The military can make a big difference right away but humanitarian deployments should generally be rare and brief.
Natural disasters expose people to toxic gases, bacterial illness and other serious dangers. How can people maximize their safety as they return home?
It's not all money laundering and snorkels: by ignoring these remnants of empire, UK is shoring up trouble down the line.
Even when power is restored and floodwaters have receded after hurricanes, mold can still be a big problem. There are some things you can do on your own, but the damage can be extensive.
After a hurricane strikes or an earthquake makes shockwaves, support nonprofits that are clear about what they do and how they will spend your money.
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.
The bills now pending in Congress won't do what it will take.
Evacuating nursing home residents during a disaster can be even more dangerous than staying put.
The insurance industry should help its customers prepare for future catastrophes instead of burying it's head in the sand.
To deliver climate justice we must focus on vulnerable people not countries.
For the first time in years, Americans are acutely aware of the perils of extreme weather, but don't expect views on climate risks to shift overnight.
Vast amounts of standing water in Houston and other hurricane-flooded areas are dangerous not only because of toxins. The water is a dangerous breeding ground for mosquitoes that transmit Zika.
As Texas and Florida rebuild after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, they should plan for future climate change and design infrastructure that can respond to and recover from extreme events.
Data reveal how hurricanes affect migration, and what it means for US immigration policy.
Some consumers were alarmed that airlines were charging thousands of dollars to get out of the hurricane's path. That's actually business as usual for more and more companies.
Weather forecasters sounded the alarm for the record-breaking Hurricane Irma with several days' notice.
Pictures of ocean bays emptied of water as Hurricane Irma moved through the Caribbean and Florida show that storm surges can move away from the coast, as well as onto it.
Is the Federal Emergency Management Agency ready for the new era of disasters?