For millions of Americans living in the hurricane zones on the Gulf and East coasts, recent decades have been quiet—maybe too quiet.
A controversial decision in 2011 to blow up Mississippi River levees reduced the risk of flooding in a city upstream, lowering the height of the rain-swollen river just before it reached its peak, according to a newly published ...
Two big explosions on the surface of the sun will cause a moderate to strong geomagnetic storm on Earth in the coming days, possibly disrupting radio and satellite communications, scientists said Thursday.
Stories of a sudden "surge" in unaccompanied children fleeing Central America and Mexico for the United States dominated the headlines last summer.
When it comes to helping communities across the United States stay up-to-date on their flood risk, the Landsat satellite can take a bow.
When a tsunami struck American Samoa in 2009, indigenous institutions on the islands provided effective disaster relief that could help federal emergency managers in similar communities nationwide, according to a study from ...
Twitter on Wednesday launched a system for emergency alerts which can help spread critical information when other lines of communication are down.
The one-two punch of tropical storms Irene and Lee in 2011 has prompted New York City to spend an additional $70 million to reduce flood hazards that threaten its water supply.
When responding to fires in high-rise buildings, firefighting crews of five or six members—instead of three or four—are significantly faster in putting out fires and completing search-and-rescue operations, concludes ...
(Phys.org) —If sea level rises as scientists predict, will your New Jersey home or parts of your town be underwater?