An aerial view of the Mai Po nature reserve beside Shenzen City, China
Natural and engineered nature-based structures offer promise for storm-related disaster risk reduction and flood mitigation, as long as researchers can adequately monitor and study them.
Catamaran resting on resting on a residential neighborhood street after Hurricane Ian
A warming climate will increase the number of tropical cyclones and their intensity in the North Atlantic, potentially creating more and stronger hurricanes, according to simulations using a high-resolution, global climate model.
River bed and destroyed village after the July 2021 floods in Germany
This column presents the results of a first quantification, carried-out for selected EU countries, of the potential fiscal impact of acute physical risks from climate change.
Pedestrians traverse the inundated streets of Venice, Italy
A recent study provides an assessment of pluvial flood risks in the Metropolitan City of Venice through an innovative Machine Learning methodology that considers spatio-temporal variables.
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This report explores the unique contributions of Earth observation data to anticipatory action, the development-humanitarian spectrum, the various challenges of the data’s incorporation, and a collection of guidance and best practices from experts.
Overhead shot of a volcano
Geologists found deposits of volcanic rock and ash farther out from ubehebe than at similar volcanic craters because of better preservation, suggesting that similar volcanoes may have wider hazard zones than previously thought.
 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami disaster
A new study has found that Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are more likely to experience disaster-related home loss, and they are also more likely to develop functional limitations following the disaster.
Showing financial developments and business growth with a growing tree in a coin toss.
Global warming is expected to lead to an accumulation of particularly intense hurricanes in the United States. This may substantially increase the economic losses caused by these storms.
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This research focuses on Central Asia–a diverse region of major strategic importance, often underexplored in Western academia–namely capital cities Nur-Sultan, Bishkek, and Dushanbe.
People walking in flooded water in Pakistan
Driven by the hazard characteristics and the underlying diverse socio-economic vulnerabilites and exposure, the major disasters in 2022 were complex with compounding and cascading impacts.