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Wind-blown sand in Medieval Britain

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Peter Brown investigates how wind-blown sand threatened medieval coastal communities Research in brief Communities have a long history of finding ways to build resilience to natural hazards, such as wind-blown sand. Modern preparedness and adaptation planning needs to acknowledge this [...]

GM crops in the developing world

standard GM crops in the developing world

Dr Susana Carro-Ripalda is a lead researcher on the multidisciplinary project GMFuturos which is investigating the debates, perceptions and practices surrounding GM (Genetically Modified) crops in Mexico, Brazil, and India. The project has conducted case studies in each country, engaging [...]

Earthquake risk and building resilience in Nepal

standard Earthquake risk and building resilience in Nepal

Earthquake risk in less-developed countries such as Nepal presents challenges to both practitioners working in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), and for academic researchers undertaking research in this field. Nepal is located in one of the most seismically active regions in [...]