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Urban resilience? There’s an app for that

Urban resilience? There’s an app for that

Informed by the academic discipline of ethnography and the gritty reality that life in the urban core is tough and short in resources, a slew of open data advocates, programmers and social scientists have built apps mapping opportunity in cities.  With names such as Streetwyze, Community Commons, Opportunity Score and DiversitydataKids, the apps not only use the vast sea of data available from city, state and federal governments, but some include local people’s knowledge of neighborhoods…

 

World weather: 2016’s early record heat gives way to heavy rains

 Indian villagers salvage logs of wood brought by floodwaters. The Brahmaputra river has burst its banks in many places and has been at danger levels for weeks. Photograph: Anupam Nath/AP

Indian villagers salvage logs of wood brought by floodwaters. The Brahmaputra river has burst its banks in many places and has been at danger levels for weeks. Photograph: Anupam Nath/AP

The record-breaking worldwide heat of the first six months of 2016 has turned to abnormally severe seasonal flooding across Asia with hundreds of people dying in China, India, Nepal and Pakistan and millions forced from their homes.  In India, the Brahmaputra river, which is fed by Himalayan snowmelt and monsoon rains, has burst its banks in many places and has been at danger levels for weeks. Hundreds of villages have been flooded in Bihar, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and other northern states.  Some of the heaviest rains in 20 years have forced nearly 1.2 million people to move to camps in Assam. Floods have submerged around 70% of the Kaziringa national park, home to the rare one-horned rhino which was visited by Prince William earlier this year…

 

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