California officials faced a conundrum in dealing with mudslides after the Thomas Fire.
The tool extracts landslide information in real time, which could advance landslide research as well as disaster response.
Changes including intensifying drought, expansion into burnable land, and an increase in human-caused ignitions have led to a shift in fire patterns.
Scientists identify barriers to and opportunities for applying integrated, connected, open, and networked research strategies to natural hazards studies.
A new book presents recent advances in the modeling and remote sensing of droughts and floods of use to emergency response organizations and policy makers on a global scale.
Last year, a new collaborative initiative conducted a hypothetical volcano response exercise. A month later, they put the knowledge gained to use during an actual eruption.
Behind Uganda’s lavish beauty, climate change has taken its toll: Death, destroyed properties, and displaced communities increase as above-normal rainfall floods the country.
In the March issue of Eos, we look at how scientists who study earthquakes, floods, and other hazards are factoring people into their models.
People in rural communities are often hit disproportionately hard by natural hazards, largely because of in-equitable and inflexible risk reduction policies. But there are ways to change that.
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.