The U.N. Is Calling for the Inclusion of People With Disabilities in the Climate Change Debate
In a new resolution, the organization urges governments to listen to those who are affected the most by natural disasters.
Are American Oil Platforms Prepared for Underwater Avalanches?
Instead of one damaged wellhead, a mudslide would leave a tangled mess of pipes buried under a giant mass of sediments.
The Shutdown Has Stopped Critical Firefighter Training in the Western U.S.
Some states have halted training and may be underprepared for the 2019 fire season.
What Will Mexico Do When Its Deadliest Volcano Erupts?
Popocatépetl, Mexico's largest active volcano, sits next to some major population hubs. With a major eruption forecasted within the next 100 years, will the public be ready?
The Government Is Accelerating Plans for the West Coast's Earthquake Warning System
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke directed federal agencies to smooth the way for installing seismic sensors out west.
Trump Says the East Coast Is 'Absolutely Prepared' for Hurricane Florence. Is That True?
If recent federal disaster response is any indication, the president's boast is wildly misleading.
Can Innovative Knowledge Systems Help Cities Prepare for Natural Disasters?
Recent extreme weather events show how the outdated and imperfect information systems used by cities exacerbates the devastation.
How 'Fingerprinting' the Ocean Could Help Future Hurricane Preparedness
Scientists are using satellites to identify where increasing sea levels could result in the most destructive storm surge as hurricanes grow more powerful due to climate change.
Are the Virgin Islands Equipped to Handle Hurricane Irma?
The U.S. Virgin Islands sit squarely in Hurricane Alley. Irma will test the storm-weathered islands' limits.