With a little advance planning and creativity, librarians can help keep kids and teens busy and safe during emergencies.
The desire to help during emergencies like Hurricane Harvey is admirable. With a little homework, your contributions will go further.
Nepal has blamed India for exacerbating intense monsoon flooding that has killed at least 1,200 people in the last two months.
Evacuations and disruptions to health care during and after disasters like Hurricane Harvey are serious threats for older adults, who may need support well after relief operations end.
The widespread discussion as to whether the Hurricane Harvey disaster was caused by climate change or not is a dangerous distraction from the real issues.
The number of natural disasters around the world has doubled since 1980, raising serious questions about how to respond. Here's how game theory could help.
New research shows that older people are especially at risk during and after natural disasters, and may need medical help or other support well after relief operations end.
The American Society of Civil Engineers gives US infrastructure a D+. What is it that we're doing wrong?
As the rich move away from disaster-prone areas, the poor may be left behind.
Understanding what parts of society are susceptible to natural hazards and why, is key for emergency services and risk managers.
Major hurricanes threaten millions of people and billions of dollars in property along the Atlantic coast. Here experts advise on preparing, understanding forecasts and recovering after a storm.
More tornadoes occur in the United States than in any other country, mainly in the Great Plains, the Midwest and southern states. Two meteorology professors explain what causes these dangerous storms.
In a changing and unsettled world, migration can be a greater-than-ever contributor to development for communities of origin, destination areas, and for the migrants themselves.
The clock is ticking.
As natural disasters become more intense, it's time for insurance companies to help communities adapt to climate change.
Technology designed to keep mobile phones connected during a natural disaster could have wider uses in regional australia.
Cities would suffer much less damage and avoid the huge financial losses if we designed them to cope with the effects of cyclones.
Eritreans are at risk of severe malnutrition – but aid agencies struggle to access those in need.
Disaster preparations often focus on gear and logistics, but research in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami shows that strong social ties played a key role in helping communities rebound.
Rebuilding small communities on the same site in the same way seldom works. It’s not about getting back to where you were, but rather grasping the opportunity to create a more resilient place.