Know your local disaster risks and how those risks are changing, and be prepared.
Building even more power poles and transmission lines won’t avert outages when major disasters strike.
In 1989, Newcastle was hit by Australia’s deadliest earthquake, but high-rise development in the city’s CBD has continued nonetheless. Australia needs a consistent planning code for earthquake risk.
As the state copes with hurricanes and climate disasters, it is figuring out how to manage the slow-motion loss of its coastal land. But its plans could endanger the cultures that define the region.
Overlooking people with disability in disaster preparations and responses makes them even more vulnerable. A new partnership has shown they can play meaningful and active roles.
Hurricane Ida left the entire city of New Orleans in the dark and renewed discussion of burying power lines. But there’s no way to completely protect the grid, above ground or below.
The COVID-19 pandemic and a growing global refugee crisis have shone a light on the ever-increasing need for new approaches to mental health treatment.
By mimicking the human brain, autonomous drones could locate victims in hard-to-reach places and alert responders to their location within seconds.
The New Orleans region is likely to see a hurricane about every seven years and a major hurricane about every 20.
Water-related hazards are exceptionally destructive, and the impact of climate change on extreme water-related events is increasingly evident, a lead author of the new report warns.
Current building codes do not include the most efficient way to keep houses standing and intact during tornadoes.
Residents of flood-prone areas have been counting on local knowledge and community support to deal with floods for centuries. Can scientists work with them to better understand floods?
Catastrophic floods in north-western Europe have shown how badly early warning systems can fail.
In the immediate aftermath of an event like the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the path forward is not always clear. Looking backward, what have we learned?
Japan has a long experience of hazards and disasters. Yet it does not seem like all lessons have been applied when it comes to COVID.
Natural disaster is a misnomer. Disasters occur due to societal failures, not nature.
India had the legal ability to classify migrant workers as internally displaced and offer them protection, but instead they were marooned and left to the mercy of fate.
COVID has exposed how vulnerable Australia’s food charities are in times of crisis. But we can prepare for the next disaster.
Many flood-ravaged homes have not been repaired, while others are infested with mould. Farmers are dealing with financial stress and the memories of livestock killed in traumatic circumstances.
Federal weather scientists are pushing to make the US more ‘weather-ready,’ which could mean prepping for fires, flooding or storms depending on where you live. The common factor: thinking ahead.