Charitable giving and government aid can shortchange disasters that follow other disasters.
It's hard but feasible to make a difference, as long as you work with the locals and don't become a 'disaster tourist.'
Two hurricanes in Puerto Rico's past fundamentally transformed the island's economy and politics. Maria will be the third, says a historian.
Evidence shows that US taxpayers are less willing to support extensive disaster relief when the victims are not white. Could that explain the Trump administration's lackluster support for Puerto Rico?
The military can make a big difference right away but humanitarian deployments should generally be rare and brief.
After a hurricane strikes or an earthquake makes shockwaves, support nonprofits that are clear about what they do and how they will spend your money.
Hurricane Maria has left 3.4 million Puerto Ricans facing shortages of food, health care and transit, an American humanitarian crisis fueled by the US territory's May 2017 bankruptcy.
The bills now pending in Congress won't do what it will take.
The desire to help during emergencies like Hurricane Irma is admirable. Doing some homework might make your contributions go farther.
Donations to relief efforts from corporations and celebrities may get the most attention, but they are exceptions.
If you want to do the greatest good, send money.
Researchers examined credit data on the victims of Hurricane Katrina to understand how the disaster affected their personal finances, revealing important lessons for those hurt by Harvey.
There are reasons to channel Harvey aid through the nonprofit despite evidence that it wasted money following Haiti's earthquake and fumbled Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
The desire to help during emergencies like Hurricane Harvey is admirable. With a little homework, your contributions will go further.
A multibillion-dollar effort is just beginning to build an all-new nationwide wireless broadband network for emergency responders. How will it work, why do we need it and how will it last 25 years?
Sometimes 'stuff' isn't just stuff.
A new data management system can give emergency responders a fast lane on the internet to help speed rescue efforts after a disaster.
Understanding what parts of society are susceptible to natural hazards and why, is key for emergency services and risk managers.
Two years after the second earthquake rocked Nepal in 2015, the recovery efforts have been stalled by political instability and money mismanagement.
As climate change increases the frequency and severity of disasters in the near future, leveraging social media data, crowd-sourcing and other means of discovering the unknown will become crucial.