This was no ‘natural disaster’. There are lessons to learn from areas that survived the fires.
Governments and the media remain focused on responding to disasters, not preventing or preparing for them. Here’s what must change — and will and won’t work — as Canada faces increased disaster risks.
Researchers tracked power outages after 8 major storms to see how wealth corresponded to recovery time.
This powerful new eco drama suggests “cli-fi” could play a crucial role in climate communication.
Whether it’s pamphlets aimed at prevention or text alerts, mass communication is often relied on during disasters. This flawed approach can be improved by engaging meaningfully with communities.
Iceland, Hawaii and Italy have all tried to control lava to save cities in the past. A volcanologist explains the methods.
An atmospheric scientist explains how rising temperatures are helping to fuel extreme storms, floods, droughts and devastating wildfires.
The North Queensland floods remind us of the need to build community resilience to disasters – during the event, in the immediate aftermath and beyond.
Iceland is known as ‘the land of fire and ice’ for a reason.
The US saw a record number of billion-dollar disasters in 2023, even when accounting for inflation. The number of long-running heat waves like the Southwest experienced is also rising.
The new $100 million Blackrock peacekeeping training facility in Fiji has high ambitions, but will need Australia’s ongoing support to succeed.
We rarely see good news headlines when a cyclone, earthquake or wildfire does not turn disastrous.
Iceland’s volcanic activity is generally tame compared with explosive eruptions along the Pacific’s Ring of Fire. This time, it’s shaking up a town.
A new study of Florida’s fiscal vulnerability to climate change finds that flooding directly threatens many local tax bases.
Like icy thermometers, glaciers overlying volcanoes shift according to temperature changes below.
Without refugee status people aren’t able to receive valuable support, like the right to live and work in a country.
Climate models suggest North Africa will get drier in future. But its caves tell a different story.
Alarmingly, about half the people exposed to wildfires in Washington and Oregon were those least able to afford to protect their homes, evacuate safely and recover.
A therapist shares advice for harnessing your stress over climate change and other environmental harms and putting it to work.
There are signs that the two rival governments are trying to work together in the disaster relief effort.