Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, Author at State of the Planet

glaciers in ladakh

War Against Natural Disasters: A Fight the Indian Military Can’t Win

Ladakh’s glaciers are retreating, causing floods and threatening livelihoods. But a recent study reveals that disaster risk reduction is often slow or absent due to its status as a conflict and military-tense zone.

Planning for Future Disasters

On September 13, the Senate passed a $7 billion disaster aid package that will replenish the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s depleted funds in order to aid several states still reeling in the wake of widespread flooding, wildfires, tornadoes and tropical storms. But cleanup and recovery is only one part of the disaster cycle. Fortunately, Congress… read more