Wildfires, even those stoked by climate change, are natural phenomena. “What turns them into disaster,” says Ian Davies of the University of Washington, “are the social and political factors.”

This past week, my old friend Mike Cazalas was driving the streets of Panama City, Florida in a borrowed Ford Mustang with 2 bundles of newspapers beside him. He handed out copies of the Panama City News Herald to residents of the town battered by Hurricane Michael, as…

Despite the uptick in occurrence and intensity of climate change disasters, there remains a lack of data-driven research regarding the mental health impacts on survivors—of which there are many.

With scant resources and a tight timeframe—just over a decade—to reach 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, a “nexus approach” could unlock solutions to multiple challenges simultaneously.

As the Trump administration questions Hurricane Maria’s  death toll—which jumped from 64 into the thousands, it's crucial to clarify how the updated figures were calculated to prepare for future disasters, write the chairs of the North American biostatistics departments.

Amid fierce aftershocks, rescue teams are racing against the clock to find survivors buried in the rubble after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Friday off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Over 840 people are confirmed dead, with the death toll expected to…

HOUSTON – It’s a sad axiom of preparedness: Disasters are great teachers.  Example: After Tropical Storm Allison swamped the city of Houston with nearly 3 feet of rain in 2001, hospitals in the city lost power because electrical equipment and backup generators were in…

As feared, North Carolina flooding brought on by Hurricane Florence killed dozens and threatened the water supply with overflowing coal ash ponds, lagoons full of livestock waste, and raw sewage.   Now comes the tricky task of testing and cleaning up, says Rachel Noble, a…

While the Philippines braces for the worst ahead of Super Typhoon Mankhut, a massive storm the BBC says threatens more than 5 million, Hurricane Florence's assault on the US East Coast is underway.  

Hurricane Florence’s torrential rains are set to pummel the US East Coast this week in a potentially-historic storm—and that could set off a public health nightmare, contaminating drinking water with overflowed toxic waste and manure.