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Eruption of the Tungurahua volcano above the city of Ambato, Equador (2016)
Volcanologists have historically focused on the risks of large-scale eruptions, but new research highlights how small eruptions can combine with human-made vulnerabilities to cause catastrophic impacts.
Eos - AGU
View of flames spreading on a hill close to Orangeville, USA (2019)
Governments and countries must mitigate climate change as much as possible to prevent increasing wildfires and increasing deaths.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
A man with his bike on the beach during Cyclone Fani, India (2019)
A new study found significant increases in the intensity, frequency, and duration of cyclonic storms over the Arabian Sea. Is the west coast prepared?
Eos - AGU
New modeling shows that heatwaves across Europe have increased in both frequency and spatial extent over the past century.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Sunrise view of Namche Bazaar village and Thamserku mountain, Khumbu valley, Nepal.
Urbanization trends in the Himalaya are exposing more people to risk from compound hazards such as flooding, landslides and wildfires, a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment has found.
Yale University
Polluted river
As floods increase in frequency and intensity, chemicals buried in river sediments become “ticking time bombs” waiting to activate.
Earth Observatory of Singapore - Nanyang Technological University
Farmer in Nepal plows rice field with buffaloes
The effects of monsoon rainfall on food insecurity in Nepal vary by earthquake exposure, with regions that experienced both heavy earthquake shaking and abundant rainfall more likely to have an inadequate supply of nutritious food.
University of Pennsylvania
Previous fires may hold the key to predicting and reducing the severity of future wildfires in the western United States as fire activity continues to increase, according to researchers from Penn State and the U.S. Forest Service.
University of Pennsylvania