The destruction wrought by two earthquakes in Nepal opened up a major opportunity for child traffickers.
Landslide researchers continue to learn more about how and where these events occur. It's trickier to figure out how to minimize potential damage to human communities from future landslides.
Scientists are setting Japan on the road to recovery, using data to protect against future disasters.
The Christmas Day fires that struck the Victorian town of Wye River are an example of how to get emergency responses right.
Poor planning can make natural disasters much, much worse.
Four people have died in catastrophic fires in Western Australia. Long-term data show more females and people leaving their homes late are dying in fires.
False complacency: Hurricane Patricia didn't devastate Mexico as feared, but provides more evidence that warming waters raise the chances of more intense storms.
Since the last earthquake in the region in 2005, we have got much better at recovering from disaster.
Research shows that El Niño creates conditions for a certain type of hurricane – and offers clues as to how climate change can affect the severity of hurricanes.
Climate change isn't gender-neutral. The effects are likely to hit the world's poorest women hardest of all, because they are more likely to lack the resources to escape natural disasters or disease.
Ten years ago, a devastating earthquake killed tens of thousands of people in Pakistan. How has the devastated town of Balakot recovered?
Are you at risk from natural disasters? Research shows media reports could actually reduce people's perceptions of risk.
Our planet is a hugely dynamic place – and the clock is ticking down to the next superdisaster.
The beach collapse at Inskip in Queensland might look like a sinkhole, but it was likely triggered by very different forces.
Earthquake monitoring can now detect a quake and warn people before it arrives.
The sea straddles two tectonic plates and is lined by large towns and cities. We need to take the tsunami threat seriously.
One of the most hotly debated questions in Vanuatu has been about how communities can rebuild so that they are safer and more resilient to future cyclones. That's not as simple as you might think.
The climate is changing. Development patterns that have hardly served us well in the past certainly won't serve us well in the future. Now is the time to adapt.
When disaster strikes, billions of dollars are spent on food and supplies, with little accounting of whether relief groups bought the right things or what impact they had.
Hurricanes can be deadly to those in their path. Officials don't want to unnecessarily alarm before solid forecasts are in place, but residents need enough time to prepare and heed evacuation orders.