Since 1999, the cyclone shelter capacity in Padampur fell significantly short of what was needed
Dam safety can no longer be ignored if we are to avoid a repeat of Himachal and South Lhonak Lake
Hurricane Fiona’s legacy: How studying storm impacts can help us better prepare for future events
What caused Morocco’s earthquake? A geologist studying the Atlas mountains explains
Morocco’s earthquake wasn’t unexpected – building codes must plan for them
Seismologists know that earthquakes do not kill people — buildings do
Marrakech artisans — who have helped rebuild Moroccan city before — are among those hit hard by earthquake
These artists will need support to maintain Marrakech’s history, to preserve the past for future historians to discover
Yellowknife and Kelowna wildfires burn in what is already Canada’s worst season on record
Rather than waiting to respond reactively to the next fire season, proactive preparation is the appropriate way forward
Tropical Storm Hilary pounds Southern California with heavy rain, flash flooding
California had only one confirmed tropical storm landfall in the past in September 1939
Here are some measures to upscale Delhi’s flood resilience
Climate-resilient designs and infrastructure can enhance the city’s capacity to withstand extreme weather events
Why women need to be at the heart of disaster response: Lessons from Odisha Super Cyclone
Women are not only the most affected during and after disasters but also often act as first responders
Why earthquakes happen all the time in Britain but not in Ireland
Earthquake catalogues in other world regions often do not go as far back into the past as in Britain ...
From 1999 super cyclone to Cyclone Biparjoy: What more needs to be done to make communities disaster resilient
National governments, including India, need to go beyond minimalistic compensations
How a cyclone created a new nation
The discontent of the millions displaced was politicised, eventually leading to a civil war and the birth of a ...
Atlantic hurricane season 2023: El Nino and extreme Atlantic Ocean heat are about to clash
The Atlantic Coast should be rooting for El Niño to develop as forecast, since such events often reduce hurricane ...
Earthquakes can change the course of rivers — with devastating results. We may now be able to predict these threats
Tens of thousands of active faults run under river channels around the world and in New Zealand
Farmers face a soaring risk of flash droughts in every major food-growing region in coming decades, new research shows
One way to help agriculture adapt to the rising risk is to improve forecasts for rainfall and temperature
Youth from Odisha’s Kandhamal show the way to combat forest fires
Youths here held several meetings with the villagers and explained climate change as well as methods to mitigate forest ...
In a bad fire year, Australia records over 450,000 hotspots
These maps show where the risks have increased over 20 years
Why tornadoes are still hard to forecast — even though storm predictions are improving
Radar is still the biggest tool for determining when to issue a tornado warning
Bushfire smoke eats up the ozone protecting us from dangerous radiation. The damage will increase as the world heats up
We’re likely to see falling ozone concentrations in new places rather than just around the South Pole
Medieval descriptions of an 1114 CE quake in present-day Turkey and Syria feel eerily familiar
Even at a distance of 900 years, accounts of the 1114 earthquake reveal historical societies went about recording natural ...
Turkey-Syria earthquakes: Reducing avoidable indirect deaths
Trauma, grief and loss of livelihood, among others, are some imminent dangers to survivors
Turkey and Syria earthquake: Long-term funding is needed to support search-and-rescue after major disasters
Until having an effective earthquake early warning, we need to rely on building codes and urban and physical planning
Nobody can predict earthquakes, but we can forecast them; Here’s how
Earthquake forecasts are built on observations of past earthquake activity, which may stretch back decades, centuries or even thousands ...
Turkey-Syria earthquakes: shallow depth of main shocks is a key reason why they’ve been so devastating
The shallower an earthquake is, the more intense and destructive the ground shaking