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A cyclist rides past a destroyed car dealership in the aftermath of the 1994 Northridge earthquake
Aftershocks follow large earthquakes — sometimes for weeks, other times for decades. But in the U.S., some areas may be experiencing shocks from centuries-old events.
Eos - AGU
Relief workers distribute rice in a warehouse in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
On 8 November 2013, super Typhoon Haiyan left a trail of destruction in the Philippines. The 10-year anniversary of this event provides an opportunity to reflect on research related to post-disaster recovery.
Stockholm Environment Institute
Romania - Danube flooding, 2010
Romania's new Flood Risk Management Plans lay out an integrated approach to improve flood prevention and protection, as well as to strengthen capacities for flood preparedness, response, and recovery, ultimately helping the country to improve resilience.
World Bank, the
Flooded Vibhavadi-Rangsit road after heavy rain in Bangkok, Thailand
Such high-tide flooding that inundates roads and buildings along the west coast of the Americas tends to be uncommon outside of El Niño years, but that could change by the 2030s.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This Charter sets out principles for collaborative action to ensure better use of finance to manage risks and protect people in the most vulnerable countries from climate-related disasters.
City landscape with park
The director of Columbia University’s Urban Design Program believes that architects should do more than just create beautiful spaces: They need to work with nature to create climate resilient living environments that help knit human communities together.
Yale Environment 360
woman collecting water in the parched wetlands of the Central Marshes of southern Iraq
From boreal winter 2020 onwards, a large region in West Asia has suffered from exceptionally low rains and elevated temperatures. The resulting 3-year drought has led to severe impacts on agriculture and access to potable water.
World Weather Attribution
A family observes the aftermath of flooding on the banks of the Danube
Almost all extreme flooding across Europe could be anticipated by looking at previous major events in other similar parts of the continent, according to a new study.
UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Relief workers distribute rice in a warehouse in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
Humanitarian and development organization Oxfam Pilipinas urges local governments to shift from reactive spending to a proactive approach by utilizing local calamity funds effectively.
Oxfam International Secretariat
Flooding in Pakistan
On the request of the Government of Pakistan, the World Bank reconstructed key transport infrastructure through a developed model that estimates accessibility to services at small scales using geospatial and remote sensing data.
World Bank, the
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