natural disaster

Smoke plume and evacuation from the 2018 Woolsey Fire

The smoke plume from the fast-moving Woolsey Fire encroaching on Malibu on Nov. 9, 2018, as residents evacuate along the Pacific Coast Highway. (Cyclonebiskit/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
California's wildfires get worse year after year. Air quality, home evacuations, structure damage, and a whole host of issues plague the state each year. And none of us are surprised.
Mailboxes in the sea.
George Washington University
Growing up in a beach house in a town that comes alive in the summer was paradise. But it will soon be paradise submerged.
SUNY-ESF
A conversation about living through a wildfire and what comes next, based on a collection of individual stories.
Hurricane Maria satellite image

A satellite image of Hurricane Maria from Sept. 20, 2017. (Processed by Antti Lipponen/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Members of the American Society of Civil Engineers come together to show support for the islands struggling with severe weather.
The University of Mississippi
The National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering at the University of Mississippi conducts research on natural disasters, erosion, dam simulations, and much more.
Planet Forward
One of the worst environmental disasters in history wasn’t the result of a superstorm, an earthquake or a fuel spill.
Senior Managing Editor, Planet Forward
In September of 1985, a massive earthquake struck Mexico City. The city's former aquifer foundation played a part in the extent of the destruction. What does this mean for drought-ridden California?
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