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.
We can better understand the risks of natural hazards and develop more effective mitigation strategies when geoscience and social science perspectives are combined.
NOAA/Sea Grant Coastal Storm Awareness Program (CSAP ) Final Workshop; Newark, New Jersey, 26–27 May 2015
Feedback sought from American Geophysical Union members until 30 September on draft statement emphasizing partnering of scientists, policy makers, and stakeholders to improve hazards resilience.
Probabilistic hazard assessments, even the most recent models, routinely underestimate earthquake effects. A neodeterministic approach comes closer to observed data.
A close look at everyday decisions—whether or not to wear a bike helmet or cheat on bus fare—helps students learn about assessing natural hazards, mitigating risks, and setting political priorities.
Rockfalls from steep cliffs pose great hazards to the millions who visit Yosemite Valley each year. Armed with new studies, the National Park Service recently took steps to enhance visitors’ safety.