This year, the Loop Current looks remarkably similar to the way it did in 2005
New research detects pre-eruption warning signals at Whakaari White Island and other active volcanoes
Why Union Budget 2022-23 falls short in addressing gaps to build disaster resilience
What’s the record for how long it’s ever rained without stopping?
Storm surges and relief: Why India should rethink its cyclone response
There is more to cyclone risk management than the total number of evacuees
A Super Cyclone ravaged Odisha 22 years ago on this day: Our learnings and way forward
There should be a proper audit and inspection of the cyclone shelters before the disaster season, among other measures
Atmospheric river storms can drive costly flooding — and climate change is making them stronger
Even modest increases in atmospheric river intensity could lead to significantly larger economic impacts
Hurricane Ida turned into a monster thanks to a giant warm patch in the Gulf of Mexico — here’s what happened
Edies during the hurricane season can spell disaster for coastal communities around the Gulf
How psychosocial support is highly neglected in humanitarian emergency response
Mental health and psychosocial support is essential to improve the well-being of children affected by humanitarian emergencies
Cyclones to heat waves to starvation deaths: The Odisha model for survival
It's important to remember what happens when a government lets people die in a disaster
When schools rose to the challenge of COVID-19
Schools provide the required emergency infrastructure and function more than learning ecosystems; Long-term investments in schooling infrastructure must, therefore, be ...
Similipal fire shines light on dark hole in India’s real-time air quality monitoring network
Most cities do have manual monitoring systems of air quality but related data becomes available only a year later
Similipal forest fire: It is time to act
Forest fires can be controlled in the first few hours; it is important to engage local communities in the ...
COVID-19: Climate-related disasters impact labour more than wars
The ongoing pandemic will add to already-reduced labour productivity caused by natural disasters whose frequency has doubled since 2000
Risky slope: What makes Dharamshala vulnerable to landslides
Anthropogenic pressure adds to high risk of earthquakes in this Himachal city
Strength from perpetual grief: How Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis
Any bushfire recovery policy must be culturally sensitive to the aboriginal people
Urban flooding: The case of drowning cities and rising vulnerability
Overburdened drainage, frenzied and unregulated construction, no regard to the natural topography and hydro-geomorphology all make urban floods a ...
A wildfire recovery guide for California
Many good-intentioned people take wrong steps after a fire because of ignorance. The California Native Plant Society has released ...
Government’s flip-flops on heatwaves
While the Central government has been keeping a tab on heatwaves since 2014, officially, it has refused to declare ...
Heatwave: Passing phase or a natural calamity?
It is time heatwaves are treated as a natural calamity and some form of compensation system is devised while ...
Cyclone Fani: IMD and Odisha govt did a good job, but could have done better
The weather agency and the state must look out for new ideas, focus on immediate response and long-term recovery ...
Rebuild to tame cyclones
Commendable emergency response to cyclone Fani saved lives in Odisha, but now the state must build climate-resilient structures to ...
Four years since killer quake, Nepal building homes and skills
A multi-pronged partnership is helping families recover in Gorkha district, central Nepal
Lessons from Cylone Gaja to Tamil Nadu
While the state government’s precautionary measures have helped save many lives, the cyclone offers some very important lessons for ...
Ecological drought: where not just humanity but ecosystems suffer
US scientists have defined a new type of drought brought about by climate change, one which increases the vulnerability ...