Managing flood risk is not just 'good planning'; it requires commitment to resilient cities by land developers, politicians and communities. Effective response means learning from mistakes.
Toronto is grappling with a new normal a week after a heinous van attack killed 10 people and left many injured. Here's how cities recover from disasters, both emotionally and physically.
After Cyclone Tracy, you'd expect Darwin of all cities to be ready for the next one. But as the clean-up after Cyclone Marcus continues, it's clear more must be done to increase the city's resilience.
Evacuating nursing home residents during a disaster can be even more dangerous than staying put.
Saturated media coverage of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma can make it seem like disasters happen all the time. Is the frequency of billion-dollar disasters really rising?
In the wake of natural disasters, pets are be stranded, lost or abandoned. There are simple guidelines that can help keep your whole family safe.
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.
Many people may have stayed put during Hurricane Harvey because no storm that big had struck Texas since 1961. But like New Orleans after Katrina, Texas is likely to be much better prepared next time.
A new data management system can give emergency responders a fast lane on the internet to help speed rescue efforts after a disaster.
The St Petersburg attack shows how engineering and psychology can help optimise how people are evacuated in a disaster.
Natural disasters remain disproportionately a hazard for the world's poor.
Six years after a catastrophic earthquake, Haiti has to recover from yet another disaster. Getting it right will be a herculean task.
What we and other responders learned that day would go on to spark major changes in U.S. emergency response efforts.
The solution to emergency communications: redundancy, redundancy, redundancy.
When Mount Sinabung erupted in Indonesia, researchers were already in the area to investigate how locals coped with the ongoing risk.
Twitter users caught up in any emergency situation are usually quick to share their experience with followers. That information can be useful to authorities.
The recent Canadian wildfires revealed the need for cutting-edge disaster management strategies.
You might think having trees around your home is the worst idea during a bushfire, but some plants can actually help repel fire.
By removing elected officials and installing a powerful command-and-control agency, the government's approach to recovery has left many of the city's people feeling disenfranchised and excluded.
The Christmas Day fires that struck the Victorian town of Wye River are an example of how to get emergency responses right.