The test facility in Miami helps building designers prevent future storm damage. With the warming climate intensifying hurricanes, engineers are planning a new one with 200 mph winds and storm surge.
Would you trust a weather forecast made by a machine that had learned how weather systems behaved by reviewing thousands of past weather maps?
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.
There is a big opportunity for Australia to help Southeast Asia meet its energy needs. But time is running out.
Disaster victims in Australia can wait months or years for insurance payouts – or can’t afford the premiums at all. As climate change worsens, we need a radical rethink.
For the first time we’ve calculated what effect a natural disaster has on income tax revenue, finding a 5% decline through lower incomes and higher tax deduction claims.
Bidirectional charging is the next big stage for electric vehicles. But storing power in your car and sending it back to your house involves more than flipping a switch.
Studies show tornadoes are getting more common and more intense, and they’re shifting eastward to a new tornado hot spot.
There is a huge amount of legislation talking about ‘shared responsibility’ but it isn’t clear what this means or who needs to do what and when.
First Nations media organisations play a crucial role in emergency situations. However
The flood will exacerbate the housing crisis for people with disability and their carers. Here’s why – and six steps governments could take now.
The findings indicates natural disasters such as the current floods in southeastern Australia can influence election results.
About two-thirds of people affected by disasters such as floods return to their usual level of psychological well-being. But some people are at risk of lasting distress.
Simply providing passive information is not enough. Governments must find better ways to deliver important messages about natural hazards.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Mark Maund on improving our resilience to deal with flood crises
Michelle Grattan speaks with Mark Maund from the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle on the floods currently devastating NSW and QLD
Domestic violence surges during and after bushfires, pandemics, earthquakes, cyclones and floods. We need to start preparing for the next inevitable disaster.
One in 1,000 years style descriptions apply to probabilities that don’t change. The likelihood of severe floods is increasing.
As disasters become more frequent under climate change, building back damaged electricity poles and wires seems maddeningly futile.
Disasters are becoming more frequent and severe as the climate heats up – but Australia is badly under-prepared.
Australia’s east coast flooding is forcing people to confront challenges such as evacuations and loss of property. However, Aboriginal people are being left to find their own way through this crisis.