Seeing an animal in distress after disaster makes us want to help. But feeding them doesn’t always make the situation better.
Dozens of homes near Daytona Beach collapsed or were left unstable when Hurricane Nicole struck. Here’s what can be done to reduce that kind of risk.
As the costs of disasters climb, working out who will finance climate adaptation has become increasingly urgent for developing nations.
A leading climate scientist explains why going over 1.5 degrees Celsius puts the world in a danger zone.
After storms of rain come storms of blame. But the blame game is circular. To stop disasters, we must prepare for disasters.
Teaching students techniques to cope with anxiety and stress can help them bounce back after a hurricane upends their life.
2022 has been Australia’s year of freak floods. Here’s what stricken Victorians are set to experience in the weeks and months ahead.
Experts share their insights into Nigeria’s flooding challenge and steps needed to alleviate their worst effects.
Remember hearing about COP26 in Glasgow last year? There’s a lot at stake in this year’s climate summit, so here’s your essential guide to prepare.
Pakistan contributes less than one per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, but has disproportionately felt the impact of climate change.
Flood risks are rising as the climate warms. The risks are complex, as a levee or new roadway in one place can worsen flooding somewhere else.
India’s international climate pledge could set the tone for other emerging economies for a decade.
Some Niger Delta residents are less concerned about oil-induced hazards and risks, or floods and erosion. They are more worried about a lack of sanitation amenities.
With La Niña helping clear the way for a busy hurricane season, this wide current of warm water could spell disaster for the northern Gulf Coast.
War, famine and an energy crunch are affecting the world’s response to climate change, but there are reasons for optimism.
It is unreasonable to expect people to cope with all disasters – but it is reasonable to expect people to manage a certain level of risk.
The urge to create, or donate to, crowdfunding campaigns in a crisis is understandable. But it’s worth asking: who can succeed in crowdfunding, and who gets left behind?
As someone who lost pretty much everything in the 2011 Brisbane floods and then led a study on community responses to those floods, I have some insights on what helps – and what doesn’t.
A weather system called ‘atmospheric rivers’ is causing this inundation. In March last year, an atmospheric river brought 800kg of water vapour over Sydney every second.
Disaster-affected communities form the backbone of any disaster response. But survivors are often underutilised in shaping plans for their community’s longer-term recovery and preparedness efforts.