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

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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.