ric Williams ran 100 million simulations of carbon emissions and warming to find out.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Atmosphere, Climate, Conservation, Environmental change, Hazards, Pollution, Sustainability
9. Hay Trans.MISSION Q&A with Chris Haughton and Dr Emily Shuckburgh

Dr Emily Shuckburgh worked with author and illustrator Chris Haughton to show how scientists measure the impacts of CO2 over time.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Antarctic, Atmosphere, Climate, Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, Ice, Sea level change, Sustainability, Videos, Weather
10. Hay Trans.MISSION Q&A with Dan Binns and Professor Ally Lewis

Aardman director Dan Binns teamed up with Professor Ally Lewis to explore the surprising amount of air pollution emitted by the home.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Atmosphere, Climate, Environmental change, Hazards, Sustainability, Videos

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