2013 selection of recent research on the effects of climate change on the built environment and how individuals and communities can best adapt.
2013 report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on the state of the climate of the continental United States for the year 2012.
2012 literature review of research and analysis relating to disaster recovery in the United States, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the frequency of wildfires in the American West over the past 3,000 years and the implications for larger wildfires.
2011 study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on the effects of oil exposure from BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster on gulf populations of killifish.
2011 final report from the federal government on the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.
2008 study analyzing storm-related property damage figures adjusted for inflation, wealth and population factors over time.
2006 study by the American Meteorological Society on the history of U.S. tornado reports since 1954 and current tornado activity patterns.
2011 report by the U.S. Department of Interior on untapped potential of federal lands and waters.
2011 report from U.S. Forest Service on tree- and plant-thinning techniques used to reduce the chances of intense wildfires
2011 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology on levels of compassion for large groups of people in need.
Study by Mississippi State University on the effectiveness of a large university’s emergency warning system
2011 study published in Nature combining observational and model-based data to explore how relationship between human-induced increases in greenhouse gases and increased weather extremes.
2006 study published in Environmental Health Perspectives on the response to and impacts of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
2007 report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center on necessary steps in the aftermath of an act of nuclear terrorism in a U.S. city
2011 study published in Environmental Health Perspectives investigating the continued level of thyroid cancer risk among Chernobyl victims two decades later.
2008 chapter from Tsunami Science Four Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami measuring the action taken in creating and maintaining a Tsunami activity database.
2005 study in Pure and Applied Geophysics testing an earthquake forecasting model against the records of Japanese quakes over 36 years.
2009 report in the Proceedings of the Japan Academy detailing the nature of tsunami disasters over time and Japan’s responses
2011 metastudy by the Institute for Environmental Studies on results of 22 peer-reviewed studies on economic losses from weather events and their potential connection to global warming.