Progress made since 2000 in reducing hunger on a global scale has been uneven, with hunger persisting in many countries and ...
One reason the storm caused such severe impacts is that the inner core of the typhoon, with its heaviest rains and highest ...
A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude ...
There is a phrase in the novel East of Eden that springs to mind every time politicians speak of “drought-proofing” Australia: And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the ...
The last two North America wildfire seasons have seen total insured losses skyrocket to over US$23 billion – compared to 1991-2010 where average annual losses totaled US$600 million. Wildfire has ...
A block weighing 2.5 tons is rolled down the slope and crashes into a safety net at full speed. This scenario was tested by SLF researchers and representatives of the company Geobrugg on a slope near ...
Risk is an everyday feature of our lives. How we react to it, who pays and who benefits, reveals much about our societies and their values. The risk of disaster can never be fully removed, but it can ...
GENEVA, 10 October 2019 – Climate change is contributing to increasing damage to critical infrastructure around the globe, ...
Globally, flooding accounts for the greatest amount of loss and damage out of all natural hazards. Indeed, between 1998 and ...
The African Development Bank, in partnership with the Government of Madagascar and the African Risk Capacity (ARC), has launched the Africa Disaster Risks Financing Programme (ADRiFi) in Madagascar.
* Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. As conflicts become more protracted around the world, cutting disaster risks from climate ...
CIMA Research Foundation partners with the Italian Civil Protection Department for the National Civil Protection Week, taking place during October 13-19. The week will be an opportunity to share risk ...