The disastrous wildfire chewing through Yosemite National Park won’t be the last blaze of a hot, dry summer in the West. Why there are more fires to come
Tokyo escaped damage in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. But a new study indicates that aftershocks from the quake may have increased the seismic danger the Japanese megacity faces
A new study names the global cities most at risk at coastal flooding—both today, and in a warmer future.
More than 50 million people throughout the Northeast lost power in the great blackout of 2003. Could it happen again to the grid?
We tend to focus on the size of an earthquake, but death toll has more to do with the quality of buildings. A new study shows that countries in south-central Asia are on the wrong side of the disaster divide — and the costs …
Cities have become the laboratories of democracy and the engines of economic growth. But a disengaged, miserly national government is making it harder for mayors to prepare for the next catastrophe
Hurricane Sandy made it clear: as the climate warms, population grows and sea level rises, extreme weather will hurt more. That’s why we need to fix flood insurance
Existing research suggests that hurricanes could become stronger but less frequent thanks to climate change. But a new study says both could happen.
A new study shows how fractures in rock can reknit just like fractures in bones
There is perhaps no crueler irony during a natural disaster than when the destruction comes to a haven for the injured. That’s what happened on May 20, when an EF-5 tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma and destroyed its …