A demographer at Penn State surveyed Puerto Ricans on the mainland to see if they had plans to return to the island.
Charitable giving and government aid can shortchange disasters that follow other disasters.
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.
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.
Long after the hurricane's over and the power comes back, residents can still experience lasting mental health issues.
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?
With this technology, citizen scientists could even help to predict the damage caused by future disasters.
If humanitarian need can't move the Trump administration to save Puerto Rico, then perhaps American self-interest will: The island is a crucial part of the country's economic and military machinery.
The military can make a big difference right away but humanitarian deployments should generally be rare and brief.
Puerto Rico's Cayo Santiago Research Station has been a world-famous site for primate studies since 1938. Now scientists are working to save its staff and rhesus monkey colony after Hurricane Maria.
Natural disasters expose people to toxic gases, bacterial illness and other serious dangers. How can people maximize their safety as they return home?
The interests of future holiday-makers are far from important in times of crisis, but tourism is economically key to these countries.
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.
It's not just the land and people that have been badly affected by hurricanes.
An expert in post-disaster reconstruction explains what works, and what doesn't, when it comes to rebuilding a city.
The Caribbean is facing its second deadly hurricane in as many weeks. This isn't just bad luck: the region's extreme vulnerability to disaster also reflects entrenched social inequalities.