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.
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.
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.
Robert Swan's Ganges River Expedition: "Don't ask others to do what you’re not willing to do yourself"
Explorer and friend of Planet Forward's, Robert Swan, travels to the mouth of the Ganges River to see--first hand--the state of the glacier that supplies water for 400 million people. How can we help solve this looming crisis? Watch