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In Nigeria, differences in adolescent literacy rates between states are striking—higher in the South and lower in the Northeast.
Study of the Pedernales Watershed, located along Haiti’s southern national boundary with the Dominican Republic, may provide insights into the stark contrast in land cover patterns between the two countries.
Biophysical and socioeconomic risk factors—such as terrain, population distribution, settlement patterns, poverty, and governance—can combine to produce high levels of vulnerability to heavy rainfall, flooding, and landslides.
Increasing understanding of the extent of coastal erosion and its interaction with other naturally existing geographical features such as mangrove vegetation is one of the areas of research that may help reduce vulnerability of small-island developing states to climate hazards.
Improved satellite technology can enable more detailed and precise analysis of urban development patterns over time.
By basing efforts to improve soil fertility directly on soil nutrient composition, the Ministry of Ethiopia will be able to identify key problems that are often overlooked, and to customize responses.
Country efforts to improve the health and well-being of its populace may be helped by insights from improved population distribution data.
Focusing on near-term probabilities can also aid in decreasing vulnerability to future climate uncertainties.