Some towns and cities can get soaked even when the skies are dry—and these so-called sunny day floods are on the rise thanks to climate change.
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Students from the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program at SIPA have produced a podcast called “Greener on the Other Side,” on sustainability, climate change, and the environment.
They’re rare but can be dangerous, as demonstrated by Medicane Numa’s destruction in Greece last week.
Tightly packed sediments help the Cascadia Subduction Zone generate large earthquakes, and could boost its ability to trigger a large tsunami.
Natural disaster reconstruction will not be easy, but our greatest assets in the rebuilding efforts are our communities and our common values.
First responders have learned how to reduce the death toll from natural disasters, but America’s long-term response and approach to reconstruction suffers from uncertainty, bureaucracy and inadequate resources of every kind. Until we understand that disaster reconstruction is not part of emergency response, it will remain a disaster.
Vulnerable infrastructure is a crisis that calls for enhanced governmental capacity to address a new, national issue of national security.
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.
Earth Institute experts are on-hand to answer media questions about hurricane physics, rapid intensification, emergency response, and more.
Scientists probing under the seafloor off Alaska have mapped a geologic structure that they say signals potential for a major tsunami in an area that normally would be considered benign.