The US faces a high risk of hurricanes and other disasters this year that could leave thousands of people in need of shelter. COVID-19 will make those disasters more dangerous to manage.
Unstable funding, social distancing and the likelihood that other countries won't be able to help — these all raise the potential of a nightmarish scenario.
The pandemic has exposed how vulnerable we are to unexpected climate shocks.
Wildfire smoke makes it harder for firefighters' bodies to fight off viral invaders. But firefighting conditions make the usual protective measures nearly impossible.
The water that replenishes groundwater, rivers and lakes is under threat from climate change, pollution and aging infrastructure.
Real Christmas trees may be in short supply this year thanks to the 2008 economic downturn, climate change and insect infestations.
Emergency responders and military personnel need to think creatively – even imaginatively – to save lives under pressure. Analyzing the Grenfell Tower Fire in London reveals useful lessons.
Drones have proven extremely useful for research, collecting detailed data to help monitor hard-to-access areas.
Not only can plants survive fire, they can use the experience of being burned to prepare themselves for future blazes.
The boreal forest is being reshaped by wildfire. As climate change intensifies wildfire activity, the boreal forest will likely become a carbon source.
Yes, there are more fires in Africa than Brazil. But unlike the Amazon, Africa's savannah has evolved to grow back quickly.
While the world watches the Brazilian Amazon burn, across the border in Bolivia it’s also ablaze.
Don't blame climate change for the 39,000 forest fires now incinerating huge tracts of the Brazilian Amazon. This environmental catastrophe is human-made and highly political.
As unlikely as it may sound, a new approach for fighting the destruction of wildfires in Canada’s boreal region may lie in wetlands packed with soaking layers of peat and topped with living moss.
From heat stroke to asthma to lyme disease, climate change already poses a serious health risk.
Laws and policies that marginalize Indigenous people and communities make these same people vulnerable to disaster.
Australia's water supplies are at risk as climate extremes provoke erosion events that threaten lakes and dams.
Weather-related catastrophic events have cost Canadians more than $17 billion in the past decade. That only stands to grow, unless building codes change to make homes more resilient.
Wildfires broke out across the British Isles during a recent heatwave. But the burning question of the link to climate change does not have an easy answer.
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