New model could speed up military evacuations

A new tool can organize military efforts like evacuations, disaster relief, and humanitarian efforts, down to where one truck will be during operations.

Matt Shipman-NC State
March 3, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture military natural-disasters

Extreme weather could push the U.S. into recession

Financial markets aren't taking into account the effects extreme weather and climate change could have on the future of the economy, a researcher warns.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis
Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture climate-change economics money natural-disasters weather

The whitest communities most benefit from flood buyouts

The whitest communities in the US most often benefit from the federal flood buyout program. "It is how privilege works in the age of climate change."

Amy McCaig-Rice University
Feb. 17, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture climate-change floods natural-disasters neighborhoods race-and-ethnicity united-states

Maps and community are key to flood management

Community input and high-resolution maps may offer the best way to manage the increasing threat of floods, researchers say.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine
Jan. 24, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change floods maps natural-disasters

Climate change made Hurricane Florence bigger

Scientists knew human-induced climate change would cause Hurricane Florence to be bigger and wetter, even before the storm hit. Here's how.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook
Jan. 2, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured climate-change hurricanes natural-disasters rain weather

Breast cancer patients have higher death rate after Hurricane Katrina

Breast cancer patients who lived through Hurricane Katrina have a 15% higher death rate. An expert says that highlights issues with health care access.

Laura Bailey-Michigan
Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine breast-cancer death hurricanes natural-disasters

How to predict extinction in our extreme ‘new normal’

Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, more severe, and more widespread. A new model predicts extinction risk for species in these conditions.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL
Oct. 4, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change extinction natural-disasters prediction

Sims-like disaster models help plan for human freak-outs

How will people react in the face of an outbreak or natural disaster? Computer models that are a bit like "The Sims" could give us an idea.

Jorge Corona-NYU
Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine computers emotions natural-disasters

How to prep for (and recover from) natural disasters

"More than half of all Americans do not prepare for disasters." Are you one of them? Here's what you can do.

Rachel Harrison-NYU
Sept. 17, 2019 | futurity

~2 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine climate-change hurricanes natural-disasters volunteers weather

Device offers a way to communicate during disasters

A tool called "Panacea's Cloud" will help first responders communicate in natural or human-made disasters when cell phones or other devices are unavailable.

Eric Stann-Missouri
Sept. 11, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology communication fema natural-disasters

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