The federal response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was far too slow and small to deal with the massive scale of the disaster, but the future potential for Puerto Rico could be achieved by constructing a more resilient, storm-resistant built environment.
Natural Disasters Archives - Page 2 of 33 - State of the Planet
Vulnerable infrastructure is a crisis that calls for enhanced governmental capacity to address a new, national issue of national security.
New York’s lessons from Hurricane Sandy can help in the wake of Harvey and Irma.
If we are to maintain the way of life we enjoy while maintaining a safe and healthy environment, we need to require more careful management of toxic substances.
Hoaxes have been calling Irma a Category 6 hurricane, but there’s no such thing. Could there be, in the future?
How a business contributes to and is impacted by the changing climate is becoming increasingly important for shareholders.
As Hurricane Irma batters the Caribbean with winds up to 185 miles per hour, Earth Institute experts are standing by to answer questions from the media.
National security is about protecting the safety and way of life of the American people. It is the single most important responsibility of government. We need to get past dysfunction and treat natural and human made disaster response and recovery as a national security issue.
It’s too soon to say there’s a connection, but searching for the fingerprints of climate change shouldn’t take too long.
As Texas reels in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, our scientists are helping to make sense of how this storm became so destructive, and what’s needed for recovery.