Lava flow moves in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii, May 6, 2018.
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Fountains of lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano are dramatic, but the most deadly impacts of volcanic eruptions are toxic gases and ash and mud flows.
Normal negative emotions are actually growth promoting and essential for human development and adaptation. They prompt us to address life challenges and opportunities and to develop resilience.
Youth mental illness rates are not rising. We don’t need more pills or therapy. We need to stop pathologizing normal life.
Exercise is recommended as an effective non-opioid strategy for non-cancer pain such as fibromyalgia and chronic low back pain. Yet most adults living with chronic pain do not exercise. Or they exercise very little.
Research shows that exercise offers promise -- as an alternative to prescription opioids -- for relieving chronic pain.
COP 22 President Salaheddine Mezouar from Morocco, right, hands over a gavel to Fiji’s prime minister and president of COP 23 Frank Bainimarama, left, during the opening of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.
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Although climate change threatens the world's small island nations, many can find ways to adapt and preserve their homes and cultures – especially if wealthy countries cut emissions and provide support.
The intensity of heavy downpours in Houston has increased dramatically since the 1950s, leading some people to argue the city’s disaster planning and infrastructure are not up-to-date.
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It's not just about rebuilding infrastructure after storms: Cities need to systematically rethink their knowledge systems which are at the heart of urban resilience.
A solar and battery-powered microgrid got San Juan’s Children’s Hospital quickly back online after Hurricane Maria.
Yes, Puerto Rico and any other storm-vulnerable location could benefit from on-site solar and battery backup, but it's unrealistic to say these microgrids are enough to power the island.
Many of Greater Mexico City's 22m residents aren't receiving the help they need.
Smallholder agriculture in southern Ethiopia. Smallholder farmers are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity.
According to the UN, world hunger is rising for the first time in 15 years. The answer is not only growing more food, but also buffering small-scale farmers against climate change and armed conflicts.
Jobs of the future will require emotional intelligence to complement the sophisticated machines we work with, so we need to equip young people with this vital skill
Coastal wetlands are an effective first line of defense and act by slowing down storm surges and reducing flooding.
New research by scholars, conservationists and the insurance industry shows that coastal wetlands provide hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of protection from flooding, boosting the case for protecting them.
Crews work to restore power and traffic lights knocked out by Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 8, 2016, in Flagler Beach, Florida.
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As Texas and Florida rebuild after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, they should plan for future climate change and design infrastructure that can respond to and recover from extreme events.
Hurricane Harvey from the International Space Station on August 28.
Three atmospheric scientists from Texas say Hurricane Harvey shows how the country needs to adapt to the effects of climate change and cut carbon emissions.
Cara McClure of Birmingham, Alabama cries Sunday in Charlottesville, Virginia at a solidarity meeting.
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The violence in Charlottesville affects all children, but racially motivated attacks make children of color feel particularly vulnerable. Here are some ways to protect them.
When children test their own boundaries in thrilling play, they develop self-confidence, resilience and risk management skills
Did you know there has never been a safer time to be a child in Canada? Research shows that kids need freedom outdoors to explore exhilaration and fear, and discover their own limits.
Heavy storms in February caused parts of a California highway to give way.
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The American Society of Civil Engineers gives US infrastructure a D+. What is it that we're doing wrong?
Every day brings new calls for sustainability, as humanity's actual behaviour moves ever further away from it. What can we learn from an obscure Austrian philosopher?
A member of the public brings flowers to lay on the north side of London Bridge.
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People stand together in solidarity, but it belies the more complex story of human response.
Winslow Homer’s ‘Boys in a Pasture’ (1874).
There are two types of nostalgia. One promotes resilience and personal growth, while the other can lead to an obsessive quest to escape the present.
Schools can offer their pupils valuable support systems even if they’re short on resources.
Schools that have supportive strategies in place can offer buffers. They can promote positive outcomes -- for pupils and teachers.
Manchester, England, May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead.
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In the wake of the suicide bombing in Manchester, England, an expert on social networks explains why ties to other people help societies recover from traumatic events.