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Most Vulnerable Cities Revealed With Flood Risk Index
2012-08-22 15:13:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, published in the latest online edition of Natural Hazards, suggests that Shanghai is the most vulnerable city to serious flooding. A team of researchers from the University of Leeds and the Netherlands base their findings on a new method they developed to calculate the flood vulnerability of cities. The index looks at the likelihood of a city's exposure to a major 'once in a hundred years' flood, along with social and...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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