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Harnessing Nature’s Defenses against Tsunamis

by | Dec 16, 2019 | Current Threats

12/13/19

Tsunamis

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As sea levels rise and adverse weather events become more common, vulnerable coastal communities are at increasing risk of devastation from storm surges and tsunamis. The death toll from tsunamis, at 260,000 during the past century, was higher than that from any other natural hazard. An international research team led by the University of Göttingen has now compared the effects of man-made and ecosystem protection to propose a hybrid approach including mangroves and coral reefs in coastal protection plans for tropical biodiversity hotspots.

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Source: http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20191213-harnessing-nature-s-defenses-against-tsunamis