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This North Shore community wants stronger protection against disasters, climate change

Residents in Hauula have been working for years to build Oahu’s first-ever resiliency hub, a storm-resistant center that could better protect their rural, isolated and vulnerable North Shore community after a hurricane, tsunami or other disaster.

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David Fickling: Just how safe is Fukushima’s ‘contaminated’ water?

More than 12 years after the disaster that closed Japan’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the country will soon dispose of one of the most enduring legacies of the disaster.

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Melting glaciers pose flash flooding risk for 15 million people, study says

Across the world’s iciest regions, communities live with the looming threat of inland tsunamis — massive walls of water moving quickly and forcefully from melting glaciers, known as glacial lake outburst floods.

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Did climate change kill this Greenlander 70 years ago?

In 1952, a landslide caused a tsunami that killed a Greenlandic man. Some researchers think he might have been an early victim of anthropogenic warming.
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Concrete fuels climate change – but there's a nature-friendly way to defend coasts from rising seas

Paradoxically, walls which are designed to protect people from the consequences of global heating also contribute to it.

The tsunami could kill thousands. Can they build an escape?

The tsunami could kill thousands. Can they build an escape?

A major quake in the Pacific Northwest, expected sooner or later, will most likely create waves big enough to wipe out entire towns. Evacuation towers may be the only hope, if they ever get built.
Peru vows to make refinery pay for oil spill after Tonga volcano eruption

Peru vows to make refinery pay for oil spill after Tonga volcano eruption

A leak at a refinery tarred miles of Pacific Coast beaches. The company blames waves caused by a distant volcano eruption, but the Peruvian government has vowed to “defend the sea.”
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