Documents suggest that in more than 80 U.S. locations, the failure of an aging dam could flood a major toxic waste site.
Tribes like the Quinault are ill-equipped to adapt their reservations to wide-ranging, increasing threats from climate change.
Natural hazard impacts and resources allocated for risk reduction and disaster recovery are often inequitably distributed. New research is developing and applying methods to measure these inequities.
As disadvantaged communities suffer disproportionately from natural hazards, scientists, policymakers, and emergency managers explore why policies are failing—and what can be done about it.
Forty years after the explosive eruption of Mount St. Helens, scientists, communities, and civic officials are evaluating plans to best protect public health before, during, and after an eruption.
One mitigation strategy—relocating people and sensitive infrastructure to higher ground—eventually will need to be considered as sea level rise accelerates.