Disaster response and mitigation in an AI world

After the destructive California wildfires of 2019, the U.S. government put together a White House Executive forum to develop better ways of protecting the nation and key infrastructure, such as the power grid, from wildfires ...

Satellites map record floods in Australia

Stretches of land across New South Wales, Australia, have been hit with torrential rain leading to record-breaking floods. The heavy rainfall has caused dams to spill over, rives to burst their banks and thousands of people ...

Pandemic shows central banks may be better off working together

A new University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business study suggests that when different countries make similar economic decisions during financial crises, the global economy improves much more quickly than if they act ...

Q&A: Coming soon? A brief guide to 21st-century megadisasters

When it comes to calamities, Jeffrey Schlegelmilch thinks big. In his upcoming book, "Rethinking Readiness: A Brief Guide to Twenty-First-Century Megadisasters," he explores menaces that potentially could change not just ...

Cyclone lashes India's business capital; 100,000 evacuated

A cyclone made landfall Wednesday south of India's financial capital of Mumbai, with a storm surge threatening to flood beaches and low-lying slums as city authorities struggled to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

page 1 from 6