Scientists at Columbia’s Earth Institute are using simulations to test how well different methods protect coastal areas from hurricanes and sea level rise.
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By enhancing climate models, a project will help to improve forecasts of intense hurricanes like Hurricane Florence.
Experts from around the Earth Institute weigh in on some of the biggest questions about Hurricane Florence.
Our hurricane and disaster experts are standing by to answer media questions about hurricane physics, emergency response, climate change, and more.
New research reveals that nearly half of U.S. states do not have requirements for sellers to disclose a property’s history of flood damages to a homebuyer.
In a new study, researchers report that their physics-based model of California earthquake hazards replicated estimates from the state’s leading statistical model.
A project that anticipates how people will move in response to environmental changes could help to bolster social and humanitarian support for countries in crisis.
In Israel and Palestine, wildfires offer an exemplary case study of the potential of environment management as a lever for cooperation, or as a driver of conflict among communities sharing common resources.
People in Long Beach have experienced the impact of climate change and are doing what they can to prepare for future floods. Sandy changed local attitudes toward measures designed to build climate resilience.
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.