Four things tsunami-vulnerable countries must do to prepare for the next disaster

We can’t prevent natural disasters from happening, but we can be better prepared for when they do.

Ravindra Jayaratne, Reader in Coastal Engineering, University of East London • conversation
today ~7 min

New federal wildfire plan is ambitious – but the Forest Service needs more money and people to fight the growing risks

After another devastating wildfire year in the West, the Biden administration has a plan to ramp up forest thinning and prescribed burns. Two foresters explain why these projects are so important.

Susan Kocher, Cooperative Extension Forester and Natural Resources Advisor, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources • conversation
yesterday ~8 min


Natural disasters can take a real toll on mental health

People who've been through repeat disasters show reduced mental health. It's the "reverse of the adage 'what does not kill you makes you stronger.'"

Timothy Schnettler-Texas A&M • futurity
Jan. 25, 2022 ~4 min

2021’s biggest climate and weather disasters cost the U.S. $145 billion – here's what climate science says about them in 5 essential reads

Devastating wildfires, the Texas freeze and a hurricane that wreaked havoc from Louisiana to New York City topped NOAA’s list of billion-dollar disasters in 2021. (CHECK LIST)

Stacy Morford, Environment + Climate Editor • conversation
Jan. 10, 2022 ~10 min

Energy prices are unlikely to fall in 2022 or beyond – not until major importers get serious about green transition

Oil and gas have been on a roller coaster these past two years – here’s why.

Michael Bradshaw, Professor of Global Energy, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick • conversation
Jan. 6, 2022 ~9 min

4 New Year's resolutions for a healthier environment in 2022

An environmental health scholar shares four resolutions to improve your relationship with the environment – and its prospects for the future.

Viniece Jennings, Assistant Professor of Public Health, Agnes Scott College • conversation
Dec. 27, 2021 ~7 min

Harvard-led research on ancient Britain spans language, ancestry, kinship, milk

Two new studies highlight technological advances in large-scale genomics and open windows into the lives of ancient people.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Dec. 23, 2021 ~6 min

Devastating Colorado fires cap a year of climate disasters in 2021, with one side of the country too wet, the other dangerously dry

US disasters in 2021 told a tale of two climate extremes. A climate scientist explains why wet areas are getting wetter and dry areas drier.

Shuang-Ye Wu, Professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, University of Dayton • conversation
Dec. 21, 2021 ~9 min


2021’s climate disasters revealed an east-west weather divide, with one side of the country too wet, the other dangerously dry

US disasters in 2021 told a tale of two climate extremes. A climate scientist explains why wet areas are getting wetter and dry areas drier.

Shuang-Ye Wu, Professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, University of Dayton • conversation
Dec. 21, 2021 ~8 min

Smoke, heat and stress: A snapshot from Southern California of life in an altered climate

Southern California is on the front line of climate change, and recent survey data shows that residents are feeling its effects in many ways.

Kyla Thomas, Sociologist, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences • conversation
Dec. 14, 2021 ~7 min

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