Extreme storms, wildfires and droughts cause heavy nat cat losses in 2018
By Munich Re | Jan 8, 2019
Here are the ways nature could wipe out humanity
By Kelsey Piper | Jan 3, 2019
Asteroids, gamma rays, and supervolcanoes are all exceptionally rare but could be catastrophic if they happened.
Rising Waters Are Drowning Amtrak's Northeast Corridor
By Christopher Flavelle and Jeremy C.F. Lin | Dec 10, 2018
By the middle of this century, climate change is likely to punch a hole through the busiest stretch of rail in North America.
By Kyle Dickman | Dec 13, 2018
Inside the most destructive fire in American history - and why the West's cities and towns will keep on burning.
What the California Wildfires Can Teach Us About Data Sharing
By Joi Ito | Dec 11, 2018
When a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the eastern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant failed, leaking radioactive material into the atmosphere and water.
Significant insurance industry losses, events & data
Major insurance and reinsurance industry loss events
Butte County - Camp Fire GIS
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Disaster relief is dangerously broken. Can AI fix it?
By Katharine Schwab | Nov 15, 2018
Cities are looking to machine learning to streamline their disaster-response efforts. Will it be too little too late?
Better "nowcasting" can reveal what weather is about to hit within 500 meters
By Emerging Technology | Nov 9, 2018
The ability to forecast heavy rainfall in small areas could change the way urban planners manage flash floods - and potentially save lives.
Forecasting perfect storms
By Michael Lucy | Nov 9, 2018
Science is giving us advance warning of dangerous weather combinations known as 'compound events'.