The scale from one to five that is used to measure the destructive power of a hurricane may no longer be enough.
As hurricanes terrorise large parts of the world, many are trying to make mileage out of their destruction.
Social media apps are becoming as important as water, food and batteries when communities face natural disasters. One key function is helping people connect with neighbors and support each other.
Saturated media coverage of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma can make it seem like disasters happen all the time. Is the frequency of billion-dollar disasters really rising?
During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, some people died rather than evacuating without their pets. Now emergency managers are required to include animals in their response plans.
If you want to do the greatest good, send money.
Researchers examined credit data on the victims of Hurricane Katrina to understand how the disaster affected their personal finances, revealing important lessons for those hurt by Harvey.
Three atmospheric scientists from Texas say Hurricane Harvey shows how the country needs to adapt to the effects of climate change and cut carbon emissions.
There are reasons to channel Harvey aid through the nonprofit despite evidence that it wasted money following Haiti's earthquake and fumbled Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
Why did some Texas coastal cities order mandatory evacuations ahead of Hurricane Harvey while others, including Houston, did not? There is no formula for these decisions; either choice can backfire.
Many people may have stayed put during Hurricane Harvey because no storm that big had struck Texas since 1961. But like New Orleans after Katrina, Texas is likely to be much better prepared next time.
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.