Natural Disasters

Storms are getting bigger. Droughts are getting longer. As the climate changes, natural disasters are ramping up - here's how we're dealing with them, trying to prevent the worst consequences and learning how to clean up after them.

Next time you throw food away, think twice. Globally, we waste a third of the food that is produced for human consumption.
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) organized a briefing on insurance industry perspectives on recent extreme weather events and how strategic investment can help manage the threats posed by a changing and more severe climate. In New... Read More
This week on Bloomberg West we featured an innovative water treatment project developed at Stanford University. The researchers are not only cleaning up our oceans, but they say they can produce energy from it, too!
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
When disaster strikes, people look for explanations - why did this happen? How can we prevent it from happening again? Hurricane Sandy is no exception.
If you haven't noticed, the United States has been having some strange weather lately.  Parts of the country are under a drought, which hits farmers especially hard, while other regions are experiencing massive amounts of rainfall and flooding.  At... Read More
Natural disasters can evoke detrimental damage to infrastructure with untold human casualties. According to the Asian Disaster Reduction Center, the frequency and relative ferocity of natural disasters on a global scale has increased, leading to... Read More
The University of Mississippi is using titanium dioxide to clean oysters affected by the BP Oil Spill. This video takes a look behind the science of titanium dioxide as well as the clean oysters' local impact on the restaurant industry.
National Science Foundation
A team of scientists from three universities has developed a weather-prediction system that will allow forecasters to predict tornadoes and other severe storms at least three days before the storms start. Tornadoes and other severe weather outbreaks... Read More
The George Washington University
DC's chief environmental officer, Christophe Tulou, has devised a plan to protect the nation's capital from storm damage. See the engineering innovation that is protecting the monuments on the national mall. Watch
By Andrew Freedman If a new PC or hard drive is on your holiday wish list, you may be in for a rude surprise: supplies are running low and prices have skyrocketed, all because of an extreme weather event that took place halfway around the world.

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