Central Italy has been hit by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake, only seven years after a similar devastating quake in the region.
Recent floods in southeast Louisiana were the most severe U.S. natural disaster since 2012's Hurricane Sandy. Suburban sprawl and slow execution of flood control projects worsened the damage.
It's not uncommon for kids to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress after a disaster. How can parents help kids bounce back?
In response to disasters like Superstorm Sandy, engineers are developing new building codes and tools to calculate the value of upgrades. National policy should encourage builders to use these tools.
New research suggests a mythical flood in China really happened about 4,000 years ago. It's the latest case of scientists matching ancient tales to actual local natural disasters.
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 rhetoric of 'smart cities' is dominated by the economic, with little reference to the natural world and its plight. Truly smart and resilient cities need to be more in tune with the planet.
Wild seas have left beaches eroded and houses close to collapse.
As Atlantic hurricane season opens on June 1, eastern U.S. cities can prepare by updating laws, codes and ordinances that hamper rebuilding after storms.
Calls to stop division between emergency and development aid will be heard at UN's first ever humanitarian summit.
The recent Canadian wildfires revealed the need for cutting-edge disaster management strategies.
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.