The country would benefit from a well-funded and regulated research industry to contribute to scientific innovation and preparedness for future disease outbreaks.
The threat of nuclear war has not diminished, despite the lessons learned from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in 1945.
Despite all the effort that goes into predicting disasters, governments have been bad at acting on what they were told.
What is political will or political commitment to disaster risk reduction? Why is it important to measure political commitment? And how to measure it?
Incarcerated Americans have been tasked with washing hospital laundry, manufacturing protective equipment, disinfecting cleaning supplies and digging mass graves.
Cuba's excellent disaster planning is paying dividends in the current pandemic.
Since the Cold War, Americans have shifted from engaging in active self-rescue to passively waiting for help from a centralized, bureaucratic federal emergency response.
Communication from public health and government officials during a health threat is a critical component of preventing and treating a disease. An expert who worked on the anthrax scare explains.
In the Southeast US, tornadoes strike at night more often than in other regions. This poses special challenges for getting early warnings to the public.
Puerto Rico's January earthquakes came after many foreshocks and have been followed by numerous aftershocks. Scientists are studying these sequences to improve earthquake forecasting.
Most homes are not as cyclone-ready as they could be. It seems lower insurance premiums aren't enough of an incentive for owners to upgrade their homes, but a new study points to some solutions.
As climate change intensifies the risk of wildfires in California, insurers are dropping coverage for many homeowners.
As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, we share three articles on predicting hurricanes' paths and evacuating from harm's way.
An award-winning house design could be an affordable solution for vulnerable coastal communities adapting to climate change.
To reduce the risks posed by natural hazards, governments need to address residents' everyday fears, too.
An engineering professor explains why rural areas are especially vulnerable to hurricanes, and what they can do to ensure that no one is left without help.
Forest management is not a cure-all for wildfires, although it can help reduce the chances of massive burns. Making this happen will require broad collaborative efforts and more money.
The last two major disasters show that Indonesia needs to embrace a new chapter in its disaster risk governance.
Hurricanes frequently move inland in the southeast US, causing widespread river flooding, but emergency plans focus on protecting people in coastal communities.
Following an earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi on Friday, search and rescue workers in Central Sulawesi struggle to save victims trapped under rubble due to lack of heavy equipment.