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How Can Local Communities Address the Needs of Vulnerable Populations Prior to a Disaster?

Finding solutions to longstanding problems for vulnerable communities prior to a disaster can help recovery efforts after one hits.

by Thessa Roy, Thomas Chandler, and Laudan Ghayebi |August 31, 2021

Class Determines Vulnerability to Catastrophic Glacial Flooding in Northwest Pakistan

A recent study illustrates how low-status residents are left behind at the frontlines of worsening glacial flooding.

by |February 4, 2021

Study Quantifies Potential COVID-19 Spread From Hurricane Evacuation

Spread of the coronavirus during a hurricane evacuation could be minimized by directing evacuees to the right areas and taking proper measures, say researchers.

by |August 13, 2020

COVID-19 Highlights the Need to Plan for Joint Disasters

Summertime brings hurricane season, heat waves, wildfires, and flooding. Is the U.S. prepared to deal with extreme weather at the same time as a pandemic?

by |May 22, 2020

Damaging Rains From Hurricanes Can Be More Intense After Winds Subside

According to new research, the rains that come once the storm has weakened may actually be more intense than when the storm is at its strongest.

by |December 3, 2019
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Climate Experts: A Journalist’s Guide

Sources and story ideas for journalists covering all aspects of climate change.

by |September 11, 2019

FEMA’S Failure and the Catastrophe of Our Federal Government

We have reason to question the competence and readiness of the federal government after over two years of amateurish, chaotic and dominantly political presidential leadership.

by |July 15, 2019
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Midwestern Floods, Climate Resiliency, and the Green New Deal

Midwestern floods, Western forest fires, and coastal hurricanes are creating a call for climate resilient infrastructure. The Green New Deal is a way to respond to that demand.

by |March 25, 2019

After Florence: Improving the Management of Toxic Materials

This is an opportunity to reengineer and reimagine the way toxic materials are managed.

by |September 24, 2018

We Need Community

We need to understand and empathize with our neighbors in need in order to build open, creative, generous and diverse communities.

by |September 17, 2018