As Senegal mourns the victims of the Demba Diop football stadium crush and searches for answers, it is to be hoped that lessons are learned, and consequences are swift.
Marginal people become resourceless, invisible to public policies, and disempowered in public life. This increases their vulnerability to disaster.
Readers and viewers the world over are becoming numb to catastrophe and suffering. They must not look away.
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.
Research based on palaeological flood records suggests floods as big as those that hit Brisbane in 2011 may be more common than we think.
Australia is facing an above-average cyclone season, with at least 11 cyclones likely in the region.
With burgeoning need and an aid system that is failing to cope, what meaning does 'resilience' have?
Hollywood turns its hand to the worst environmental disaster in US history – from which the environment is strangely missing.
It's not uncommon for kids to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress after a disaster. How can parents help kids bounce back?
Ecuador is known for promoting the 'Buen Vivir' development policy agenda. But the state's response to a recent earthquake brought its commitment into question.
The recent Canadian wildfires revealed the need for cutting-edge disaster management strategies.
Getting out in a crisis is often harder than it looks. But science can help.